Sterile Specialist - Science and Engineering Graduates

Sterile Specialist - Science and Engineering Graduates

Company: TEVA Pharmaceuticals 

Job Salary: Competitive 

Start Date: ASAP

Job Location: Runcorn, Cheshire, WA7 3FA


At Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, we improve people's health through our products, integrated R&D, generic medicines and global businesses.

This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of BFS (Blow Fill Seal) Operations, where you will work as part of a team who dispense, manufacture, fill and pack product on high speed packing lines. The Sterile Specialist role follows a STEM Pathway Programme, offering a unique opportunity to work for a global pharmaceutical business whilst offering great scope for learning in the role.

Job Description:

  • Plan, dispense, maintain, manufacture and fill sterile products in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) and Current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) requirements.
  • To perform routine maintenance during batch changeovers;
  • To perform root cause analysis to minimise downtime;
  • Set-up, operate, maintain, monitor, and improve packing equipment;
  • To trouble shoot and resolve process issues in a quick and effective manner and to contribute to the achievement of site performance targets.
  • To run the packing line and ensure all start-ups are in accordance with plan, use batch change sheets/ visual management boardsand perform suitable handovers for the oncoming shift;
  • To control the line and complete online reviews;
  • To be responsible for ensuring line settings are correct and provide continuous improvement to ensure they are complied with;
  • To compile and chase downtime information and carry out trending of batch data ready for feedback at the daily meeting and link above information to KPI’s and continuous improvement where applicable.
  • To plan and operate the production of sterile products in accordance with the customer service plan;
  • To perform routine maintenance during batch changeovers;
  • To perform root cause analysis to minimise downtime.




  • Minimum Degree in a Science discipline or equivalent
  • Previous experience of working within the pharmaceutical or FMCG industry although not essential. 
  • Good technical and problem solving skills.
  • Good communicator, self-starter and team player with the ability to set and deliver high performance standards for self and team members relating to Customer Service, Quality, Safety and Cost.
  • Ability to diagnose and rectify faults.
  • Aptitude for data collection and analysis.
  • Experience of setting and operating high speed automated packing equipment with frequent changeovers.
  • Ability to deliver high performance standards.
  • High attention to detail