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Avantor, Inc. Production Sanitization Associate-GMP in Malvern, Pennsylvania

Job SummaryThe Production Sanitization Associate is responsible for carrying out routine tasks at a customer site including, but not limited to operating and maintaining washers and cleaning of industrial grade soiled equipment. Must be cognizant of and adhere to Standard Operating Procedures, Work Instructions, Job Break-down Sheets, and GMP regulatory requirements in a FDA regulated production environment.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Operate and maintain washers and equipment; including documentation in customer s computerized maintenance management systems.

  • Ensure parts are available when needed and that there are no interruptions to the manufacturing schedule.

  • Replenish and maintain washer chemical supplies in multiple locations.

  • Inactivation of equipment containing product via chemical means.

  • Collect soiled equipment and separate into correct production streams.

  • Disassemble equipment following proper procedure.

  • Operate and maintain lifts and hoists.

  • Empty and clean drums and transport bins.

  • Clean and inspect dollies.

  • Stock, sort, collect and transport gowns and supplies.

  • Maintain and adhere to strict training requirements.

  • Remove trash as needed.

  • Maintain 6 work areas in a GMP, 6S, and an inspection ready state at all times

  • Performs other duties as assigned

Experience & Skills:

  • Conform to all customer requirements for background checks, health and safety issues, and security clearances

  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds

  • Strong communication skills

  • Excellent customer service skills; display a professional can-do attitude

  • Perform duties with the highest regard for safety and quality

  • Must be flexible, motivated, and have the ability to act independently

  • Must exhibit core values and behaviors (Integrity, respect, collaboration, accountability, etc)

  • Must have ability to understand, read, and write technical information


  • High school diploma or GED required

  • 1+ years of applicable job experience

  • 1+ years of wash experience in a GMP environment preferred

  • Knowledge of and ability to use multiple computer programs

Environmental Working Conditions & Physical Effort:

  • The work environment characteristics and physical effort described here are representative of those an associate encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Primarily works in a double-gowned, GMP manufacturing environment with adequate lighting and ventilation and a normal range of temperature and noise level.

  • Work assignments are diversified. Examples of past precedent are used to resolve work problems. New alternatives may be developed to resolve problems.

  • A frequent volume of work and deadlines impose strain on a routine basis.

  • Physical effort is required. Work but does require walking, standing, bending, reaching, lifting or carrying objects that may weigh up to 50lbs.

DISCLAIMER:The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.Avantor is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

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AvantorĀ® is a leading global provider of integrated, tailored solutions for the life sciences and advanced technology industries. Strengthened by the recent acquisition of VWR, the Company is a trusted partner to customers and suppliers from discovery to delivery. With operations in more than 30 countries and a diverse portfolio that includes more than four million products, Avantor enables customer success through innovation, cGMP manufacturing and comprehensive service offerings. Collectively, we set science in motion to create a better world.

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