Adare Pharmaceuticals
Job Type
Contact Name
Tammy Worley, Manager, HR - US
Street Address
845 Center Drive



The production operator is responsible for performing manufacturing duties that produce specified products by the mixing, blending, and combining of raw materials as specified by written procedures. This job includes, adhering to safety procedures, Standard Operating Procedure, and current Good Manufacturing Practices for pharmaceutical products.  The production operator will also assist with facility and equipment cleaning, basic equipment maintenance and other tasks as assigned.

This position works 12 hour shifts on a 2-2-3 schedule, for example working Monday and Tuesday off Wednesday and Thursday and working Friday, Saturday and Sunday then off Monday and Tuesday, etc.


Performs manufacturing duties independently and/or as part of a work team.  Cleans and maintains the manufacturing area and equipment.  Monitors equipment process functions, and reports any abnormal conditions to Production Supervisor or assigned leader. Complies with company policies and procedures, and maintains regular work attendance.  Performs other task as assigned.


The primary duties and responsibilities of this position include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Learning to disassemble, clean and reassemble production equipment to prepare for processing.
  • Learning to conduct pre-processing staging to assure that required raw materials are assembled, weighed, and meets specified consistency as outlined in written procedures.
  • Learning to operate the process equipment to create product that meets pre-determined specifications.
  • Learning to monitor and record critical process parameters. Learning to make necessary adjustments to assure finished product meets customer specifications.
  • Learning to transfer processed materials through production equipment to include dryers, filtration systems, blenders, and sieving equipment.
  • Learning to package finished product and transfer to warehouse.
  • Learning to operate solvent recovery system to assure cyclohexane ingredient is of the purest form.
  • Follows all documentation procedures assuring that paperwork is in accordance with all company and regulatory standards.
  • Responsible for keeping work area neat and orderly along with observing all safety procedures.
  • Follows other job-related instructions and performs other job-related duties as requested.
  • Adheres to cGMP guidelines as well as the CFR.
  • Attends work on a regular and predictable basis.
  • Completes assigned tasks in a safe manner and in a constant state of alertness.
  • Upholds Company policies, including the Professional Conduct Policy and Prohibition Against Harassment Policy, and the Business Ethics and Conduct Code.
  • Works in a cooperative manner with managers, supervisors, coworkers, customers and the public.
  • Work effectively under production and sales deadlines.




  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Ability to read and communicate clearly.
  • Physical ability to repetitively lift, stand, and occasionally climb ladders and/or steps to reach equipment.
  • Basic Microsoft computer skills, including using email; previous experience with operator interface panels a plus.


  • 1+ years’ experience in a manufacturing environment, preferred.
  • Must be able to precisely follow verbal and written work instructions.
  • Ability to perform basic math calculations (addition, subtraction, etc.)
  • Basic Microsoft computer skills, including using email; previous experience with operator interface panels a plus.


  • Accuracy, detail oriented.
  • Works well in a team environment, and across department lines.
  • Communicates respectfully and maintains composure under stress.
  • Self-motivated, and responds quickly to new assignments.


The employee is required to:

  • stand, walk, push, pull, twist, reach overhead, and bend to the floor
  • occasionally move items or equipment weighing up to 250 pounds
  • occasionally required to climb ladders and/or steps to reach equipment

Visual Ability:
Requires reading precision measuring equipment, machine dials, gages, and thermometers; must be able to observe fine details utilizing a microscope.
Smelling Ability:
Must have sense of smell to detect odors of unacceptable compounds and/or mixtures.
Manual Dexterity:
Must have steady hands and good physical coordination in order to handle delicate laboratory instrumentation and equipment.
Hearing Ability:
Must be able to hear alarms and detect machine sounds and malfunctioning equipment to identify and diagnose changes in order to take appropriate action.
Working Conditions:
The employee may be required to wear personal protective equipment during certain phases of the operation; the employee is subject to high noise levels from operating machinery; skin exposure to oils, vapors, and a variety of chemicals (required to wear gloves when working with hazardous materials); breathing exposure to dust, mists, and fumes.

Any employee whose position requires exposure to these conditions receives training in Hazardous Communication Standards and use of mandatory personnel protective equipment.  Employee is required to wear such approved personal protective equipment whenever thus exposed, including a full-face respirator as required.

Engineering controls are in place to minimize or eliminate exposure to these conditions wherever practical.  Adare complies with all applicable OSHA, and EPA, standards for environmental safety and health.

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