Production Operator

Location Netherlands
Discipline: Pharmaceutical
Job type: Permanent
Contact name: Ernest Banor

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Job ref: 17548
Published: 15 days ago


Production Operator

Production is organized in a day shift, 2 or 3 shifts. A team consists of approximately 50 employees, 25 of whom work on Packaging and 25 on Formulation. The Production Operator is responsible for one of the processes in these production departments. Functionally, the Production Operator discusses the production progress with the coordinator or shift manager.

The production of pharmaceutical products in accordance with the applicable safety requirements, GMP rules and quality standards.

There are 10 and 20 work centers respectively in the Packaging and Formulation department; Meppel plant produces > 70 million packaging in > 800 shapes (SKUs). The total sales value of the products processed (or partial processing) in the work centers is 1 billion+ euros per year.


  • Works in an orderly and clean manner, immediately clears up unnecessary items in the designated place.
  •  Only uses tools as intended. Safety devices on the machines are always used. Defects are always immediately reported to the manager.
  • Works in accordance with procedures and manuals. Checks the critical (process) parameters before, during and after the work.
  • Works accurately and orderly.
  • Works according to the standard and therefore always finishes his/her work on time.
  • Start processes immediately as soon as possible. If it is not possible to work according to the standard, this is immediately reported to the manager so that measures are taken in time to achieve the standard.
  • Understands how machines and equipment work. Can set up machines and equipment, co-produce and resolve minor disruptions.
  •  Can disassemble, clean and assemble the machines and equipment without damaging things. Can recognize minor defects and report this to the manager.
  • Documents (logbooks, batch records, status signs) are completed in accordance with the procedure. Checks himself and colleagues for correct completion of documents. Works and cleans according to instructions. Always reports deviations.



  • Has successfully completed the training pharmaceutical craftsman – professional and is following a second workplace training.
  • Has MBO level and has general technical (process) knowledge.
  • Has knowledge of GMP and quality standards.
  • Can operate a (sub) process independently.
  • Is technical and competent to independently organize the production process (part processing).
  • Has MBO level; training in a technical direction or Vapro A / B.
  • Is aware of all safety procedures, including Vision on working safely. Works in accordance with these procedures and leads by example.
  • Is aware of GMP rules (GMP I, II and III), follows workplace training courses, works in accordance with procedures (SOP).
  • Can disassemble and assemble production equipment for maintenance or product changes in accordance with procedure and SMED methodology.
  • Can resolve first-line failures. Know at what point a deviation should be escalated to an Operator Mechanic or supervisor

Start Date: ASAP

Location: Meppel

Duration: Permanent


Please apply with CV or contact Ernest Banor at or +31 20 204 4502