Lead Operator (Night Shift) Coppell, TX - Operations

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Experienced in a cGMP pharmaceutical or regulated industry and have a passion to grow your skills within a company that follows the science and turns ideas into life-changing medicines? If that is a yes, this exciting Sr. Operator role in Coppell, TX might just be your reality!

In Operations, we have a big ambition - to deliver more medicines to patients, quicker and more affordably. Backed by the investment, leadership, and a clear plan to get there, we bring personal dedication and out-of-the-box thinking.

We are driven by our commitment to deliver accelerated growth for AstraZeneca and to make people's lives better. It pushes us to keep building on our foundations and progressing as we turn our ever-growing and increasingly complex pipeline from molecule to medicine. Be part of evolving how we work with Lean, cutting-edge science, digitalization, and sustainable practices.

Welcome to Coppell, Texas, one of over 400 sites here at AstraZeneca, providing a collaborative environment where everyone feels comfortable and able to be themselves is at the core of AstraZeneca's priorities, it's important to us that you bring your full self to work every day. The Lokelma ® Supply Site (LSS) has recently remodeled office space to provide a pleasant office environment to support varying work styles and collaboration needs. LSS has an on-site café with a selection of snacks and refrigerated grab-and-go items for purchase. Additionally, the site offers a food delivery service through Foodsby, allowing employees to purchase food from a variety of local restaurants to be delivered to the site, which currently includes a discounted price for LSS employees.

As a member of the Manufacturing team, the Sr. Operator will contribute by performing varying tasks related to the ongoing manufacture of high-quality active pharmaceutical ingredients including the drafting of manufacturing documents. Responsible for performing a variety of large-scale API manufacturing tasks (weighing and dispensing of chemicals, chemical reactions at high temperature and pressures, mixing, filtering, drying, and packaging) and activities to achieve a prescribed level of purity, quality, and consistency in product and work output.

This position is night shift with the hours of 7 pm to 7 am.

What you will do:

  • Perform process manufacturing tasks including operation of large scale equipment, weighing, measuring, monitoring of raw materials to assure batches contain proper ingredients, quantities, and process outputs
  • Perform in-process testing as specified within manufacturing documentation.
  • Identify and inform the supervisor of equipment malfunctions or process outputs that do not meet expected outcomes. May perform trouble-shooting of equipment or process problems and recommend solutions
  • Maintains manufacturing areas to identified standards of cleanliness and neatness; may involve sweeping, mopping floors, wiping down equipment, and appropriately disposing of trash.
  • Operate electric and manual hand or fork trucks as the need arises to properly move and store chemicals and products.
  • Completes SAP for assigned work, and follows up on SAP issues (shift to shift and/or SAP Global Team).
  • Lead, participate, and reinforces LEAN principles within Manufacturing.
  • Lead daily meetings as required, and assigns job assignments/train responsibilities daily.
  • Raise issues to appropriate departments (Maintenance, Metrology, QA, Process Facilitator).
  • Lead the Process-Centric Organization (PCO) Team, focused on completing training deficiencies.



  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Minimum of three years of experience in a cGMP pharmaceutical environment or regulated industry
  • Possess mechanical aptitude and ability to work with hands and tools to operate and perform minor maintenance on equipment.
  • Ability to operate basic electronic equipment and possess basic computer skills, align with directions, both written and verbal, and perform assigned tasks independently, read, write, and understand English
  • Understanding of basic math to perform mathematical calculations. Ability to wear a half-face respirator where needed.
  • Ability to exert an amount of force continuously and/or up to 5 pounds of force frequently and/or up-to 25 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 50 pounds of force occasionally by utilizing a hand truck to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
  • Reliable attendance and the ability to work flexible hours, including weekends and overtime as needed, are required

  • College course work in science
  • Compounding experience
  • Leadership of teams/personnel

Why AstraZeneca?

At AstraZeneca, we're dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and unleash your entrepreneurial spirit. There's no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients, and society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and collaboration, and always committed to lifelong learning, growth, and development. We're on an exciting journey to pioneer the future of healthcare.

The challenge to stay ahead in rapidly changing markets is what keeps us driving forward, as we continuously seek new and better ways to deliver medicines all the way to our patients. Our resilience helps us to thrive as we innovate and evolve.

So, what's next?

Are you ready to bring new ideas and fresh thinking to the table? Wonderful!

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