Production Associate

Job Overview:

I. Job Description:

The Assistant is responsible for production and distribution duties associated with assembling and shipping of protocol specific kits and study material. This process includes duties such as generating printed material, pre-assembly of material and assembly of specimen collection kits. The Assistant supports the various duties of the Global Kit Production department in accordance with department guidelines and standard operating procedures

A. Essential Job Duties:

Level 1 Assistant Duties and Responsibilities:

Popular Pick / Deep Catalog Responsibilities

* Must be able to access Exacta database.

* Maintain visual alertness of bin lights to select correct parts.

* Follow computerized instructions on number of parts to select.

* Continually checking the computer screens for acceptance of scans and potential no reads.

* Address routine issues that arise with printers and ribbons on printing devices.

* Problem solving when system issues arise.

* Accountable for checking expiration and lot information on any items pulled against what is loaded in the data base.

Basic Packing

* Ability to access Exacta data base.

* Verifies completeness of order by scanning in totes.

* Identify completeness of order by scanning in totes.

* Identify if order contains Hazmat items.

* Retrieve bulk items from locations.

* Maintain pack stations printers knowledge of how to load ribbon and labels.

* Knowledge on how to address routine issues that may arise with equipment.

* Visual alertness to acceptance of scans and potential errors.

* Knowledge of all proper shipping material boxes and foams.

* Knowledge of how to access computer screens to check correctness of supplies.

* Ability to lift heavy boxes and totes with supplies.

* Ability to operate pallet jacks and move skids of supplies.

* Identification of cleared totes after packaging.

Pick Kit Assembly

* Ability to access Exacta data base and print out information needed.

* Knowledge of kit design and box size codes.

* Accountability for accurately reading finishing instructions and manually assembling kits from loaded instructions.

* Acknowledgement of kits in the PKA area, check in and check out.

* Problem solving when system issues arise.

* Ability to identify priority work and process it by using data base screens.

General Responsibilities

* Must adhere to all company training, company policies, procedures and perform all departmental and interdepartmental SOP's as written.

* Generate an appropriate audit trail of all activities and maintains own training file and required documentation.

* Attention to detail.

* Maintain high productivity standards and quality standards. Alert management of any potential quality issues.

* Ensure work areas are kept clean and all safety measures are being followed.

* High volume and high production environment.

* Repetitive motion via labeling tubes and using computer terminal.

* Must be able to stand long periods of time.


II. Experience:

Minimum Required:

* Minimum 1 year applicable work experience.

* Able to work in a team as well as independently.

* Dynamic attitude and ability to work under pressure.

* Ability to take up challenges

* Strong detail orientation

* Strong communication and organizational skills

* Ability to use computer.



Minimum Required:

Preferred High School Diploma. Applicable work experience may be substituted for diploma (if applicable).

Work in the following environment

* Repetitive motion via computers, scanners and containers.

* High volume and high production environment

* Ability to stand long periods of time in one place.

* Repetitive lifting up to 30 pounds.

* Adhere to established Covance safety SOP'S and Universal Precautions guidelines at all times.

* Overtime work may be required to meet client deadlines.

* Holiday work may be required to meet client global deadlines.

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