Production Operator

  • Lonza
  • Livingston, UK
  • Aug 05, 2019
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Lonza is one of the world’s leading and most-trusted suppliers to the pharmaceutical, biotech and specialty ingredients markets. Lonza harnesses science and technology to create products that support safer and healthier living and that enhance the overall quality of life.

An integrated solutions provider serving the healthcare continuum, Lonza offers products and services from the custom development and manufacturing of active pharmaceutical ingredients to innovative dosage forms for the pharma and consumer health and nutrition industries. In addition to drinking water sanitizers, nutraceuticals, antidandruff agents and other personal care ingredients, the company provides agricultural products, advanced coatings and composites and microbial control solutions that combat dangerous viruses, bacteria and other pathogens.

Founded in 1897 in the Swiss Alps, Lonza today is a well-respected global company with more than 50 major manufacturing and R&D facilities and nearly 14,000 full-time employees worldwide.

Since its foundation in 1989, the Livingston site has evolved into a global player in the development and application of both traditional and novel drug encapsulation technologies that are supported by modern and commercial scale manufacturing facilities.  

 Our Mission:

To be the world’s leading, integrated solutions provider for it’s pharma and consumer healthcare and nutrition customers all along the heathcare continuum.

This role reports to the Production Team Leader and will involve general production related duties. The job holder will be a flexible individual with the ability to communicate well with others. The ideal candidate will have previous work experience within a manufacturing environment. 

Job purpose:

To carry out production tasks, be involved in minor maintenance tasks and provide support for other areas of the business that fall within the scope of the individual’s skills and knowledge when required 

Key responsibilities and accountabilities:

Prepare, operate and clean down equipment Maintain cleanliness and tidiness of the production area Carry out minor equipment maintenance tasks when required Prepare and transfer raw material to production area when required Process information/ input data using appropriate systems (paper and computer based) Provide support for other areas of the business when required Follow Company safety policies, systems of work, procedures, signage and guidelines Attend training and to develop skill and knowledge Adhere to cGMP guidelines and principles 

Person profile – Production Operator

Personality: Motivated individual with a positive outlook, and a clear focus on delivering a quality product. Can critically assess own performance and contribute to determining own development needs.  Good communicator who is comfortable dealing and communicating with all people of all levels. Reliable, tolerant, and determined.   Able to get on with others and be a team player, but is equally comfortable working independently and unsupervised.

Personal Situation:       Able to work extended hours on occasions when required.                    

Shift Work is a requirement of the role      

Specific Job Skills:


  • Experience of working within a cGMP environment
  • Blister packing experience is considered an advantage
  • Mechanical skills will also be considered an advantage


  • Direct experience within a regulated production environment
  • GMP machine operator 3+ years
  • A good understanding cGMP and can apply the principles
  • Able to communicate well and in a timely manner with all levels
  • Understands and demonstrates the principles H&S in a Production environment
  • Appreciates need for consistency 

Computer skills: Must have basic skills

Literacy and Numeracy: Able to record information legibly, accurately and in compliance with cGMP standards in a concise and unambiguous manner

Business Skills: Must understand the need for keeping production process flowing with due regard to regulatory and quality constraints 

Benefits Package:

  • The benefits package will include;
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Life Insurance

Experience level of the applicant we want

Some work experience, Graduate