Pilot Plant Technician

AMRI Global Rensselaer, NY
Job Description


Status: Non-Exempt

Department: Pilot Operations


The Pilot Plant Technician supports new product and existing product development within the Research & Development department by working to manufacture products within a safe GMP environment.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

1. Operate equipment and machinery to support production processes as described in production batch records.

2. Complete and maintain associated batch documentation necessary for the manufacture of active pharmaceutical intermediates or other products.

3. Perform all duties safely in accordance with AMRI Rensselaer Safety Program, OSHA requirements, FDA regulations, and all applicable federal, state and local regulations.

4. Perform all duties within the guidelines outlined by Good Manufacturing Practices for active pharmaceutical intermediates.

5. Perform all duties in an environmentally compliant manner in accordance with the AMRI Rensselaer Environmental Program.

6. Be proactive in assuming responsibilities that enable the building to function more effectively such as maintaining excellent housekeeping, initiating maintenance requests to repair faulty equipment, assisting in casual maintenance, and effectively preparing for new production in the building.

7. Assisting development chemists as necessary in preparing for product startups both in the laboratory and in the building.

8. Perform other duties as directed to effectively assist the Developmental Manufacturing Manager and/or the Research and Development Department in bringing and developing new products to the Company and supporting existing manufacturing when necessary.

9. Required to operate the various reactors, filters and dryers located within the building. Additionally, the technician will be required to operate all support systems within the building such as the distilled water system, deionized water system, breathing air system, scrubbers, vacuum systems, etc. as needed to perform assignments.

10. Communicate with development chemists, QC/QA personnel, material handling personnel, maintenance and engineering personnel, information systems personnel and specific members of plant management (when requested).

11. Recommend and implement methods to increase the quality of products and/or service.

12. Participate in self-development activities and training of others.

13. Complete the Pilot Plant Technician Core Competency in the Learning Management System.

14. Exhibit safety awareness and safe work practices.

15. Perform other related duties as may be reasonably assigned in the course of business

Job Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

* High School diploma or equivalent.

* Associates Degree in a technical discipline such as science or engineering is a plus.

Language/Communication Skills

Communication skills and an ability to work with others in a team environment are necessary.

The candidate must be capable of working in a demanding physical and intellectual environment.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; sit; and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds

and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Incumbent may be required to obtain/qualify for and maintain the clearance to wear a respirator at a "class B" level or above following OSHA mandated guidelines.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals. The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Shift: Standard 8

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