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Line Lead

Line Lead

Line Lead

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Job Industry

Pharma/Biotech/Clinical Research

Job Location

Loughrea, Connacht

Date Opened


Job Description

JWR is seeking a Line Lead/ Production Operative for a Pharmaceutical company near Galway.  The line lead is an integral part of the line is responsible for leading the line in terms of production, quality and co-ordination of people

Key Responsibilities

·         Meet production schedule on a daily and weekly basis.

·         Communicate and record any downtime or production stoppages to maintenance and your supervisor.

·         Ensure all materials and equipment is available for the line to run smoothly.

·         Organise efficient line clearances, review cleaning logs and sign accordingly.

·         Communicate to people on the line – daily targets.

·         Manufacture / pack product to GMP / regulatory standards as outlined in company documentation.

·         Accurate completion of all necessary documentation, and review of work orders prior to sign off.

·         Carry out IPC checks as outlined in company documentation.

·         Ensure machines / equipment are maintained and working correctly.

·         Carry out minor machine / equipment adjustments as appropriate.

·         Clean machines / work area in accordance with standard operating procedures.

·         Assist with training as required by carrying out “on the job” training with process operators.

·         Assist in preparation of new and review existing procedures.

·         Attainment of targets relevant to work centre.

·         Adherence to health and safety procedures.

·         Ensure compliance to documented procedures and GMP requirements as outlined in company procedures.

·         Maintenance of hygiene / housekeeping standards in the production area.

·         Comply to terms and conditions outlined in your contract of employment.


The above is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.




·         Qualification in mechanical engineering or an equivalent discipline or relevant trades experience with at least 1 years’ experience in a Pharmaceutical FDA/HPRA manufacturing environment is preferable.

·         Excellent knowledge of GMP & GDP requirements essential.

·         Good communication, leadership and people management skills are essential.

·         Strong organisational &problem solving ability.

·         Availability to work on three shift cycle is essential. 

·         Experience of operating high-speed blister packing lines in GMP environment is desirable.

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