Visual Inspection Technician - 1st Shift
Charleston, SC 
Posted 12 days ago
Job Description

Think Different. Do Different. Be Different.

Alcami is a world-class contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO). We are a team of dynamic individuals committed to developing life-saving drugs around the world. A mindset of innovation, accountability and customer focus inspires us to be the most efficient, safe and reliable choice for our customers and the patients they serve. In return, we offer challenging careers, accelerated professional growth and the opportunity to be part of something different.




*paid out upon hire and in two additional installments. Internal candidates are not eligible for sign on bonus

Position Summary

The Visual Inspection Technician I is accountable for results in a fast-paced environment and responsible to perform tasks for the quality inspection of sterile injectable products for commercial distribution and clinical trials. The Visual Inspection Technician I handles and inspects manufactured products by following standard operation procedures (SOPs) and batch records in accordance with current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs). In addition, the Visual Inspection Technician I employs acceptable techniques while working in manufacturing environments, including PPE gowning. The position requires superior leadership behaviors of the Alcami core competencies and non-negotiables, as well as expertise in functional competencies included in this position profile.

Essential Functions

  • Follows applicable SOPs and cGMPs to perform assigned duties and tasks.
  • Ensures timely completion and compliance with cGMP and all other relevant company training requirements.
  • Conducts visual inspection of sterile liquids in accordance with regulatory agency guidelines.
  • Visually identifies debris, air lines, and other defects in sterile liquids.
  • Documents activities in real time on controlled documentation and legibly, per SOPs and cGMPs.
  • Performs component counting and basic math calculations.
  • Performs cleaning of rooms, tools and equipment.
  • Performs specific visual inspections per SOPs.
  • Ensures product meets appearance specifications before sending the product for packaging.
  • Performs bulk packaging for product vials for shipment to another facility.
  • Operates material handling equipment.

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or GED required. Associate's degree preferred.
  • Entry level, 0-1 years of work experience required; 1-2 years of relevant experience preferred.
  • cGMP or prior work experience in a regulated environment preferred.
  • Prior pharmaceutical or CDMO experience preferred.

Alcami Non-Negotiables

  • Consistently demonstrates honesty and integrity through personal example.
  • Follows all safety policies and leads by example a safety first culture.
  • Produces high quality work product with a focus on first time right.
  • Complies with the company code of conduct and policies and regulatory standards.

Alcami Core Leadership Competencies

  • Thinks strategically. Quickly identifies and acts on opportunities. Considers the downstream impact. Seeks to understand the why. Focuses on work that matters.
  • Develops organization and others. Takes ownership to develop self and others. Seeks out new opportunities and experiences for continuous learning.
  • Acts decisively. Makes and acts on decisions quickly. Makes decisions with the customer and their patients in mind. Meets commitments with a sense of urgency. Seeks ways to be more efficient.
  • Drives performance. Holds self and others accountable. Delivers results first time right. Never settles for status quo. Willing to have tough conversations. Asks for feedback and takes action to improve.
  • Passion for customers. Listens to understand. Asks the right questions. Gets to the heart of the matter and uses that insight to provide value.
  • Works collaboratively. Seeks out the experience of others with the aim for better results. Open minded regardless where ideas originate. Flexible and easy to work with.

Functional Competencies

  • 20/20 correctable near-sighted vision in both eyes, tested annually required.
  • Ability to see and distinguish colors required.
  • Ability to perform basic math calculations, including product accountability calculations and rounding required.
  • Ability to read and comprehend detailed written instructions required.
  • Ability to move materials throughout the facility using appropriate methods and equipment required.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, documentation, detail orientation and organizational skills required.
  • Proficiency in basic computing skills required.
  • Awareness of or prior experience with cGMP practices and procedures preferred.

Decision Making and Supervision Required

  • Applies job skills, company policies and SOPs to complete a variety of tasks.
  • Receives general instructions on routine work, detailed instructions on new projects or assignments.

Travel Requirements

  • Up to 5% domestic travel.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met or encountered 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; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear and smell. The employee is frequently required to walk; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee is required to sit for extended periods. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds with assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include correctable 20/20 near vision, 20/20 distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; risks of electrical shock and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee will be required to wear the appropriate personal protective equipment for specific job duties to be performed. Such personal protective equipment may include, but not limited to: safety eyewear, hearing protection, various types of respirators/breathing apparatus, lab coats, full protective body coverings, various types of gloves, etc.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

What We Offer You:

* Competitive salary with career advancement opportunities
* Bonus plan
* Medical, dental and vision coverage from day one
* 401(k) with company match
* Company paid vacation, holiday and sick-leave
* Voluntary benefits including short & long-term disability, life, accident, critical illness insurances

Diversity and Inclusion:

Alcami values diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, past or present military service, marital status, gender identification or expression, medical condition (including genetic characteristics) or any other protected characteristic as established by law.

As part of our effort to provide and maintain a safe and healthful workplace, Alcami Corporation requires new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Individuals are considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after their second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or 2 weeks after a single-dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Individuals seeking an exemption from this requirement for medical or religious reasons should contact HR to complete a request for accommodation form.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
0 to 1 year
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