Production Technician - BioScience - 1st shift starting at $21/hr
Cincinnati, OH 
Posted 2 days ago
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Production Technician - BioScience - 1st shift starting at $21/hr
ID 2022-22889 Job Locations US-OH-Cincinnati Category Operations Type Full-Time FLSA Status Non-Exempt Shift 1st Shift Adv. IndSPR- Operations Production
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Smithfield BioScience is part of a vertically integrated platform providing an unparalleled level of traceability and product safety, while offering innovative solutions to increase functionality and viability of Smithfield's non-food products for the advanced development of pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, and medical devices.

Smithfield Foods continues to invest in its BioScience unit and is one of the only U.S. manufacturers of Heparin Sodium USP. Our FDA registered facility in Cincinnati manufactures drug substances and medical device components used in cardiac surgery, dialysis procedures, blood transfusions, device implantation, and many other applications.

In Operations, you would be on the front-line of the business; overseeing pharmaceutical manufacture, tracking product yields, and making necessary adjustments. Ensuring that safety and FDA health standards are met throughout all steps of the pharmaceutical manufacturing process. You would be a key player in upholding the trusted quality in which Smithfield BioScience is known for.

The position is one of assisting in the manufacture of the Company's products pursuant to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in compliance with current Good Manufacturing Procedures (cGMP) as regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Core Responsibilities
    First Shift - Starting at $21/hr
  • Operational - Receives purchased raw materials and supplies on behalf of the company, and transfers such materials within the facility, as required. Periodically sanitizes production equipment and the facility to a ready-to-use condition. Performs production operations, including loading and unloading of chemical equipment, filters, vacuum and freeze driers, sampling of intermediates, size reductions, in-process qualitative and quantitative testing, packaging, and discharging of plant effluent, all as per established SOPs.
  • Administrative - Logs all operations performed in batch records and/or cleaning logs. Issues receiving reports when receiving raw materials and supplies. Precision and careful attention to accuracy of recording information is essential.
  • Follows Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP's) and Safety Practices at all times
  • Assists Maintenance department when required
  • Staff - Advises supervisor and the quality assurance manager of any cGMP violations and keeps supervisor abreast of low levels of raw materials and supplies.
  • Occassionally lift heavy objects weighing up to 60 pounds
  • Wear PPE as required

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.


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 to perform the essential functions.

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED), required.
  • Continued education a prerequisite for advancement.

  • Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic environment.

  • Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment.

Careers and Benefits

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More than 63,000 employees globally drive our success. We strive to create a fair, ethical and rewarding work environment.


Working at Smithfield isn't just a job - it's the foundation for a lifelong career with training designed to help you advance professionally.


Our people matter. That's why we offer excellent, comprehensive benefits packages to our full-time employees.


Sustainability is ingrained in our culture and guides how we operate. We believe in innovating for the future.

About Smithfield Foods

Headquartered in Smithfield, Va. since 1936, Smithfield Foods, Inc. is an American food company with agricultural roots and a global reach. With more than 60,000 jobs globally, we are dedicated to producing "Good food. Responsibly" and serve as one of the world's leading vertically integrated protein companies. We have pioneered sustainability standards for more than two decades, including our industry-leading commitments to become carbon negative in our U.S. company-owned operations and reduce GHG emissions 30 percent across our entire U.S. value chain by 2030. We believe in the power of protein to end food insecurity and have donated hundreds of millions of food servings to our communities. Smithfield boasts a portfolio of high-quality iconic brands, such as Smithfield, Eckrich and Nathan's Famous, among many others. For more information, visit, and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

EEO/AA Information

Smithfield is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, protected veterans status, status as a disabled individual or any other protected group status or non-job characteristic as directed by law.

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Smithfield is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by law.


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