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Packaging Technician - 2nd Shift

Chattanooga, Tennessee

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At Sanofi Consumer Healthcare, we have one overarching mission - to work passionately, challenging ourselves and our industry every day, to drive what we believe is the next health revolution: evolving from simply serving consumers, to helping people help themselves - bringing “Health in Your Hands”.

Sanofi Consumer Healthcare US (formerly Chattem) is a leading marketer and manufacturer of a broad portfolio of branded over-the-counter (OTC) healthcare products, in such categories as allergy, upper and lower gastrointestinal, skin care, topical pain care, oral care and other OTC toiletry products.  The US CHC portfolio includes well-recognized brands such as: Allegra, Nasacort, Xyzal, Dulcolax, Gold Bond, Cortizone-10, Icy Hot, Aspercreme, ACT, Unisom, and Selsun Blue.

To achieve this, we need strong talent who will help us shape the future of our Consumer Healthcare business and challenge our industry. We aspire to create a work environment where people can thrive, grow, and be at their best every day. We believe in operating with integrity and prioritizing the health and well-being of people and communities where we operate, working towards making a positive impact in the world.


Responsible for the productive and efficient operation of various packaging machinery including Slat Filler, Thermoformers, cappers, and other production related equipment. Responsible for set-up, disassembling, cleaning and basic maintenance on packaging equipment.

This role is a second shift position. Hours: 2:30pm - 11pm.


  • Technicians are required to use tools and dis-assemble and re-assemble different machinery.

  • Performs set-up and prepares line for packaging of various packaged products to include varying designs, components and packaging equipment.

  • Provides packaging supplies and bulk product as required to feed packaging machines and change as necessary (i.e. bottles, labels, and caps).

  • Continually observes product and materials used and rejects any, substandard materials or packages not in conformance with FDA-cGMP’s.

  • Documents, monitors and maintains proper fill levels as based on the product specifications.

  • Operates packaging line according to Set-Up Sheets, SPI, SOP’s and other required and instructed procedures.

  • Observes operation of equipment and lubricates, makes minor mechanical repairs or requests mechanics assistance as needed.

  • Assists mechanic with packaging line changeover.

  • Disassembles equipment at end of production runs and cleans in accordance with Chattem procedures to comply with FDA- cGMP’s.

  • Responsible for confirmation of proper procedures by signing a permanent record indicating the appropriate cleaning procedures have been followed.

  • Maintains a safe work area and observes all company safety regulations; reports any unsafe conditions to management.

  • Continuously develops skills and experience to include required training to comply with FDA and cGMP requirements. p. This job description is intended as a guide for accomplishing company and department objectives and covers only the primary functions and responsibilities of the position.  Other duties will be assigned as required.

Machine and Equipment (Required on Job)

  • Packaging machinery, freight elevator, electric and manual lift truck, tape machines, and various tools. 

  • Packaging machinery to include: filler, capper, bottle cleaner, labeler, cartoner, and bundler.

  • This description is representative but not inclusive of all position responsibilities.  Associate may be asked from time to time to complete tasks not listed within the contents of this document, but that are relative to the goals of the business.



  • High School Diploma or GED Required


  • At least one (1) year of Manufacturing Experience required

  • At least one (1) year of high-speed packaging or assembly equipment experience required

Professional Skills

  • Must work in a professional and collaborative style

  • Must maintain a satisfactory attendance record and be able to work with limited to no supervision at times

Role Specific Competencies

  • Must be able to use packaging machinery, electric and manual lift truck, tape machines and various mechanic tools, filler, capper, bottle cleaner, labeler, cartoner, and bundler

  • Must be able to lift 25-60 pounds and stand or walk approximately 100% of the time. Nearly constant visual attention and alertness are required as well as exceptional coordination, manual dexterity, and mechanical aptitude

Special Requirements

  • Dress code requirements include: uniforms, hair covers and/or head covering, safety shoes, gloves, dust masks, and safety glasses as required by job conditions, provided by Sanofi Consumer Products

  • Training will be required as needed and determined by department supervisor to ensure Sanofi Consumer Products procedures compliance as required by FDA-cGMP’s

  • Job conditions include some exposure to product, dust, and grease in work area and exposure to recognized hazards of packing machinery

  • Must successfully complete required pre-employment testing

Desired Qualifications

  • Lean Six Sigma Certification

  • Previous pharmaceutical experience

  • Working knowledge of Production Automation Systems (i.e. SAP)


  • Competitive Pay

  • Sign-on Bonus

  • Three (3) Weeks Paid Vacation

  • Robust 401(k) + Employer Match

  • Health, Dental, Vision Insurance

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Parental Leave

  • Learning and Developmental Opportunities

  • Employee Resource Groups

EEO/AA Employer: Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.

Location: Chattanooga, TN, USA

Relocation: Relocation assistance is not available.

Travel: No travel required.

Sanofi Inc. and its U.S. affiliates are Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status or liability for military status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.



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