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Production Technician - Packaging, Swiftwater, Pennsylvania

Swiftwater, Pennsylvania



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Vaccine Production Technician – Packaging

This will be a 3rd shift position

Who We Are

Sanofi Pasteur is the vaccines division of Sanofi. We believe in a world in which no one suffers or dies from a vaccine-preventable disease. The Swiftwater site is located in northeast Pennsylvania and is home to the production of over 120 million doses of vaccine each year.

The Formulation, Filling, Inspection & Packaging (FFIP) team is comprised of highly-skilled professionals who work to transform drug substances into finished products in vial or syringe presentations of the highest quality, ready for distribution around the world.

Who You Are

The production technician is the “heartbeat” of the Drug Product vaccine manufacturing and is primarily responsible for the high quality and efficient production of our vaccines in accordance to current good manufacturing practices (cGMP) for all relevant regulatory agencies (e.g. FDA).

What You Will Do


Performs production in accordance with volume fluctuation, business need, and effective procedures.

Must be flexible to ensure staffing for changing business volume and needs


Identifies all production issues and relays them to the leadership team.

Detail orientation

Works to complete quality documentation (batch production records, logbooks, etc.) accurately in a timely manner. 

Continuous improvement

Identifies and communicates deficiencies and opportunities for improvement to leadership

Team environment

Works with Senior Technicians, Leads and Managers to ensure a smooth operation.


Basic knowledge of business applications (e.g. Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and use of SAP for real time transactions related to batch production

Quality & Safety

Understanding of the CFR (code of federal regulations) / PAI inspection readiness 

FDA audit understanding and awareness


Works to become trained in all assigned training modules.  Trains and orients new team members (at any level) as assigned

Basic Qualifications

HS/GED with at least 1 year prior manufacturing work experience or

Associates degree with prior manufacturing work experience


BS degree and prior manufacturing work experience at the Swiftwater site or other facilities following current good manufacturing practices (cGMP)

Ability to use Human Machine Interfaces (HMI’s) to control industrial processes

Evidence of basic mechanical aptitude, computer skills, good comprehension skills, retention skills, manual dexterity, and ability to troubleshoot.

This position may be required to be moved or temporarily flexed to another department or building within the FFIP operation due to business needs. Some over-time/off shift work hours may be required based on business needs. We will attempt to provide as much advance notice as possible, two weeks where applicable if any such change is needed.

What we offer

Sanofi Pasteur provides a total rewards employment offer including, but not limited to, competitive pay, industry leading 401(k) match, immediate participation in comprehensive welfare benefits, tuition reimbursement (for Associates and Bachelors degree programs) and generous paid time off. Successful incumbents in the Vaccine Packaging Technician have grown their career to other opportunities like Senior Production Technician, Lead Production Technician or Principal Investigator, to name a few.

Become a member of the Swiftwater Industrials – the high-performing production team dedicated to the life-saving mission of Sanofi Pasteur!

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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