Production Helper I

1st Shift
16 Elkins, East Brunswick
Posted 1 month ago

Based in East Brunswick, New Jersey, Avet Pharmaceuticals is a rapid growth specialty pharmaceutical company engaged in the manufacturing, acquisition, licensing, development, marketing, sale and distribution of generic and legacy branded pharmaceutical products for the U.S. prescription drug market. Avet, formed in 2006, currently markets a variety of products in multiple pack sizes. Avet’s products cover a number of therapeutic categories, including but not limited to: cardiovascular, metabolic disease, anti-infective and pain management. We continue to grow and expand, and look forward to welcoming you to our team!

Job Summary:

The Production Helper I is responsible for assisting the Manufacturing Operators on all equipment, including but not limited to dispensing, blending, coating, compression, encapsulation, granulation, and softgel. Following company Standard Operating Procedures, the Production Helper I will assist set-up, sanitization and cleaning of equipment. This position is responsible for adhering to current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) guidelines and all Environmental, Health and Safety guidelines as well as maintaining high standards in compliance and quality.

Reporting Relationships                                

  • Individual Contributor

Essential Functions:

  • Assists Manufacturing Operators and Helper II in the production cycle including set-up, sanitization and cleaning.  
  • Accurate and punctual completion of document activities on batch record and logbooks
  • Adheres to cGMP’s and SOP’s as required
  • Reports any process or material discrepancies or atypical observations to the supervisor or designee
  • Support ongoing production through efficiency, schedule and teamwork
  • Handles materials used in productions such as moving pallets, containers and equipment
  • Maintain good housekeeping and keeps equipment and environment clean in accordance with SOP’s
  • Offer suggestions and follow up on process improvements related to safety, compliance, cost, and productivity
  • All other duties as assigned

Specialized Skills and Knowledge:                 

  • High school diploma with 0-2 years’ experience in pharmaceutical manufacturing
  • Basic math skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Ability to work in a team and collaborate with other departments
  • Familiar with cGMP’s and operates in adherence to SOP’s

Key Competencies:

  1. Multitasking
  2. Flexibility
  3. Versatility 

Physical Demands/Factors:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand.  The employee is frequently required to walk; sit; use hands; talk; and hear.  The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop; kneel; crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and color vision.    

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met 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. Avet is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.


This job description is not all-inclusive. It acts as a guideline and is subject to change over time. Additional duties may be assigned based on business needs.

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