AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP Formulation Operator - Mount Vernon, IN - Global Operations in Mount Vernon, Indiana

At AstraZeneca we turn ideas into life changing medicines. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality. We’re focused on the potential of science to address the unmet needs of patients around the world. We commit to those areas where we think we can really change the course of medicine and bring big new ideas to life. As a Formulation Operator in Mount Vernon, IN, you’ll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives. Operations at AstraZeneca is a truly world-class business unit. It offers one of the most exciting, fast paced, challenging and rewarding work environments in the world of operations, supply chain and manufacturing.

Global Operations is fundamental to our purpose of delivering life-changing medicines to patients, touching every aspect of our business and providing a platform for everything that we do. We harness the specialist talents of 13,000 people around the world – 20% of our global workforce. With 30 production facilities in 18 countries we’re focused on supplying our medicines with care, quality and efficiency, reducing the time from lab to patient. Keen to bridge the gap between science and patients? Turn research into reality? And forge a global career that’s full of possibilities, as part of a world-class team? Come and thrive in our vibrant, energizing, connected and supportive culture and make a real difference to patients. Hear from our Senior Leaders about why they know AstraZeneca is a great place to work.

We have several roles and shifts available for the Formulation Operator.

The Formulation Operator is available for this role. is responsible for operating a variety of Formulation equipment/processes to ensure production requirements are met or exceeded, following company policies/procedures to ensure product quality and compliance standards are met and performing all activities in a safe environment.


  • Must demonstrate ability to properly operate equipment, perform equipment set-up/change-over/cleanups, assist in preventative maintenance and troubleshoot equipment problems to achieve optimum production levels

  • Performs responsibilities ensuring compliance with Mt. Vernon Site standards, policies, and SOP’s, for GMP and required documentation as well as performing job responsibilities in compliance with AstraZeneca Safety, Health & Environment standards and requirements.

  • Works with Process Facilitators and other Operators/Mechanics/Technicians to identify and implement continuous improvement opportunities in equipment/production efficiencies and in the production area in general. Supports new equipment start-up and quickly learns and uses new systems, equipment and procedures. Supports the development/validation of new products/procedures. Offers ideas for standardization and simplification.

  • Must be flexible in responding to changes to equipment/production assignments. Understands, interprets and advises on production schedules.

  • Must be able to demonstrate good interpersonal skills and work in a high performing team environment, with other operators, mechanics, technicians, supervision and project management with the goal of completing planned production and furthering Mt. Vernon Site and AstraZeneca initiatives.

  • Must be able to work other shifts, weekends, alternative schedules when production demands require. Position will initially rotate shifts with the intent to move to a standard shift assignment.



  • High School Diploma or GED required


  • Minimum of one (1) year experience in a production environment.

  • Demonstrated problem solving and troubleshooting skills.

  • Basic mechanical aptitude.

  • Basic computer skills; experience with Microsoft Office applications and SAP is desirable.

  • Good interpersonal, communication and writing skills.

  • Ability to perform duties with minimal supervision.

  • Knowledge of cGMP’s.

  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds frequently.


  • Minimum of three (3) years experience as an operator in a production environment, pharmaceutical experience a plus.

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AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, gender or gender orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law.