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Ampoule Examiner Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Examine ampoules filled with liquid drug products for discoloration, flaws in glass, presence of foreign particles, and specified filling level
  • Hold ampoule against light source examines it, using magnifying glass or naked eye
  • Reject defective ampoules
  • May hold ampoules alternately against black white background to facilitate examination
  • May count and record number of inspected units place in containers
  • May seal end of ampoule, using bunsen burner tweezers [Ampoule Sealer pharmaceut. ].

Ampoule Filler Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Tend machine that fills ampoules with metered doses of liquid drug products
  • Start machine dumps empty ampoules into hopper or places them on rotating table of machine that automatically positions them for filling
  • Seal ampoules [Ampoule Sealer pharmaceut. ]
  • May regulate gas flame in ampoule-sealing unit
  • May inspect [Ampoule Examiner pharmaceut. ], count, and pack ampoules in cartons for shipment
  • May place sealed ampoules in wire basket immerse in dye bath for leak test
  • May tend machine that steam-washes ampoules preparatory to filling [Ampoule-Washing-Machine Operator pharmaceut. ].

Ampoule Filler And Sealer Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Tend machine that fills ampoules with metered doses of liquid drug products
  • Start machine dumps empty ampoules into hopper or places them on rotating table of machine that automatically positions them for filling
  • Seal ampoules [Ampoule Sealer pharmaceut. ]
  • May regulate gas flame in ampoule-sealing unit
  • May inspect [Ampoule Examiner pharmaceut. ], count, and pack ampoules in cartons for shipment
  • May place sealed ampoules in wire basket immerse in dye bath for leak test
  • May tend machine that steam-washes ampoules preparatory to filling [Ampoule-Washing-Machine Operator pharmaceut. ].

Ampoule Sealer Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Seal ampoules filled with liquid drug products, preparatory to packaging
  • Rotate neck of ampoule in flame of bunsen burner to melt glass
  • Grip tip of ampoule, using tweezers and draws tip away from neck to seal ampoule as glass hardens
  • Place sealed ampoule in basket for sterilization inspection
  • May hold unsealed ampoule against jet of inert gas to displace air
  • May immerse sealed ampoules in dye bath to test for leaks
  • May tend machines that steam-wash fill ampoules.

Ampoule washing machine Operator Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Tend machine that steam-washes ampoules, preparatory to filling
  • Place ampoules on spokes of rotary table of washing machine
  • Depress pedal to move ampoules through steam bath
  • Remove washed ampoules places them in holes of perforated tray
  • Discard chipped or cracked ampoules
  • May load ampoules into drying ovens remove after specified time.

Animal Maintenance Supervisor Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Supervise and coordinates activities of workers engaged in raising and caring for animals used in development of pharmaceutical products in pharmaceutical research manufacturing facility
  • Visit animal maintenance areas and observes discusses animal care, like feeding, treatment and breeding, with workers to identify problems or recommend changes
  • Prepare reports that indicate activity of unit, like purchases, absenteeism of workers and animal treatment
  • Contact approved vendors to order schedule arrival of animals, animal food, and equipment
  • Train and observes workers in job duties safety precautions
  • Contact designated personnel to recruit new personnel or for repair of equipment
  • Perform other duties as described under Supervisor any industry Master Title.

Batcher Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Perform any combination of following duties concerned with processing and packaging drug toilet products
  • Transfer specified ingredients from storage to production area, using handtruck
  • Assemble specified ingredients for compounding
  • Feed plants, roots, and herbs into machines, like silage cutters, fanning mills, and washing machines
  • Load botanicals into driers
  • Cuts animal tissue into strips, using saws
  • Feed strips into meat grinders
  • Open drums scoops or dumps contents into kettles, tanks, or machine hopper
  • Remove filled cartons from packaging machine conveyor.

Capsule filling machine Operator Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Operate capsulating machine to fill gelatin capsules with medicinal preparations
  • Scoop empty capsules into loading hopper scoops medicinal preparation into filling hopper of capsulating machine
  • Fill capsule rings with empty capsules, uncouples rings and fills lower half of capsule with powdered or pelletized medicine
  • Recouple capsule rings and inserts rings into closing ejecting forks
  • Depress pedal to close filled capsules eject them into receiving container
  • Polish capsules, using polishing cloth, and inspects capsules for breakage defective filling
  • Weigh specified number of capsules compares weight with weight specification sheet
  • May operate capsule branding machine to print establishment name on capsule.

Chemical processing Supervisor Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Supervise and coordinates activities of workers engaged in processing organic chemicals, plant animal tissue, and solvents for use in manufacturing medications
  • Sets up operates mixing, drying, pulverization, distillation, filtration, separation, extraction and crystallization equipment to produce test samples of new products
  • Perform other duties as described under Supervisor any industry Master Title.

Compounder Sterile Products Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Operate water still, mixer, clarifier, and filtering unit to process liquid powder ingredients into sterile medications
  • Turn valves to admit deionized water and steam to still circulate water through condenser for distillation
  • Pour metered or measured amount of distilled water into container, weighs out or dumps preweighed ingredients into water & lowers mixing head into solution to dissolve mix ingredients
  • Turn dial on pH meter to standard acidity reading, immerses electrodes in beaker of buffer solution, and adds acid or alkali, as specified, to achieve prescribed acidity
  • Pour mixture into clarifier unit to remove insoluble material
  • Immerse bacteriological filtering candle in clarified solution, connects tubing between candle and collecting vessel, and starts vacuum pump to draw solution through candle pores to remove bacteria and spores produce sterile product
  • May set up ampoule- or vial-filling machine
  • May operate equipment to produce sterile, deionized water used in sterile medications
  • May sterilize equipment, using autoclave disinfectant solution.


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