AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP Raw Material Sampler - Mt. Vernon - 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 Raw Material Sampler in Mt. 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?

The Raw Material Sampler is responsible for sampling incoming raw materials and packaging components. They perform miscellaneous sample requests for QC Lab, Engineering, and Validation.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Performs routine and/or special sampling of raw materials and packaging components utilizing appropriate sampling techniques. Performs miscellaneous sample requests for QC Lab, Engineering, Validation, etc.

  • Performs all cleaning activities in the Sampling including Complete, Intermediate, and General cleaning.

  • Performs routine temperature and room pressure monitoring.

  • Collects excipient (non-active ingredient), API (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient), and packaging component samples for QC testing.

  • Performs data entry transactions in Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS).

  • Evaluates incoming damaged raw material and/or packaging component containers; recommends acceptance or rejection.

  • Performs identity testing of incoming raw materials using NIR (Near Infrared) system.

  • Maintains sampling and cleaning logs per SOP requirements.

  • Maintains adequate inventories of glassware and other sampling supplies.

  • Provides backup assistance to the Receiving Department.

  • Performs other duties assigned by Materials Center Management.

  • Acts as first decision maker, resolving technical issues through trouble-shooting and using existing knowledge and experience.

  • Performs other duties as required by Materials Center Management.

  • Executes manufacturing processes in compliance with GMPs, site policies, work instructions, and standard operating procedures (SOPs).

  • Immediately reports issues to material center supervision that have the potential to compromise product quality.

  • Supports on-going change management.



  • High School Diploma or equivalent.


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

  • Ability to follow technical work instructions.

  • Experience in a production environment and Warehouse management experience is highly desirable.

  • Experience in a cGMP environment is desirable.

  • Strong math skills and attention to detail.

  • Ability to work independently, or as part of a team-based environment.

  • Demonstrated ability to work accurately; meet schedules and timelines, and handle multiple priorities.


  • Experience with AstraZeneca products.

  • Knowledge of SAP and MS Office Suite.

  • Experience in a production environment and warehouse management experience is highly desirable.

  • Experience in a cGMP environment is desirable.

  • Knowledge of DEA regulations beneficial.

Next Steps – Apply today!

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