Manufacturing Technician II - Cleaning - Monday-Friday / 7am-3:30pm, starting at $14/hr

    • Job Tracking ID: 512885-782299
    • Job Location: Des Moines, IA
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: High School/GED
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: August 24, 2021
    • Years of Experience: Any
    • Starting Date: July 27, 2021
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Job Description:


Independently performs services to clean and maintain the cleanliness standards of the Pharmaceutical equipment and facilities according to rotating cleanliness standards. Perform manufacturing activities to support the manufacturing of finished drug products. Must be able to perform manual labor and use the required cleaning solutions to complete the assigned jobs.



  1. Partner with the Manufacturing Manager on a daily basis to keep up-to-date on cleaning schedules, PMs, training and other tasks that may be necessary in light of schedule changes and manufacturing situations.
  2. Clean manufacturing rooms/suites according to usage and recurring schedule as specified by SOPs, understanding the different chemicals or cleaning agents specified. This would include, but is not limited to the following:
    1. Clean floors and walls in all rooms contained within the Surmasis area of manufacturing, including, but not limited to, warehouse, dispensing, gowning, mixing, converting, and packaging rooms
    2. Empty trash and properly disposing of all non-manufacturing supplies or waste
    3. Restock cleaning supplies and protective gowning (PPE) in the suite areas and coordinate with materials for additional supplies, as needed.
    4. General cleaning of all Pharmaceutical areas.
  3. Clean manufacturing equipment and accessories. This would include, but is not limited to the following:
  4. General cleaning of all Pharmaceutical mixing process equipment
  5. General cleaning of all Pharmaceutical dispensing process equipment
  6. General cleaning and sanitizing of all Pharmaceutical instruments/accessories
    1. Coordinate and prioritize work according to situations and manufacturing schedule with key manufacturing and management personnel. Sign off and post cleaning activities performed, according to specifications in the SOP, to maintain open communication with manufacturing personnel to know which rooms/suites are available for use. Adjust cleaning schedule as needed.
    2. Mentor and train other personnel on proper cleaning techniques, as needed. Lead personnel, made available to assist in times of need, by example, working side-by-side and verifying the cleaning techniques meet the SOP requirements.
    3. Assist in certain activities during drug product manufacturing, such as patch inspection, placement of patches into in process containers, feeding packaging lines with product to be packaged, boxing, etc., according to SOPs.
    4. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned as required.



  1. Work in all areas of the building to complete assigned cleaning responsibilities.
  2. Request necessary cleaning and protective gowning (PPE) supplies from the warehouse.


Experience and Skills:


  1. High School Diploma, or equivalent
  2. Able to read, understand, and communicate in English requiring work done, and progress
  3. Good work attendance and dependability
  4. Able to complete physical labor such as mopping, vacuuming, scrubbing, wiping, etc.
  5. Able to work independently with little supervision
  6. Able to work with cleaning solutions and supplies required to complete the job responsibilities as listed above
  7. Able to work in a highly controlled and disciplined environment and to follow prescribed directions
  8. Must be able to pass FDA and DEA background requirements
  9. Able to wear a respirator


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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to perform physical labor, walk, stand, push and pull. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel crouch or crawl. The employee is frequently required to use hands to grasp, finger or handle objects, reach with hands and arms, stoop, talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or exert force from 25 pounds up to 75 pounds. Push and/or pull up to 300 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision.



Majority of time spent cleaning the facilities and equipment as well as performing manufacturing operations for product handling and packaging. This requires the use of harsh chemicals and you must wear a respirator in certain areas.


Benefits: PPO/HMO Health, Dental, Vision, FSA, STD, LTD/Life Options, 401(k)

PTO: 2 weeks (80 hours), after 10 years, 3 weeks (120 hours).