Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At Bayer you have the opportunity to be part of a culture where we value the passion of our employees to innovate and give them the power to change.

Packaging Operator

Your tasks and responsibilities

The primary responsibilities of this role, Packaging Operator, are to: 



  • Visually inspect product vials for defects
  • Inspect media filled vials for evidence of contamination (turbidity)
  • Inspect packaging components for quality
  • Assemble product and components for packaging operation according to production schedule, BOM (bill of materials) or instruction from the assistant supervisor or supervisor.
  • Safely operate equipment for conducting packaging operations
  • Setup packaging line and equipment
  • Distribute components, supplies and product to packaging stations as needed to maintain packaging operations.
  • Unload products from storage containers and examine for defect in container’s closure systems or product contents.
  • Check for correct lot information on product containers and components.
  • Organize and remove product in and out of 2-8C cold room
  • Secure and store all in-process products and components in their proper areas.
  • Move skids, transit trays, hand trucks and other containers of product, components, bottles, equipment or other items as required for efficient operation of the department.
  • Seal, stack, and secure cases of packaged product on skids for transport to shipping department at the conclusion of packaging operations.
  • Determine accurate counts of containers filled for product and accountability.
  • Perform line clearances
  • Perform all functions in a safe and cGMP compliant manner
  • Perform inventory counts.
  • Record information in log books and Batch Production Records.
  • Perform housekeeping/janitorial duties as required to maintain satisfactory working environment.
  • Perform other departmental duties as required



Who you are

Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values.  More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:


Required Qualifications:


  • Requires a high school diploma or equivalent
  •  Must be able to comprehend and follow written instructions
  • Must be able to perform basic math functions (add, subtract, multiply, and divide)
  • Must be able to maintain output at established line speeds
  • Must be able to work without wearing heavy makeup, hand lotion.
  • Must be able to pass annual vision testing.
  • Must be able to pass annual inspection qualification trials.
  • Must meet acceptable attendance and performance parameters.
  • Must be able to work overtime on weekends and holidays as required and with appropriate notice.
  • Must be able to effectively work both independently and in a team environment
  • Must be able to read, write, speak, and comprehend English in order to understand instructions contained in SOP’s, BPR’s, etc.
  • Must have basic computer skills.
  • cGMP experience preferred
  • Visual inspection experience preferred
  • Experience operating automated equipment preferred


  • ·Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to push/pull up to 300 lbs.
  • Must be able to work sitting or standing for an entire shift.
  • Must be able to wear gloves (latex, nitrile, or cotton) at all times while handling product.
  • Repetitive hand/wrist motions, bending, twisting.
  • Must be able to work in an atmosphere that can/will have some dust, corrugated materials, and chemicals.
  • Maintain cGMP and site safety standards at all times.


  • Inspection booths with magnification and lamps.
  • Vacuum testing equipment
  • Labeling and packaging machine(s)
  • Inkjet printers
  • Motorized pallet jacks
  • Transit trucks
  • Pallets
  • Corrugated materials
  • Tote bins
  • Stretch wrap machine
  • Alcohol (for vial cleaning)
  • Bar code scanners
  • Misc handheld tools


Preferred Qualifications:

  • cGMP experience preferred
  • Visual inspection experience preferred
  • Experience operating automated equipment preferred

Your application

Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. Job postings will remain open for a minimum of ten business days and are subject to immediate closure thereafter without additional notice. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.

Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans


Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below.


Country: United States
Location: CA-Berkeley
Functional Area: [sap_fa_1]
Entry Level: 3