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Machine Operator Equipment

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
January 03, 2017

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Michael D. Witherspoon

**** ***** ********* ****** ************, PA 19138



Over 34 years of combined experience in the Pharmaceutical and Food industries with a thorough understanding of how various departments correlate, knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices, Standard Operating Procedures, Statistical Process Controls and OSHA safety regulations.


To gain a position in the Pharmaceutical/Biological industry that will enable me to advance and enhance my present skills.


Packaging Machine Operator 2014- 2016

MEDIMMUNE Vaccines – Philadelphia, PA

Operate, set-up, clean, sanitize and change over all packaging equipment. Adjust and troubleshoot packaging equipment. Inspect sprayers for defects. Perform line clearances and splice label rolls. Thread and program shipper labels. Make-up embossing wheel for the cartoner machine. Perform equipment challenges. Work directly with set-up mechanics to improve yield and line efficiency. Certified packaging trainer.

Packaging Operator VI 2012-2014

Teva Pharmaceutical

Operate, set-up, and dismantle various packaging equipment. Clean and sanitize equipment according to sop's. Perform in-process inspections. Reconcile batches.

Manufacturing Technician 2011-2012

MEDIMMUNE Vaccines – Philadelphia, PA

Participate in Media Fill Runs. Assist in Environmental Monitoring (EM) of Manufacturing facility and clean rooms. Prepare and formulate cleaners and solutions needed for sanitizing. Accurately complete documentation to comply with FDA and GCP/GLP/GMP regulations. Qualified in aseptic sterile environment gowning procedures. Conduct electronic transactions using SAP.

Department Monitor 2006-2011

Tasty Baking Company – Philadelphia, PA

Assist Department Supervisor with all aspects of daily pie production; including personnel, mixing, sheeting, baking and packaging of pies. Record all production runs and downtime into SAP system.

Machine Operator 1999-2006

Tasty Baking Company – Philadelphia, PA

Operate, Clean, Set-up and Changeover various types of packaging equipment.

Machine Operator 1995-1999

Nabisco Baking Company -– Philadelphia, PA

Operate, Clean, Set-up and Changeover various types of packaging equipment.

Coater 1994-1995

Mutual Pharmaceutical Company – Philadelphia, PA

Operate, clean and maintain Fette Dryer. Mix and spray coating solutions, adjust and test spray nozzles, dryer and pump speeds to evenly coat tablets and caplets according to GMP’s and SOP’s.

Production Operator/ Packaging Line Operator/ Granulator 1981-1992

McNeil Consumer Products Company – Fort Washington, PA

Monitor products at various stations during production runs; operate and monitor filler for missing or broken tablets, monitor label check station for missing, crooked or illegible printer labels and batch numbers. Expertise in running all types of packaging lines, including solid and liquid dosages, pouches and blister types. Experienced in packaging line assembly, adjustments, troubleshooting and changeovers. Responsible for all production and maintenance logs. Process and manufacture all solutions and dyes to be used during granulation process. Operate both Fielder and Aeromatic type granulators, clean and maintain equipment for batch and product changeovers.


1974-1978- Diploma- Dobbins Vocational Technical High School

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