Allergan Laboratory Technician IV, Chemistry in Waco, Texas

Laboratory Technician IV, Chemistry

Waco, Texas, United States at

Apr 13, 2018Post Date

178888Requisition #

Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN) is a bold, global pharmaceutical company and a leader in a new industry model - Growth Pharma. Allergan is focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing branded pharmaceutical, device, biologic, surgical and regenerative medicine products for patients around the world.

Allergan markets a portfolio of leading brands and best-in-class products for the central nervous system, eye care, medical aesthetics and dermatology, gastroenterology, women's health, urology and anti-infective therapeutic categories. With commercial operations in approximately 100 countries, Allergan is committed to working with physicians, healthcare providers and patients to deliver innovative and meaningful treatments that help people around the world live longer, healthier lives every day.

Allergan is a company that will inspire you to aim high with your ambition. Where you can build bridges all over the world. Where you can power ideas that drive change. And where you will act fast and drive results for customers and patients. Power your future & join our bold team.

Position Overview

Performs chemical testing on raw materials, stability studies, in process and finished product samples as well as assists chemists as required.

Main Areas of Responsibilities

  • Supporting the manufacturing process of Rx and OTC pharmaceutical products in Waco.

  • This technical position operates in an environment that requires basic knowledge of general chemistry principals and techniques.

  • Incumbent must have the ability to follow Standard Operating Procedures and must be proficient in general mathematical calculations and the metric system of weights and measures.

  • Incumbent plans, performs, interprets and records results of chemical testing which ensure safety and purity of the product prior to release of the finished goods to the market.

  • Incumbent has full authority to make decisions and/or take action that is required to carry out job duties.

  • Allergan internal requirements include compliance with ethics, environmental health and safety, financial, human resources, cGMP procedures, general business policies, requirements and objectives.

  • The incumbent must be willing to take temporary assignments as required.


  • Two (2) experience in pharmaceutical manufacturing chemistry lab or similar laboratory experience.

  • Basic user knowledge of Microsoft Office. Experience with LIMS and Trackwise preferred

  • Experience working in a GMP regulated environment preferred.

  • Experience working in a aseptic environment preferred.

Preferred Skills/Qualification

  • Good analytical /laboratory skills and mechanical aptitude.

  • Strong math skills, including the comprehension of metric weights and measures, performing complex calculations, and spreadsheet management.

  • Ability to perform detailed tasks and document activities accurately.

  • Able to work in a aseptic controlled environment which includes wearing PPE, aseptic gowning qualifications, and subsequent gowning re-qualification’s.

  • Specific vision requirements include 20/20 near vision (can be corrected with eyeglasses or contacts).

  • Ability to work and communicate with others in a professional and effective manner, within a team-oriented environment.

  • Ability to read, comprehend, write, and communicate effectively in English.

  • Intermediate user knowledge and understanding of Windows based computer systems such as Microsoft Office, with an ability to learn other computer based systems. Experience with SAP preferred.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.

  • Physically able to continuously stand and walk.

  • Physically able to lift up to 40 lbs. for men and 35 lbs. for women.

  • Physically able to bend, climb, lift, squat, stoop, and stretch to reach frequently.


  • Associate’s degree with an emphasis in Chemical science and four (4) years of related lab experience is preferred. Bachelors preferred.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Allergan is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other protected status.