Express Scripts to add 160 jobs in Whitestown

Express Scripts in Whitestown is adding 160 jobs. (Submitted photo)

By Mark Ambrogi

The Express Scripts operation in Whitestown is growing again.

Express Scripts spokeswoman Rachel Thimangu said the third shift will create 160 new jobs, including skilled pharmacists, operations supervisors, entry-level clerks and warehouse positions. The third-shift hours are from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. at the 452,000-square-foot facility, 4750 E. 450 S.

“We have a high-volume pharmacy that fills prescriptions for home delivery,” Thimangu said. “A typical retail pharmacy would dispense 300 prescriptions per day, so that’s maybe 108,000 prescriptions in a year. Once it’s up to full capacity with these new jobs, we’re going to be looking to fill 850,000 prescriptions in a week.”

It is currently filling 600,000 prescriptions per week.

“We’ve made some hires, but we still have significant opportunity,” Thimangu said. “We’re looking to get it up and running as soon as possible and have it fully up to full operation by the end of May.”

Thimangu said approximately half the job openings are entry-level positions, about 30 percent will be higher level positions such as system coordinators, which is a machine operator job and supervisors. Thimangu said approximately 20 percent of openings would be pharmacy technicians.

“They need to be licensed pharmacy technicians in the state,” Thimangu said. “We’re not moving these people. We are looking to fill these locally. The Whitestown facility was built around 2009 so this has been a steady ramp up.”

After starting with one shift, a second shift was added in 2013.

“As a sign of further growth for the business and our presence in the Indianapolis area, we’re adding a third shift,” Thimangu said. “It’s all about putting that facility to work and creating a higher volume. We’re a growth company, and we see Indiana as a strategic location for us and a key part of that growth going forward.”

Whitestown is one of six high-volume automated pharmacies for Express Scripts, which is headquartered in St. Louis.

The company’s oncology’s Therapeutic Resource Center also is based in Whitestown.

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