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Operator, Fill/Pouch

Req #: 1700092P_en
Location: Marion, NC US
Job Category: Manufacturing
Date Posted: 10/20/2017 3:13:22 PM
Baxter International

Position Summary

The Operator, Fill/Pouch is an Hourly Non-Exempt position which contributes to our mission of saving and sustaining lives by inspecting, printing, filling and sealing flexible containers in addition to over-pouching and performing quality checks on filled bags which hold IV therapies, premixed drugs, renal therapies and other sterile solutions.

 

Essential Job Duties

Duties performed on a rotational basis

- Fill, assemble and plug flexible containers with solutions or premixed drugs at a rate consistent with production needs

- Over-pouch and seal the over-pouch, enclosing a bag containing solutions or premixed drugs, at a rate consistent with production needs

- Inspect and ensure that the over-pouches, printed bags, filled bags and their components meet quality standards

- Print labeling and bar code information on the flexible containers using a computerized printer

- Maintain the printer by replacing printer foil, ribbon and by making minor adjustments

- Supply the filling stations with printed bags and other supplies necessary to assemble the flexible container

Duties performed on a continual or intermittent basis

- Correct any over-pouch seal or packaging issues previously identified

- Perform scheduled quality checks using an assortment of gauges and a scale

- Perform and document scheduled cleaning activities

- Notify the supervisor and take appropriate action if any safety, quality, mechanical or discrepancy issues occur

- Learn, understand and apply rigorous quality standards, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP)

- Sustain a clean and safe work area using 6S principles

 

Other Job Duties

- Correct any over-pouch seal or packaging issues previously identified

- Print labeling and bar code information on the flexible containers using a computerized printer

- Maintain the printer by replacing printer foil, ribbon and by making minor adjustments

- Supply the filling stations with printed bags and other supplies necessary to assemble the flexible container

 

Work Environment

- In either a Class III Controlled Environment which includes the following dress/gowning requirements: safety glasses, ear plugs, hairnet and beard cover (additional PPE required when cleaning and manually loading trucks) or a Class I Controlled Environment which includes the following dress/gowning requirements: safety glasses, ear plugs, jumpsuit, hood, hairnet, beard cover, gloves, mask and boots (additional PPE required when cleaning)

- Constant or intermittent exposure to elevated levels of noise

- Involves working around equipment, machinery and belts

- Requires occasionally working with chemical cleaners and disinfectants

Required Qualifications

- High School Diploma, GED or equivalent

- Must be at least 18 years of age

- Must have basic English written and oral communication skills adequate to communicate with other team members.

- Understand verbal and written safety and quality instructions and read and comprehend written work instructions including words and drawings.

- Must be able to perform basic mathematics

 

Preferred Experience

One year of manufacturing experience preferred

CRC (Career Readiness Certification) at the Silver level

 

Physical Requirements

- Requires continuous grasping, pushing/pulling up to 15 pounds and reaching with hands and arms.

- Lifting and carrying on average up to 15 pounds frequently throughout the shift.

- Normal visual acuity and the ability to distinguish color are necessary.

- Ability to complete quick and precise repetitive processes using both arms and both hands

- Occasionally specialized physicals are required when working with certain drug codes.

- Must be able to squat, climb, reach above shoulder level, reach at or below shoulder level, twist and bend at the neck, twist and bend at the waist and balance

 

Other Duties as Assigned

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Overtime is worked as required.

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