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Machine Operator (1st shift) - $19.20/hr, benefits day one

Req # JR - 036321 Location Bloomington, Indiana, United States Job Category Assembly Jobs Date posted 05/04/2021

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The Finishing Machine Operator ensures maximum equipment efficiency to meet client demand and expectations. They contribute to creating an environment where teamwork, productivity, safety, identity, strength, purity and quality (SISPQ) are reflected in the finished product.  Machine Operators will support Manual Inspection and Packaging operations when necessary. This position reports to a Manufacturing Supervisor.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (these are primary responsibilities of the role and the incumbent will perform other duties as assigned)

  • Understand and follow current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), including legible documentation complaint with cGMP procedures
  • Follow and execute machine set-up and operation according to standard operating procedures (SOPs) and batch record instructions
  • Read and interpret detailed equipment recipe process, high level attention to de-tail (precise measurements and sequencing)
  • Maximize equipment efficiency during operation, ensuring first pass quality product
  • Challenge equipment and or verification systems according to SOPs or batch record instructions
  • Contact and work with internal resources and or vendors to maintain/improve equipment performance
  • Meet equipment/line efficiency targets by proactively taking action to prevent downtime; work with upstream or downstream team members to help line flow
  • Perform routine set-up and changeover activities independently, cleanup and line clearances to maintain cGMP compliance within Finishing work areas.
  • Assist in the training and development of other team members.
  • Scan printed materials Manually examine printed materials and products to ensure specifications are met, including variable text printed on-line.
  • Verify incoming materials for use.
  • Inspect product/materials for defects.
  • Perform bar code and systems challenges (as applicable) for equipment used.
  • Complete end of batch reconciliation and count verification.
  • Retrieve product samples.
  • Monitor and ensure appropriate downtime and efficiency information is logged accurately

Qualifications (Education and Experience)

  • High school diploma or GED required
  • 6 months or more previous Pharmaceutical Manufacturing experience preferred
  • 2 years or more of experience operating and troubleshooting complex production equipment preferred
  • Detailed instruction comprehension, including logic and analysis of data and basic math skills
  • Effective communication skills
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook and the ability to use enterprise software (examples include:  JDE, BPLM, Pilgrim, Trackwise, etc.)
  • Each Machine Operator level will have specific training requirements

Physical / Safety Requirements

  • Must be able to meet 20/25 corrected vision requirement and pass color blind test
  • Must be able to lift, push/pull, and carry up to 50 pounds
  • Required to stand for as long as 8 hours per day, including constant standing for 2 hours at a time
  • Must be able to lift 20 pounds overhead
  • Duties may require overtime work, including nights and weekends
  • Use of hands and fingers to manipulate equipment is required


Equal Employment Opportunity

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