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Packaging Operator (3rd shift) - $17.45/hr + shift differential, benefits day one

Req # JR - 037824 Location Bloomington, Indiana, United States Job Category Assembly Jobs Date posted 05/04/2021

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The Finishing Packaging Operator inspects, labels, and packages pharmaceutical products 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.  This position reports a Manufacturing Supervisor.

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

1.   Label, package and document per written instructions (40%)

  • Package product in boxes, cartons, syringes, vials, blisters
  • Count materials/product to ensure accurate count
  • Apply labels to various components
  • Replenish packaging materials to areas/work cells as directed by Group Leader
  • Monitor and document TOR (time out of refrigeration)
  • Complete batch record protocol steps at the time of performance

2.   Inspect, verify and track (35%)

  • 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

3.   Set-up, tear down and clear (15%)

  • Participate and assist with line clearance activities
  • Remove batch related materials from production area
  • Ensure electronic inventory transactions for inventory tracking movement and material verification are completed
  • Clean and clear debris from all work areas
  • Dispose of rejects in the appropriate disposal area following reconciliation
  • Stage materials in the appropriate designated locations
  • Enter and verify information in logbooks, as needed
  • Apply representation samples to the batch records as required
  • Indicate appropriate signals with HMI (human machine interface) to track clearance, set-up, time, etc.

4.   Continuous improvement, safety, and training (10%)

  • Participate/lead stretching exercises
  • Review and ensure daily 6S compliance
  • Ensure all safety practices are followed and keep area clean and clear of hazards
  • Clean and clear debris from all work areas
  • Identify, communicate and solve problems to ensure quality, efficiency, and safety objectives are met

Job Requirements (Education, Experience and Qualifications)

  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Previous experience in a Manufacturing environment preferred
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook and the ability to use enterprise software (examples include:  JDE, BPLM, Pilgrim, Trackwise, etc.)
  • There are minimum training requirements for each operator level

Physical / Safety Requirements

  • Must be able to meet 20/20 corrected vision requirement and color blind test
  • Must be able to lift, push/pull, and carry up to 40 pounds
  • Required to stand for over 4 hours per day, including constant standing for 2 hours at a time
  • 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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