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Material Handler

Req # JR - 054944 Location Thetford, England, United Kingdom Job Category Manufacturing Date posted 11/25/2021

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Baxter Thetford are looking for a Material Handler to join our organisation on a permanent basis.  Your main roles will be to ensure the packing area is supplied with cartons, the processing of finished goods pallet is completed in a timely manner, performing quality checks and ensuring the running conditions for the equipment are maintained and working closely with other departments. Working hours will be on a 4 shift rotation, Monday to Sunday covering panama 12hr shifts.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Comply with EHS/GMP/GDP/company and corporate policies and external regulatory requirements. This includes raise EHS observation cards

  • Operate within the Baxter documentation procedures (BaxU) and requirements meeting all safety quality and performance guidelines.

  • Role Identifies quality defects and reject them and make appropriate corrections. Escalating issues to the team leader as / when required only.

  • Role maintains the optimum area performance throughout the shift ensuring all equipment is in full working order and available

  • Role performs daily and weekly cleaning of the equipment and the area

  • Role is actively involved in improvement programs and adopts new ways of working, often contributing to developing them.

  • Role holder must be able to fulfill physical requirements needed to carry out job related tasks meeting Performance and Quality Requirements

  • Role holder is required to use Manual Handling Equipment eg FLT/EPT etc to collect and deliver materials required for the areas of operation in a timely manner often with high level of autonomy.

  • Role interacts with support departments including maintenance, Quality, Warehouse & packing room as appropriate

Qualifications / Experience

  • Person with a strong work ethic and able to work flexibly to meet the needs of the business

  • Good Communication skills - verbal, written, listening

  • Follows instructions – written and verbal

  • Ability to remain calm in a fast paced environment

  • Manufacturing background/experience in Pharmaceutical/food environment would be essential.

  • NVQ level 2 or equivalent work experience

  • Batch processing experience.

  • Experience of setting up process equipment independently

  • Extensive fault finding and problem solving experience


Reasonable Accommodations

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