Operations Filler Operator I
FLSA Status (US):
Filling - 4000
This position is responsible for operations of filling machines and machines associated with the fillers. Ensure the quality and efficiency standards are being met through reduced scrap loss and yield improvements. Follow written and verbal procedures to insure quality and efficiency standards are being met. Follow all GMP and PPE requirements for the safety of others and oneself. Effectively communicates verbal and written information relevant to the position at the site.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Coordinate, Set-up, CIP, Swab Testing, Monitor and Operate the filling machines to maximize the quality of products produced and the efficiency of the department.
• Maintain a clean and organized working area keeping all supplies and liquids stocked and to be audit ready at all times; this includes properly labeled containers.
• Perform routin
e maintenance on all filling machines including working with and communicating with Maintenance and Management. This includes jaw services, changing rollers, gaskets and o-rings and pipe configurations.
• Relieve other production team members for breaks and absences as required
• Perform a variety of quality checks (weight checks, machine checks, sterility checks, package integrity checks) to assure standards are met
- Troubleshoot and resolve basic to moderate operating difficulties involving area equipment including adding or removing shims to jaws.
• Accurately prepares and completes all area paperwork with legible handwriting as required by the FDA. This includes but is not limited to CIP trackers, fill weight charts, state paperwork, laminate trackers and PI checks
• Work with Management team to monitor the operational efficiencies, yields, scrap loss and other key indicators to actively seek ways to improve plant productivity. This includes making changes to correct for over or under filled packs and preventing unnecessary stops.
• Maintain Audit readiness in your work area at all times
• Follows all plant safety rules
• Reports all accidents to the production supervisor
• Serves an active role in the plant safety program by attending safety meetings, participating in monthly safety inspections and reporting any potential safety hazards to the safety committee or Management team
• Adheres to all Quality Assurance System guidelines
• Follows SOP#39;s (standard operating procedures) to make machine adjustments, splice packaging material, and prepare laminate to insure the manufacturing of high quality packages
• Responsible for compliance with the HACCP and SQF program
• Responsible for accurate documentation
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Must be able to stand for long periods of time and lift up to 50 pounds frequently and move heavy barrels occasionally in excess of 100 lbs
• Must be able to go up and down stairways in a timely manner repeatedly throughout the shift
• Must be able to keep a good attendance record
• Must have accurate record keeping and legible handwriting
• Must be able to troubleshoot and resolve moderate to complex issues
• Must follow all GMP#39;s and Safety Procedures established by Management
• Ability to access a situation and make quick and accurate decisions that will aid in production.
• Must have good personal hygiene
• Must have basic math skills
• Mechanical and troubleshooting skills
• Must be able to work around major allergens
• Must be able to work a 8 hours each scheduled shift as required as well as any overtime that may be scheduled when additional coverage is needed.
High school diploma or equivalent required.
Entry level - willing to train
Knowledge and Skills:
Working knowledge of business, computer and math, preferred. The candidate must be able to work effectively in a team-based environment, set priorities to meet deadlines, handle multiple tasks, and make decisions under pressure.
Work Environment/Physical Demands:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to wet and / or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places and extreme heat. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
A 24/7 36/48 hour work week will be considered normal. Extra hours, off hours, and extra work days may be required to accommodate new projects, new volume, product development, and other special situations.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The employee must occasionally sit, lift, push, pull and/or move up to 50 pounds regularly and up to 75 pounds occasionally. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, feel, grasp, type; reach with hands and arms; lean, crouch, stoop, kneel, or crawl; climb up and down ladders or stairs. The employee is required to stand and walk. The employee is required to climb and operate a three-story machine several times per hour.
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