Inspection Operator

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For more than 40 years, Pharmavite has been a trusted leader in the wellness industry, recognized for providing quality vitamins, minerals and supplements and all natural snacks under our Nature Made and SOYJOY brand names.
Who We Are: Our mission is People creating new products for better health worldwide.
What We Do: Our vision is inspiring the healthiest you through more complete nutrition... Wherever you are in life.
_As a member of the Pharmavite team, employees enjoy competitive salaries and an exceptional benefits package featuring medical, dental, vision, 401K, life insurance, and long term disability coverage. In addition, employees enjoy educational assistance, credit union membership, substantial discounts on our products, and 11 paid holidays per year._
We currently are seeking a talented Inspection Operator . This key position will be based in our Opelika AL facility.
_Position Summary:_
Responsible for the setup, operation, monitoring and adjustment of complex vision inspection equipment to ensure production of quality vitamin tablets.
Trouble shoots and adjusts vision inspection machine and other equipment as required.
Supplies tablets to the inspection belt equipment by bending and scooping tablets from a container, lifting and dumping into a hopper above head level or using lift-truck/hoist system, ensuring a constant supply of tablets to belt.
Visually inspects tablets as they move along belt and removes any defective ones; operates metal detector for further inspection.
Applies Manufacturing Execution System (MES) to charge and yield products.
Weighs inspected product to ensure correct weight is in container.
Disassembles, cleans and reassembles precision tooling, small parts and equipment on the inspection machines.
Performs setup of machines by following a computerized recipe, installing the correct parts and making the proper settings to cameras, lighting units and other adjustments.
Performs setup of other ancillary equipment including de-dusting machines and vibratory feeders.
Uses computerized interface to select recipes, operate and adjust machines.
Monitors the operation and makes fine adjustments to the machine to ensure optimum throughput and ensures the right balance of acceptable product.
Maintains routine documentation such as batch reports, downtime reports, etc.
Operates scales and barcode equipment to label completed tablet bulk bags.
Performs all duties in compliance with safety rules, standard operating procedures and good manufacturing practices.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
_Minimum Qualifications:_
Requires a high school diploma or its equivalent.
Requires 3 months of manufacturing experience. Prior experience as a production machine operator or utility worker or similar work is preferred. A working knowledge of inspection operations, typically resulting from experience using manual inspection equipment is preferred.
Manual dexterity to manipulate controls on inspection and testing equipment.
Ability to read and communicate in English sufficiently well to understand operating procedures, good manufacturing practices and batch records; communicate with supervisors and others; and maintain routine records.
Physical Requirements:
Constant bending and scooping of large quantities of tablets from container and dumping into hopper above head level. Manual dexterity to manipulate equipment controls, remove defective tablets.
Stand/walk for the full shift, with little/no flexibility to move from their stations unless relieved by others. Perform repetitive job duties for long periods of time. Intermittently lift loads of up to 35 pounds. Pulls/pushes large containers of product and uses hand dollies or pallet jacks as necessary.
Constant exposure to noise levels loud enough to require employees to wear ear plugs. Warm temperature levels, fumes, vibration, dust, etc., sufficient to cause minor discomfort. The employee shall wear protective eye wear, hair net, uniforms, gloves, safety shoes and at times, a dust mask.
The incumbent must be able to perform this job safely in accordance with standard operating procedures and good manufacturing practices, without endangering the health or safety of self or others.
Supervisory Responsibility:
Pharmavite is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. F/M/Disability/Vet
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Job Title: Inspection Operator
Full Time / Part Time / Temp: Full Time - Regular
Shift: 24/7 Ngt Shift 6 Rotating
Area of Interest: Quality
City: Opelika
State: Alabama

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