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Machine Operator Soft Gel

Company Name:
Pharmavite
## Job Description
Lead in for External Job Descriptions:
Pharmavite is a leading and growing US manufacturer, marketer, and retailer of quality vitamins, mineral and herbal supplements both domestically and internationally with a strong portfolio of brands such as Nature Made , SAM -e Complete , and SOYJOY . With over 35 years as a major force in the nutritional supplement business, Pharmavite was built on the premise of producing the highest quality nutritional products in the country and operates one of the most sophisticated, state-of-the art research and development facilities in the industry.
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 Machine Operator Soft Gel . This key position will be based in our Opelika AL facility.
_Position Summary:_
Responsible for operating encapsulation equipment to ensure smooth, efficient production of soft gelatin capsules that meet with specific quality standards.
_Responsibilities:_
Ensures materials are correct and fed to encapsulation machinery in accordance with specific procedures.
Uses hand tools to adjust equipment controls and operating parts as appropriate to product.
Continuously monitors the production process, ensuring the ribbon thickness meets standards, temperature is appropriate to product, and weight and size of finished product meets specifications.
Troubleshoots any equipment/process problems and resolves as quickly as possible.
Performs changeovers from one product or batch to another; disassembles equipment and cleans according to procedures; reassembles and makes ready for next batch; works with tooling/set-ups.
Scoops capsules onto trays; spreads them into a single layer; and stack for drying; completes stack cards accurately and completely.
Lifts containers of in-process, raw, finished, or waste products and transports within department as necessary.
Maintains required logs and other records accurately and completely. Uses computer to enter data.
Performs all duties in compliance with safety rules, standard operating procedures and good manufacturing practices.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
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_Minimum Qualifications:_
Education:
A high school diploma or its equivalent is required.
Certification:
None.
Experience:
Complete working knowledge of the encapsulation process, typically resulting from a minimum of one year experience in related jobs (e.g., encapsulation, injection molding or other similar machine operations) and/or requires four to six months training and experience in this job under close supervision.
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
Requires:
Fluent English skills to read/understand written instructions, and other information; to maintain routine written records, and to communicate problems effectively to supervisors.
Accurate arithmetic skills (addition, subtraction, division) to calculate shell and fill weights, and calculate the time a tank will run out of gel or medicine.
Manual dexterity to manipulate controls, disassemble/assemble equipment using a variety of hand tools.
Physical ability to stand/walk for much of work shift, and push/pull/lift large containers weighing up to 50 pounds.
Mechanical aptitude to troubleshoot and fix equipment malfunctions.
Physical Requirements:
Stand/walk for most of the work shift. Perform repetitive job duties that require constant attention to manufacturing process. Periodically push/pull containers weighing up to 500 pounds and lift containers up to 50 pounds. Adjust to distractions and interruptions and handle multiple priorities simultaneously
Environment:
Constant exposure to noise levels loud enough to require employees wear hearing protection. Warm temperature levels, fumes, vibration, etc., sufficient to cause minor discomfort, oily/wet conditions. Employees to wear protective eye wear, hair nets, uniforms, steel-toed shoes and gloves.
Safety:
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:
None.
Pharmavite is an equal employment and affirmative action employer F/M/Disability/Vet.
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Job Title: Machine Operator Soft Gel
Full Time / Part Time / Temp: Full Time - Regular
Shift: 24/7 Ngt Shift 6 Rotating
Area of Interest: Manufacturing
City: Opelika
State: Alabama

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