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Packaging Specialist


This is a Full-time position in Kalamazoo, MI posted September 9, 2021.

1st shiftPay Rate $17.25Packaging SpecialistA Packaging Specialist performs general pharmaceutical production related tasks and responsibilities in a lean manufacturing environment.

This includes inspection and packaging of products, as well as material handling and setup of packaging lines with “right first time” accuracy and efficiency.

This is a position that requires high attention to detail with regard to ensuring a quality product is provided to our customers and ensuring production related documents are complete and correct.

A Packaging Specialist requires the use of Microsoft applications and good organizational skills in order to maintain an orderly work environment.

All activities are conducted within a safety-minded culture that strives for continuous improvement.If you have an engaged work ethic and enjoy the challenge of maximizing quality and efficiency as part of a high performance team, this may be a great opportunity for you!Responsibilities:
• Ensure all tasks are performed in accordance with applicable batch records, standard operating procedures (SOPs) and safety guidelines, as well as applicable regulatory standards, such as current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs)
• Operate, maintain, troubleshoot and make minor repairs on packaging equipment
• Monitor, evaluate and adjust processes or equipment to maximize quality and efficiency.
• Maintain complete and accurate documentation of all tasks completed
• Provide leadership to line operators as well as effectively communicate with support personnel and leadership
• Work together as a team to maintain production schedule and objectivesRequired skills, education, and experience:
• High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
• Basic math, English communication skills, legible penmanship, and reading comprehension
• Ability to follow detailed instructions
• Basic use of Microsoft applications and general computer skills
• Effective interpersonal communication and a positive outlook
• Mechanical reasoning and troubleshooting skills
• Strong mechanical skills along with experience in the use of various hand tools
• B156 ONLY: Candidates cannot be allergic to Cephalosporin/PenicillinPreferred candidate qualifications:
• Knowledge of cGMP’s and production practices
• Experience in a Lean Production and/or manufacturing environment
• Reliable transportation and good attendance/time management skills
• Experience in Lean Manufacturing and continuous improvement work environment; 5S, visual schedule, PDCA, M1, etc.
• Ability to train on area SOP’s/OJT’s
– equipment, process, paperwork
• Experience in working with Tech Writer, creating and maintaining training documentationPhysical and Time requirements:
• Routine lifting of 20-50 lbs.
• Prolonged periods of sitting and standing
• Flexible hours and overtime may be required
• Manual dexterity and ability to keep up with pace of production standards
• Work Environment: Colleague could be exposed to airborne particles, including cephalosporin.

Must work near moving mechanical parts.

Eye protection and other personal protective equipment are required.SHIFT TIMES
• 1st
– 6:00am-2:30pm OR 7:00am-3:30pm
• 2nd
– 2:00-10:30pm OR 3:00-11:30pm
• 3rd
– 10:00pm-6:30am OR 11:00pm-7:30am