Virbac Corporation

Production Operator

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Bridgeton, MO

Job description

Virbac Corporation is currently hiring Production Operators to work 2nd shift. The hours are 3pm-11:30pm.

Pay is $20.20/hr to start, plus a $500 sign-on bonus!

We offer an excellent benefits package that includes vacation, 401(k) & match, life, medical, dental, and vision benefits, and more! 

Work is in an FDA regulated environment (clean, air-conditioned, nice environment). We're growing and will likely be hiring more positions soon.

Duties

• Operate filling and packaging equipment for FDA and EPA-regulated animal pharmaceutical products.

• Permanent assignments.

Area of accountability #1: Operate equipment

Main activities:

• Organize their activity for production processes.

• Perform equipment set-ups and make adjustments.

• Perform line clearances.

• Perform unit and equipment cleaning procedures.

• Monitor key line parameters.

Expected results: All products made are in compliance with regulations and client requirements.

Area of accountability #2: Quality

Main activities:

• Conduct IPCs at defined intervals.

• Take samples and send them to QC.

• Follow GMPs and SOPs.

• Record information throughout the process into the batch record and/or logbook to ensure compliance.

• Follow proper gowning procedures.

Expected results: Information that helps to assure the traceability of manufactured lots.

Area of accountability #3: Continuous Improvement

Main activities:

• Record KPI.

• Participate in kaizen events (5S, SMED…).

Expected results: Ensure the process works at the optimum level of compliance, quality, and efficiency to meet customer expectations.

Area of accountability #4: Troubleshooting

Main activities:

• Follow proper troubleshooting procedures when malfunctions occur and report issues to a technician/supervisor if applicable

• Notify supervisor if deviation occurs (IPCs, raw material issues, equipment…)

Expected results: Ensure traceability of troubleshooting.

Area of accountability #5: Safety

Main activities:

• Follow plant safety guidelines

• Safely operate and adjust the equipment, starting and stopping, in a manner so as not to harm the equipment, yourself, or fellow employees

• Fill in safety checklists

• Notify supervisors of safety near misses or incidents

Expected results: Measure the impact each activity has on personnel safety.

Job-related skills required to complete activities:

• Following hygiene and safety guidelines.

• Respect material and personnel flows.

• Talk/listen to others to convey/understand information effectively.

• Ability to read, understand and execute operating instructions, guidelines, SOPs, and batch records.

• Good math skills: adding, subtracting, multiplication, percentages, conversions.

• Basic computer skills.

Interpersonal skills required to complete activities:

• Ability to diligently follow batch records and procedures with attention to detail.

• Demonstrate ability to work in teams and lead by example.

• Customer focus.

• Communicate effectively.

Training / Experience necessary to do the job:

• Educational level or equivalent experience: High school diploma or GED

• 1 to 2 years prior experience working in production at a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility is desired, but not required.

• Pre-employment mathematics and reading testing will be required.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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