Production Operator

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Bridgeton, MO

Job description

Excellent benefits package including vacation, 401k & match, life, medical, dental, and vision benefits, and more! 

Pay is $20.20 per hour to start. Plus a $500 sign-on bonus!

We currently have five openings - all second shift positions working 3:00 to 11:30 pm.

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


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

Permanent assignments.

Area of accountability no.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 no.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 no.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 no.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 no.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.

- Respecting material and personnel flows.

- Talking/listening 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 Education or GED.

Experience required to fulfil the role: 1 to 2 years prior experience working in production at a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility is desired, but not required.

Career pre-requisites: Pre-employment mathematics and reading testing will be required.