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Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals Packaging Operator I in Hobart, New York

Job TitlePackaging Operator I

JR000011622 Packaging Operator I (Open)

Hobart, NY (Pharma) - USA036

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Job Description


Packaging Line Operator is responsible for tending machines and conveyors at various stages of the packaging line to maintain efficient, continuous packaging of the product for shipment.

Essential Functions

Components are in Place and Filled
Sets up assigned station(s) on the line including assembly of basic equipment and preparing materials needed (e.g. bottles, caps, cotton, etc.). Tends/operates station(s) during production run to insure proper operation and keep station filled with supplies or product. Weighs product at various stages of the packaging process. Performs checks/tests required for applicable station(s). Adjusts containers/materials for proper placement and remove defective pieces. Starts and stops equipment when required. Performs hand-packaging and material-handling functions. Collects all process related hazardous wastes and transports to accumulation drums.

Line Schedule Adhered to

Downtime Avoided
Documents inspections performed and keeps accurate equipment records, clean-up sheets and other required paperwork. Disassembles, cleans and reassembles basic line equipment according to SOPs. Insures proper inspections are conducted prior to reassembly. Cleans and assembles dust collector. Perform other duties as assigned by supervision or as required by the position/operation.

Compliance Standards Met
Promotes and adheres to safety requirements. Performs lock-out/tag-out procedures according to Sops. Follows safe working practices in the execution of their assigned duties. Actively participates in general site and departmental Safety initiatives. Maintains clean work area; clear away debris, damaged or defective product, cartons, labels and packaging supplies. Assist with training of new hires.

Marginal Functions
Assists operators at other stations of the line as needed.
Works on any packaging line at stations on which you are trained.

Minimum Requirements

Education / Experience / Skills:

Requires the basic knowledge and ability to apply mathematical concepts, spelling, reading English, and grammar. Requires a High School diploma or GED.

Packaging Operator I
Recommended minimum of three to six months' experience under direct supervision and guidance in order to gain sufficient skill to perform the requirements of the position.

Packaging Operator II
Recommended minimum 1 year experience as Packaging Operator.
Demonstrated ability to independently work all stations on a packaging line.

License(s)/Certification(s) required:
None Required

Preferred Skills/Competencies that may be representative but not all inclusive of those commonly associated with this position:
Ability to comprehend and carry out instructions furnished in written and oral form and deal with problems involving standardized situations. Perform the basic functions of arithmetic; add, subtract, multiply and divide all units of measure. Perform reading, writing and speaking at a basic level. Ability to work under direct supervision to learn the functions of the position. Basic eye-hand coordination. Basic proficiency operating several of the following stations on the packaging lines:
Bottle Unscrambler
Cottoner/Coil Inserter
Capper, Torque Tester
Induction Sealer/Foil Seal Detector
End Packing
Bottle Checkweigher
Reject Station
Machines, Tools, Equipment, Work Aids that may be representative but not all inclusive of those commonly associated with this position (see Department Training Manual for most current and comprehensive list of equipment): Bottle unscrambler, cottoner/coil inserter, capper, torque tester, induction sealer, foil seal detector, shrink tunnels, scales and packaging tape dispenser, bottle checkweigher, reject station.

Organizational Relationship/Scope:

Problem Solving: Rigorously and systematically connects information, processes and events by organizing divergent information and searching for common themes, patterns, and causal connections. Undertakes a complex task by breaking it down into manageable parts in a systematic, detailed way. Thinks of several possible explanations or alternatives for a situation and anticipates potential obstacles and develops contingency plans to overcome them. Uses intelligence, common sense, hard work and tenacity to solve particularly difficult or complicated challenges.
Attention to Detail/Focus: Is thorough and precise in accomplishing a task through concern for all the areas involved, no matter how small. Monitors and checks work or information and plans and organizes time and resources efficiently. Double-checks the accuracy of information and work product to provide accurate and consistent work. Provides information on a timely basis and in a usable form to others who need to act on it. Compares observations of finished work to what is expected to find inconsistencies.
Follows Processes Consistently: Shows concern for all aspects of the job by accurately checking processes and tasks; carefully and accurately follows established procedures for completing work tasks; uses knowledge that is acquired through formal training or extensive on-the-job experience to perform one's job.
Composure: Is cool under pressure; does not become defensive or irritated when times are tough; is considered mature; can be counted onto hold things together during tough times; can handle stress; is knocked off balance by the unexpected; doesn't show frustration when resisted or blocked; is a settling influence in a crisis.
Positive Attitude/Engagement: Shows commitment/dedication and accountability in one's work; and follows through on all aspects. Takes personal responsibility for resolving problems brought to one's attention. Goes beyond expectations in the assignment/task, or job description without being asked.
Incorporates Mallinckrodt Cultural Hallmarks in daily routine:
Accountable: Promote responsibility. Forward thinking to anticipate potential issues and downtime.
Competitive: Continuous improvement oriented. Understand, promote, and practice lean principals.
Collaborative: Excellent written and verbal communication skills, ensuring professional and courteous interactions at all organizational levels. Work effectively in a high performing team environment; understand the basic concepts of team dynamics and team building.
High Performing: Understand and support performance excellence objectives.

Working Conditions:

Physical/Visual Activities or Demands that are commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job:
Physical demand involves light work requiring incumbent to exert up to 5 pounds of force continuously, up to 25 pounds of force frequently and over 25 pounds of force occasionally to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Physical demand also involves walking, standing and stooping (75%), grasping, bending and reaching (50%) talking/hearing (10%) and occasional climbing Visual demand requires clarity of vision at 20 inches or less and 20 feet or more with peripheral vision and the ability to bring objects into sharp focus, to judge distance and space relationships and to identify and distinguish colors. Mental demand involves normal attention to repetitive actions as well as awareness of activity in other areas of the packaging line.

Environmental/Atmospheric Conditions commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job:
Exposure to active product requires incumbent to wear a dust mask on a regular basis. Protective clothing including shirt, slacks, jacket, safety glasses, booties, hairnet and gloves are worn continuously in performance of the job functions.
Work hazards include proximity to moving mechanical equipment, exposure to active product and dust, odors, cleaning solvents, loud noise, vibration and poor ventilation.

Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.