Tablet Press Operator (day shift)

Tablet Press Operator (day shift)

Description Summary

This is a full-time, non-exempt position. Responsible for all activities related to the compression of the  product as per formula instructions. Responsible to ensure the machine is clean and set up properly.  Adheres to the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs)  assuring the quality and quantity of product produced. Position will train on Swing Shift, $20/hr.

Supervisory Responsibilities 

This is not a supervisory position. 

Essential Job Responsibilities 

  • Operates tablet press machinery independently as well as within a team environment.
  • Documents tablet press process as per SOP. 
  • Loads and unloads tablet press machine. Monitors tablet press operation periodically and reports any abnormal conditions to the Lead. 
  • Prepares powder blends. Accurately weighs raw materials and finished product.
  • Cleans and/or disassembles press after the completion of tablet run. Cleans and maintains tools and supplies in good condition. 
  • Maintains tablet presses in good working order. Inspects for wear and communicates problems to the Lead. 
  • Sets up tablet press, including start-up of batch and obtaining all tablet specifications. Visually inspects tablet press as it is running to verify that machine is running within normal and safe operational parameters. 
  • Makes minor adjustments as necessary to keep all physical characteristics of tablets within specifications. 

Other Duties 

  • Follows all SOPs and GMPs as they relate to the position. 
  • Actively participates in safety and work-related training 
  • Communicates fully with other processors and other departments 
  • Performs other duties that may be assigned. 

Physical Demands 

This position requires long periods of standing, recurring reaching, bending, climbing in restricted areas, lifting of moderately heavy items up to 70 pounds. Operates machines and equipment in a non-sitting  position. A high degree of dexterity is required.

Working Conditions 

Work is performed inside the production tableting area, which can be warm and humid.  

Minimum Qualifications 

  • One year of work experience required. Previous experience in a production facility is preferred.
  • Able to operate Forklift. Must have a valid driver’s license to be certified for forklift operation.
  • Demonstrated ability to work efficiently and cooperatively in a fast-paced manufacturing  environment. 
  • Possess mechanical abilities with good attention to detail. 
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, as well as attention to detail. 
  • Ability to multi-task and adapt to changes in work assignments. Must be able to work variable shifts, including weekends. 
  • Able to work independently as well as part of a team. 
  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills.  
  • Able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. 

Management reserves the right to change this job with or without notice.

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