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EQUIPMENT OPERATOR (PACKAGING DEPARTMENT)

Augusta

Job Details

Position Type: Full-Time
Education Level: High School Diploma / or Equivalent
Travel Percentage: None
Job Shift: Rotating 12-hour Shift
Job Category: Manufacturing

Operate automated packing and peripheral equipment, to pack, seal, palletize, hood and label manufactured product in accordance to cGMP and Food Safety Standards. Provide guidance to other individuals who may be assisting in work area. Keep accurate inventory, quality, environmental and housekeeping records. Enter timely and accurate production confirmations for material packed during shift.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES & FUNCTIONS

Include the following, others may be assigned.

  • Operate bulk solids and liquid material handling equipment (screws, conveyors, screening, and elevators) using automated control system. Perform dual operations of bagging and transferring product to TCP silo.
  • Properly assess shift needs and make appropriate decisions to ensure required activities occur. Enter work notifications and assist with maintenance personnel as necessary. Completes LO/TO and work permits for maintenance.
  • Provide accurate written and verbal feedback of daily activities to Supervision personnel, as well as maintain accurate shift to shift communication.
  • Understand and follow packing schedule, acquire necessary raw materials, interface with Plant Operators and set up of equipment and supplies for packout from production or silos.
  • Drum, band, label, wrap and inventory TKPP Solution as needed.
  • Ensure QC records are completed accurately and timely. Ensure work processes conform to ISO and Food Safety standards. Confirm production utilizing SAP software and scan packed material into warehouse storage locations. Verify shift packout is completed accurately. Communicate upward in the organization of any deviations or errors.
  • Comply with documentation, written work instructions, procedural and applicable regulatory requirements (such as safety, quality, environmental, housekeeping and food safety).
  • Operate general mechanical tools and equipment as required to make minor repairs and adjustments to equipment. Competently troubleshoot recurring problems to eliminate delays and nonconformities. Promote good workmanship.
  • Responsible for maintaining a safe and clean working environment. Operate cleaning and floor scrubbing equipment.

MINIMUM Requirements

High School Diploma/GED

WorkKeys® Assessment scores:  
    Graphic Literacy (4), 
    Workplace Documents (5),
    Applied Mathematics (4), and
    Workplace Observation (2)

One or more years of experience packaging/warehouse experience in a manufacturing operation or similar environment.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Reading/comprehension, speaking and writing at required education equivalency level.  Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business correspondence, technical/product information, policies/procedures or government regulations.  Ability to complete written forms and write routine to complex procedures, reports and correspondence.  A Ability to effectively communicate and coordinate activities with groups or individuals.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent.

COMPUTER SKILLS

Basic computer skills including e-mail, MS Word, Excel and SAP.


COMPLEXITY

The work includes varied duties requiring several different but related processes and methods be applied to a broad range of activities and/or substantial depth of analysis within a particular area.  Decisions include areas of established approach, methodology, interpretation or evaluation but also involves generating new ideas or recommendations for process improvements.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The work requires constant physical exertion to include sitting; walking; standing; bending; traversing stairs; carrying/lifting of light and heavy items (up to 55 lbs) repeatedly, forklift, etc. Work routinely requires speaking and hearing (expression or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words and perceiving sounds by ear).


WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment requires normal safety precautions typical of industrial/manufacturing environments.  Requires use of safe work practices with equipment, avoidance of trips and falls, and observance of fire regulations.  Manufacturing and warehousing areas are not climate controlled and environment includes work that requires special safety precautions such as working with irritant chemicals, around moving parts, carts or machines.  Employee will be required to use protective clothing or gear such as masks, gowns, coats, safety shoes, boots, goggles, gloves, safety glasses or shields.

Location

About working at Augusta

Located in Augusta, Georgia, the site is Prayon’s only US production location. It is primarily oriented towards the food sector, but also maintains a strong presence in the health and dental care, as well as technical markets.

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