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Production Associate I

Job Code: #767
Job Type: Contract
Salary: $18.00 - $18.00/hour
Job Location: Mundelein, IL
Posted 4 days ago

Job Description

Position Title:  Manufacturing Associate

Pay:  $18.00


Position Summary: The Manufacturing Associate has the primary function of manufacturing medical diagnostic reagents in conformance with established SOP’s and cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practices).  Weighing, mixing, filling, packaging, pulling materials and accurate record keeping according to Good Documentation Practices. Maintain a clean, well organized environment according to 5S established guidelines. The Manufacturing Associate, with proper training, may also be asked to load and unload trucks and move materials with a forklift, manual pallet jack or electric pallet jack (weighing up to 1,250 lbs.).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Based on the type of product being manufactured, the Production Associate will fill cubitainers, bottles, or pouches; perform kit assembly and kit packaging; manage packaging equipment; and ensure proper labeling. All required duties are performed according to established SOP's.
  • Thoroughly and accurately complete documentation at each production stage. 
  • Maintain accountability and traceability of non-inventory production items.
  • Perform production operations in an efficient manner to meet production schedule and assure on time delivery to the customer.
  • Perform rework procedures according to established SOPs when required.
  • Maintain production plant and equipment in a clean and orderly manner on an ongoing basis.
  • Participate in yearly inventory count.
  • Rotate within areas of manufacturing to support production schedule. Collaborate with team members and cross-functional departments to support manufacturing process.
  • Perform required duties according to established SOP’s and quality standards to ensure product standards are met.
  • Stage materials and supplies needed for production to the line and organize material handling for efficiency. Properly prepare the production area and perform line clearance after production, clean equipment, shut down equipment and remove trash.
  • Maintain a clean and well organized environment at all times.
  • Request help for maintenance and troubleshooting of equipment.
  • Safely perform work and operate equipment. Identify safety hazards and bring them to the attention of management or safety team member. Report any near misses to management or EHS Manager.
  • Perform operations in an efficient manner to achieve the daily production schedule.
  • High School diploma/GED degree and 0-3 years preferred experience in the production of liquid manufacturing/packaging, including experience in the Armed Forces.
  • Knowledge of FDA (US Food and Drug Administration), GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices), ISO (International Organization for Standardization) and GDP (Good Documentation Practices) preferred. Forklift and motorized material handling equipment experience a plus.
  • Effectively communicate with supervisory and associates.
  • Interact effectively with colleagues to facilitate efficient manufacturing
  • Ability to make daily decisions regarding production line activities.
  • Ability to recognize activities that do not conform to established SOP’s and Quality Procedures and alert management.
  • Willing to make suggestions for process improvements.