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Production Operator

Company: West Pharmaceutical Services
Location: Kearney
Posted on: July 7, 2024

Job Description:

Working at West means having an opportunity to work by the side of our patients and customers, our global team members and the communities in which we operate - which all help contribute to a Healthier World.

At West, we are by the side of patients. The work we do impacts patients' lives each and every day - our products are a critical part of healthcare delivery and we are proud of the role we play to improve patient health. We work by the side of our team members. We come together as one global team to deliver for our customers and help them address their challenges. We are a diverse, close-knit community of professionals, where everyone has a voice and opportunity to learn and grow through mutual trust and respect. With a 95 year plus history, we have a track record for success, which includes reported sales of $2.14B in 2020. We serve by the side of our community. Giving back is in our DNA-our team members across more than 50 sites globally are involved with hundreds of charities that have special meaning to them through our West Without Borders team member-led giving program.

Job Summary:

Mold and trim products to an established level of specifications in terms of quality and quantity on a molding and trimming press and other equipment supporting the manufacturing process. Production operators will work as a team in a cell concept rotating through multiple job functions throughout the day following a playbook for optimal performance.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that the equipment is set up accurately.
  • Ensure continual flow of product through the module from the mold press thru the trim press.
  • Operate a mold press to produce molded panels of product following site SOI's and work instructions.
  • Operate a manual / automatic trim press as needed following site SOI's and work instructions.
  • Process trimmed product through washing and drying process per site SOI's and work instructions.
  • Process product through any required special treatments such as sort, silicone, chlorination, etc.
  • As needed, set up pack scales for weighing and packing of finished product and prepare carton labels for boxing and shipping.
  • Alert the Area Supervisor to conditions that may prevent meeting production and quality expectations.
  • Accurately maintain all required documentation and paperwork to ensure product traceability.
  • Inspect molded/trimmed work to ensure quality product is being produced.
  • Move materials into and out of the area as required.
  • Properly clean and prep assigned workstations/equipment during and prior to the next available shift
  • Promotes and supports a Lean environment.
  • Conforms with and abides by all corporate and site specific regulations, policies, work procedures, instruction, and all safety rules.
  • Exhibits regular, reliable, punctual and predictable attendance.
  • Performs other duties as assigned based on business needs. Education and Experience:
    • Must pass pre-employment testing; 1-3 years manufacturing experience preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
      • Must possess an acute attention to detail
      • Basic computer skills, i.e. use a mouse/keyboard.
      • Ability to apply Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
      • General use of computer work station and ability to use SAP commands is preferred
      • Must be willing and able to work as a team member and make general decisions within authorized job responsibilities
        • Must be able to train and guide others as required.
        • Must be able to read and write in English Competencies/Authorities
          • N/A Physical and Travel Requirements
            • Ability to work standing for up to 12 hours per shift
            • Frequent standing, twisting, bending, reaching, pushing, pulling as required by the job
            • Ability to effectively communicate with team members on the work shift
            • Must have vision corrected or uncorrected at 20/30 or better
            • Must be able to differentiate colors
            • Be able to work near temperatures (250-350 degrees F) for short durations
            • Able to tolerate frequent steam emissions from job-related equipment and functions
            • Pull molded materials from the mold presses (involving pull forces of 50 lbs. or less for short durations) with multiple iterations per cycle and 6 - 8 cycles per hr.
            • Frequent above shoulder height work to pull molded product from mold or moving bags
            • Frequent bilateral grip/grasp and manual dexterity work required
            • Pushing or pulling of wheeled objects weighing 500+ lbs. or less for short periods of time and/or over short distances
            • Must be able to gown into required clothing for a controlled clean room
            • Must also be able to tolerate industrial odors and smells on a frequent basis
            • Travel is


              West is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. If you have a special need that requires accommodation in order to apply to West, please send an email to Where permitted by law, an offer of employment with West Pharmaceutical Services, or any of its subsidiary or affiliate companies, is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of background screening and/or a pre-employment drug screening.

Keywords: West Pharmaceutical Services, Grand Island , Production Operator, Professions , Kearney, Nebraska

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