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Packaging Tech II - 1st shift

Category: Manufacturing
City: Plymouth
State: Minnesota


The Packaging Tech II – 1st shift (7:00 am – 3:30 pm (Mon -Fri), is responsible for demonstrated expertise on one or multiple production lines and to ensure safe, quality pharmaceutical product packaging. This position sets up, adjusts and troubleshoots pharmaceutical packaging machinery and ensures that packaging operations are completed per standard operating procedure.

Essential Duties:

  • Executes packaging line operations, processes and procedures.
  • Coordinates the packaging efforts for designated production lines and teams.
  • Completes machine set up, operations, tooling changes, adjustments and troubleshooting related to the operation of one or more packaging lines.
  • Assists in maintaining line efficiencies and standards to meet quality packaging requirements and established routing times.  
  • May participate in the training of new team members or retraining for current team members to ensure all standard operating procedures are followed, as written.
  • Maintains appropriate quality and production documentation. Responsible for the review of all assigned batch record documentation to ensure error free work.
  • Performs general, light maintenance and troubleshooting of machines and related equipment.
  • Reviews daily production compared to defined routings and identifies ideas for continuous improvement.
  • Participates in activities associated with collaboration with Technical Services, Maintenance and Engineering departments with new equipment and equipment qualifications.
  • Ensures a safe work environment and that team members are performing job duties in accordance with all safety requirements and guidelines.
  • Demonstrates and works in accordance with Corporate Values. Demonstrates the ability to promote these values to Packaging team members.


Education and Experience Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent and a minimum of 1 year experience working in a manufacturing, packaging or maintenance/mechanical environment. Demonstrated mechanical and technical knowledge of cGMP and pharmaceutical packaging standard operating procedures.

Physical Requirements: Bending at the waist: 34 – 66% (Frequent). Firm Grasping: 1 – 33% (Occasional). Lift / Carry – Waist or Lower (25 lbs. or less): 34 – 66% (Frequent). Lift / Carry – Waist or Lower (25 to 50 lbs.): 34 – 66% (Frequent). Lift / Carry – Waist or Lower (50 to 75 lbs.): 1 – 33% (Occasional). Listening: 67 – 100% (Constant). Near acuity (vision): 67 – 100% (Constant). Push / Pull (25 lbs. or less): 67 – 100% (Constant). Push / Pull (25 to 50 lbs.): 67 – 100% (Constant). Push / Pull (50 to 75 lbs.): 34 – 66% (Frequent). Push / Pull (75 to 100 lbs.): 34 – 66% (Frequent). Push / Pull (over 100 lbs.): 1 – 33% (Occasional). Reaching above the shoulders: 1 – 33% (Occasional). Reaching straight out or below shoulders: 67 – 100% (Constant). Repetitive Hand / Wrist Work: 67 – 100% (Constant). Speaking: 34 – 66% (Frequent). Standing (Moving About): 67 – 100% (Constant). Standing (Stationary): 67 – 100% (Constant). Twisting / Turning at the waist: 34 – 66% (Frequent). Use of computer keyboard / mouse: 1 – 33% (Occasional). Work in excess of 40 hours per week: 1 – 33% (Occasional).

Mental and Motor Requirements: Ability to prioritize tasks: 1 – 33% (Occasional). Ability to manage changing priorities: 1 – 33% (Occasional). Attention to detail: 67 – 100% (Constant). Attentiveness: 67 – 100% (Constant). Basic math calculations: 34 – 66% (Frequent). Computer Skills: 1 – 33% (Occasional). Demonstrated ability to follow written procedures: 67 – 100% (Constant). Interaction with others using professionalism and tact: 67 – 100% (Constant). Problem Solving: 1 – 33% (Occasional). Reading / Comprehension: 34 – 66% (Frequent). Verbal communication: 67 – 100% (Constant).

Environmental Requirements: Exposure to Electrical Hazards: 1 – 33% (Occasional). Exposure to Loud Noises: 67 – 100% (Constant). Exposure to active pharmaceutical ingredient: 34 – 66% (Frequent). Exposure to automated machinery: 67 – 100% (Constant). Exposure to chemicals: 34 – 66% (Frequent). Exposure to dust: 1 – 33% (Occasional). Exposure to fumes / odors: 1 – 33% (Occasional). Exposure to pressurized equipment: 67 – 100% (Constant). Required to wear safety glasses and other PPE: 67 – 100% (Constant). Team work: 67 – 100% (Constant). Works in Manufacturing Environment: 67 – 100% (Constant).

Other Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Upsher-Smith Laboratories, LLC is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees according to all applicable equal opportunity and affirmative action laws, directives and regulations of federal, state and local governing bodies and agencies. In keeping with this commitment, Upsher-Smith Laboratories, LLC will recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all job titles, without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex (including factors related to pregnancy or child birth), national origin, age, marital status, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity status with regard to public assistance, employment status, local human rights commission activity, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, or any other protected category.

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