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Press Operator II - 2nd shift

Category Manufacturing City Plymouth State Minnesota

The Press Operator II - 2nd shift, is responsible for tablet press and/or encapsulation machine operations processes on the designated shift to ensure safe, quality pharmaceutical product manufacturing. This position sets up, adjusts and troubleshoots pharmaceutical tablet press and/or encapsulation machines and ensures manufacturing operations are completed per standard operating procedure. Employee will train and qualify to operate manufacturing equipment in the commercial manufacturing environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Executes tablet press and/or encapsulation machine manufacturing operations, processes and procedures.
  • Coordinates the tablet press and/or encapsulation machine manufacturing efforts for designated manufacturing processes.
  • Completes machine set up, operation, tooling changes, adjustments and troubleshooting related to the operation of tablet press and/or encapsulation machine manufacturing equipment.  
  • Maintains tablet press and/or encapsulation machine manufacturing equipment efficiencies and standards to meet quality manufacturing requirements and established routing times.
  • May coordinate 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 tablet press and/or encapsulation machines and related equipment.
  • Reviews daily production compared to defined routings and identifies ideas for continuous improvement.
  • May assist Technical Services, Maintenance and Engineering departments with new equipment, exception investigations 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 manufacturing team members.

Education & Experience requirements:

High school diploma or equivalent and a minimum of 2 years’ experience working in a manufacturing, packaging or maintenance/mechanical environment. Experience operating automated machinery/and or manufacturing equipment preferred. Demonstrated mechanical troubleshooting skills preferred. Verbal communication skills in order to interact with leadership and team members required.

Enjoy these Benefits:

  • Competitive benefits, including 401K and profit sharing
  • Shift differential pay (in addition to base pay)
  • Clean, climate-controlled work environment
  • Fitness Club reimbursement
  • Take your birthday off as a holiday
  • Free soda and coffee in our facilities
  • Free wellness programs, including biometric screenings and flu shots
  • Pet insurance (they are important, too!)

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). 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).

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below 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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