Packaging Technician – 12 Hour Nights
Zoetis is a global animal health company dedicated to supporting customers and their businesses in ever better ways. Building on 60 years of experience, we deliver quality medicines and vaccines, complemented by diagnostic products and genetic tests and supported by a range of services. We are working every day to better understand and address the real-world challenges faced by those who raise and care for animals in ways they find truly relevant.Our name, Zoetis (z-EH-tis), has its root in zo, familiar in words such as zoo and zoology and derived from zoetic, meaning “pertaining to life.” It signals our company”s dedication to supporting the veterinarians and livestock producers everywhere who raise and care for the farm and companion animals on which we all depend on.Zoetis is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status or any other protected classification. Disabled individuals are given an equal opportunity to use our online application system. Zoetis also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must possess or obtain authorization to work in the US for Zoetis. Zoetis retains sole and exclusive discretion to pursue sponsorship for the acquisition or maintenance of nonimmigrant status and employment eligibility, considering factors such as availability of qualified US workers. Individuals requiring sponsorship must disclose this fact.Please note that Zoetis seeks information related to job applications from candidates for jobs in the U.S. solely via the following: (1) our company website at www.Zoetis.com/careers site, or (2) via email to/from addresses using only the Zoetis domain of “@zoetis.com”. In addition, Zoetis does not use Google Hangout for any recruitment related activities. Any solicitation or request for information related to job applications with Zoetis via any other means and/or utilizing email addresses with any other domain should be disregarded. In addition, Zoetis will never ask candidates to make any type of personal financial investment related to gaining employment with Zoetis.Position ResponsibilitiesWorking with a coach and / or trainer complete the Packaging Operations On the Job Training Program which includes, but is not limited to the following:* Complete Training Modules (Packaging Orientation, Packaging Safety, Packaging Safety Program, Packaging Colleague Expectations, and the department specific modulefor the packaging area assigned).* Complete job specific training check lists for 5 packaging lines* Learn to use Packaging related Standard Operating Procedures, Batch Records, Log Books and Job Aides.* Learn the operation of Motorized Materials Handling Equipment as assigned* Learn to identify packaging component and finished goods quality expectations* Learn to complete product specific packaging documents and log book entries* Learn the support of manufacturing departments through the movement of product, raw materials, and supplies in and out of the manufacturing areas.* Learn to wrap skids of product* Learn to respond to requests from customers for supplies and information* Learn to de-corrugate material shipped from vendors* Learn all types of communication (i.e. verbal, phone, e-mail) as required in the dailyoperation of the department* Learn functions of line clearance* Learn equipment operation procedures and demonstrate understanding* Complete training in cGMP practices, and demonstrate competency* Learn and comply with all SOP”s and associated documentation* Learn and demonstrate good housekeeping practices* Learn proper staging and location areas for components and equipment* Assist in material handling using manual operated pallet jacks* Understand and comply with all safety programs and procedures; ex. LOTO, MSDS, PPE* Demonstrate reliability in attendance and punctuality* Complete daily timecards thoroughly and accurately* Learn to document steps accurately and legibly* Use calculator to calculate amounts packaged, rejects, etc. Assist with other duties as assigned Education and ExperienceHigh School graduate or equivalent. Preferred: One to two years of college and /or technical education. Technical Skills and Competencies * Demonstrate basic mechanical skills. * Demonstration of personal computer usage. * Demonstrate good communication skills. Read, interpret, and apply safety procedures, standard operating procedures, maintenance instructions, and departmental procedures. Communicate effectively with peers and Team Leader. Document steps accurately and legibly * Add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure. Perform conversions within the metric system. Complete controlled documents and inventory calculations using basic math * Understand and apply instructions in written, oral, and/or diagram formats. * Multitask. * Ability to recognize product quality issues based on company guidelines, policies, and procedures. * Demonstrates good listening skills. * Demonstrates the ability to work in a team environment. * Expresses a positive attitude, * Shows respect for co-workers.Preferred: Six months prior packaging and/or manufacturing experience. Familiar with computer using window based applications Physical Position RequirementsThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by colleagues to successfully perform the principle duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the principle dutiesManual dexterity using hands and fingers. Constant standing for extended periods. Frequent need to sit, kneel, crouch, and climb; reach with hands and arms. Capable of lifting up to 50 pounds. Work EnvironmentThe work environment characteristics described here are representative of those colleagues encounter while performing the principle duties of this job. As designated, personnel protection equipment (PPE) must be utilized while on the jobHigh noise levels; frequent exposure to heavy items; ANSI 75 Safety shoes required; exposure to cleaning agents/chemicals; PPE as required; exposure to moving mechanical parts; ensure safety shields are always in place; Exposure to extreme temperature variations.To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each principle job duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required for this position.Apply for this job.