Packaging Technician – 2nd Shift
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 SummaryWork as part of a team operating pharmaceutical packaging lines. Operate packaging equipment and other related tasks. Maintain accurate and concurrent documentation of all tasks completed. Maintain a positive attitude and be able to work well with others in a team environment. Demonstrate good attendance. Position ResponsibilitiesRecord Keeping and Documentation * Maintain and complete accurate records (time cards, batch records, log books, etc.). Equipment
* Operate assigned equipment, i.e. . PLC controlled packaging line, vision system, etc. * Clean production equipment and facilities. * Set-up/ disassemble production equipment. * Operate specific in-process devices associated with the equipment, i.e. moisture analyzers, pH meters, etc. * Operate material handling devices, electric pallet jack, manual pallet jacks, and hi-lifts. * Apply the metric system to assigned process calculations. SOPs / cGMPs
* Follow all SOPs/cGMPs applicable to the area. * Apply proper housekeeping techniques. * Follow proper dress policy. Safety
* Practice good safety techniques in the manufacturing area, including lock-out/Tag-out procedures. * Read and interpret Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs). * Properly use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as required per SOPs, i.e. safety shoes, safety glasses, respirators, gloves, hearing protection, etc. Decision Making — Demonstrated ability to: * Delegate questionable issues upward. * Follow directions either written, or oral. * Know when to stop the process for anomalies. * Learn to identify “out-of-spec” material. Process * Familiar with production/process flow. * Know proper staging and storage location for supplies and equipment. * Learn key terminology associated with pharmaceutical manufacturing. Communications * Communicate effectively with peers and supervisor. * Apply appropriate communication techniques for team work. Personal Computer SkillsPerform PC tasks, i.e. SAP transactions, BMS activates (Walk-In-Dryers), etc.
Education and Experience * H.S. Diploma or equivalent * Meet the physical requirement of the job. * Language skills – able to read and interpret procedures. * Math Skills – ability to apply general math skills. * Has a basic understanding of mechanical skills and has used various hand tools. * Able to use hand held calculators. PREFERRED CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS * Technical school certificate or 1-2 yrs. college and/or a minimum of two years experience in a manufacturing environment. * Knowledge of P.C. using Windows based applications.
Physical Position Requirements * Learn to apply and follow good lifting techniques. * Will be exposed to routine lifting of 20-40 lbs., and occasionally lift up to 50 lbs. * Ability to work flexible hours and overtime as needed. * Will be exposed to tasks where climbing, sitting, crouching, reaching with arms and hands, or standing for extended periods is required. WORK ENVIRONMENT * Exposure to cleaning chemicals * Exposure to loud noises. * Exposure to temperature variations. * Exposure to heights of up to 25 ft., e.g. tops of silos, and tops of blenders.