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Manufacturing Technician


Manufacturing and Production

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Tri-Cities, WA - (USA) 3321 West Kennewick Avenue Suite 220 WA Kennewick , WA - 99336-2957 Phone : 509-735-7444



Job Description

The Manufacturing Technician will be a member of our Quincy Extraction Plant. As an employee in the Quincy Extraction Plant, the Technician will be a part of a self-directed work team and will be trained and responsible for ensuring our products meet customer, safety and quality expectations. This plant runs 24 hours/6 days a week requiring teams to work 3 12.5 hour shifts and the shifts will rotate periodically.

The successful individual will leverage their proficiency to perform the following . . .

*Packaging - includes operating all types of packaging equipment, inline QA testing, cleaning and sanitizing of all packaging equipment. *Machine Set Up/Operation/Maintenance/Troubleshooting - includes the complete set-ups of packaging machines; monitoring line operation; troubleshooting, repairing, modifying settings and making adjustments to equipment prior to and during production runs; ensure equipment wellness. *Weigh Up/Blending - includes calculating quantities of ingredients; weighing and measuring ingredients; performing mixing operations; recording raw material usage; transferring finished compounds to holding vessels; cleaning and sanitizing mixing and storage vessels; assuring all chemicals and products are handled and stored to avoid contamination in accordance with standard production formulation, mixing instructions, state, federal, FDA and GMP regulations.

*Shipping/Receiving - includes transporting raw materials, goods in process and finished goods to production lines; loading and unloading trucks; verifying and counting goods and completing all associated paper work, and performing daily equipment inspection and cleaning. *Cleaning/Sanitizing - includes performing detailed sanitation procedures and taking care to follow the correct methods of sanitation; handling hazardous wastes as required; operating the trash compactor, and performing general cleaning of production areas.

*Quality - includes testing incoming raw materials, bulk and finished products; communicating quality issues, out-of-spec results and deviations; conducting audits; and determining and implementing continuous improvement measures. *Assisting in the development of technical and operational SOPs, training materials, and schedules. Completing and maintaining all required records and documentation. *Training and ensuring other team members adhere to proper standards and operating procedures. *Tracking key plant metrics and reporting daily to team members *The facilitating and actively participating in team meetings *Serving as a mentor to all team members to include providing peer reviews and feedback.

The accomplished individual will possess . . .

*High school diploma or equivalent.

*Ability to learn necessary computer systems and applications.

*Strong organizational and time management skills.

*Strong teamwork skills - have the ability to build trust and follow through on commitments

*Ability to successfully adapt and adjust to change

An outstanding professional will have . . .*Knowledge of core functional processes and associated operating requirements.*Prior experience with manufacturing food products, troubleshooting and repairing equipment, cGMPs, Lean manufacturing and/or Six Sigma is a plus.*Ability to obtain a Hilo license, and lift and carry 50 lbs.

This position will require employees to be available Monday through Saturday with the department determining which days will comprise the 40 hour work week based upon production and scheduling demands.

Must be able to pass background and drug screening

Must be able to speak, read and write in english

Must have the legal right to work in the US