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Makes batch mixes using established formulations and methods in a manner to ensure that safety, quality and production goals are met on a daily basis.
Completes mixing tasks on a rotational basis as assigned by the supervisor/team leader of the department.
Safety (daily requirements): Follow all company safety procedures in completion of job duties. Verify that all safety-related devices, machine guarding, signage, etc. are in place and functioning prior to releasing equipment for production. Wear required PPE for job function. Participate in 6S events in the department and throughout the facility. Sustain 6S standards through good housekeeping and execution of standard work.
Productivity (daily requirements): Perform minor equipment set-up and adjustments; operate all necessary mixing and testing equipment. Gather and verify all raw materials for each batch mix per the double check sheet. Follow standard operating procedures on check sheet to make required batch mixes. Maintain mixes for all lines while performing other duties assigned by department. Complete required documentation. Complete production records and data entry as required (DPR's, process monitor, production summaries, double check sheets, work orders, etc.).
Lean (daily requirements): Utilize LEAN Thinking in formal and informal settings including participating in LEAN Events (Value Stream Mapping, Kaizen, Projects, Just-Do-It), submitting Suggestions, attending LEAN Training, and improving work cell/areas of responsibility daily. Use visual tools and display boards and update them as appropriate. Document all changes resulting from LEAN activities according to ISO guidelines. Accept and embrace change necessary for continuous improvement.
Teamwork (daily requirements): Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with co-workers by willingness to take on additional responsibility and/or support. Substitute and back-up production line positions if and when necessary.
Communication (daily requirements): Maximize the flow of communication for effective performance within the department and between shifts.
Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge and Experience
Knowledge of various equipment (fill machines, pallet jack, box knife, batch gun, mix tanks, drum mover, microscope, viscometer, and computer) is helpful.
Self-motivated with the ability to work at a fast pace in order to meet department units and production needs.
Ability to work as a member of a team to meet department goals.
High attention to detail.
Ability to read and comprehend work orders, charge sheets and PPE requirements.
Respirator fit test and respirator questionnaire required upon hire and annually.
24-hour HAZMAT training upon hire, and 8-hour HAZMAT annually.
Compounding, quality or science education is preferred.
Some product knowledge is preferred.
Prior manufacturing experience preferred.
Education and Certification
High School Diploma or equivalent required.
Some college preferred with advanced mathematics and/or science background preferred.