Production Operator

Grand Haven, MI


The Entry Production Operator is responsible for performing daily tasks as directed by the Production Team Leader and/or Sr. Production Operator.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work as an assistant while training on processes and demonstrate proficiency to operate and control processes on which training has occurred;
  • Read and understand batch records and applicable SOP’s before starting any process;
  • Comply with all cGMP requirements, maintaining thorough, accurate, and legible documentation;
  • Be accountable for all documentation and production, which is his/her responsibility;
  • Alert the team leader or designee of safety, quality, and equipment problems;
  • Have a basic understanding of materials handling to prevent contamination and to comply with cGMP’s and customer requirements;
  • Obtain in-process product samples, when necessary, using proper sampling procedures;
  • Work and follow all safety procedures at all times and report any potential safety hazards to on-site safety staff or to team leader;
  • Become proficient in Assistics scanning
  • Attend any occasional mandated Company meetings related to site operations;
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.


Education and/or experience

  • High school diploma or GED, some college a plus.
  • Prefer 1 year of experience within manufacturing environment, preferably within pharmaceutical/food
  • Must have demonstrated experience with quality/safety systems in a manufacturing environment as well as exposure to normal process manufacturing activities like teamwork, shiftwork, etc.
  • Have a working knowledge of scales, calibrations, and accuracy requirements.
  • Average to above average mathematical skills (decimals, metric system, rounding, basic arithmetic).
  • Possess decision-making and judgement ability with regard to safety of self, and others.
  • Ability to comply with all procedures and SOP’s.
  • Must be a licensed fork truck operator.
  • Ability to maintain attention around rotating, pinching, and crushing equipment.
  • Ability to maintain attention around high temperature and pressure air and liquid.
  • Ability to work independently for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to communicate via electronically, conversation, radio, and visually.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to multi-task.