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Working As A Packaging Operator

  • Controlling Machines and Processes
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • $37,991

    Average Salary

What Does A Packaging Operator Do At Kelly Services

* Initiate batches in SCADA.
* Answer compliance and process questions from others.
* Participate in spill control, handling of hazardous materials, and first aid.
* Talk with team members about issues before they escalate into problems.
* Write, review, and revise SOPs, work instructions, and MBRs (Master Batch Records) for cGMP (Good
* Manufacturing Practices) manufacturing of commercial product.
* Perform preventative (scheduled) and corrective (unscheduled) maintenance of production equipment
* with supervision.
* Ensure proper documentation practices during maintenance processes.
* Execute validation protocols for processes and/or equipment

What Does A Packaging Operator Do At Perrigo Company

* Rotates through each position on the line and may operate manual packaging equipment.
* Conducts regular in-process checks of quality attributes of materials and products and to ensure the process is operating correctly.
* Cleans the work area throughout the shift to ensure proper clearance of materials.
* Assists in recording accurate production and inspection data and is responsible for completing packaging paperwork in compliance with required SOPs and GMPs utilizing computerized systems.
* Continuously looks for and helps to implement improvements to the process, productivity, quality and reduce costs
* Required Experience

What Does A Packaging Operator Do At Newell Brands

* Responsible for the successful operation of packaging machines.
* Must drive productivity and efficiency performance in the workstation while maintaining the highest levels of safety and quality.
* Maintains adherence to production schedules for the work station.
* Ensures work is completed at the correct quantity and in the proper time frame.
* Performs machine changeovers.
* Performs basic PC functions.
* Performs calculations before, during, and after each production order.
* Complete necessary paperwork to record production and quality performance daily.
* Ensures standard quality checks are performed properly and regularly, recording quality/scrap issues.
* Keeps work area neat and clean at all times.
* Maintains lean work environment and strives to eliminate waste in the work station.
* Proactively identifies potential safety issues and ensures no safety hazards in work area.
* Perform other related duties as assigned.
* Flexibility to take on various departmental tasks as deemed necessary by the supervisor.
* Operates in a manner that is consistent with safety guidelines and procedures.
* JOB KNOWLEDGE

What Does A Packaging Operator Do At Church & Dwight Co., Inc.

* Responsible at all times for promoting a safety culture and awareness within their area.
* Support and adhere to all plant safety policies and procedures at all times.
* Assist manufacturing with inspection, sorting and bagging process for bulk product.
* Remove defects as needed (i.e. deformed, discolored, misshaped, etc.)
* Management of bulk product from clean room to the packaging area, sorting/stacking/cleaning trays to be returned to clean room as needed.
* Visual sorting and declumping of bulk product prior to packaging process.
* Supplying hoppers with bottles, caps and other raw materials as needed.
* Supply bottle conveyor for metal detection, capping and induction sealing.
* Identify, retrieve and inspect pallets, apply case labels as needed.
* Moen operation, including erecting cases trays and displays.
* Break down of excess corrugate for bailing.
* Proper communications protocol with all manufacturing, quality and other operations staff to communicate and escalate product or equipment issues as needed.
* Equipment operation to include, but is not limited to: heat tunnel, sealer, checkweigher and palletizer.
* Ensures all quality and food safety practices are followed at all times.
* Assist in line clearance, cleaning and sanitization procedures as needed.
* Assist with the training and certification program as needed.
* Other duties as assigned

What Does A Packaging Operator Do At Teva Pharmaceuticals

* Setup, maintain, and operate equipment on assigned lines in proper functioning order per SOPs including performing the change over of equipment as required.
* Exhibit a firm operational knowledge of at least 2 of the main pieces of equipment in the Packaging Department: I
* E. Newman Labelers, Eisai Inspection Machines, MAB and Cartoners.
* Demonstrate high competence in the setup and the functionality of vision systems, thermal printers, and secondary packaging equipment.
* Exhibit trouble-shooting skills at a moderate level: Monitor the product labeling operation for obvious labeling defects and make adjustments to equipment if necessary.
* Maintain appropriate documentation throughout the run of the lot, including performance of Quality Challenges.
* Assist the leads daily, with completing the reconciliation of a batch record and equipment logbooks (80%)
* Maintain communication between leads, shifts, and quality assurance personnel.
* Ensure production levels are maintained.
* Maintain communication between line leads if equipment problems arise (10%)
* Assist Maintenance, Engineering, and Validation departments with equipment setup, changer-overs, and operation of new equipment and new change parts when needed (5%)
* Work in other areas of Packaging as required (i.e. hand packing, kit assembly). (5%)
* Maintain a safe and clean work environment while complying with all cGMPs and SOP’s (ALWAYS)
* PRIMARY OUTCOMES
* Demonstrate good organazation skills.
* Ensure product is manufactured in accordance with SOP's cGMPS and CFR's.
* Ability to train other employees on packaging machines
* Good leadership skills and ability to work well with other employees.
* Qualifications
* P** **osition Requirements

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Packaging Operator Career Paths

Packaging Operator
Quality Control Inspector Manufacturing Technician Process Technician
2nd Shift Supervisor
6 Yearsyrs
Production Technician Engineering Technician Production Supervisor
Assistant Plant Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Quality Control Inspector Assembly Technician Assembly Operator
Cell Leader
5 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Technician Plant Operator Foreman
General Contractor
6 Yearsyrs
Forklift Operator Operator
Lead Operator
5 Yearsyrs
Operator Technician Maintenance Technician
Maintenance Director
11 Yearsyrs
Manufacturing Operator Technician Production Supervisor
Manufacturing Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Forklift Operator Maintenance Technician Production Supervisor
Manufacturing Supervisor
7 Yearsyrs
Manufacturing Technician Quality Assurance Specialist Operations Specialist
Operations Team Leader
5 Yearsyrs
Operator Foreman Operations Manager
Plant Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Manufacturing Operator Manufacturing Technician Technician
Production Supervisor
7 Yearsyrs
Manufacturing Technician Quality Control Technician Quality Inspector
Production Team Leader
5 Yearsyrs
Technician Quality Control Inspector Quality Control Manager
Quality Assurance Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Laboratory Technician Quality Control Technician
Quality Control Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Laboratory Technician Quality Assurance Technician Quality Assurance Manager
Quality Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Process Operator Process Technician Production Supervisor
Quality Supervisor
7 Yearsyrs
Production Technician Production Supervisor
Sanitation Supervisor
7 Yearsyrs
Process Operator Forklift Operator Operator
Senior Operator
5 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Technician Production Supervisor Warehouse Supervisor
Shipping Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Technician Maintenance Technician Production Supervisor
Warehouse Manager
5 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Relief Operator 3.9 years
Coater Operator 3.6 years
Finisher Operator 3.3 years
Machine Operator 2.9 years
Cell Operator 2.9 years
Filler Operator 2.8 years
Operator 2.8 years
Line Operator 2.4 years
Pack Out Operator 2.2 years
Packaging Operator 2.0 years
Top Employers Before
Cashier 12.6%
Operator 5.6%
Technician 3.8%
Supervisor 3.2%
Assembler 3.2%
Teller 2.9%
Internship 2.5%
Top Employers After
Operator 9.6%
Cashier 5.7%
Assembler 4.6%
Technician 3.9%

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Packaging Operator Demographics

Gender

Male

56.9%

Female

41.2%

Unknown

1.9%
Ethnicity

White

60.1%

Hispanic or Latino

19.8%

Black or African American

9.8%

Asian

7.5%

Unknown

2.9%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

68.5%

French

7.4%

Arabic

3.7%

Japanese

2.8%

Hindi

2.8%

Turkish

1.9%

Hmong

1.9%

Portuguese

0.9%

Khmer

0.9%

Filipino

0.9%

German

0.9%

Hebrew

0.9%

Vietnamese

0.9%

Amharic

0.9%

Gujarati

0.9%

Kurdish

0.9%

Tagalog

0.9%

Dakota

0.9%

Russian

0.9%
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Packaging Operator Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

13.3%

Rockland Community College

6.7%

Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana

6.1%

Rochester Institute of Technology

5.6%

Kirkwood Community College

5.6%

Indiana State University

5.6%

Clemson University

5.6%

College of Southern Idaho

5.0%

Southwest Tennessee Community College

5.0%

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

4.4%

Universidad De Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras Campus

4.4%

Calhoun Community College

4.4%

Ashford University

3.9%

Kaplan University

3.9%

Western Michigan University

3.9%

University of Wisconsin - Stout

3.3%

Michigan State University

3.3%

University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo

3.3%

Modesto Junior College

3.3%

Richland Community College

3.3%
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Majors

Business

28.8%

General Studies

8.4%

Criminal Justice

6.1%

Health Care Administration

5.1%

Medical Assisting Services

4.2%

Computer Science

4.1%

Accounting

3.9%

Biology

3.8%

Electrical Engineering Technology

3.5%

Industrial Technology

3.5%

Electrical Engineering

3.5%

Engineering And Industrial Management

3.3%

Automotive Technology

3.1%

Nursing

3.1%

Management

3.1%

Liberal Arts

2.6%

Education

2.6%

Pharmacy

2.5%

Graphic Design

2.5%

Nursing Assistants

2.3%
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Degrees

Other

41.1%

Bachelors

25.9%

Associate

16.3%

Certificate

7.8%

Masters

4.2%

Diploma

3.5%

License

0.7%

Doctorate

0.5%
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Top Skills for A Packaging Operator

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  1. Package Product
  2. Food Safety
  3. Safety Procedures
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Inspect and package products in the final processing stages of animal health medicines and vaccines to proceed to market.
  • Operated and maintained equipment, ensured proper documentation of all food safety requirements.
  • Comply with prescribed safety procedures or federal laws regulating waste disposal methods.
  • Operated different machines as: Reformer (Filler), Cottonelle, Pacer etc.
  • Assist with product comparability studies and stability program, with accordance to federal regulation, internal quality standards and product specifications.

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