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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
  • $32,000

    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
Operator Technician Team Leader
Production Supervisor
7 Yearsyrs
Operator Foreman Supervisor
Production Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Operator Foreman Manager
Plant Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Manufacturing Operator Manufacturing Technician Technician
Operation Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Manufacturing Operator Manufacturing Technician Manufacturing Engineer
Quality Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Manufacturing Operator Manufacturing Technician Team Leader
Warehouse Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Forklift Operator Foreman Manager
Site Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Forklift Operator Technician Maintenance Supervisor
Facilities Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Forklift Operator Electrician Supervisor
Quality Assurance Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Certified Nursing Assistant Team Leader Production Supervisor
Manufacturing Supervisor
7 Yearsyrs
Certified Nursing Assistant Laboratory Technician Quality Assurance Technician
Quality Assurance Supervisor
6 Yearsyrs
Certified Nursing Assistant Laboratory Technician Production Supervisor
Quality Supervisor
7 Yearsyrs
Warehouse Worker Quality Control Inspector Quality Engineer
Quality Control Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Warehouse Worker Specialist Operations Specialist
Lead Operator
5 Yearsyrs
Process Operator Laboratory Technician Production Supervisor
Quality Control Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Warehouse Worker Shipping Clerk Logistics Coordinator
Shipping Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Quality Control Inspector Quality Assurance Technician Line Leader
2nd Shift Supervisor
6 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Technician Line Leader 2nd Shift Supervisor
Shift Production Supervisor
8 Yearsyrs
Quality Control Inspector Quality Assurance Specialist Quality Assurance Supervisor
Sanitation Supervisor
6 Yearsyrs
Production Technician Quality Technician Line Leader
Cell Leader
5 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Coater Operator 4.1 years
Relief Operator 4.1 years
Wrapper Operator 3.5 years
Machine Operator 3.2 years
Filler Operator 3.2 years
Cell Operator 3.1 years
Packaging Operator 3.0 years
Line Operator 2.5 years
Pack Out Operator 2.3 years
Top Careers Before Packaging Operator
Cashier 16.8%
Operator 4.6%
Assembler 3.4%
Supervisor 2.9%
Technician 2.8%
Cook 2.4%
Top Careers After Packaging Operator
Operator 9.5%
Cashier 8.9%
Technician 3.6%
Assembler 3.6%

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Packaging Operator Demographics

Gender

Male

51.1%

Female

37.0%

Unknown

11.9%
Ethnicity

White

59.6%

Hispanic or Latino

20.4%

Black or African American

10.2%

Asian

6.8%

Unknown

2.9%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

68.8%

French

8.3%

Arabic

3.8%

Hindi

2.5%

Japanese

1.9%

Hmong

1.9%

Gujarati

1.3%

Turkish

1.3%

Filipino

1.3%

Tagalog

1.3%

German

1.3%

Dakota

1.3%

Swahili

0.6%

Vietnamese

0.6%

Mandarin

0.6%

Hebrew

0.6%

Khmer

0.6%

Russian

0.6%

Kurdish

0.6%

Portuguese

0.6%
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Packaging Operator Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

15.3%

Kalamazoo Valley Community College

6.4%

Rockland Community College

6.1%

Michigan State University

5.4%

Strayer University

5.1%

The Academy

5.1%

Western Michigan University

5.1%

Rochester Institute of Technology

4.5%

College of Southern Idaho

4.5%

Southwest Tennessee Community College

4.5%

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

4.2%

Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana

4.2%

Kaplan University

4.2%

Ashford University

3.8%

Kirkwood Community College

3.8%

University of Missouri - Saint Louis

3.8%

Calhoun Community College

3.8%

Indiana State University

3.8%

Lamar State College - Orange

3.2%

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

3.2%
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Majors

Business

27.6%

General Studies

8.3%

Criminal Justice

7.0%

Health Care Administration

6.0%

Accounting

4.5%

Medical Assisting Services

4.3%

Nursing

4.1%

Electrical Engineering

3.7%

Biology

3.7%

Computer Science

3.4%

Pharmacy

3.4%

Electrical Engineering Technology

3.2%

Engineering And Industrial Management

2.9%

Automotive Technology

2.8%

Education

2.7%

Industrial Technology

2.7%

Liberal Arts

2.7%

Management

2.4%

Graphic Design

2.4%

Communication

2.4%
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Degrees

Other

39.9%

Bachelors

25.7%

Associate

17.9%

Certificate

7.8%

Masters

3.8%

Diploma

3.7%

License

0.7%

Doctorate

0.4%
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Average Yearly Salary
$32,000
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$22,000
Min 10%
$32,000
Median 50%
$32,000
Median 50%
$32,000
Median 50%
$32,000
Median 50%
$32,000
Median 50%
$32,000
Median 50%
$32,000
Median 50%
$46,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Bayer
Highest Paying City
Newark, CA
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Avg Experience Level
2.6 years
How much does a Packaging Operator make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Packaging Operator in the United States is $32,497 per year or $16 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $22,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $46,000.

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Top Skills for A Packaging Operator

  1. Safety Guidelines
  2. Package Product
  3. Safety Procedures
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Followed work place safety guidelines to avoid cross contamination.
  • Set up machines using the SSOP's and SOP's to work and package product to meet all SQF/GMP/QA requirements.
  • Comply with prescribed safety procedures or federal laws regulating waste disposal methods.
  • Adjust machine components and machine tension and pressure according to size or processing angle of product.
  • Document evidence and cleaning of machines according to good manufacturing practices (GMP'S y SOP'S).

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