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Capsulator

Highland Laboratories

This is a Full-time position in Mount Angel, OR posted December 9, 2020.

Position Summary: Contributes to the efficient operation of the Capsulation Department by providing beginning through qualified skill levels in operating and monitoring capsulation machines, resulting in the manufacture of quality products.

Equipment Used:Capsulator equipment, polishers, metal detectors, blender, scoops, drums, scales, and mills.

Physical Requirements:Vision, hearing, and speaking to meet performance standard.Bending, stooping, climbing, twisting, walking, standing, pushing, pulling, manual dexterity and large motor skills needed to work with the following tools: scoops, screen, scale, mill, blender, pallet jacks, hand trucks, and drums.Experience and current ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

and carry it up to ten yards on a frequent basis.

Work Environment:May require mandatory overtime during peak periods or as business needs dictate.Requires compliance to all department and company Good Manufacturing Practices and Standard Operation Procedures.Requires ability to work in an environment that contains fumes, dust, odors, noise, chemicals, temperature variations, and varying levels of ventilation.Requires team-orientation, common sense and good judgment, professional behavior, effective communication (oral and written), and problem solving skills.Requires ability to take and follow directions, time management skills, organizational development and improvement.Qualifications:Good knowledge of math, including metric weights and measures.Experience with reading, writing, speaking, and comprehending fluent English.Demonstrated reliability and attention to quality.Experience within vitamin / agricultural / food products industry preferred.Experience within a production environment preferred.Wage Summary:Level 1 Encapsulator:Learn and practice Standard Operation Procedures (SOP’s) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s) established for the Capsulation Department and Manufacturing areas.Process products using proper procedures, including proper machinery settings, correct product weight, good product appearance and quality.Maintain daily production schedules by maintaining a constant run rate of 15,000 capsules per hour on semi automatic machines.Follow all safety procedures established for department and plant.Maintain good communication with Manufacturing Supervisor, and other departments regarding daily operations.Maintain excellent attendance.Help out in other departments when operations are slow.Assist with training and orientating new employees.Requires limited supervision to maintain production.Level 2 Encapsulator:Maintain Level 1 Encapsulator attributes.Basic understanding of all encapsulation machines.

Along with the ability to operate them all, also able to disassemble and reassemble them as well.Ability to understand product formulas and help diagnose/troubleshoot them and report accurately to R&D the issues they are having.Able to work with and train others on the encapsulation equipment.Requires infrequent supervision to maintain production.Pushes standard run rates to beyond 20’000 capsules per hour on semi automatic machines.Level 3 Encapsulator:Maintain Level 2 Encapsulator attributes.Expert on all encapsulation machines.

This includes the ability to assemble, disassemble, clean, operate, and maintain the machineryAble to expertly identify problematic formulas and provide possible solutions to improve performance.Offers suggestions on how to improve department performance.

This can be through modifications or process changes.Ability to train other to operate machinery proficiently.

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