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Small/ Medium Compounder

Summary: 

Accurately measures and mixes raw material ingredients in accordance with formula and instructions to product batches weighing 0-800 lbs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Retrieves assigned formulas and reviews information for compounding, working on orders with earliest ship date first.
  • Receives batches from automation area, and completes assigned batches in allotted time.
  • Adds raw materials manually or from dispensing racks and/or dosing cluster by weight using scales , ensuring  proper sequence of mixing.
  • Records substitutions, over-pours, etc., ensuring supervisor approval is obtained.
  • Heats batches and materials as needed using necessary using hot plates, etc. , ensuring that the materials are not overheated.
  • Thoroughly mixes batch, ensuring that batch is free of crystals.
  • Keeps equipment and area in proper working condition. Advises Supervisor of any equipment issues.
  • Maintains clean and safe work area, and adheres to safety regulations and procedures, understanding the hazards of handling the various chemicals.
  • Trains new compounders and helps other compounders.
  • Possibly uses various types of powered lift equipment to help with batching process.
  • Uses hand scanners to remove and re-locate materials.
  • Participates in year end inventory.

 

Qualifications:  

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Education/Experience:

  • High School diploma or equivalency (GED) required.
  • Minimum of 3 years of industrial work experience required; chemical compounding experience preferred.
  • Prior fork lift experience.

 

 

Language Ability

  • Ability to read standard operating procedures, company policies and procedures, GMP procedures, safety and sanitary procedures and equipment readings.
  • Ability to provide feedback to Supervision in all critical areas such as equipment conditions.
  • Ability to complete written and electronic batch records. 
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from supervision and employees.

 

Math Ability:

  • Ability to work with basic mathematical concepts.
  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, measurements and proportions to practical situations.
  • Ability to conduct or learn conversion of metric to English measure, Density/SPG calculations

 

Reasoning Ability:

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw conclusions.
  • Ability to evaluate results, make recommendations.
  • Must be able to work independently.
  • Must be able to read and execute work instructions as required on batch sheets and other manufacturing documents including M.S.D.S’s.

 

 

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should be familiar with operation and use of MS Office., Excel spreadsheets and various application programs, SAP.

 

Certificate & Licenses:

N/A

 

Supervisory Responsibilities:

N/A

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must be able to work in and walk through production areas.
  • Must be able to work indoor/outdoor in adverse weather conditions.
  • Must be able to work with flavor and perfume odors during work hours.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high.
  • Work within a team environment where workplace respect is vital.
  • Work near moving mechanical or pneumatic equipment or parts, toxic or acids/caustic chemicals and risk of electrical shock.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to handle heavy materials, including drums (lifting requirement to 60 lbs.).
  • Must be clean-shaven (no beard).
  • Must be able to pass the company-subsidized annual physical examination to determine physical fitness for use of a respirator.
  • Must be able to pass the annual respiratory protection training necessary for understanding and skill in the use of the respiratory equipment.
  • Frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles; and vibration.
  • Work on elevated platforms and be able to climb stairs.
  • Noise level is moderate

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to:

  • Utilize hands to finger, handle, feel, twist, grab, hold; reach with hands and arms; write, utilize keyboard to type (75% to 100%)
  • Ability to walk, bend, stretch, stoop, kneel, crouch, sit or crawl; climb stairs as needed at various intervals throughout shift (50%- 75).
  • Frequently move, lift, pull, and push up to 50 lbs.
  •  Able to handle over 50 lbs. on a frequent basis. (50% to 74%)
  • Frequently move 55-gallon drums (approx. 400 lbs.) by hand from pallet to scale.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus, to read documents, computer screens, and other communications (100%).
  • Must be able to communicate with management, co-workers and other departments. (75% to 100%)


Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles

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