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Technical Operator - 3rd Shift

Company: Estee Lauder
Location: Melville
Posted on: November 23, 2022

Job Description:

Ensure assigned packaging resources are changed over and operating at the production standard while meeting all safety and quality expectations.

* Operate and support changing over different types of packaging equipment efficiently and effectively. Ensure all quality and safety processes are being maintained.
* Complete all required documentation and follow and adhere to all SOP/WKI procedures that apply to running or changing over packaging equipment.
* Perform basic mechanical troubleshooting during the course of running the packaging equipment.
* May be assigned as a station-filled operator on the packaging equipment.

Environmental Health and Safety goals (At All Times)

Key goal: Eliminate accidents. Mentor line personnel to support this goal. Ensure our environmental goals are being met.

* Complies with all prescribed Safety and GMP procedures.
* Proactively identify and resolve safety and ergonomic concerns.
* Advise crew members to utilize proper ergonomic related equipment (Drum lifter...).
* Address or report any necessary safety related issues or concerns.
* Advise crew members to follow all policies and procedures (recycling, PPE, etc.).
* Maintain a clean and orderly work center following 5S and adhere to all Regulatory Guidelines.
* Engage in site wide safety programs.

Produce High Quality finished goods (At All Times)

Key goal: Produce products that meet all quality expectations and eliminate rejections.

* Follow cGMP and corporate quality SOP's at all times.
* Perform all required quality checks as described in our plant SOP's.
* Prepare mass according to fill specs and transferring to line.
* Understand PPM and defect prevention practices.
* Ensure accuracy of components, both quantity and quality to start job.

Resource Set-up, Operability, and Basic Technical Fundamentals (80%)

Key Goal: Ensure resources are running to operating standards while manufacturing products that meet all quality expectations with minimal rejections.

* Operate packaging equipment during production runs; perform basic mechanical troubleshooting.
* Perform Operator tasks in work center, including in-process quality checks, manual filling and packaging, loading machinery with components.
* Assist mechanic in basic set-ups / changeovers for packaging and process equipment.
* Communicate closely with the Mechanic, Process Coordinator and Supervisor to ensure the resource is running effectively.
* Disassemble and clean equipment in accordance with line clearance, cleaning and sanitization procedures.
* Assist in performing equipment Cleaning and inspection
* Perform line clearance of components and mass.
* Initiate basic trouble shooting; assess and address failure modes of equipment.
* Communicate component shortages to the Supervisors, Process Coordinators, and Mechanics.
* Provide and communicate cross over information during shift change to next shift.
* Monitor attainment board for efficiency goals on each job assigned.
* Complete production paperwork as required by position.

Continuous Improvement (20%)

Key goal: Use LEAN tools to solve daily issues.

* Actively participate and support facility and corporate Lean Manufacturing initiatives including but not limited to: Value Stream Mapping, and Kaizen events.
* Develop knowledge on Principle of Operations and troubleshooting guides for resources assigned.

All items specified are continuous or as required. Communicate closely with the Process Coordinator to ensure the resource is running effectively.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Direction Given:

Process Operators

Direction Received:

Process Coordinator

Production Supervisor

Production Manager

Quality Assurance Supervision

Maintenance and Reliability Supervision

Key Performance Indicators (KPI):

TIR / Accident rate

Rejection rate (Quality Notifications)

Labor efficiency

Material usage

Machine efficiency

Machines/Instruments Used:

Cleaners, Fillers, Press, Cap/Pump Placers


Overwraps, Case Sealers, Labelers, Coders and Video Jets

Hand truck

Multi-lift and drum-lift

Tape machines

Hand tools and power tools as trained

* Preferred 6 months of packaging operator experience.
* Must be safety oriented.
* Must be able to perform a variety of tasks including and not limited to breaking down and reassembling the production equipment (equipment changeover) and technical operation of packaging equipment.
* Must be able to display basic mechanical/technical skills.
* Must be able to read, write and communicate in English.
* Must have strong communication, problem solving and multi-tasking skills.
* Must be able to work effectively in a team environment.
* Display strong math skills (addition, subtraction, percentages, averages).
* Must be detail oriented.
* Demonstrate leadership and interpersonal skills.
* Ability to lift 50 pounds.
* Required to have and maintain a good attendance record.
* Able to work overtime
* High School diploma or equivalent

Keywords: Estee Lauder, New Haven , Technical Operator - 3rd Shift, IT / Software / Systems , Melville, Connecticut

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