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Manufacturing Production Operator - Great Benefits!

Company: Avantor
Location: Oxnard
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary

Manufacturing Operator

Location: Carpinteria, CA

Payrate: $18.00-20.00 hourly

Shift: 2nd Shift

$1500.00 sign on bonus!!!

Working independently and in coordination with the Lead Operator Manufacturing, or Supervisor is responsible for the accurate and compliant manufacturing of various silicone products, utilizing a variety of automated and semi-automated equipment and processes. Operates mixing machines, coating machines, and cutting and packaging machines under SOP and GMP guidelines. Will perform basic trouble-shooting and maintain equipment cleanliness. Interfaces and works with engineering and senior manufacturing personnel in identifying and implementing process improvements and process validations.

Reports to immediate supervisor. Under close supervision, may set up and operate a variety of machines in order to produce materials. May deliver raw materials and intermediates to production sites and/or keep departments clean and orderly. Assists in a variety of routine duties in the operation and preparation of equipment and materials.

Manufacturing Operator

Location: Carpinteria, CA

Payrate: $18.00-20.00 hourly

Shift: 2nd Shift

$1500.00 sign on bonus!!!

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Must be regular and punctual in attendance and adhere to all NuSil employee handbook policies.

Human Resources Related:

Must be able to make well-grounded decisions and assessments.

Must be able to work with minimal supervision once training is completed.

Ability to give instruction and train others is required.

Safety Related:

Adheres to strict safety regulations of the company.

Maintains a safe, clean and organized work area and ensures that others are doing the same.

Learns and adheres to safety rules for the work area as it pertains to handling chemicals and equipment.

Monitors and performs daily activities within the production area (processing/ packaging/ testing/ sampling) to ensure safety practices are being followed

Responsible for learning the safety hazards of processes, equipment and materials and applying that knowledge during routine operations.

Identifies and corrects potential hazards and ensure compliance with safety regulations.

May assist in activities related to hazardous waste disposal such as proper waste stream identification/classification and ensuring that these streams are properly segregated and adhered to.

May be responsible for devising and implementing safety improvements.

Process / Technical Related:

Performs routine tasks such as cleaning, weighing, and set-up of systems for operation, packaging, and in-process testing.

Will be trained on applicable manufacturing procedures.

Performs routine maintenance and cleaning of production equipment to maintain equipment.

Corrects routine and non-routine problems by analyzing, troubleshooting and correcting equipment / process problems.

Monitor and record critical process parameters

Communicates with management on results of product testing, trends, and deviations. Recommends process adjustments.

Performs a wide variety of skilled duties in the preparation and operation of process equipment.

Understand mechanism of production machines and demonstrates ability to identify areas of the operations process.

Ensures packaging of finished goods meets all NuSil packaging specifications in order to meet customer requirements.

Accurately uses computerized operating systems to run and monitor manufacturing equipment, if required.

Is responsible for accurately completing and reviewing manufacturing and quality documentation, including all calculations and notes.

May optimize and evaluate formulation levels for product work up.

May interface with the Research & Development group when necessary.

May be required to wear special garments in controlled manufacturing environments that include synthetic material coveralls, beard covers, bouffant caps, booties and/or powder free vinyl gloves.

May assist various departments with proper collection and disposal of hazardous waste

May assist with the inspection / operation and maintenance of various safety equipment and lab ware.

May be required to wear special garments in controlled manufacturing environments that include synthetic material coveralls, beard covers, bouffant caps, booties and/or powder free vinyl gloves.

Quality Related:

Responsible for maintaining quality within the scope of the job description.

Ensures that all manufacturing and testing procedures are executed accurately and that documentation is done completely and accurately, including all calculations and notes.

Performs quality control and specialized testing on products.

Performs in-process QC testing and accurate documentation. Also is able to quickly draw conclusions from the results

being generated.

Verifies and ensures that materials/supplies are properly labeled and stored

Maintains an awareness of General Manufacturing practices and participates in all activities related to product safety, product in process, and finished product.

Process Improvement:

Must be able to understand and implement (after training) basic concepts of reproducibility and quality control.

Responsible for reviewing process reproducibility trends of applicable products and applying that knowledge to improve processes and or products

Suggests manufacturing procedure changes as needed to correct issues or to clarify and/or improve processes.

Understand fundamentals of manufacturing process and procedures and apply technical knowledge and skills into continuous improvement (problem solving or troubleshooting)

Inventory Control and Scheduling Related:

Must be able to understand the fundamentals of how our physical and perpetual inventories are related.

Responsible for accounting of materials used and produced accurately and completely, including labeling.

Must also understand other basic inventory principles such as allocating of materials to runsheets as well as basic cycle counting.

Maintains control of area inventory by cycle counting, verifying accuracy of inventory and correcting issues.

Interfaces with other personnel and / or departments to achieve production goals and product shipment requirements

Performs other duties as assigned that support the overall objective of the position.


May assist in supervision of lower-level employees and is required to provide procedural and process guidance to new and lower level operators.


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.


High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred; minimum two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Previous experience in a manufacturing environment preferred. Knowledge of OSHA, NFPC, Hazwoper, and other governmental regulatory requirements (e.g., 21 CFR Part 820, cGMP, ISO, FDA, etc.) helpful. Also past experience working with waste generation, classification and dispose would be beneficial. Computer literate (MS WORD/EXCEL).

Require 1 - 3 years employment as Operator Manufacturing at NuSil.


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals in English. Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information to coworkers.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to perform calculations ACCURATELY. Ability to work in metrics.


Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.

Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. Ability to notice and bring up to management issues or opportunities for improvement.

Requires the ability to:

Analyze situations and accurately adopt an effective course of action.

Quickly sort through the impact of changes on one's own job duties and work process.

Remain focused when faced with competing demands and deadline pressures.


May be required to pass in-house forklift certification test.


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. For safety, the use of contact lenses for any reason, cosmetic or corrective, is prohibited on the production floor, in the lab areas, in the engineering shop, or while working on equipment. The company will provide prescription safety glasses with a current (under 12 months) vision corrective prescription provided by the employee.

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