Lead Packaging Technician - 2nd Shift

Location: Madison
State: WI

Couuntry: USA

Improving food and health for more than 1 billion people every day requires dedicated teamwork. Join us!

At Chr. Hansen we work to improve food and health, and our natural ingredients are consumed by more than 1 billion people every day.

For this to come true we operate integrated global production and supply chain networks using sophisticated technologies and processes. Automation, robotics and IT systems are key components but the key ingredient is efficient people teams focused on delivering to our customers.

As a global market leader in bioscience, we have the opportunity to address important global challenges such as food waste, healthy living, sustainable agriculture – and we need the smartest and most passionate people on board to succeed. Want to join us?

What we offer you?

Joining Chr. Hansen is your opportunity to make a meaningful difference while working for a global market leader.

Our employees are regarded as the most valuable asset of Chr. Hansen. We want to create a friendly and non-hierarchical work atmosphere, where our people feel fully engaged in your daily work. No matter which of our operations sites you based at, you will experience an agile organization with a short way from idea to implementation. Chr. Hansen offers an inspiring work environment where respect and teamwork are always the top priorities.

Since 1874, we have been at the forefront of innovation by constantly optimizing methods for our production, as well as the work condition for operations. We are proud to promote a safe work environment and a collaborative culture full of passion to make a difference.

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt (Hourly)

SCHEDULE: Monday - Friday, 2:00pm - 10:30pm

POSITION DESCRIPTION
The Lead Packaging Technician sets up, monitors and controls the dry processing and packaging for the facility. That includes freeze drying, milling, and packaging quality probiotics. The Packaging Lead Technician is responsible for general sanitation, computer knowledge, Process Pro, and maintaining associated documentation.

RESPONSIBILITIES
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty, including but not limited to:

  • Displays and promotes positive safety behaviors, uses proper personal protective equipment, appropriate safety tools, equipment and procedures that ensure self and others go home safe each day.
  • Managing employees in the manufacturing of probiotics to ensure safety, quality and productivity in a hygienic and safe manner in accordance with all process procedures.
  • Experienced with running the fermentation process and running CIP's of process equipment.
  • Actively participates in shift exchanges and work team meetings.
  • Skilled with using automation software on the HMI, and Historian.
  • Tears down, cleans and re-assembles equipment, i.e. mill, freeze drier, and packaging line.
  • Identifies, troubleshoots, and responds to deviations in process, product, and equipment.
  • Evaluate manufacturing equipment for safety and functionality.
  • Motivate workers to enhance production quantity and at the same time maintain high production standards.
  • Plan, organize and recommend strategies in ensuing that the product is developed successfully, in accordance with all process speciation documents. 
  • Develops and recommends improvements of facilities, equipment, or procedures to improve safety, quality, and efficiency.
  • Ensure production and quality targets are met by all production employees.
  • Assists in training of new or existing employees.
  • Maintains a steady and smooth flow to production without any unnecessary delays.
  • Assist in implementing action plans to correct observations noted during audits.
  • Set up and operate machines and adjust parameters to regulate operations.
  • Control all label activities to ensure proper storage and inventory levels are maintained.
  • Inventory and requisition parts, equipment, and other supplies so that stock can be maintained and replenished.
  • Perform an in-process and post production review of the Batch Production Records and other production-related documents for accuracy, completeness and compliance with effective SOPs/SWs to ensure products are processed, packaged, and stored in a manner that meets customer, GMP, safety, and internal quality system requirements.
  • Frequency of the in-process review will be performed under the discretion of the Production Superintendent
  • REQUIREMENTS

    The appropriate knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position are achievable through the following combination of education, work experience and training:

  • Associates degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • 2+ years of relevant experience in an FDA-regulated or controlled manufacturing environment, preferably dietary supplements or pharmaceuticals.
  • Knowledgeable in GMP, inspection guidelines, sanitation, dietary supplement regulations, food regulations, and product safety.
  • Demonstrated Excel, Outlook, Word and general office skills
  • Be able to work within established routines, methods and procedures under very strict management parameters.
  • Have above average planning skills and multitasking.
  • A high level of understanding of the importance of working with in work instructions.
  • Motivate staff members and improvement initiatives.
  • Excellent communication, organizational, planning, problem-solving and follow-up skills.
  • Ability to work effectively as a team player in a diverse work group.
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    About Chr. Hansen

    Chr. Hansen is the world’s most sustainable food ingredients company and uniquely positioned to drive positive change through our microbial solutions, which touch the lives of more than 1 billion people every day. Over more than 145 years, we have worked to enable sustainable agriculture, cleaner labels and healthier living for more people around the world. We have come far on our journey, and delivered strong results, and as we continue to unlock the power of good bacteria through new technologies, there is so much more we can do.

    We are passionate about what we do because we know we can make a difference for people, animals and plants. And ultimately for our planet. It’s part of our culture, our history and our strategy.

    Our employees are at the heart of everything we do and the driving force enabling us to live our mission to pioneer microbial science to improve food, health and productivity in our endeavor to grow a better world. Naturally.

    If you need more information?  

    Read more about a career at Chr. Hansen here: https://www.chr-hansen.com/en/career

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  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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