NOW Foods Processing Operator I - 2nd Shift

NOW Foods - Sparks, NV3.6

Full-timeEstimated: $34,000 - $46,000 a year
EducationBenefits
Founded by Elwood Richard in 1968, NOW Foods has grown from a small, family operation to a highly-respected manufacturer of natural health products. Today, NOW Foods manufactures and distributes over 1,400 dietary supplements, natural foods, sports nutrition, and personal care products. NOW’s state of the art manufacturing facilities are GMP-certified, and our quality testing labs are among the best in the industry. The company has over 1,500 employees and its products are sold in more than 60 countries. The company remains family-owned and committed to its original mission: to provide value in products and services that empower people to lead healthier lives.

NOW offers a competitive compensation structure and a comprehensive benefit package which includes medical, dental and vision plans from tier one companies, Paid Time Off, 401k match up to $6,500 per year, educational assistance and company-paid disability and life insurance. NOW employees also enjoy a wide array of unique benefits such as company-paid profit sharing, quarterly bonuses, employee discount, wellness program, company-paid Teladoc and Rx’nGo, and much more! Many of our benefits are 100% paid by NOW – this is why NOW Foods has been awarded as one of the “101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work for” in Chicago ELEVEN years in a row, and on the National Level FIVE years in a row! NOW Foods also won EDAWN's 2017 Leader in Sustainability-Large Award, and has been recognized as a Finalist for the 2018 Best Places to Work in Northern Nevada!

To learn more about NOW Foods, visit nowfoods.com , like us on Facebook at facebook.com/nowfoodsofficial , or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/NOWFoods or on Instagram at instagram.com/nowfoodsofficial .

POSITION SUMMARY

Working the 2nd Shift (2:45 PM - 11:15 PM the, the Processing Operator I operates processing machines; makes machine adjustments as necessary to ensure optimum speed and quality of capsule filling or tablet press/coating operations.

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

Reads job specifications to determine machine adjustments and material requirements. Sets machine adjustments as required for each job.
Learns and applies all policies and procedures for this position, including safety rules for machine operation and replacement of fluids, and good manufacturing practices.
Cleans area during and end of each shift. This includes cleaning and care of machine in accordance with manufacturer's specifications, cleaning the general area, floor, machine surfaces, etc., where the encapsulator is used.
Performs operator scheduled maintenance checklist.
Arranges boxes and other supporting supplies in a neat and orderly manner.
Places raw materials into machine; operates controls to activate machine. Observes machine operation to detect finished product defects or machine malfunction. Examines finished product to determine accuracy of machine operation. Performs minor machine maintenance.
Assists set up person in obtaining raw materials in a timely manner.
Complies with safety and GMP requirements.

SAFETY RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENT

Supports a culture of safe production and operations; follows all safety rules and procedures.
Actively participates in the safety program by: engaging in training activities to learn what constitutes a safety hazard; reporting safety concerns to the supervisor, submitting safety suggestions, and correct or report to the appropriate people when you see a workplace health or safety hazard, until it is resolved.
Assists with communicating safety information to new employees.
Fulfills responsibilities as outlined in the company safety management plan.

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 will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and six months related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Previous machine operation experience and basic mechanical aptitude required.
Ability to keep the workplace clean and orderly; good personal hygiene practices are required.
Ability to maintain high quality standards and fast-paced production, and to successfully troubleshoot a problem with minimal supervision.

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and/or walk; ascend and/or descend stairs; use hands to finger, handle, and feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

The employee must regularly manually lift, move (in some cases drag) slide, raise and/or place:

Up to 30 lb. force for up to 25 feet and then pull to original position.
Up to 33 lbs. from 32 inch shelf onto 48 inch shelf, then return to original position.
Up to 50 lbs. for 3 feet at waist level; lift bag/box onto side and return to original position.
Up to 60 lbs. from 31 inch shelf and 2-hand carry for up to 5 feet; return 60 lbs. to 31 inch surface.

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to herbal aromas and airborne particles. Employee is required to wear a dust mask and eye protection when needed.

The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. Employee is required to wear hearing protection.

It is the policy of NOW Foods to prohibit discrimination of any type, and to afford equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and prospective employees, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.