Production Line Lead--Ops Tech

Company Name:
Apex International Mfg, Inc.
Apex is seeking experienced Production professionals with a strong mechanical aptitude to join the best team in Manufacturing!

We currently are looking to connect with those with lead experience in a production/manufacturing environment (preference to cGMP and FDA regulated environment experience) who can contribute to the success of our customers by producing products in a way that meets and exceeds the production schedule and our customer's quality requirements.

Apex International is a rapidly growing & financially stable environment that prides itself on internal employee development, promotion from within, and providing a fun and dynamic working environment. Apex International offers competitive wages, a full benefits package including medical & dental, various insurance (life, long & short term disability, AD&D), 401k options, generous vacation and additional PTO accrual.

Required - In order to apply, candidate must possess the following required experience:
2 - 3 years of Production experience, preference to those with experience in Pharmaceutical, Cosmetics, Personal Care, or Food Processing organizations.
Verifiable High School Diploma or GED equivalent.

Lead experience in a production/manufacturing environment, preferably in a cGMP/FDA regulated organization.
Prior experience with Training & coaching of team members.
Post secondary education.

Knowledge Requirements - To be effective, this position requires:
Fluency in the English language in order to:
Train other team members;
Communicate effectively with line, supervisory, Maintenance, and Quality personnel
Reading for comprehension to understand and train others on
Product specifications,
Quality control documents,
Complete line set up sheets,
Following line set up procedures.
Ability to follow directions, written processes and procedures which can change frequently with the addition of new products, new customer requirements, etc.
Math skills including: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and able to work with fractions, decimals, and calculate averages, lot net weights and percentages.
Demonstrated mechanical aptitude that will allow incumbent to:
Successfully set up / tear down / troubleshoot problems on the equipment
Successfully conduct operator preventive maintenance (PMs) and lead line changeover activities

Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Effectively perform duties to set up, change over, troubleshoot, and operate all aspects of production equipment to ensure production output meets the production schedule.
Report continuous or major problems to maintenance department immediately.
Responsible for maintaining and improving productions portion of APEX's quality systems.
Conducts equipment operator preventive maintenance (PM) activities for production lines including review/change of belts, oil, gaskets, etc. as needed; accurately records such activities as required
Assists Set Up Team with changeover activities to ensure they occur in the minimum time with 100% readiness.
Assists with filler set up
Effectively communicate with incoming and outgoing shifts as it is related to the optimal running of our production lines.
Utilize "line stop" mentality when it comes to equipment, quality or safety issues.
Pulls samples for testing and performs testing as needed (e.g. tensile testing)
Identify, report, and assist in resolving quality issues.
Must understand and demonstrate competency in cleaning and sanitizing procedures.
Ensure all line paperwork (including test records, batch records, line audit records, etc.) is completed accurately and in compliance with government and company standards
Supports the efforts of the department Team Lead and Supervisor in their efforts to develop and maintain a line organization of high performing people - including training & coaching.
Creates and maintains an area that ensures our employees have minimal exposure to unsafe conditions or work habits.

Skill Requirements:
Direction and oversight: Will be responsible for coaching and mentoring teammates.
Licenses and Certifications: Must be capable of obtaining Apex Training Certification for Production training

Technical Competencies:
Can read and write at a 12th grade level and follow procedures, processes and specifications written in English.
Can demonstrate strong attention to detail
Competent in applying sound judgment; troubleshooting and resolving basic to moderately complex problems (i.e. when machine goes down can troubleshoot to help determine possible causes)
Competent in interpreting, recording, and comparing data (i.e. on batch records, lot codes, production records, part numbers on control documents, etc.)
Can follow directions accurately and safely.
Basic knowledge of good manufacturing practices and sanitation/safety procedures
Knowledge of equipment maintenance and processes such as preventive maintenance
Must be able to demonstrate proficiency to become a "certified Apex trainer"

Work Requirements:
This position may require significant work hours beyond the normal workday based on the demands of the business cycle, customer volume of business, and specific sales efforts underway.
It requires reliable transportation.
It has a moderate to high demand for tight deadlines.
This position entails work of a cyclical nature.
This position will experience moderate interruption in workflow for product changeovers. It has no requirement for overnight or day travel.

Physical Requirements:
This position requires:
Continuous (6 or more hours per day) bending, pushing, pulling, climbing stairs, reaching, lifting and grasping.
Continuous (6 or more hours per day) standing and walking.
Continuous (6 or more hours per day) talking, communicating, and repetitive hand/wrist movement.
Sensory requirements: Good eyesight, normal hearing, and fluent in the English language.

Working Conditions:
Indoors, seasonally hot and humid.
Will be exposed to various fragrances which at times may be at elevated levels.
Moving and lifting objects, sometimes 50 lbs. frequently.
This job involves working with FDA approved substances which may have allergic potential in some people.

Work Schedule
This position usually works for 8-10 hour shifts. However, hours of work are flexible and will fluctuate based on the needs of the business and the customers. The job may require work beyond the normal 40 work-week schedule depending on work demands. The work hours can vary depending on customer requirements and staffing.

Shift: Opportunities on 1st, 2nd and 3rd

To apply: www.trustapexinternational.com/careers

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