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Packager / Production Line Work (3rd shift)

employmentPosition Summary

This is an entry level production position requiring little or no previous experience. Packagers at Praxis are responsible for packaging and de-palletizing over the counter drug products. They are also required to maintain a clean, safe, and organized work space. The individual is assigned to stations on an assembly packaging line within the production department. Position tasks are routine and repetitive in nature.

 

 

 

Requirements

  • Must be willing to work other shifts and weekends. Excellent attendance and punctuality
  • Prior work experience in a similar working environment – prior training or experience leading teams preferred
  • Good hand/eye coordination
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Physical Requirements – Regularly required to stand at least 8 hours, walk, bend, and use both hands for repetitive pushing, pulling, reaching and grasping. Raise or lower an object from one level to another, 25-50 lbs. Good (corrected) eyesight and hand/eye coordination.

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Team Leader / Zone Leader / Line Tech / Team Coordinator (2nd shift)

employmentPosition Summary

Maintain an efficient flow on the line; run line to achieve expected rate while maintaining quality of the product. Direct packagers on the line and report any problems to the shift supervisor. Work in mid-level position reporting to supervisors and passing along directions to employees in your team to ensure compliance with policies and completion of production quotas.

 

 

 

Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Prior work experience in a similar working environment – prior training or experience leading teams preferred
  • Computer familiarity preferred
  • Basic comprehension of the English language: reading and writing skills to understand and complete necessary paperwork
  • Physical Requirements – Regularly required to stand at least 8 hours, walk, bend, and use both hands for repetitive pushing, pulling, reaching and grasping. Raise or lower an object from one level to another, 25-50 lbs. Good (corrected) eyesight and hand/eye coordination.

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Experienced Hi-lo Driver (2nd, 3rd shifts)

employmentPosition Summary

Accurately, safely and timely, complete pick orders by operating equipment such as hi-lo’s and/or skid steers. Assisting loading, unloading and transporting materials as directed by the logistics department.

 

 

 

 

Requirements

  • Three to five years of experience in a similar position
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Prior work experience in a similar working environment – prior training or experience leading teams preferred
  • Computer familiarity preferred
  • Basic comprehension of the English language: reading and writing skills to understand and complete necessary paperwork
  • Physical Requirements – Regularly required to stand at least 8 hours, walk, bend, and use both hands for repetitive pushing, pulling, reaching and grasping. Raise or lower an object from one level to another, 25-50 lbs. Good (corrected) eyesight and hand/eye coordination.

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Robotics and Automation Specialist

Position Summary:

Set-up, adjust and maintain production automation and robotics equipment in an FDA and cGMP regulated environment. This position will also take part in research and development of our robotics applications and abilities. Research and Development efforts will be geared toward continuous process improvements to increase production efficiencies. This effort will be in conjunction with performing troubleshooting maintenance duties in order to maintain required safety, quality and productivity specifications. This position is responsible for physically setting up Baxter robots as well as ensure they run properly for the task they are programmed to complete.

Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Communicate and collaborate with robot dependent departments to ensure timely setup/ line change over, repairs, adjustments and troubleshooting requirements.
  • Help diagnose possible mechanical problems and report then the other robotic dependent departments.
  • Perform preventative maintenance as required by PM program.

Education, Skills & Experience Required:

  • Good mathematical aptitude.
  • Ability to organize priorities and work load.
  • Excellent spatial awareness.
  • Strong technical aptitude and understanding of basic electronics and mechanical concepts.
  • Experience with power tools such as band saws, drills, tap & die sets, etc.
  • Able to read technical documents.
  • Ability to do rapid prototyping of robot grippers and product/presentation fixturing using materials on hand or procured for the purpose of proving or testing an idea.
  • Ability to think and operating in a spirit of innovation and change.
  • Ability to abandon an idea that isn’t working and change directions quickly to try something new.

Education/Experience:

  • Two years of college/ technical school/ technical certification program or equivalent experience.

Computer/Communication Skills:

  • Ability to learn new software applications and interfaces quickly. CAD, 2D/3D design, PLC programming and other communications software.
  • Ability to comprehend and follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Basic comprehension of the English language: reading and writing skills to understand and complete necessary paperwork.

Physical Requirements and Work Environment:

Regularly required to sit, stand, walk, bend, twist, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel and crouch. Raise or lower an object from one level to another, 25-50 lbs. Good (corrected) eyesight and hand/eye coordination. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts. The employee is exposed to dust and weather conditions prevalent at the time (i.e., cold, hot/humid).


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Line Robotics Integration Technician

Position Summary:

Set-up, adjust and maintain production automation and robotics equipment in an FDA and cGMP regulated environment. This position will help assist with the research and development of our robotics applications and abilities. This will perform troubleshooting maintenance duties in order to maintain required safety, quality and productivity specifications. Trains line techs and packagers to handle basic collaborative robot control and error recovery.

Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Able to set up, repair, adjust and troubleshoot production automation and robotics equipment such as Collaborative and Industrial Robotics Equipment and interface devices and communicate and collaborate with Maintenance and Production to ensure timely line setup/change-over while anticipating production needs and eliminating down time.
  • Able to train others effectively on the basic operation of robotics and automation equipment and identifying opportunities for improvements for the robotics automation process.
  • Perform preventative maintenance as required by company PM program for the robotics equipment.

Education, Skills & Experience Required:

  • Good mathematical aptitude.
  • Ability to organize priorities and work load.
  • Strong communications skills.
  • Technical aptitude and understanding of basic robotics and mechanical concepts.
  • Able to read and write technical documents.
  • Ability to think and operating in a spirit of innovation and change.

Education/Experience:

  • Production line experience, especially on lines utilizing robotics and automation.

Computer/Communication Skills:

  • Ability to learn new software applications and interfaces quickly.
  • Ability to comprehend and follow written instructions.
  • Basic comprehension of the English language: reading and writing skills to understand and complete necessary paperwork.

Physical Requirements and Work Environment:

Regularly required to sit, stand, walk, bend, twist, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel and crouch. Raise or lower an object from one level to another, 25-50 lbs. Good (corrected) eyesight and hand/eye coordination. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts. The employee is exposed to dust and weather conditions prevalent at the time (i.e., cold, hot/humid).


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Production Control Specialist – 2nd shift

Position Summary:

Assure compliance with the requirements of 21CFR Part 211 section 211.103 which in part states that actual and theoretical yields shall be calculated at the conclusion of each phase of packaging of a drug product. Work closely with Production to assure all job-related paperwork complies with regulatory and Customer requirements. Work with all supervision and employees to ensure cGMPs and Praxis’ SOPs, policies and work instructions are being followed.

Functions and Responsibilities

  • Calculate the quantity of finished product produced by Production.
  • Physically count all leftover materials and returns according to the Customer’s guidelines.
  • Review final job paperwork for accuracy.
    a. Ensure any job paperwork is corrected in a timely manner.
    b. Complete job paperwork as needed.
    c. Make sure Customer yield requirements are met.
  • Accurately enter completed jobs into the database.

Education, Skills & Experience Required:

  • Good organizational skills and mathematical aptitude.
  • Ability to work independently without supervision.
  • Ability to develop, train and lead a diverse group of employees.

Education/Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • 5 years of experience in a similar position, preferably a GMP environment.

Physical Requirements and Work Environment:

Regularly required to sit, stand, walk, bend, twist, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel and crouch. Raise or lower an object from one level to another, 25-50 lbs. Good (corrected) eyesight and hand/eye coordination. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts. The employee is exposed to dust and weather conditions prevalent at the time (i.e., cold, hot/humid). Must be able to work full time.


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Quality Auditor – 2nd shift

Position Summary:

This position performs inspections on assembly lines before they begin, during the manufacture of the product and before the product is shipped out to the clients. They are the front lines to catching any defects in a product’s appearance, quality and preventing any possible cross contamination. This position ensures the highest standards for every piece of product produced. They are extremely detail oriented and observant to any defects in a product or the process in which it is being produced.

Backgrounds from automotive manufacturing, food processing industry and pharmaceutical production welcome.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Perform start-up inspections of the packaging lines at the beginning of the shift and as needed during the course of the shift.
  • Insure a sense of quality in production workers.
  • Conduct first piece approval at start-up.
  • Perform equipment challenges.
  • Perform audits of finished product for compliance to customer packaging orders.
  • Troubleshoot problem areas and apply problem-solving techniques to their resolution.
  • Willing to help out with other support positions if needed.
  • Continually work to improve the effectiveness of the quality management system through the use of the quality policy, quality objectives, audit results, analysis of data, corrective and preventive actions.

Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • 5 years of experience in a similar position.
  • Prior Line Leader experience or work experience in a similar working environment.
  • Good organizational skills, mathematical aptitude, and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently without supervision and stay focused on the tasks the company needs completed.
  • Ability to train and effectively communicate to a diverse group of employees.
  • Basic Windows programs: Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Basic comprehension of the English language: reading and writing skills to understand, complete, and follow necessary paperwork.

Physical Requirements and Work Environment:
Regularly required to walk, stand, bend, twist, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel and crouch. Raise or lower an object from one level to another, 25-50 lbs. Good (corrected) eyesight and hand/eye coordination. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts. The employee is exposed to dust and weather conditions prevalent at the time (i.e., cold, hot/humid). Must be able to work full time.


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Maintenance Technician – 2nd and 3rd shift

Position Summary:
This position fixes and repairs machines on a packaging assembly line. They will work with a team of maintenance people to fix machines on the spot where needed to keep the assembly lines running as well as work on long term side projects when they are not needed to repair items on the fly. They will come in and work the same hours as the shift they are assigned.

Knowledge in vertical and horizontal cartoner systems, conveyors, PLC (Programmable logic controllers), Pneumatic systems, ink coders, lasers, printing codes, and glue systems preferred.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Able to set up, repair, adjust (sizes and speeds) and troubleshoot packaging and production equipment such as (but not limited to):
  • Work with Production to coordinate timely line change-over and anticipate production needs to eliminate down time.
  • Availability to work other shifts and weekends.
  • Complete paperwork required for line set-up: lock-out/tag-out, start-up inspection, check maintenance documentation, etc.
  • Perform preventative maintenance as required by company PM program.
  • Maintain good housekeeping and a safe work environment.

Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • 5 years of experience in a similar position.
  • Basic Windows programs: Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Ability to comprehend and follow written instructions.
  • Basic comprehension of the English language: reading and writing skills to understand and complete necessary paperwork.
  • Good mathematical aptitude.
  • Ability to organize priorities and work load.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude and understanding of basic machine repairs, pneumatics, hydraulics and electricity.
  • Able to read technical documents.

Physical Requirements and Work Environment:
Regularly required to sit, stand, walk, bend, twist, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel and crouch. Raise or lower an object from one level to another, 25-50 lbs. Good (corrected) eyesight and hand/eye coordination. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts. The employee is exposed to dust and weather conditions prevalent at the time (i.e., cold, hot/humid).


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Accounts Payable

Position Summary:

Maintain accurate and organized records by executing the Company’s general accounting procedures and practices. Apply these procedures to make for clear and accurate accounting records as well as preparing financial, statistical, and technical reports.

Functions and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for daily processing vendor invoices; via 3-way matching as well as maintaining appropriate signatures for service type invoicing without purchase orders.
  • Accurately maintain account coding.
  • Prepare and process expense reports and process checks to be signed as well as posting various payments including ACH payments.
  • Assist in maintaining vendor relationships as well as answer payment questions or investigating invoice discrepancies.
  • Update Flash Report daily for AR and AP and ensure it balances with books for previous day activity.
  • Maintain Company subsidiary ledger for payables journal and AP aging report as well as cash projections from a payment standpoint.

Accounts Receivable:

  • Daily process cash receipts by applying payments to customer invoices and scanning daily deposits to bank via Digital Check Xpress software, as well as various miscellaneous cash deposits received.
  • Provide back up support to AR daily invoicing.

General Duties:

  • Assist Accounting Supervisor with month end duties, including completing AP billing by day two, following month end date.
  • Assist AR in appropriately maintaining collection activities when customer goes beyond terms; this will include collection telephone calls. Maintain a collection log call sheet to inform controller, sales, and customer service of said collection, keep daily process cash receipts and collection activities.

Education, Skills & Experience Required:

  • Must know and have an understanding of GAAP principles.
  • Must be able to analyze data: be familiar with accounting reports (i.e. balance sheet, income statement, etc).
  • Ability to organize priorities and work load to complete responsibilities under time constraints.

Education/Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent with additional courses in accounting preferred.
  • Three to five years of related accounting experience.

Computer/Communication Skills:

  • Proficient in Windows programs (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint).
  • Strong skills in database and accounting programs (QuickBooks).
  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Basic comprehension of the English language: Reading and writing skills to understand and complete necessary paperwork.

Physical Requirements and Work Environment:

Primarily remain in the seated position. Raise or lower an object from one level to another under 10 lbs. Normal office environment with little exposure to dust and weather conditions prevalent at the time (i.e., cold, hot/humid). May also require visits to production area where employee may be exposed to moving mechanical parts, dust and weather conditions prevalent at the time (cold, hot/humid). Must be able to work full time.


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Facilities/Janitorial/Construction – Fulltime – 3rd shift

Position Summary: Responsible for facility cleaning (general cleaning – janitorial duties), and general facilities maintenance. Responsibilities may also include (but are not limited to) repairs to the facility/ building and its structures, custodial duties and basic carpentry and painting tasks. Janitorial duties may include (but are not limited to) attending to restrooms, employee break room area, production area floors and various office areas. All job functions will need to meet the standards of a FDA and cGMP regulated environment.
Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for meeting the daily, weekly, monthly and yearly facilities maintenance requirements on his/her assigned work schedule. Ensure cleaning is completed according to established cleaning schedules and standards.
  • Assist with weekly inventory of facilities supplies, as needed. Ensure list is accurate and complete.
  • Strong understanding of good hygiene, cGMPs and proper handling of blood borne pathogens.
  • Must be able to work independently and perform duties with little or no direct supervision.
  • Work in production, as needed.

Education, Skills & Experience Required:

  • Strong work ethic – self-directed.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Prior work experience is a plus.

Computer/Communication Skills:

  • Ability to comprehend and follow written instructions.
  • Basic comprehension of the English language: reading and writing skills to understand and complete necessary paperwork.

Physical Requirements and Work Environment:

Regularly required to stand at least 8-10 hours, walk, bend, and use hands for repetitive pushing, pulling, reaching and grasping. Raise or lower an object from one level to another, 25-50 lbs. Good (corrected) eyesight and hand/eye coordination. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts. May work at different production lines as production needs require. The employee is exposed to dust and weather conditions prevalent at the time (cold, hot/humid). Must be able to work full time.


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Production Support/Coordinator

Positon Summary: Provide administrative support to the Production Manager, Production Foreman, Asst. Production Supervisors and Line Techs. Provide hourly and daily production reporting to the production and accounting groups. Investigate and resolve issues regarding reporting.

Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Provide production line information to the Production Manager – Write down PO, print out Production History and quotes for each Part Number.
  • Account for direct labor on an hourly basis – using production schedule and physical counts to ensure that line techs have correct number of employees scanned into their lines. Post previous day report showing these statistics. Collect/ keep track of workforce reduction forms that are filled out each day. Forward to HR at the end of the day.
  • Daily Labor Sheets (DLS) report – review DLS sheets turned in by line techs – correct errors. Once report is received, assemble efficiency reports and post.
  • Print Inventory Receiving Reports (IRRs) – Blue: scan, change location and change status. (Per current Work instruction.)
  • Point person for on-line computer problems – if unable to correct issue, contact IT.
  • Provide Additional Material Request forms to Warehouse Support.
  • Ensure that equipment books in forms area are in numerical order. Keep Production Podium Area clean and an adequate supply of forms are available.

Education, Skills & Experience Required:

  • Strong mathematical aptitude, ability to organize priorities and work load.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently without supervision.

Education/Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • 1 year of experience in similar position.
  • Familiar with the Line Tech/ Zone Leader responsibilities.

Computer/Communication Skills:

  • Basic Windows programs: Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Ability to comprehend and follow written instructions.
  • Basic comprehension of the English language: reading and writing skills to understand and complete necessary paperwork.

Physical Requirements and Work Environment:

Regularly required to walk, stand, bend, twist, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel or crouch. Raise or lower of an object from one level to another, 25-50 lbs. Good (corrected) eyesight and hand/eye coordination. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts. The employee is exposed to dust and weather conditions prevalent at the time (i.e., cold, hot/humid). Must be able to work full time.