Blending Operators

Largo, FL

Posted: 10/10/2019 Job Number: JN -102019-11151
Blending Operators
SRG offers flexible staffing solutions with a national presence. We provide contract, contract-to-hire, direct hire and executive search services. SRG utilizes an innovative approach to identify and qualify talent that is unique to the Staffing industry, featuring a cutting-edge platform that allows us to rapidly and precisely match professionals to client requirements. We have a proprietary database of over one million candidates and maintain continuous contact with our qualified talent.

Title: Blending Operators-several openings
Location: Largo/Clearwater Area, Florida
Industry: Pharmaceutical and Chemical Manufacturing
Shifts Available: Day shift, 7am-7:30pm or Night shift, 7pm-7:30am (12 hour rotating shifts including weekends and OT)
Salary: Up to $18.00/hour based on experience plus shift differential
Employment Type: Direct hire with benefits

Environment: This client innovates, formulates and creates consumer brands. They serve companies in pharmaceutical, cosmetic, personal care and chemical applications. Using state-of-the-art equipment, their team of experts work to ensure high quality. Highly differentiated products are brought to market with exceptional customer service. Isn t this the type of company you want to work for?

The primary purpose of this position is to assist in the Blending/Compounding department. Duties are defined in Blending Batch Records and day to day activities as directed by Manufacturing Management.

  • Accurately blend product in amount and sequence and timing as shown in written instructions
  • Set-up scales for weighing product
  • Select English or metric units and tare weights per procedure. Accurately weigh product using in Metric or English units
  • Verify room/batch readiness and room clearance
  • Accurately identify and record raw material part numbers or names
  • Clean and use pre-mix containers as required
  • Apply labels to containers as required to identify product/blends
  • Assist with setting up lines and work areas prior to each blend:
  • Containers, labels, scales, instructions, data collection sheets, etc.
  • Complete batch set-up records and assist with monitoring and performing machine adjustments during the blending process as required
  • Load blending tanks with material
  • Cover open tanks/containers and contamination as required to prevent contamination
  • Assist in cleaning tanks, blades, product delivery tubes/hoses, fillers, hoppers, tanks, nozzles, drums, etc.
  • Obtain QA acceptance that cleaning is acceptable prior to equipment use/storage as required by procedure
  • Assist in maintaining blending equipment and tools (adjustment/service/repair) in correct location
Material handling:
  • Load/unload boxes of components, raw materials, etc.
  • Operate manual pallet jack
  • Control and maintain integrity of material stock quantities
  • Correctly record material withdrawals/changes on inventory cards and batch records
  • Load/unload 55-gal drums onto and off-of pallets and roll into correct place, using assistance if required
  • Understand how to operate safely in situations where exposure to potentially harmful chemicals may exist
At times when volumes of blending are low or the business requires
  • Working on a Packaging Department line
  • Cleaning buckets, tanks or ancillary equipment
  • Using floor scrubbing equipment
  • Any other duties management deems necessary to support company activities
  • Understand and follow verbal instructions in English
  • Read, understand and follow written instructions in English
  • Notify if instructions appear to be incorrect or cannot be followed
  • Stop work until resolved or follow supervisory direction. Neatly and accurately record data per FDA Good Documentation Practices
  • Accurately count production or inventory items and neatly record results
  • Document inventory changes per procedure
  • 2 years experience within pharmaceutical or related industry in a Blending, Compounding, Mixing role is highly preferred. May consider individuals without Blending experience, but must have cGMP experience and preferably in FDA environment
  • Multitask (must be able to organize and/or control multiple jobs and multiple machines)
  • Must have basic math skills to understand weights, blending/mixing formulas and to track production quantities.
  • Must be able to lift 50-70lbs on a regular basis.
  • Minimum high school diploma or GED
  • Must have the ability to stand for long periods of time on a regular basis.
Search words: blending, mixing, compounding. GMP, manufacturing, FDA, operator, pharmaceutical, chemical
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