Process Technician
Colgate Palmolive - Morristown, NJ

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Our company invites applications to the Process Technician position located in Morristown, NJ. Responsibilities for this position are as follows:

Product Conformance

Make product that conforms to release specifications.

Run product only with approved and current SOPs/Batch Cards.

Have a working knowledge of each product’s specifications.

Target the midpoint of specifications.

Investigate discrepancies in production records.

Product Traceability

Understand and adhere to SOPs covering production records and how it

impacts product traceability in the marketplace.

Ensure raw material lot numbers and identification numbers are recorded on production records.

Consumer & Trade Complaints

Assist in technical investigations of consumer complaints when necessary.

Understand impact of product quality on consumer and trade complaints.

Microbiology

Maintain production areas in a state of cleanliness that controls and minimizes the potential for microbial and particulate contamination in finished products.

Use validated and documented change over, cleaning and sanitization procedures.

For micro sensitive product, ensure specified finished product samples are taken for testing as per established SOP.

Corrective & Preventive Action

Fully understand and adhere to deviation and failure investigation SOPs.

Assist in deviation and failure investigations where necessary.

Assist in the determination and documentation of causes of non-conformances.

Apply corrective and preventive actions assigned to the manufacturing area in accordance with failure investigation results.

Safety

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Understands the hazards associated with the job.

Responsible for following safe work practices and other equipment requirements while performing job duties.

Wears proper safety protection (safety glasses, safety shoes, ear protection…)

Consistently works in accordance to minimum safe behaviors.

Watches out for unsafe practices and demonstrates leadership in resolving issues.

Must be able to comply with all Respirator standards according to 29 CFR 1910.134 and Standard Operating Procedure EOHS-011

Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)

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Wears appropriate clothing as required in a regulated environment.

Follows all Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) within area.

Housekeeping

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Maintains and keeps work area neat and tidy.

Willing to take on additional responsibilities as requested.

Team Skills

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Respects and values peers.

Works to resolve conflict among peers and between shifts in a positive manner.

Displays self control.

Other Key Responsibilities:
Make minor mechanical adjustments

Measure ingredient amounts for product

Mix ingredients in accordance with batch card procedures

Ph ,Viscosity and Solid testing when working on Softsoap skids.

Samples product and delivers to the lab for testing as SOP dictates.

Make color and fragrance phase in accordance with schedule

Track case count to ensure that excess product is not made

Create tickets using Sample Program to order materials (i.e. perfumes, dyes etc.)

Ensure that production schedules are met by keeping vanilla base tanks full

Semi-continuous batching (i.e. color, fragrance, citric acid, Brine) manually added

Manage multiple systems during shift.

Support multiple manufacturing lines

Minimize finishing downtime.

Performs basic sanitization functions when necessary.

Maintain documentation of all batch records using SAP and logbooks

Performs additional responsibilities as needed

Works overtime as required and switches shifts as needed

Heavy lifting – lift 50 pound bags or containers, push/pull up to 1,000 lbs.

Lock and tag out/Calibration.

Operate power assisted lift equipment (walk-behind forklifts, drum handling equipment)

Every day and in good faith, operates in a way that makes the business more productive and effective.

Qualifications

Competencies required:
Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills.

Must be a team player

Must possess working knowledge of mathematical skills.

Computer skills - specifically WMS and SAP.

Must be results and detail oriented.

Works efficiently, not sacrificing accuracy in the process.

Willing to learn, including new technology and all areas of the making floor.

Strong troubleshooting skills, as well as strong analytical and decision making skills.

GMP knowledgeable.

Must challenge mediocrity. Strong affinity to continuously improve the business.

Must have acceptable work performance & no current disciplinary action on file

Education/Experience

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High School Diploma or equivalency required.

Two years prior work experience in a production setting preferred

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