San Fernando, California Operations Engineer (Soft Gel Compounding)

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  • Requisition Number R1975
  • Full Time Full time
  • Shift Regular
  • Area of Interest Manufacturing Production, Processing & Assembly
  • Location San Fernando, California

HELP US BRING THE GIFT OF HEALTH TO LIFE.

Working at Pharmavite is an experience like no other. With a focus on complete nutrition for all, each endeavor is urgent and every day counts. You'll have the opportunity to work on the #1 selling national vitamin and supplement brand, Nature Made, as well as an exciting portfolio of other products that are shaping the future of the healthy living industry. Consumer-driven innovation, high quality products and a promising portfolio, all driven by a team with a shared sense of purpose -- that's Pharmavite. Join us to bring the gift of health to life.

Operations Engineer

The Operations Engineer is responsible to drive key daily quality and reliability metrics which enable the department to meet its business objectives in quality, productivity and cost.  Also, this role will coach personnel on best practices and techniques to improve first time right production of product. This position plays a key role by understanding process data, observations/input from the manufacturing floor and technical aspects of the manufacturing process to drive systemic improvements. The Operations Engineer reports to Softgel Operations Manager and collaborates cross functionally with manufacturing at all levels, technical operations, engineering, and quality to drive this work.  

Key Responsibilities 

Critical contributions this role is counted on to deliver include: 

  • Developing standards and procedures to improve reliability of manufacturing process.   

  • Leading root cause problem solving for Operational NCRs (non-conformance reports) and Customer complaints and identifying how to prevent reoccurrence (CAPAs) 

  • Supporting Operational Excellence initiatives including but not limited to Total Productive Maintenance programs i.e. Autonomous Maintenance. 

  • Leveraging your Technical Mastery of manufacturing to aide with successful new product launches, understanding processing times (routers), and implementing process improvements 

  • Utilizing appropriate problem-solving techniques to determine root causes of manufacturing failures (Design of experiments, RCFA, FMEA, etc.) and initiates necessary corrective action to eliminate/reduce reoccurrence. 

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 Critical Success Factors 

You’ll be most successful in this role if you have:  

  • Driven reliability and work process improvements leveraging experience from the operations, technical/process knowledge in a sustainable way  

  • Reduced Operational Non-conformance (NCRs)/Customer Complaints and associated loss (reject/destruction) while ensuring robust root cause problem-solving and the right corrective/preventative actions (CAPAs). 

  • Successful new product development (NPD) transfer 

  • Demonstrated a continuous improvement mentality, searching for the next improvement opportunity using data, qualitative information and direct observation of the process. 

  • Demonstrated behaviors that are effective in sustaining success using plan-do-check-act (PDCA) processes.  

  • Participated in or lead a change cross functionally in a manufacturing environment to align to a vision or industry best practices.  

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Capabilities & Skills Required 

In order to take on these challenges, you’ll need to have: 

  • 5+ years of experience in manufacturing, operations engineering or process improvement within an industrial manufacturing or military environment.  

  • Knowledge in data analysis techniques such as Statistical Process Control, Fault Tree, Fishbone, Six Sigma (DMAIC).  

  • Strong quantitative acumen with the ability to perform data analysis including the ability to perform trending and data collection.  

  • High level of interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively with business partners and working groups to meet mutual goals. 

  • Requires a 4 year college or university degree in Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering or Food Science degree or equivalent experience.   

 

OUR OFFER

Here, career paths aren't predefined, and bureaucratic limitations don't exist -- you have the opportunity to grow, learn from industry pioneers, and develop the way you want to. Pharmavite is investing more in the development of our team -- to help us deliver on our purpose and help you achieve your career aspirations. Our environment is geared to fuel curiosity, encourage experimentation, and generate learning as this is the way we develop ourselves and our organization.

Pharmavite is committed to meeting the needs of our employees and their families with a Total Rewards package that's as comprehensive as the vitamins and supplements we deliver to consumers. With competitive compensation programs and standout benefits, we provide employees with optimal health and well-being -- as well as peace of mind. These rewards -- plus our new recognition program -- ensure employees feel supported both at work and home.

Visit Pharmavite.net/careers to learn more about our mission and discover an opportunity that's right for you. Health and wellness begins with us.

Pharmavite is an equal employment and affirmative action employer F/M/Disability/Vet/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disabled status, or any protected status. We do not discriminate in employment based on race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or any other basis covered by applicable law. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need.

Disclaimer

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications of employees assigned to this job.

Where permitted by applicable law, as of December 1, 2021 all candidates must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by date of hire to be considered for all US-based jobs if not already employed by Pharmavite. Proof of vaccination will be required at hire. Pharmavite provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals who are employees or applicants for employment, in accordance with applicable law. For Alabama: vaxexemption.alabama.gov/Data/OrginalForm.pdf

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