Opelika, Alabama Blending Operator (DAYS)

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  • Requisition Number R5158
  • Full Time Full time
  • Shift Regular
  • Area of Interest Manufacturing Production, Processing & Assembly
  • Location Opelika, Alabama


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.

Blending Operator

Opelika, AL

Position Summary:

Responsible for checking all ingredients for correct part number, lot number, expiration date and quantity and uses forklift to transport ingredients to mezzanine area.  Charges blender with ingredients following explicit directions on batch record procedure.


  • Pull raw materials from warehouse for stage product accountability.

  • Blends ingredients following explicit directions on batch record procedures and discharges into super sacks (up to 1,000 kilos); weighs to ensure correct weight/volume and uses forklift to transport sacks to be compressing area.

  • Apply Manufacturing Execution System (MES) to Stage, Charge and Yield products.

  • Makes appropriate entries onto batch records, labels and log books ensuring accuracy and completeness.

  • Ensures cleanliness of blending equipment and blending room to required standards by using small hand tools to disassemble equipment and cleaning as necessary; and thoroughly cleaning the walls, floors and all other fixtures in the blending room using standard cleaning tools and cleansing agents.

  • Blends/wet mixes ingredients by operating Collette granulator, prepares solutions and trays product for drying according to written procedures and standard operating procedures.

  • Uses oscillator/comminutor to granulate and comminute product to appropriate particle size.

  • Operates sieve analysis machine to test particle size; tests moisture level in product to ensure its integrity and compliance with set standards.

    • Subdivides bulk product for outside sales in accordance with instructions.

    • Maintains a variety of written records on cleaning, checking, and product batches as required by the FDA and Pharmavite procedures.

    • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:


Requires a high school diploma or GED is required.


Requires forklift certification within six months of attaining position.


Requires three months of manufacturing experience.  Prior experience as a production machine operator or utility worker or similar work is preferred.  A complete working knowledge of the blending operation is preferred.



  • Manual dexterity to manipulate controls of blending and other equipment.   

  • Physical ability to work on feet for a full shift, regularly lifts and carries heavy containers, and performs all duties of job in a safe manner.

  • Physical ability to bend and scoop large quantities of tablets from container and dump into hopper above head levels; and to work on feet for a full eight hour shift. 

  • English communication skills to maintain routine written logs and records.  Communicate with supervisors and others and read batch records, operating instructions, and safety regulations.

Physical Requirements:

Stand and often walk up and down stairs for the full work shift, with little/no flexibility to move from the workstation.  Perform repetitive job duties for long periods of time.  Push/pull/lift/carry heavy containers of product regularly throughout shift.  Safely operate a forklift and pallet jack in congested areas


Constant exposure to noise levels loud enough to require employees wear hearing protection.  Warm to hot temperature levels, fumes, vibration, dust, etc., sufficient to cause minor to major discomfort.  The employee to wear protective eye wear, hair net, uniforms, safety shoes, gloves, back support (if desired) and, at times, dust masks or half mask respirators.


The incumbent must be able to perform this job safely in accordance with standard operating procedures and good manufacturing practices, without endangering the health or safety of self or others.

Supervisory Responsibility:



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.

Annual Pay

Annual Pay Range

$33,200.00 - $49,900.00

This represents the minimum and maximum base salary range for this role, plus annual incentive. Various elements are used to determine a candidate’s starting salary such as job experience, specific skills, and comparison to internal incumbents currently in the role.  This information is provided to applicants in accordance with state and local laws.

Pharmavite provides compensation for all overtime hours worked by non-exempt (hourly) employees in accordance with state and federal law. The need to work overtime hours will be determined by management, based on customer and business necessity to meet the needs of our business, Pharmavite may require employees to work overtime.

Voluntary overtime requested by non-exempt employees must be approved in advance by the employee’s supervisor.

Visit Pharmavite.com/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.


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