San Fernando, California Tableting, Compressing Operator (12 hour Day Shift)

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  • Requisition Number R5277
  • Full Time Full time
  • Shift Regular
  • Area of Interest Manufacturing Production, Processing & Assembly
  • Location San Fernando, California


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.

(12 hour Day Shift with Rotating Weekends)

The Compressing Operator is responsible for operating, monitoring and adjusting tablet press equipment to ensure production of quality vitamin tablets.


Critical contribution this role is counted on to deliver include:

  • Makes adjustments to produce tablets of the proper weight, hardness and thickness.

  • Performs and records quality checks on tablets every 45 to 60 minutes per machine; uses hardness tester, scales and micrometer as necessary, maintains written records of quality checks.

  • Performs simple computer tasks to analyze test results using graphs (Statistical Process Control data charts).  

  • Apply Manufacturing Execution System (MES) to charge and yield products.

  • Sets up 3-piece containers.

  • Fills containers and weighs them to ensure contents meet weight requirements, seals bags and lids and affixes labels to containers; and moves containers to warehouse.

  • Supplies blended product to tablet presses.

  • Performs minor or major cleaning of equipment and production area and ensures Good Manufacturing Practice conditions, including monthly Master Sanitation Schedule cleaning.

  • Owns their process and works collaboratively with other team members to solve simple process problems to improve manufacturing operations and/or process flow.

  • Assists in changing tooling of presses when changing to new product.

  • Performs all duties in compliance with safety rules, standard operating procedures and good manufacturing practices.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Skills & Capabilities

To take on these challenges, you will need to have:

  • Requires a high school diploma or GED or 9 years of work equivalency.

  • Requires three months of manufacturing experience; a working knowledge of compression operations preferred.

Critical Success Factor

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

  • Manual dexterity to manipulate controls on compressing and testing equipment. 

  • Ability to read English sufficiently well to understand operating procedures, good manufacturing practices and batch records; communicate with supervisors and others; and maintain routine records.

  • Stand/walk for the full shift, with little/no flexibility to move from their stations unless relieved by others.  Perform repetitive job duties for long periods of time.  Occasionally lift loads of up to 35 pounds.  Pull/push large containers of product and uses powered and manual pallet jacks as necessary.


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

$43,900.00 - $65,800.00

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.

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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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