Opelika, Alabama Packaging Technician

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  • Requisition Number R7116
  • 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.

Packaging Technician-12HR Day Shift

Job Description

Sets up and operates: ISIDA Weigher, MS Filling system, Unscrambler, NJM Capper/Sealer/Retorque, NJM Labeler/Optel Vision System, Marburg Neck Bander/Sleeve Bander, and Twin pack/Orienteer. inspects, packs, and palletizes finished products in accordance with standard procedures; and continuously monitors work activities to ensure results meet quality, production, and safety goals. Supports and maintains an environment that fosters communication and teamwork within Packaging.



  • Sets up and operates automatic and semi-automatic filling and labeling equipment.

  • Determines which seat is appropriate for the production run, uses hand tools to manually adjust controls and assemble equipment.

  • Supplies bulk to packaging lines; keeps packaging lines supplied with components and removes finish product from packaging lines.

  • Uses computer programming unit to adjust controls and machine operation.

  • Continually monitors equipment and products moving through line to ensure quality, packs product in boxes, uses tape machines to seal boxes; and loads packed products onto pallets ensuring production and safety goals are met.

  • Maintains routine logs and records of cleaning and production activities, ensuring accuracy, completeness, and compliance with procedures.

  • Performs in-process quality checks, pulls in-process and retains samples as needed, inspects tablets, capsules and bottles for defects as they are being packaged, and pulls defective ones as necessary without slowing down line or disrupting production. Notifies Line Lead or Supervisor of problems that disrupts production as soon as possible.

  • Assembles and reviews product batch records for cGMP compliance to facilitate timely approval of finished product for commercial distribution.  Maintains routine logs and records of cleaning and production activities, ensuring accuracy, completeness, and compliance with procedures.

  • Plays a major role in the continuous process improvement of the packaging line.

  • Trains and cross-trains other operators in all functions of production line.

  • Maintains work area in a clean and orderly fashion, using rags, broom, and dustpan as appropriate.

  • Disassembles and sanitizes equipment at closeout of products; washes parts and machinery with water and cleansing/sanitizing agents; dries as necessary. 

  • Performs all duties in compliance with cGMP’s, SOP’s, and safety procedures.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:



A High School diploma, GED, or its equivalent is required.




Requires 6 months manufacturing and/or warehousing experience.



  • Reading English sufficiently to understand standard operating procedures regarding good manufacturing practices, packaging standards for correct product count, and labels to ensure correct one is being used.

  • Ability to communicate in English to receive and follow verbal instructions.

  • Basic addition, multiplication, and division skills to calculate and adjust equipment to fill containers according to requirements.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in the operation of manufacturing type machinery.


Physical Requirements:

Stands/walks for the full work shift, with little/no flexibility to move from their stations unless relieved by others.  Perform repetitive job duties for long periods of time.  Intermittently lifts and or move loads of up to 50 lbs with the use of pallet jacks and or other mechanical aids. Pulls/pushes boxes of product on/offline and/or pallets using pallet jack, hoists etc. Manual dexterity to manipulate filling and labeling equipment controls, small production containers on a production line, and hand tools to assemble/disassemble parts of equipment. Required to walk up and down stairs and use ladders.



Constant exposure to noise levels loud enough to require employees to wear hearing protection. Warm temperature levels, fumes, vibration, dust, etc., sufficient to cause minor discomfort.


Employees must wear protective eye wear, hair net, uniforms, safety shoes, and gloves when handling products.



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.


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

$34,030.00 - $51,148.00

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.


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.


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