Opelika, Alabama Soft-Gel Encapsulation Operator

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  • Requisition Number R7124
  • 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.

The Soft-Gel Encapsulation Operator (DAYS 12 HR Shift) is responsible for operating encapsulation equipment to ensure smooth, efficient production of soft gelatin capsules that meet with specific quality standards. 


  • Ensures materials are correct and fed to encapsulation machinery in accordance with specific procedures.

  • Uses hand tools to adjust equipment controls and operating parts as appropriate to product.

  • Continuously monitors the production process, ensuring the ribbon thickness meets standards, temperature is appropriate to product, and weight and size of finished product meets specifications.

  • Troubleshoots any equipment/process problems and resolves as quickly as possible.

  • Performs changeovers from one product or batch to another; disassembles equipment and cleans according to procedures; reassembles and makes ready for next batch; works with tooling/set-ups.

  • Scoops capsules onto trays; spreads them into a single layer; and stack for drying; completes stack cards accurately and completely. 

  • Lifts containers of in-process, raw, finished, or waste products and transports within department as necessary.

  • Maintains required logs and other records accurately and completely.  Uses computer to enter data.

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

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:


A high school diploma or GED is required.




Complete working knowledge of the encapsulation process, typically resulting from a minimum of one year experience in related jobs (e.g., encapsulation, injection molding or other similar machine operations) and/or requires four to six months training and experience in this job under close supervision.



  • Fluent English skills to read/understand written instructions, and other information; to maintain routine written records, and to communicate problems effectively to supervisors. 

  • Accurate arithmetic skills (addition, subtraction, division) to calculate shell and fill weights, and calculate the time a tank will run out of gel or medicine.

  • Manual dexterity to manipulate controls, disassemble/assemble equipment using a variety of hand tools.

  • Physical ability to stand/walk for much of work shift, and push/pull/lift large containers weighing up to 50 pounds.

  • Mechanical aptitude to troubleshoot and fix equipment malfunctions.

Physical Requirements:

  • Stand/walk for most of the work shift.  Perform repetitive job duties that require constant attention to manufacturing process.  Periodically push/pull containers weighing up to 500 pounds and lift containers up to 50 pounds.  Adjust to distractions and interruptions and handle multiple priorities simultaneously


      Constant exposure to noise levels loud enough to require employees wear hearing protection.  Warm temperature levels, fumes, vibration, etc., sufficient to cause minor discomfort, oily/wet conditions.  Employees to wear protective eye wear, hair nets, uniforms, steel-toed shoes and gloves. 


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

$41,308.00 - $61,808.00

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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