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Machine Operator 1st shift


N. Mankato, US

Job Family:  Manufacturing
Country/Region:  United States


Are you looking for a new opportunity? Coloplast welcomes you to join the Operations team on 1st shift as a machine operator. You will operate production equipment to produce wound and skin care products while maintaining compliance to GMPs and ISO standards. You’ll be assisting in packaging and filling of product to ensure readiness for customer satisfaction. Position pays for proven machine operator experience. As a full time Coloplast employee, you’re eligible for our standard benefit package. 


This currently includes:

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance for you and your eligible dependents within 30 days of employment
  • An annual incentive bonus, a 401K plan with 4% company match, and tuition reimbursement up to $5,250
  • 9 company paid holidays, and a paid time off plan of 17 days per year (Your paid time off increases every 5 years of employment)
  • 4 weeks of paid parental leave
  • Employer paid short and long-term disability benefits and life insurance (2X your salary)
  • $2,000 employee referral program


Major Areas of Responsibility:
•    Operate skin care equipment and package all containers in the proper labeled cartons as instructed by the work order, while maintaining a high degree of integrity in Coloplast packaging
•    Check cap torques and weights as specified by the work orders
•    Label each filled pallet of finished product to facilitate organized storage of finished goods inventory
•    Assist in operation of filling equipment-such as inserting sprayers, etc
•    Understand, follow, and complete work orders to correctly package the product
•    Perform various quality inspections necessary for production
•    General good housekeeping practices of packaging area
•    Apply continuous improvement approach to packaging area
•    Operate Packaging Equipment
•    Compliance to cGMPs and ISO standards
•    Package product to Coloplast standards ensuring all are releasable, correct and ready for the consumer
•    Perform related duties as requested


Essential Qualifications:

  • Ability to lift up to 30 pounds continuously 
  • Ability to read English, analyze, interpret, and implement department procedures.
  • Must lead by example and demonstrate professionalism and pass skill and knowledge onto other team members
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Knowledge of materials, machines, tools, and general production steps


Preferred Qualifications:

•    1-3 years packaging or machine operating experience

•    ERP experience with ERP systems (Enterprise One preferred)
•    Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Veeva


•    Knowledge of company policies, procedures, health and safety regulations, plans and interdepartmental relationships
•    Setup of skin care to prepare materials for production line
•    Clean and sanitize skin care manufacturing equipment, as required
•    Ensure that the working environment is neat and orderly
•    Follow all FDA regulations and cGMP guidelines, including the filling out of all necessary documents to ensure compliance-such as cleaning logs


Environmental, Health and Safety Responsibilities:
•    This position will support Coloplast Manufacturing EHS Goals and Objectives: 
•    Comply with company standards for environment, health, and safety.


Pursuing an ambitious growth agenda, Coloplast develops and markets products and services that make life easier for people with intimate healthcare needs. Employing about 14.000 people and with products available in more than 143 countries, we are one of the world´s leading medical device companies. We are constantly growing our business and always looking for new ways to move forward – we explore, learn and look for new ways of doing things.


Coloplast is committed to being an inclusive organization, where people bring their differences to work each day, fulfil their potential and have a strong sense of belonging because – and not despite – of their differences. We therefore encourage all qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender, age, race, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religious belief or physical ability.


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