Machine Operator 2nd Shift + Wages Starting at $18.75 + $2,000 New Hire Incentive


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 2nd shift (Hours 3:20pm-11:50pm) as a machine operator in North Mankato, MN. 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


Job Function Summary:

Package product and efficiently fill the skin care products, and complete necessary paperwork and inspections per cGMP requirements while maintaining a safe work environment.


This position controls direct variable costs by reducing labor hours, defects and manufacturing errors while maintaining knowledge and schedule deadlines.


Major Areas of Accountability:

  • 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

  • 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

  • Perform related duties as requested


Essential Qualifications:

  • ERP experience with ERP systems (Enterprise One preferred)

  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Veeva

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • Ability to read, analyze, interpret and implement department procedures.

  • Must lead by example and demonstrate professionalism

  • Must set and follow through with behavioral expectations

  • Must pass skill and knowledge onto other team members

  • 1-3 years packaging or machine operating experience


Environmental, Health and Safety Responsibilities:

  • This position will support Coloplast Manufacturing EHS Goals and Objectives:

  • Comply with company standards for environment, health, and safety.

  • Work in a safe and efficient manner in accordance with instructions from EHS and Supervisor/Lead.

  • Immediately report unsafe conditions or job hazards to your Manager.

  • Always wear required Personal Protective Equipment.

  • Always follow warning signs and labels, e.g., “HOT”,”DANGER”, etc.

  • Report accidents, injuries, illnesses, near misses and property damage to your Supervisor.


Relationships and Contacts:

  • Other production team members during the manufacturing process.

  • Quality Group – daily testing and resolving any quality related issues.

  • Engineering Group – resolving any machine related issues that cannot be handled by the immediate Production Group.

  • Productions Manager – feedback and direction of the Department and individual performance.

  • Team Lead-receiving direction and feedback on the daily production process.

  • Materials Group-raw material receiving and movement issues.

  • Compounding Team Members- to ensure timely and proper movement of the compounded product to the Packaging Department.


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Self-motivation and a genuine interest in improving processes and internal customer relationships.

  • Strong communication skills

  • Must be able to take initiative to keep projects on schedule

  • Must work well as a team and be adaptable/flexible.

  • Attention to detail and the ability to follow up on previous work.

  • An understanding of the importance of customer focus

  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills

  • Ability to multi-task.

  • Computer knowledge and good typing skills required.

  • Ability to lift minimum 25 pounds on a regular basis

  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds periodically

  • Must be able to stand, kneel or squat for extended periods of time

  • Must be able to climb ladders, work at elevated heights, and can enter confined spaces

  • Must be able to push/pull over 50 pounds

  • Must be able to reach above shoulder level

  • Must be able to operate power/hand tools

  • Abilty to organize efficiently and effectively

  • Ability to convey a positive and professional image to internal and external customers




Reports to: Production Manager

Job Function Summary:

Operate skin care production equipment with compliance to GMPs and ISO standards while assisting in packaging and filling of product to ensure readiness for customer satisfaction.


This position controls variable costs by reducing labor hours, defects and manufacturing errors while maintaining knowledge and schedule deadlines.


Major Areas of Accountability:

  • Major areas of accountability include those of and in addition to Packager

  • Operate Packaging Equipment

  • Compliance to cGMPs and ISO standards

  • Package product to Coloplast standards ensuring all are releasable, correct and ready for the consumer


Essential Qualifcations:

  • Essential qualification include those of an in addition to Packager

  • Ability to lead by example and assist team members

  • Knowledge of materials, machines, tools, and production steps

  • Knowledge of the correct way to perform each operation


Environmental, Health and Safety Responsibilities

  • Include those of and in addition to Packager


Relationships and Contacts

  • Include those of and in addition to Packager


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Include those of and in addition to Packager 


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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