Machine Technician 2nd Shift + $2.00/hr Shift Premium


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 techninician in North Mankato, MN. You will set up and maintain production equipment to produce wound and skin care products while maintaining compliance to GMPs and ISO standards. Position pays for proven machine technician 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:

Setup and perform basic machine preventative maintenances, while maintaining machines to facilitate efficient manufacturing and packaging operations.


This position controls variable costs by cleaning and sanitizing packaging equipment per company specifications.


  • Major Areas of Accountability
    • Sanitize, clean and perform basic machine set up
    • Familiar with the basic concept of the equipment
    • Have the ability to perform basic adjustments to production equipment setup with minimal support
    • Understand, follow, and accurately complete process documentation.
    • Complete different quality inspections necessary for production and assure that all documentation is correctly filled out
    • Report all mechanical failures or anticipated problems to the Manufacturing Engineer.
    • Make recommendations to Maintenance and Engineering concerning equipment needs and ideas for improvement.
    • Assist in the maintenance of Packaging Area machines, tooling, equipment and related items.
    • Maintain good housekeeping practices in all working and storage areas.
    • Knowledge of company policies, procedures, health and safety regulations, plans and interdepartmental relationships
    • Follow all FDA regulations and cGMP guidelines, including the filling out of all necessary documents to ensure compliance
    • Ability to maintain a good working relationship with coworkers and staff
    • Follow the Quality and EHS (QEHS) Policy for the site.
    • Support continuous improvement of the QEHS Management System and share any improvement ideas with appropriate staff including:  drawing attention to the manager to any difficulties in understanding or following the guidelines, drawing attention to inefficiency of the system.
    • Must have the ability to conduct entry level training tasks and provide feedback and/or suggestions for process continuous improvement
    • Participate in departmental tasks and process procedure to ensure the department is meeting the objectives of the organization
    • Must provide departmental assistance to the team leader
    • Other duties as assigned


  • Essential Qualifications
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel)
    • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills, in order to read, analyze, interpret and implement department procedures.
    • Basic computer skills
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Ability to lift minimum 25 pounds on a regular basis


  • Preferred Qualifications:
    • Experience with set up and change over of various types of packaging or production equipment.
    • Strong mechanical aptitude.
    • General operational knowledge of machine controls.


  • Physical Requirements:
    • 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, and work at elevated heights
    • 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


  • Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    • Ability to effectively interact with various internal and external customers/ vendors
    • Attention to detail and ability to follow up on previous work
    • Must work well independently and be adaptable/flexible with team members
    • Ability to organize efficiently and effectively
    • Ability to convey a positive and professional image to internal and external customers
    • Listening- practices attentive and active listening; has the patience to hear people out; can accurately restate the opinions of others even when he/she disagrees
    • Willingness to be on call for emergencies
    • Proficient Math skills



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, fulfill 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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