Operator 1st Shift


N. Mankato, US

Job Family:  Manufacturing
Country/Region:  United States

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


Major Areas of Accountability

  • Operate Packaging Equipment in compliance to cGMPs and ISO standards
  • 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


Basic Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • ERP experience with ERP systems[LO1]  (Enterprise One preferred)
  • 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
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Veeva[LO2] 
  • 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 in accordance with Coloplast values
  • Must pass skill and knowledge onto other team members
  • 1-3 years packaging or machine operating experience[LO3] 


Preferred Qualifications

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Self-motivation and a genuine interest in improving processes and internal customer relationships.
  • Must lead by example and demonstrate professionalism
  • 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.
  • 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[LO4] 
  • 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
  • Ability to lead by example and assist team members
  • Knowledge of materials, machines, tools, and production steps
  • Knowledge of company policies, procedures, health and safety regulations, plans and interdepartmental relationships




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.


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