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Zoetis, Inc. Packaging Specialist in Kalamazoo, Michigan

job id:-JR00005239PACKAGING TECHNICIAN ASSISTANT / PACKAGING TECHNICIAN - OSDZoetis, the global leader in animal health, is looking for an engaged and driven individual to join our packaging team. Zoetis has been leading animal health since its inception in 2012 and we pride ourselves on providing all manner of quality solutions for our customer s animal health needs.A Packaging Technician performs general pharmaceutical production related tasks and responsibilities in a lean manufacturing environment. This includes inspection and packaging of products, as well as material handling and setup of packaging lines with right first time accuracy and efficiency. This is a position that requires high attention to detail with regard to ensuring a quality product is provided to our customers and ensuring production related documents are complete and correct. A Packaging Technician requires the use of Microsoft applications and good organizational skills in order to maintain an orderly work environment. All activities are conducted within a safety-minded culture that strives for continuous improvement.If you have an engaged work ethic and enjoy the challenge of maximizing quality and efficiency as part of a high performance team, this may be a great opportunity for you!RESPONSIBILITIES:* Ensure all tasks are performed in accordance with applicable batch records, standard operating procedures (SOPs) and safety guidelines, as well as applicable regulatory standards, such as current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs)* Operate, maintain, troubleshoot and make minor repairs on packaging equipment* Monitor, evaluate and adjust processes or equipment to maximize quality and efficiency.* Maintain complete and accurate documentation of all tasks completed* Provide leadership to line operators as well as effectively communicate with support personnel and leadership* Work together as a team to maintain production schedule and objectivesREQUIRED SKILLS, EDUCATION, AND EXPERIENCE:* High school diploma or general education degree (GED)* Basic math, English communication skills, legible penmanship, and reading comprehension* Ability to follow detailed instructions* Basic use of Microsoft applications and general computer skills* Effective interpersonal communication and a positive outlook* Mechanical reasoning and troubleshooting skills* Strong mechanical skills along with experience in the use of various hand toolsPREFERRED CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS:* Knowledge of cGMP s and production practices* Experience in a Lean Production and/or manufacturing environment* Reliable transportation and good attendance/time management skills* Experience in Lean Manufacturing and continuous improvement work environment; 5S, visual schedule, PDCA, M1, etc.* Ability to train on area SOP s/OJT s- equipment, process, paperwork* Experience in working with Tech Writer, creating and maintaining training documentationPHYSICAL AND TIME REQUIREMENTS:* Routine lifting of 20-50 lbs.* Prolonged periods of sitting and standing* Flexible hours and overtime may be required* Manual dexterity and ability to keep up with pace of production standardsamp