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Plant Operator

Job Title
Plant Operator
Germantown,  WI 53022
Other Location

Summary of Role

The Plant Operator is accountable for results in a fast-paced environment by safely and accurately operating process equipment and utilities.   The Plant Operator identifies minor equipment issues and uses the Allen-Bradley Control System to control the process operations and the work order system to request maintenance and/or improvement work.  A basic understanding of all reactor systems within the production unit including all ancillary equipment such as storage tanks, waste tanks, vacuum units, and scrubber systems is required.  The Plant Operator will demonstrate this process knowledge through written proficiency examinations. The position requires superior leadership behaviors of the Sterling core competencies and non-negotiables, as well as expertise in functional competencies included in this position profile.

Essential Functions

  • Completes weekly safety inspections of equipment (e.g., air packs, safety showers,) per department procedures.
  • Uses Incident Reporting System to report safety or environmental incidents in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrates environmental stewardship by preventing spills and correcting leaks as they are discovered.
  • Reports any leaks that cannot be corrected to Maintenance and the supervisor.
  • Utilizes existing control systems such as scrubbers and spot exhaust trunks to minimize the release of harmful materials.
  • Performs shift, weekly, and monthly housekeeping duties per department procedures. 
  • Follows department cGMP procedures.  Observe housekeeping and chemical hygiene practices to maintain a neat, safe, orderly and clean working environment.
  • Uses documentation systems for inventory management and batch records.
  • Maintains a high level of thoroughness and accuracy on all required paperwork.
  • Utilizes proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when performing job functions.
  • Ensures timely completion and compliance with cGMP and all other relevant company training requirements.
  • An individual in this position must be able to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

Key Competencies

  • Mechanical aptitude is preferred.
  • Ability to adhere to cGMP requirements required.   Knowledge of and prior work experience in a cGMP environment preferred.
  • Ability to read and follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), safety and security rules and regulations as well as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team on projects.
  • Ability to maintain positive attendance record.
  • Ability to perform complex math functions, compute ratios, rates, and percentages
  • Ability to draw and interpret graphs and charts
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where limited standardization exists
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form
  • Ability to safeguard sensitive, valuable, or critical proprietary information in a reliable manner to ensure company and information security.
  • Basic knowledge of computers and Microsoft Office software.
  • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. 
  • Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • 3+ years’ experience in manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge and prior work experience in a cGMP environment preferred.

Diversity and Inclusion

Sterling values diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.  All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, past or present military service, marital status, gender identification or expression, medical condition (including genetic characteristics) or any other protected characteristic as established by law.

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