Machine Operator, Compression

Title: Machine Operator, Compression

Job Summary

Check, weigh and document all cores received from the Tablet Compression Department and ensure that they are released to the Coating Department.



Ability to follow policies/practices and make good morale decisions in everyday life. Demonstrating superior honesty, fairness, and discretion based on a very high ethical and prudent moral character from a personal, organizational, and social perspective. Complying established policies, practices, and internal value system to ensure all actions are in line with the organization’s ethical standards. Recognizing the impact of unfavorable ethical acts and goes out of the way to ensure behavior is unquestionable to represent the organization well.    


Soliciting and sharing ideas, providing respective input and support. Consistently fostering collaboration and respect among all stakeholders (inside and community) by asking/ensuring that all feedback is heard and addressed within the group channels to help everyone collectively reach their goals.  Demonstrating “role model” behavior utilizing a high level of enthusiasm, commitment, and interpersonal skills to drive goals through collaborative synergies.  Communicating in a clear, friendly, respectful business-standard way to create positive relationships and interaction between both internal/external customers.


Quickly learning the background, details, and processes to create quality work on time.  Researching, analyzing, and creating enhancements for area of responsibility that creates demonstrable impact to the goals. Networking with individuals for continual feedback and input to reflect and stretching thinking that creates synergies and enhanced ideas for stronger outcomes.


Continually researching new techniques and development opportunities to enhance current skill sets in the areas of dress, communications, presentation skills, and technical performance.  Providing recommendations on trends related to the area that may be transferable to other areas of the organization on an on-going basis. Willingly putting in extra time and effort in crisis situations; goes the “extra mile” to ensure goal is met.  Getting job done efficiently. 


Taking ownership of the aligned goals and areas of responsibility to ensure objectives are fully met. Making themselves available to others and follows up, as needed, for mutual goal-attainment.  Setting enhanced objectives for self to continually challenge the organization to rise to new heights. Demonstrating optimal inclusiveness and seeking diverse approaches/input on an on-going basis.


  • Check and document weight of all powder blends received from Blending Department.
  • Encapsulate product as specified in the batch Manufacturing Records.
  • Document process as specified in BMR.
  • Operate all Encapsulation equipment i.e., IMA Matic 90, IMatic 150, Adapta encapsulators, Precisa 12, 120 weight sorters, scales and metals detectors.
  • Clean all equipment in the Encapsulation and Tablet Compression department.
  • Operate all tablet compression equipment i.e. Kilian S520, Syntheses 500, tablet presses, drum lifters, deduster, metal detectors, sealers, scales, micro metters, harndess testers, printers, and inspection belts.
  • Will assure the Department and work areas are kept clean and orderly. Clean equipment as specified by S. O. P. and Department Supervisor.
  • Will constantly observe and practice all cGMP policies and procedures in all work performed.
  • Observe and adhere to Department Standard Operating Procedures and Safety Polices in all work performed. Adhere to work schedule, and perform other duties as assigned.
  • Must participate and successfully complete all training as required by the company.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • High School diploma or equivalent GED. Minimum 0-2 years’ experience in Pharmaceutical granulation and blending. Good computer skills as well as communications, both oral and written is required.
  • Ability to add, subtracts, multiply, and divides in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.  Ability to write simple correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before small groups of customers or employees of the company.
  • Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out detailed written or oral instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.
  • Ability to use a computer for completing training and interfacing with mechanical systems and/or control systems.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, use hand and fingers, to manipulate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and talk or hear.

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 20 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to approximately 65 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color, peripheral, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to wet conditions and moving mechanical parts of equipment.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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