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Machine Operator

Monroe, WA

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Temp- Hired

Job Description

Under the direction of the Supervisor/Lead Hand, the Tablet Press Operator is responsible for all activities related to the direct compress of tablets as per MIL document by adhering to the work procedures, the Standard Operating Procedures and current Good Manufacturing Practices that are in effect to ensure the quality and quantity of product produced.

  • Follow and adhere to all given instructions including work procedures, Standard Operating Procedures and current Good Manufacturing Practices 
  • Strictly adhere to and observe all safety policies as outlined in the company policies and training sessions
  • Competently operate press machine individually as well as within a team environment
  • Read and follow the work order requirement prior to production
  • Clean and setup press machine, accessories and rooms within the standard time frame per SOP requirement
  • Ensure proper machine startup check and complete the paperwork against Master Ingredient List before starting production
  • Monitor the press machine operation and perform in-process tablet weight, hardness and friability check, making adjustments as necessary
  • Match all labels with the work order
  • Perform troubleshooting during production
  • Report non-compliance event to lead hand or supervisor in timely manner
  • Attain composite samples for Quality Control testing
  • Attain Acceptable Quality Levels samples for Quality Assurance if needed
  • Label containers of finished product
  • Take good care of machine parts and tooling
  • Accurately complete all paperwork
  • Ensure good housekeeping around working area
  • Work in other departments or perform other duties as required

Job Requirements


  • Mechanically inclined for machinery maintenance
  • Willing and able to follow direction and company policy
  • Team player
  • Demonstrate values for productivity and quality
  • Safety conscious
  • Attention to detail and accuracy with numbers
  • Knowledge of Tableting and GMP an asset
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