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Maufacturing Operator 3

Your Role:

Produces and purifies chemical compounds to meet the demands and requirements of Sigma-Aldrich customers.  Serves as a production process resource for the department.  Improves procedures and processes to cut costs, improve quality or safety and increases efficiency as directed by authorized personnel. Accountable for quality of own work; provides solutions to problems based on practice, existing precedents or procedures; uses discretion to modify work practices and processes to achieve results or improve efficiency.  Completes work with a limited degree of supervision. Impacts the effectiveness of own work team through quality of services or information provided; typically acts as an informal resource for less experienced colleagues. Typically reports to a Manager role or Project Manager role (for a defined period of time) based on organizational set-up, may have a lead person for day-to-day guidance.


Essential Job Functions

  • Manufacturing Operator 3 is required to perform essential job functions required at the Manufacturing Operator 2 level.
  • Creates and achieves personal development goals
  • Recognizes and suggests corrective measures to process anomalies
  • Actively participates in root cause investigations, offers suggestions, and assists in implementing formal corrective and preventive actions (CAPA)
  • Conducts training on company and departmental procedures
  • Maintains trainee’s training records
  • Writes/revises SOP’s
  • Trains and mentors co-workers/new employees
  • Provides solutions to production questions and problems
  • Makes suggestions and participates in PDSA test cycles and significant “Just Do Its” that result in measurable and sustainable improvement
  • Performs small scale experimentation as directed by authorized personnel
  • Positive Leader in voice, action and behavior
  • Independently looks beyond individual assignments and willingly assists team members to improve departmental productivity
  • Understands not only how to do a task but can explain why the task is done that way
  • Key resource for processing issues
  • Independently develops and executes a daily work plan to best utilize time resources. Excellent at multi-tasking
  • Modifies simple MPRs, write simple addendums/deviations, e.g. solutions, revision# >rv5
  • Basic job-related SAP applications
  • Manufactures complex products that require advanced technique/skill set
  • Member of cross-departmental initiative, examples could include PDSA groups, site-wide training programs, ERT, Safety Committee, Ergonomics, etc.


Who You Are:


Basic Qualifcations

  • High School Diploma, GED or HSED required.
  • Minimum 2  years’ experience as a Manufacturing Operator 2


Preferred Qualifcations

  • AS Chemistry or Science related associate degree (chemical technician) or 2 yrs college chemistry.


Knowledge and Skills:

  • Effective oral and written communication skills. 
  • Mechanical aptitude. 
  • Basic mathematical skills. 
  • Ability to read and understand written protocols. 
  • Ability to operate forklift or hand pallet truck. 
  • Basic understanding of chemical reactions and hazards. 
  • Ability to operate hand tools, lab equipment, calculator and weighing and measuring devices. 
  • Basic understanding of ISO and quality systems. 
  •  Ability to provide answers to process problems. 
  • Ability to train or mentor new employees or co-workers.



Manufacturing Environment: Occasionally works near moving mechanical parts. Is required to wear appropriate protective gear, (hard hats, glasses/goggles, chemical resistant suits, gloves, safety shoes) and other personal protection equipment "PPE" to protect themselves from toxic or corrosive chemicals in the forms of liquids, solids, vapors or airborne particles.  The work area may occasionally be wet, humid abnormally hot or cold.


Job Requisition ID:  186649
Location:  Milwaukee
Career Level:  B - Recent University Graduate(<1 year of experien
Working time model:  full-time

Job Segment: CAPA, ERP, SAP, Technology, Management, Quality

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