Job Title: Machine Operator I
Reports To: Direct Report to:
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Location: Chattanooga TN
EEO Code: 07-7B
The Machine Operator I is responsible for the productive and efficient operation of various
packaging machinery including Slat Filler, Thermoformers, cappers, and other production related
equipment. This role is also responsible for set-up, disassembling, cleaning and basic
maintenance on packaging equipment.
Role Specific Responsibilities
Performs set-up and prepares line for packaging of various packaged products to include
varying designs, components and packaging equipment.
Provides packaging supplies and bulk product as required to feed packaging machines
and change as necessary (i.e. bottles, labels, and caps).
Continually observes product and materials used and rejects any, substandard materials
or packages not in conformance with FDA-cGMP’s.
Documents, monitors and maintains proper fill levels as based on the product
Operates packaging line according to Set-Up Sheets, SPI, SOP’s and other required and
Observes operation of equipment and lubricates, makes minor mechanical repairs or
requests mechanics assistance as needed.
Assists mechanic with packaging line changeover.
Disassembles equipment at end of production runs and cleans in accordance with
Chattem procedures to comply with FDA- cGMP’s.
Responsible for confirmation of proper procedures by signing a permanent record
indicating the appropriate cleaning procedures have been followed.
Maintains a safe work area and observes all company safety regulations; reports any
unsafe conditions to management.
Continuously develops skills and experience to include required training to comply with
FDA and cGMP requirements.
This description is representative but not inclusive of all position responsibilities. Associate may
be asked from time to time to complete tasks not listed within the contents of this document, but
that are relative to the goals of the business.
2 Machine Operator I
Education: High School diploma or equivalent required.
Experience: Minimum of one (1) year of high speed packaging or assembly equipment
Professional Skills: Must work in a professional and collaborative style. Must maintain a
satisfactory attendance record and be able to work with limited to no supervision at times.
Role Specific Competencies: Must be able to use packaging machinery, electric and
manual lift truck, tape machines and various mechanic tools, filler, capper, bottle cleaner,
labeler, cartoner, and bundler. Must be able to lift 25-60 pounds and stand or walk
approximately 100% of the time. Nearly constant visual attention and alertness are required
as well as exceptional coordination, manual dexterity, and mechanical aptitude.
Special Requirements: Position is based in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Dress requirements
include uniforms, hair covers and/or head covering, safety shoes, gloves, dust masks, and
safety glasses as required by job conditions, provided by Chattem Consumer Products.
Training will be required as needed and determined by department supervisor to ensure
Chattem Consumer Products procedures compliance as required by FDA-cGMP’s. Job
conditions include some exposure to product, dust, and grease in work area and exposure to
recognized hazards of packing machinery. Must successfully complete required pre-
American with Disabilities Act
The company recognizes its responsibility to ensure that all qualified candidates (defined as
individuals who can perform all essential job functions), are considered equally for employment
and is prepared to make reasonable accommodations to ensure that disabled employees or
candidates are not disadvantaged in the candidate selection process.
Civil Rights Act of 1964 Title VII
The company recognizes its responsibility to ensure that all qualified candidates receive equal
employment opportunity in the role regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation,
age or national origin.
Fair Labor Standards Act (as amended in 2004)
This role has been classified as non exempt from consideration under current FLSA overtime
Relocation assistance is not provided.