Careers

Unicep offers a competitive base and incentive salary programs, as well as a comprehensive benefits package. We take pride in our innovative workplace, which is driven by hard work and a focus on development and camaraderie. We have built our reputation on quality relationships with customers, suppliers, and employees. Our philosophy is simple: we believe that employees who are genuinely valued produce higher-quality results and are better able to meet customer needs.

Drug Free Workplace/EOE

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You may also apply via email or fax. Please send your completed Employment Application (PDF) or resume to careers@unicep.com or fax it to (509) 624-2552.

Human Resources

Primary Location:
4122 S. Grove Rd.
Spokane, WA  99224

Secondary Location:
1702 Industrial Drive
Sandpoint, ID 83864

Call us at: 208.265.9696

Our Benefits

Working at Unicep is a great experience. Because we believe in tapping into each employee's strengths, Unicep is a place where you will have the opportunity to learn, grow, contribute, lead – and most importantly – add value. In a nutshell:

  • We believe that it's not just a job, it's a career.
  • Good work is rewarded.
  • Reputation is everything – and we've got a great one.
  • We employ people who enjoy what they do.
  • We are renowned for our innovative approach and ability to solve customer problems.
  • World-class organizations choose to work with us.
  • We facilitate community support and engagement through volunteerism and philanthropy.

 
 

Current Openings

Posted: 2021-05-16

The Production Lead coordinates the activities of workers on a specific shift, under the direction of the Production Supervisor, with responsibility for the day-to-day operations for Production.

Spokane, WA 

Openings: 

12 Hour PM (Wednesday-Saturday or Sunday-Wednesday) 

12 Hour AM  (Wednesday-Saturday)

Essential Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support the day-to-day Production activities under the direction of the Production Supervisor, ensuring compliance with established and approved policies and procedures.
  • Lead Production employees in the manufacture and packaging of products.
  • Provide leadership for employees through effective communications, coaching, and training and development.
  • Ensure appropriate staffing levels based on production needs. Assist with the creation and maintenance of the weekly production schedule.
  • Effectively use labor, materials, and support services to meet quality standards, production schedules and profit plans.
  • Provide technical guidance for Production Operators, including troubleshooting.
  • Provide Production metrics as requested.
  • Promote and participate on Continuous Improvement Teams (CIT).
  • Lead by example by promoting good manufacturing principles.
  • Ensure compliance with company standards for cost control, waste reduction, quality, OSHA, safety, and complete and on-time delivery at the lowest possible cost.
  • Ensure compliance with GMP, QSR/ISO, FDA, OSHA, and all other regulatory requirements, in accordance with company policy.
  • Regular attendance.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Requirements

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Experience in a FDA manufacturing facility preferred.
  • Must be able to pass Better Process Control School course pertaining to FDA regulations applying to low acid and acidified foods within 30 days of hire.
  • Supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment preferred.
  • Good knowledge of GMP regulations.
  • Experience with materials and inventory management, production scheduling, and preventive maintenance preferred.
  • A demonstrated ability to lead people and get results through others.
  • Process manufacturing experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing techniques preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Proficient with computer systems and the ability to use programs including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, modeling, graphics, and presentation software.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Frequently required to stand and walk.
  • Frequently required to sit, talk, and hear.
  • Frequently required to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
  • Occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Vision ability including close vision, distance vision, color vision and the ability to adjust focus.

 

Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable those individuals who are disabled as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act to perform the essential functions of this job.

 

Posted: 2021-05-16

The Operator Technician works on a production line, troubleshoots, repairs, and maintains production equipment in compliance with company and regulatory requirements.

Sandpoint, ID 

Openings: 

12 Hour AM: (Sun-Wed) 

12 Hour PM: (Sun-Wed) 

Essential Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead work centers and production lines as necessary.
  • Maintains assigned machinery.
  • Sustains awareness of production schedule and needs.
  • Independently operate several types of production machinery after the successful completion of training and certification.
  • Monitors production equipment to ensure a quality product.
  • Perform machine set up and changeovers on various equipment and production lines.
  • Follow established quality requirements for each product.
  • Complies with all procedural requirements.
  • Performs troubleshooting, adjustments, and preventative maintenance of production machinery.
  • Reads and interprets equipment manuals and work orders to perform required maintenance and service.
  • Work with Quality Control to ensure written documentation for production runs is complete, correct, and in compliance with company Good Documentation Practices and government regulations.
  • Identifies and implements necessary documentation for compliance and works with Quality Assurance to ensure compliance.
  • Follows guidelines to ensure machinery, room, and materials are in compliance with QSR/ISO requirements.
  • Adhere to all safety policies and procedures for operating equipment and handling raw materials and finished goods.
  • Adhere to all company policies, procedures, and safety requirements.
  • Maintain good housekeeping and a clean work area.
  • Promote teamwork by working with others to achieve production efficiency, quality, and on-time delivery goals.
  • Ensure compliance with GMP, QSR/ISO, FDA, OSHA, and all other regulatory requirements, in accordance with company policy.
  • Regular attendance.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Associate’s degree or certificate in mechanical or industrial maintenance preferred. or equivalent.
  • 2 – 4 years of manufacturing/production experience.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing product flows.
  • Ability to recognize and adhere to quality standards.
  • Ability to read and interpret written policies and procedures.
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instruction.
  • Ability to work independently with little direction.
  • Ability to work as part of a team to complete projects.
  • Ability to complete paperwork fully and correctly.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work with others to achieve goals.
  • Ability to perform repetitive tasks.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Experience in a FDA regulated manufacturing facility preferred.
  • Knowledge of GMP regulations preferred.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Occasionally required to sit.
  • Frequently required to talk and hear.
  • Frequently required to walk.
  • Required to stand for 3 – 4 hours at a time.
  • Regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Fine motor control to grasp and manipulate objects.
  • Frequently required to bend at waist and knees.
  • Frequently required to reach.
  • Vision ability including close vision, distance vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Frequently required to work with products that contain chemicals or may contain hazardous materials. MSDS sheets are required.

Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable those individuals who are disabled as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act to perform the essential functions of this job.

Posted: 2021-05-16

The Production Lead coordinates the activities of workers on a specific shift, under the direction of the Production Supervisor, with responsibility for the day-to-day operations for Production.

Sandpoint, ID 

Openings: 

12 Hour AM (Wed-Sat) 

12 Hour PM (Sun-Wed)  

Essential Responsibilities

SUPERVISES: Assists in the supervision of production workers under the direction of the Shift Supervisor

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support the day-to-day Production activities under the direction of the Production Supervisor, ensuring compliance with established and approved policies and procedures.
  • Lead Production employees in the manufacture and packaging of products.
  • Provide leadership for employees through effective communications, coaching, and training and development.
  • Ensure appropriate staffing levels based on production needs. Assist with the creation and maintenance of the weekly production schedule.
  • Effectively use labor, materials, and support services to meet quality standards, production schedules and profit plans.
  • Provide technical guidance for Production Operators, including troubleshooting.
  • Provide Production metrics as requested.
  • Promote and participate on Continuous Improvement Teams (CIT).
  • Lead by example by promoting good manufacturing principles.
  • Ensure compliance with company standards for cost control, waste reduction, quality, OSHA, safety, and complete and on-time delivery at the lowest possible cost.
  • Ensure compliance with GMP, QSR/ISO, FDA, OSHA, and all other regulatory requirements, in accordance with company policy.
  • Regular attendance.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Experience in a FDA manufacturing facility preferred.
  • Must be able to pass Better Process Control School course pertaining to FDA regulations applying to low acid and acidified foods within 30 days of hire.
  • Supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment preferred.
  • Good knowledge of GMP regulations.
  • Experience with materials and inventory management, production scheduling, and preventive maintenance preferred.
  • A demonstrated ability to lead people and get results through others.
  • Process manufacturing experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing techniques preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Proficient with computer systems and the ability to use programs including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, modeling, graphics, and presentation software.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Frequently required to stand and walk.
  • Frequently required to sit, talk, and hear.
  • Frequently required to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
  • Occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Vision ability including close vision, distance vision, color vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable those individuals who are disabled as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act to perform the essential functions of this job.

Posted: 2021-05-16

The Production Operator I works on a production line packaging product for distribution to customers.

Sandpoint, ID

Openings: 

12 Hour AM (Sun- Wed or Wed-Sat) 

12 Hour PM (Sun - Wed or Wed-Sat) 

 

 

Essential Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Works on a production line packaging products, following written guidelines and specifications for each product.
  • Independently operates production machinery after the successful completion of training and certification.
  • Follows established quality requirements for each product.
  • Adheres to all safety policies and procedures for operating equipment and handling raw materials and finished goods.
  • Cross train to other work stations to enable rotation of work.
  • Adheres to all company policies and procedures.
  • Maintains good housekeeping and a clean work area.
  • Promotes teamwork by working with others to achieve production efficiency, quality, and on-time delivery goals.
  • Regular attendance is an essential function of this position
  • Ensure compliance with GMP, QSR/ISO, FDA, OSHA, and all other regulatory requirements, in accordance with company policy.
  • Adheres to company safety requirements.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Prior experience in a FDA regulated manufacturing facility preferred.
  • Knowledge of GMP regulations preferred.
  • Prior experience working on a production line preferred.
  • Ability to read and interpret written policies and procedures.
  • Ability to complete paperwork correctly.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and count.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work with others to achieve goals.
  • Ability to perform repetitive tasks.
  • Ability to recognize good quality and perform to quality standards.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Varied position throughout shift, including standing and/or sitting for up to 2 hours at a time.
  • Frequently required to talk and hear.
  • Frequently required to stand and walk.
  • Frequently required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Good manual dexterity.
  • Ability to grasp small objects.
  • Vision ability including close vision, distance vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

 

Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable those individuals who are disabled as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act to perform the essential functions of this job.

Posted: 2021-05-16

The Production Operator I works on a production line packaging product for distribution to customers.

Spokane, WA 

Openings: 

12 Hour AM (Sun-Wed or Wed-Sat) 

12 Hour PM (Sun-Wed or Wed-Sat) 

Essential Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Works on a production line packaging products, following written guidelines and specifications for each product.
  • Independently operates production machinery after the successful completion of training and certification.
  • Follows established quality requirements for each product.
  • Adheres to all safety policies and procedures for operating equipment and handling raw materials and finished goods.
  • Cross train to other work stations to enable rotation of work.
  • Adheres to all company policies and procedures.
  • Maintains good housekeeping and a clean work area.
  • Promotes teamwork by working with others to achieve production efficiency, quality, and on-time delivery goals.
  • Regular attendance is an essential function of this position
  • Ensure compliance with GMP, QSR/ISO, FDA, OSHA, and all other regulatory requirements, in accordance with company policy.
  • Adheres to company safety requirements.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Prior experience in a FDA regulated manufacturing facility preferred.
  • Knowledge of GMP regulations preferred.
  • Prior experience working on a production line preferred.
  • Ability to read and interpret written policies and procedures.
  • Ability to complete paperwork correctly.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and count.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work with others to achieve goals.
  • Ability to perform repetitive tasks.
  • Ability to recognize good quality and perform to quality standards.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Varied position throughout shift, including standing and/or sitting for up to 2 hours at a time.
  • Frequently required to talk and hear.
  • Frequently required to stand and walk.
  • Frequently required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Good manual dexterity.
  • Ability to grasp small objects.
  • Vision ability including close vision, distance vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

 

Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable those individuals who are disabled as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act to perform the essential functions of this job.

Posted: 2021-05-16

The Operator Technician works on a production line, troubleshoots, repairs, and maintains production equipment in compliance with company and regulatory requirements.

Spokane, WA: 

Openings: 

12 Hour PM (Sunday- Wednesday or Wednesday- Saturday)

12 Hour AM (Sunday- Wednesday or Wednesday- Saturday)

Swing Shift (Mon-Fri) 

 

 

 

Essential Responsibilities

  • Lead work centers and production lines as necessary.
  • Maintains assigned machinery.
  • Sustains awareness of production schedule and needs.
  • Independently operate several types of production machinery after the successful completion of training and certification.
  • Monitors production equipment to ensure a quality product.
  • Perform machine set up and changeovers on various equipment and production lines.
  • Follow established quality requirements for each product.
  • Complies with all procedural requirements.
  • Performs troubleshooting, adjustments, and preventative maintenance of production machinery.
  • Reads and interprets equipment manuals and work orders to perform required maintenance and service.
  • Work with Quality Control to ensure written documentation for production runs is complete, correct, and in compliance with company Good Documentation Practices and government regulations.
  • Identifies and implements necessary documentation for compliance and works with Quality Assurance to ensure compliance.
  • Follows guidelines to ensure machinery, room, and materials are in compliance with QSR/ISO requirements.
  • Adhere to all safety policies and procedures for operating equipment and handling raw materials and finished goods.
  • Adhere to all company policies, procedures, and safety requirements.
  • Maintain good housekeeping and a clean work area.
  • Promote teamwork by working with others to achieve production efficiency, quality, and on-time delivery goals.
  • Ensure compliance with GMP, QSR/ISO, FDA, OSHA, and all other regulatory requirements, in accordance with company policy.
  • Regular attendance.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • Associate’s degree or certificate in mechanical or industrial maintenance preferred. or equivalent.
  • 2 – 4 years of manufacturing/production experience.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing product flows.
  • Ability to recognize and adhere to quality standards.
  • Ability to read and interpret written policies and procedures.
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instruction.
  • Ability to work independently with little direction.
  • Ability to work as part of a team to complete projects.
  • Ability to complete paperwork fully and correctly.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work with others to achieve goals.
  • Ability to perform repetitive tasks.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Experience in a FDA regulated manufacturing facility preferred.
  • Knowledge of GMP regulations preferred.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Occasionally required to sit.
  • Frequently required to talk and hear.
  • Frequently required to walk.
  • Required to stand for 3 – 4 hours at a time.
  • Regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Fine motor control to grasp and manipulate objects.
  • Frequently required to bend at waist and knees.
  • Frequently required to reach.
  • Vision ability including close vision, distance vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Frequently required to work with products that contain chemicals or may contain hazardous materials. MSDS sheets are required.

Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable those individuals who are disabled as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act to perform the essential functions of this job.

Posted: 2021-05-18

The Maintenance Technician troubleshoots, repairs, and maintains production equipment in compliance with company and regulatory requirements.

Location: Spokane, WA 

This position is available for our day shift. 

Essential Responsibilities

  • Maintains machinery for all production operations.
  • Sustains awareness of production schedule and needs.
  • Monitors production equipment to ensure a quality product.
  • Complies with all procedural requirements.
  • Performs troubleshooting, adjustments, and preventive maintenance of production machinery.
  • Reads and interprets equipment manuals and work orders to perform required maintenance and service.
  • Follows guidelines to ensure machinery, room, and materials are in compliance with QSR/ISO requirements.
  • Identifies and implements necessary documentation for compliance and works with Quality Assurance to ensure compliance.
  • Ensures compliance with GMP, FDA, OSHA, and other regulatory requirements, in accordance with company policy.
  • Adhere to company safety requirements.
  • Regular attendance.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • 2-4 years of maintenance technician experience.
  • Associate’s degree or certificate in mechanical or industrial maintenance preferred.
  • Knowledgeable in pneumatics, electrical, and mechanical systems diagnosis.
  • Ability to use a variety of hand, and diagnostic tools.
  • Frequency Drive, and PLC experience is a plus.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing product flows.
  • Ability to recognize and adhere to quality standards.
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instruction.
  • Ability to work independently with little direction.
  • Ability to work as part of a team to complete projects.
  • Ability to travel by car to support multiple-site facility.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Experience in a FDA regulated manufacturing facility preferred.
  • Knowledge of GMP regulations preferred.

 

Posted: 2021-05-19

The Director of Engineering is responsible for the oversight of the engineering, machine shop, and facilities departments, setting objectives to meet company strategic goals.

Spokane, WA 

Essential Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for setting department objectives and securing resources to meet company strategic goals.
  • Supervise Manufacturing Engineers, and facilities and maintenance empolyees.
  • Provides leadership for employees through effective communication, coaching, training, and development.
  • Provides leadership for problem resolution to facilitate fast improvements and improved working relationships.
  • Develops and implements a culture of continuous improvement through the utilization of self-directed work teams.
  • Leads design engineering related to new product development and product & systems enhancements.
  • Develops and oversees the facility maintenance and preventive maintenance program, ensuring timelines are met.
  • Develops and oversees machine and process validation programs, ensuring validation timelines are met.
  • Work with production to be aware of production schedule and needs, ensuring manufacturing engineering is working as a team with production to achieve goals.
  • Prepare and manage capital projects including identifying scope, cost, milestones, etc.
  • Establishes, prepares, implements, revises, and maintains policies and procedures related to engineering and facilities.
  • Regular attendance is an essential function of this position.
  • Ability to travel by car or air to various facilities or customer sites.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Requirements

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering.
  • PE designation preferred.
  • 8-10 years progressive engineering experience.
  • Prior supervisory experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead people and get results through others.
  • Knowledge of cGMP requirements for the pharmaceutical industry preferred.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated project management experience.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Project).
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize to meet established timelines.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Frequently required to talk or hear.
  • Frequently required to sit, stand, and walk.
  • Occasionally required to stoop or bend.
  • Regularly lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Vision ability including close vision, distance vision, color vision and the ability to adjust focus.

 

Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable those individuals who are disabled as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act to perform the essential functions of this job.

 

Posted: 2021-05-19

The Automation Manufacturing Engineer will support design, troubleshooting, and improvements for manufacturing equipment to support company initiatives.

Location: Spokane, WA

Essential Responsibilities

  • Works closely with Manufacturing and Automation Engineering to create, update, and maintain equipment User Requirements Specifications.
  • Support design, fabrication, and upgrades for manufacturing equipment as directed by Automation Engineering Manager.
  • Troubleshooting and corrective actions to support equipment issues. Provide guidance and training for maintenance technicians and operations on related activities.
  • Works closely with Automation Engineering Manager and PLC Engineer to facilitate machine upgrades and modifications.
  • Works with Manufacturing and Maintenance to maintain accuracy, location, and completion of equipment manual, work instructions, and log books.
  • Provide guidance on machine maintenance requirements.
  • Ability to collect data from multiple sources and propose prioritization to fix, standardize, and incorporate new capabilities for manufacturing equipment.
  • Project technical lead, with responsibility for project management activities.
  • Work with outside vendors and consultants.
  • Draft specifications for mechanical, electrical, and control components.
  • Support new company initiatives in the areas of Manufacturing and Operations.
  • Support compliance with FDA, ISO, OSHA, and all other regulatory requirements in compliance with company policy.
  • Adhere to company safety requirements.
  • Regular attendance.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical, Automation, Robotics, Mechanical, or Computer engineering, or equivalent education and experience.
  • Five or more years’ experience in Engineering with strong automation design and troubleshooting responsibilities.
  • Experience with eMaint CMMS is preferred.
  • Experience with SolidWorks is preferred.
  • Experience with electrical wiring.
  • Experience with technical writing.
  • Experience in PLC logic and programming is desirable.
  • Experience in a FDA regulated manufacturing facility preferred.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Good analytical skills.
  • Ability to work both independently with little direction, and as a member of a team.
  • Ability to manage several projects at once to meet established timelines is essential.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products.
  • Proven ability to develop and implement standard engineering practices, as well as provide detailed documentation upon completion.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Frequently required to talk and hear.
  • Frequently required to stand and walk.
  • Frequently required to stoop or bend.
  • Regularly required to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
  • Occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Fine motor control to grasp and manipulate objects.
  • Vision ability including close vision, distance vision, color vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Posted: 2021-05-19

The Automation Engineering Manager is responsible for the design, development, and testing of mechanical components, equipment and machinery to support company initiatives.

Location: Spokane, WA

Essential Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Design new machinery and ancillary equipment to support company goals.
  • Design components, assemblies and create functional drawings using SolidWorks.
  • Work with outside vendors and consultants.
  • Draft specifications for mechanical, electrical and control components.
  • Modify and integrate existing machinery, systems and process improvement to improve quality, increase throughput, decrease costs, and strengthen safety measures.
  • Modify and generate PLC programs.
  • Oversee Machine Shop operations, including supervision of the Machinist.
  • Supervise the PLC Engineer and Junior Mechanical Engineer.
  • Provide technical guidance within the Engineering and Operations departments.
  • Provide technical and mechanical support for Production operations.
  • Support new company initiatives in the areas of Manufacturing and Operations.
  • As part of the Change Control process, develop and control product documentation (e.g. BOMs, routings, drawings, artwork, and specifications) using Sage 100 ERP and EtQ Reliance systems.
  • Write test protocols, reports and documents related to new processes.
  • Ensure compliance with GMP, QSR/ISO, FDA, OSHA, and all other regulatory requirements, in accordance with company policy.
  • Regular attendance.
  • Adhere to company safety requirements.

Minimum Requirements

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering.
  • 5 or more years experience in Engineering, with automation background.
  • Prior supervisory experience.
  • Experience in a FDA manufacturing facility preferred.
  • Knowledge of GMP regulations preferred.
  • SolidWorks design experience.
  • Knowledge of PLCs, continuous improvement principles, and sound safety practices.
  • Experience with AB & Siemens PLC’s preferred.
  • Electrical wiring experience preferred.
  • Technical writing experience preferred.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Good analytical skills.
  • Ability to work both independently with little direction, and as a member of a team.
  • Ability to manage several projects at once to meet established timelines is essential.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, Visio and Project.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Frequently required to talk and hear.
  • Frequently required to sit.
  • Frequently required to walk and stand.
  • Frequently required to bend at waist and knees.
  • Occasionally required to crouch or kneel to get under machines.
  • Regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Vision ability including close vision, distance vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Fine motor control to grasp and manipulate objects.

Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable those individuals who are disabled as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act to perform the essential functions of this job.

Posted: 2021-06-14

This position is located in Spokane, WA

Objective: 
The Operator/ Set-up Technician Lead coordinates the activities of production equipment troubleshooting, repairs, and maintenance in compliance with company and regulatory requirements. They manage a team of set-up technicians to meet the production schedule and time lines. 
 

Essential Responsibilities

  • Manages and coordinates the team of set-up technicians to meet our production schedule.

  • Enforce standard work, and best practices.

  • Assesses variance reports and outlines appropriate action items to ensure quality of product, reduce machine downtime, and improve machine efficiency.

  • Provides support for engineering on process development, execution of engineering studies, and continuous improvement activities.

  • Trains new or cross-train employees in packaging equipment operations.

  • Manages spares, wears, consumables, and changeover parts to support production needs and equipment maintenance activities.

  • Develops and documents equipment settings.

  • Writes and updates equipment work instructions including setup, operating, cleanup, troubleshooting, and maintenance activities.

  • Monitors production equipment to ensure processes stay in control and quality standards are met.

  • Implements lean tools on the production floor.

  • Maintains machinery for all production operations.

  • Sustains awareness of production schedule and needs.

  • Complies with all procedural requirements.

  • Performs troubleshooting, adjustments, and preventive maintenance of production machinery.

  • Reads and interprets equipment manuals and work orders to perform required maintenance and service.

  • Follows guidelines to ensure machinery, room, and materials are in compliance with QSR/ISO requirements.

  • Identifies and implements necessary documentation for compliance and works with Quality Assurance to ensure compliance.

  • Ensures compliance with GMP, FDA, OSHA, and other regulatory requirements, in accordance with company policy.

  • Adhere to company safety requirements.

Minimum Requirements

  • 5 years’ experience in manufacturing production experience. Associate’s degree or certificate in mechanical or industrial maintenance preferred.

  • Knowledge of manufacturing product flows.

  • Ability to recognize and adhere to quality standards.

  • Ability to follow written and verbal instruction.

  • Ability to work independently with little direction.

  • Ability to work as part of a team to complete projects.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.

  • 2 years’ experience in a FDA regulated manufacturing facility preferred.

  • Knowledge of GMP regulations preferred.

  • Ability to multitask.

  • Good math skills.

  • Prior experience directing the work of others.

Posted: 2021-06-14

This position is located in Spokane, WA

The Production Operator I works on a production line packaging product for distribution to customers.

We are opening up part time positions - please see below for available schedules! We have multiple openings on all schedules.

Available Day Shifts: ($15/ hour) 15 -20 hours weekly.

A1: Sundays - Tuesday/ Wednesdays 6:30 am - 11:30 am

A2: Sundays - Tuesday/ Wednesdays 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

B1: Wednesdays/ Thursdays - Saturdays 6:30 am - 11:30 am

B2: Wednesdays/ Thursdays - Saturdays 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Available evening/ night shifts: ($16/ hour) 15-20 hours weekly.

C1: Sundays - Tuesday/ Wednesdays 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm

C2: Sundays - Tuesday/ Wednesdays 12:00 am - 5:00 am

B1: Wednesdays/ Thursdays - Saturdays 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm

B2: Wednesdays/ Thursdays - Saturdays 12:00 am - 5:00 am

*Offers are pending completed background checks and drug screening (no THC screening.)

Essential Responsibilities

  • Works on a production line packaging products, following written guidelines and specifications for each product.

  • Independently operates production machinery after the successful completion of training and certification.

  • Follows established quality requirements for each product.

  • Adheres to all safety policies and procedures for operating equipment and handling raw materials and finished goods.

  • Cross train to other work stations to enable rotation of work.

  • Adheres to all company policies and procedures.

  • Maintains good housekeeping and a clean work area.

  • Promotes teamwork by working with others to achieve production efficiency, quality, and on-time delivery goals.

  • Regular attendance is an essential function of this position

  • Ensure compliance with GMP, QSR/ISO, FDA, OSHA, and all other regulatory requirements, in accordance with company policy.

  • Adheres to company safety requirements.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Prior experience in a FDA regulated manufacturing facility preferred.

  • Knowledge of GMP regulations preferred.

  • Prior experience working on a production line preferred.

  • Ability to read and interpret written policies and procedures.

  • Ability to complete paperwork correctly.

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and count.

  • Good written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to work with others to achieve goals.

  • Ability to perform repetitive tasks.

  • Ability to recognize good quality and perform to quality standards.

Posted: 2021-07-29

The Production Supervisor is responsible for the activities of workers on a specific shift, under the direction of the Operations Manager, with responsibility for the day-to-day operations for production.

Spokane, WA 

Essential Responsibilities

  • Manages all production activities, under the direction of the Vice President of Operations, ensuring compliance with established and approved policies and procedures, and FDA, cGMP, QSR/ISO regulations. 
  • Supervises day-to-day production activities.
  • Provides leadership for employees through effective communication, coaching, and training and development.
  • Provides technical guidance for production and facilities leadership teams and operations, including troubleshooting. 
  • Provides daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly key performance metric data. 
  • Coordinates the successful implementation of lean manufacturing throughout operations. 
  • Responsible for implementing an employee involvement work environment to include team meetings, decision-making, consensus building, process improvement, achievement of team goals, collaboration, good communications practices, and conflict resolution techniques. 
  • Leads by example by promoting good manufacturing principles.
  • Ensures appropriate staffing levels based on production needs.  Creates and maintains weekly production schedule.
  • Effectively uses labor, materials, and support services to meet quality standards, production schedules, and profit plans.
  • Ensures compliance with company standards for cost control, waste reduction, quality, safety, and complete and on-time delivery at the lowest possible cost.
  • Coordinates with other departments to ensure schedules are met.
  • Ensure compliance with GMP, QSR/ISO, FDA, OSHA, and all other regulatory requirements, in accordance with company policy.
  • Regular attendance.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum 5 years' manufacturing management experience. 
  • Process manufacturing experience preferred.
  • Minimum 3 years' experience with lean manufacturing/ Six Sigma
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or a related technical field preferred.
  • Experience in the pharmaceutical industry preferred. 
  • Experience with materials and inventory management, production scheduling, and preventive maintenance.
  • Must be able to pass Better Process Control School course pertaining to FDA regulations applying to low acid and acidified foods within 30 days of hire.
  • A demonstrated ability to lead people and get results through others.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Proficient with computer systems and the ability to use programs including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, modeling, graphics and presentation software.

Posted: 2021-07-29

The Plastics Manufacturing Engineer serves as the key technical resource for the manufacturing operation focusing on the equipment and is a subject matter expert in plastics and the design of plastics.

Spokane, WA

Essential Responsibilities

  • Design and develop innovative new packaging products, including material testing, preparation of specifications, and documentation.
  • Create and disclose new products internally, ensuring alignment with both market strategies and manufacturing capabilities. 
  • Analyze, implement and train layout of equipment, workflow, production methods and workforce utilization and implement processes and procedures to maximize efficiency. 
  • Work autonomously to re-design, repair, or replace in-process production program equipment, production control hardware, and tooling. 
  • Develop and document Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Work Instructions, and troubleshooting processes, methods, tooling and production controls for new programs. Train Manufacturing Engineers and Machine Technicians in these areas. 
  • Follow guidelines to assure machinery, room and materials are in compliance with QSR/ISO requirements. 
  • Schedule and manage third-party contractors, ensuring compliance with all company policies and procedures, and regulatory requirements. 
  • Identify and implement necessary documentation for compliance and interact with Quality Assurance to ensure compliance. 
  • Participate in the process to quote new products. 
  • Prepare specifications and source new equipment
  • Prepare User Requirement Specifications/ FS for new equipment. 
  • Perform validation document review for new equipment. 
  • Lead continous improvement efforts using lean manufacturing principles. 
  • Prepare and manage capital projects including identifying scope, cost, milestones, etc. 
  • Serve as a key resource for safety related issues 
  • Regular attendance
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 3-5 years manufacturing experience
  • Five or more years’ experience with plastics preferred.
  • Experience with blow molding and SolidWorks preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead people and get results through others
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Strong mechanical aptitude and working knowledge of electrical and mechanical systems
  • Ability to manage several projects at once to meet established timelines is essential.
  • Prior experience in FDA manufacturing facility and GMP regulations preferred

 

Physical Requirements

  • Frequently required to talk and hear.
  • Frequently required to sit.
  • Frequently required to stand and walk for long periods, as work requires.
  • Occasionally required to bend at waist and knees.
  • Regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, occasionally required to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Vision ability including close vision, distance vision, color vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Posted: 2021-07-29

The Quality Control Technician performs quality inspection, product testing, materials inspection, preparation of production paperwork, preparation of products for shipment, quality documentation, and production line audits.

Spokane, WA

Essential Responsibilities

  • Perform in-process and final quality inspections of product.
  • Perform incoming materials inspection of customer supplied product and raw materials.
  • Prepare production paperwork in accordance with SOPs and WIs.
  • Prepare quality documentation, ensuring accuracy and completeness for all products.
  • Audit the Production line.
  • Ensure compliance with GMP, FDA, OSHA and all other regulatory requirements, in accordance with company policy.
  • Adhere to company safety requirements.
  • Regular attendance.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • College level coursework in Chemistry or Biology preferred.
  • Knowledge of chemical terminology and units of measure.
  • Awareness of scientific methodology, basic statistical understanding.
  • Experience in a FDA regulated manufacturing environment.
  • Knowledge of GMP regulations.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel.
  • Ability to follow written and oral direction.
  • Ability to work independently with little direction.
  • Ability to read and interpret written policies and procedures.
  • Ability to complete paperwork correctly.
  • Good verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work with others to achieve goals.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to recognize good quality annd perform to quality standards.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Frequently required to talk or hear.
  • Frequently required to sit, walk, and stand.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
  • Good manual dexterity.
  • Ability to grasp small objects.
  • Vision includes close vision, color vision and distance vision.

Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable those individuals who are disabled as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act to perform the essential functions of this job.