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.

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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: 2018-10-01

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 while supporting Sandpoint, ID 

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: 2019-01-03

The Program Coordinator is responsible for assisting Associate Program Managers (APMs), Program Managers (PMs), and Management with managing the entire sales cycle related to customer programs.

Location: Spokane,  WA

Essential Responsibilities

  • Establish and maintain an understanding of Unicep’s products and services and how they are applied in each market segment we serve.
  • Serve as point of contact for assigned customers/programs.
  • Provide project updates to supported APMs, PMs, and Management as necessary.
  • Assist with the administration of the Quote process with a basic understanding of cost drivers, customer business needs and Unicep’s sales processes. Quote process entails interaction with quote team, suppliers, customers and sales executives.
  • Input quote data into spreadsheet form for analysis and reporting.
  • Process and enter Sales Orders.
  • Assist APMs, PMs, and Management to administer customer contracts.
  • Assist with New Product Introduction (NPI), product transfers, and end-of-life activities.  Generate and tracks cross-functional action item lists and ensure alignment with customer expectations.
  • Assist with ongoing production for established programs by leading cross-functional teams, as required, to ensure that programs are conducted in accordance with the requirements of sales orders and program objectives, elevating unresolved issues to management. 
  • Assist APMs and PMs with managing cash flow, budgets, forecasts, profit & loss, program timelines, resources, and key milestones.
  • Write Work Orders and obtain required signatures.
  • Identify and support development of organic growth opportunities with existing customer base.
  • Generate, maintain and publish reports on cost, margins, and inventory levels.
  • Ensure compliance with GMP, FDA, OSHA, and all other regulatory requirements, in accordance with company policy.
  • Maintain regular attendance.
  • Adhere to company safety requirements.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or business preferred.
  • Experience in an FDA regulated manufacturing facility preferred.
  • Knowledge of GMP regulations preferred.
  • Basic knowledge of cost accounting and materials procurement preferred.
  • Proven proficiency in managing timelines.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical publications and reports.
  • Ability to clearly and effectively communicate in both oral and written formats.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions.
  • Proficient with applied business and economic mathematics and analysis.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and to deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel & Project.
  • Experience working in CRM databases with proficiency in Salesforce preferred.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Regularly required to talk and hear.
  • Frequently required to walk.
  • Frequently required to sit.
  • Occasionally required to stand.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Vision includes close vision, color vision and distance vision.
  • Ability to travel by air or car to meet with customers.

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: 2019-01-03

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

Spokane, WA - Day and Swing openings  

 

Sandpoint, ID: Swing and Grave openings 

 

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: 2019-01-03

The Associate Program Manager (APM) is responsible for managing the entire sales cycle related to customer programs.

Spokane, Washington with travel to Sandpoint, ID on an as-needed basis.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Establish and maintain understanding of Unicep’s products and services and how they are applied in each market segment we serve.
  • Serve as primary or secondary point of contact for assigned customers/programs.
  • Develop a keen understanding of customer requirements by market segment
  • Administer the Quote process with a fundamental understanding of cost drivers, customer business needs and Unicep sales processes. Quote process entails interaction with quote team, suppliers, customers and sales executives.
  • Successfully acquire customers through conversion of qualified leads.
  • Work with Management to negotiate and administer customer contracts.
  • Manage New Product Introduction (NPI), product transfers, and end-of-life activities.  Generate and track cross-functional action item list and ensure alignment with customer expectations.
  • Sustain ongoing production for established programs by leading cross-functional teams, as required, to ensure that programs are conducted in accordance with the requirements of sales orders and program objectives, elevating unresolved issues to management. 
  • Manage cash flow, budgets, forecasting, profit & loss, program timelines, resources, and key milestones.
  • Identify and develop organic growth opportunities with existing customer base.
  • Generate, maintain and publish reports on cost, margins, manufacturing variances, and inventory levels.
  • Advise management of program status on a regular basis.
  • Ensure compliance with GMP, FDA, OSHA, and all other regulatory requirements, in accordance with company policy.
  • Travel to Unicep Sandpoint manufacturing facility and to customer sites as necessary to support projects.
  • Maintain regular attendance.
  • Adhere to company safety requirements.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or business, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 2-4 years’ experience in engineering, high volume assembly management, procurement, or finance; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience in an FDA regulated manufacturing facility preferred.
  • Knowledge of GMP regulations.
  • Knowledge of cost accounting, profit & loss statements and materials procurement.
  • Proven proficiency in managing timelines.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical publications and reports.
  • Ability to clearly and effectively communicate in both oral and written formats.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions.
  • Proficient with applied business and economic mathematics and analysis.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, and Project.
  • Experience working in CRM databases with proficiency in Salesforce preferred.
  • Fundamental understanding of quote process.
  • Fundamental understanding of cost drivers in business.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Regularly required to talk and hear.
  • Frequently required to walk.
  • Frequently required to sit.
  • Occasionally required to stand.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Vision includes close vision, color vision and distance vision.
  • Ability to travel by air or car to meet with customers.

Posted: 2019-01-03

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

Positions available for all shifts in Spokane, WA and Sandpoint, ID. 

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: 2019-03-21

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.

Sandpoint, ID

Essential Responsibilities

  • Design and develop innovative new packaging products, including materials 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 continuous 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.