The Compounder position performs blending activities in the compounding operation, manufacture personal care products (skin and hair) in a cost competitive environment, follow defined manufacturing procedures to produce high quality product and operate machines to blend approved formulas.

  • Retrieve ingredients necessary to fulfill order, strictly following batch card.
  • Provide clear, accurate, documentation of each phase of production process on batch card.
  • Working knowledge about chemicals, and process parameters (temperature, pH, time).
  • Ability to operate pumps, mills, homogenizers, mixers, controls, and electrical processing equipment.
  • Ensure smooth functioning of equipment and troubleshoot sources of malfunction
  • Maintain and clean equipment in good order per applicable Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP’s), Working Instructions (WI’s), and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s).
  • Operate in a team-based environment supporting entire department’s goals; communicate all information at change shift to assure continued, efficient production.
  • Understand averages, ranges, ratios and percentages.
  • Understand measurement systems (dimensions, weights, etc.) to correctly use meters ans scales.
  • Handle raw materials prepared for each batch, lift items manually and/or with the aid of hand jack, pallet jack, and forklifts.
  • Move totes of materials and transfer finished batches to specific areas for product manufacturing.
  • Recognize chemicals names; observe abnormal characteristics through quality inspection of product and ingredients.
  • Perform manual and automated tank cleaning and sanitation procedures.
  • Follow strictly company environmental policies and handle all cleaning and waste materials properly.
  • Use proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the task.
  • Follow all safety rules.
  • Any other responsibility as assigned by supervisory management.

Requirements

High School Diploma or GED

2-5 years relevant blending or compounding experience, cosmetic or personal care setting preferred.

Ability to read, understand, document and maintain records as required.

Ability to handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced manufacturing environment.

Ability to operate forklift, pallet jack and drum lifter

Ability to lift up to 55 lbs. intermittently; heavier parts lifted using other methods.

Flexible to work any of the two shifts and OT (including weekends) when needed