The lead compounder is responsible for overseeing and the blending activities on second shift; follows defined manufacturing procedures to produce high quality product using raw materials. Compounder operates process equipment to prepare approved formulas and mix compound ingredients into large batches
- Oversees batch compounding, product drumming, submission of lab samples.
- Provides training and assistance to Compounders and other compounding personnel as needed
- Compounds batches passing quality specifications, strictly following batch card
- Provides clear, accurate, documentation of each phase of production process on batch card.
- Posses ability to operate pumps, mills, homogenizers, mixers, controls, and electrical processing equipment.
- Oversees availability of DI water system, boiler, cooler, weight scales.
- Responsible for reporting safety and quality issues and initiate action, as necessary.
- Implementation of daily housekeeping and cleanliness of compounding areas.
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.
- Any other responsibility as assigned by supervisory management.
High School Diploma or GED
2-5 years relevant blending or compounding experience, cosmetic or personal care setting preferred.
Must have proven ability to read, write, and communicate in English.
Proficient with math conversions using calculator, familiar with metric system, weights and measures.
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