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General Production Operator

Apply Now Job ID R-348750 Date posted 09/19/2019


Broken Bow, Nebraska

Job Description Summary

OB SUMMARY Under the direction of production leadership, the General Production Operator assumes the regular duties of, or temporary replacement duties for, all direct and indirect positions within (700, 800, 900) Production Departments.  Additionally performs jobs where planned production volume exists and there are no production operators assigned to that specific operation.  Will maintain required budgeted throughput rates. General Production Operators will enter the position as a pay grade four (4) until such time as the associate is placed into a permanent position which may or may not be an increase in pay grade.   The jobs required for each department General Production Operators is shown in the table below.

Department 700/800 Jobs
Department 900 Jobs

Batch Final Pack/Automated BFP
Other indirect jobs such as:
Band inspect
American Red Cross boxing
Two-Tube in a Pouch Assembly
Sekisui Tube and Caps

General Production Operators may be placed into other production positions per business needs, provided the operators are given the necessary training curricula and associates have attained the necessary physical capacity rating required for the position.  Further, depending on business needs, General Production Operators may be asked to change shifts at a later time from the original shift they were assigned.  If an associate is transferred to another position with a higher pay rate, the General Production Operator will receive the pay grade for the position they are assuming. ESSENTIONAL FUNCTIONSThe essential functions of this position include but are not limited to:

Maintains a clean/safe work area and reports any safety hazards to supervision.

Must be capable of performing the essential functions of all relevant production-related job positions within the 700, 800, and 900 areas while serving as a temporary replacement.

Knows and observes all quality and GMP standards at each operation within the assigned department.

Possesses working knowledge of the MRP system as it applies to positions within the assigned department.

Uses current reporting methods for production and waste at all operations.

Performs quality self-inspections, where appropriate, according to latest methods using Vacutainer Specifications for all relevant operations.

Works efficiently and cooperates with supervision and other employees.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIESOther responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:

Complies with all local, state, federal and BD safety regulations, policies/procedures.

Complies with all local BD quality policies/procedures/practices through consistent application of sound Quality Assurance principles.

Performs other job related duties as assigned.

Observes all safety, environmental and quality system standards.

All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their Facilitator. 

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities.  To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently.

This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" employment relationship.


High school diploma or equivalent.


One year machine operator experience preferred.  Diverse machine operating experience being a plus

Physical RequirementsLevel 3

Medium Work:  Exerting 20 to 50 pounds occasionally or 10 to 25 pounds frequently, or up to 10 pounds constantly.  Physical demands requirement are in excess of those for Light Work.

Mental Requirements

Ability to read, write and understand English.

Equipment Use

Understanding and ability to operate all relevant production equipment.

Working Conditions

The worker is subject to inside environmental conditions:  Protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes.

The worker is subject to hazards:  Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals and broken glass.


Reports directly to Department Shift Facilitator.  Has no supervision over others.

Job Description

Primary Work Location

USA NE - Broken Bow

Additional Locations

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