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Packaging Coordinator - OSD (1st Shift) at Zoetis, Inc. in Kalamazoo, Michigan

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Job Description:

Packaging Coordinator

Zoetis, the global leader in animal health, is looking for an engaged and driven individual to join our packaging team. Zoetis has been leading animal health since its inception in 2012 and we pride ourselves on providing all manner of quality solutions for our customer's animal health needs.

The Packaging Coordinator is responsible for leading all daily floor activities by organizing and assigning day to day work responsiblities of the production team to meet the production schedule. Also responsible for communicating production issues to leadership, generating, processing, and reviewing production records / logs and Standard Operating Procedures. The Packaging Coordinator is also responsible for performing production related administrative functions in addition to quality / safety related investigations and required documentation. Responsibilites must be performed in compliance with all safety policies and adherence to SOPs, GMPs, and Zoetis Core Beliefs.

The Coordinator oversees the team of Packaging Operators and Packaging Specialists that perform general pharmaceutical production related tasks and responsibilities, but must also be able to perform Packaging Specialist duties when needed. This includes inspection and packaging of products, as well as material handling and setup of packaging lines with "right first time" accuracy and efficiency. This requires high attention to detail with regard to ensuring a quality product is provided to our customers and ensuring production related documents are complete and correct. This position requires the use of SAP, Microsoft applications, other database and computer systems. All activities are conducted within a safety-minded culture that strives for continuous improvement.


  • Supervision of Packaging Operators and Packaging Specialists

  • Maintain timekeeping system, address vacation requests, and establish appropriate crewing needs

  • Address immediate shift personnel concerns, HR needs, and handle basic performance management

  • Development and coaching of Packaging Operators and Packaging Specialists

  • Lead Method 1 investigations related to human performance deviations, partner with Team Leader on other deviations, and provide rudimentary back-up support to Team Leader for investigations

  • Lead Tier meetings, monitor or oversee line performance, apply Lean Principles to work environment and lead/support varying project activities

  • Ensure all tasks are performed in accordance with applicable batch records, standard operating procedures (SOPs) and safety guidelines, as well as applicable regulatory standards, such as current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs)

  • Operate, maintain, troubleshoot and make minor repairs on packaging equipment

  • Monitor, evaluate and adjust processes or equipment to maximize quality and efficiency

  • Maintain complete and accurate documentation of all tasks completed

  • Provide leadership to line operators as well as effectively communicate with support personnel and leadership

  • Work together as a team to maintain production schedule and department objectives

Required skills, education, and experience:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)

  • Basic math, English communication skills, legible penmanship, and reading comprehension

  • Demonstrated leadership abilities

  • Ability to follow detailed instructions

  • Basic use of Microsoft applications and general computer skills

  • Effective interpersonal communication and a positive outlook

  • Mechanical reasoning and troubleshooting skills

  • Strong mechanical skills along with experience in the use of various hand tools

Preferred candidate qualifications:

  • Knowledge of cGMP's and production practices

  • Experience in a Lean Production and/or manufacturing environment

  • Reliable transportation and good attendance/time management skills

  • Experience in Lean Manufacturing and continuous improvement work environment; 5S, visual schedule, PDCA, M1, etc.

  • Ability to train on area SOP's/OJT's- equipment, process, paperwork

  • Experience in working with Tech Writer creating and maintaining training documentation

Physical and Time requirements:

  • Routine lifting of 20-50 lbs.

  • Prolonged periods of sitting and standing

  • Flexible hours and overtime, up to every other weekend may be required

  • Manual dexterity and ability to keep up with pace of production standards

  • Work Environment: Colleague could be exposed to airborne particles, including cephalosporin. Must work near moving mechanical parts. Eye protection and other personal protective equipment are required.

  • SHIFT HOURS; 6:00am-2:30pm

Full time



Zoetis is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status or any other protected classification. Disabled individuals are given an equal opportunity to use our online application system. We offer reasonable accommodations as an alternative if requested by an individual with a disability. Please contact Zoetis Colleague Services at to request an accommodation. Zoetis also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must possess or obtain authorization to work in the US for Zoetis. Zoetis retains sole and exclusive discretion to pursue sponsorship for the acquisition or maintenance of nonimmigrant status and employment eligibility, considering factors such as availability of qualified US workers. Individuals requiring sponsorship must disclose this fact. Please note that Zoetis seeks information related to job applications from candidates for jobs in the U.S. solely via the following: (1) our company website at site, or (2) via email to/from addresses using only the Zoetis domain of "". In addition, Zoetis does not use Google Hangout for any recruitment related activities. Any solicitation or request for information related to job applications with Zoetis via any other means and/or utilizing email addresses with any other domain should be disregarded. In addition, Zoetis will never ask candidates to make any type of personal financial investment related to gaining employment with Zoetis.
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