Packaging Machine Operator (12hr shift, days) at CooperVision, Inc in Henrietta, New York

Posted in Manufacturing 19 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

About Us:

CooperVision, a division of CooperCompanies (NASDAQ:COO), is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of soft contact lenses. The Company produces a full array of daily disposable, two-week and monthly contact lenses, all featuring advanced materials and optics. CooperVision has a strong heritage of solving the toughest vision challenges such as astigmatism, presbyopia and childhood myopia; and offers the most complete collection of spherical, toric and multifocal products available. Through a combination of innovative products and focused practitioner support, the company brings a refreshing perspective to the marketplace, creating real advantages for customers and wearers. For more information, visit

Job Summary:

Operates high speed and manual packaging machines in a fast paced environment to produce quality products that meet customer expectations of FDA regulated medical devices. The “finished goods” contact lenses ready for end-user consumption; finished goods produced will fulfill orders internal/external to CooperVision, domestically as well as internationally.

Essential Functions & Accountabilities:

  • Gathers silver stock and verifies material needed for campaign production orders

  • Loads verified silver stock into packaging machine to complete production

  • Performs packaging and software operations including interfacing with machine HMI’s

  • Interfaces with various packaging applications to include GPSII and RedZone

  • Understands, acknowledges and follows all Quality requirements, SOP’s (standard operating procedures) and WI’s (work instructions)

  • Understands and follows all company and department policies and safety guidelines

  • Understands equipment verbiage

  • Consistently uses best machine operating practices

  • Follows GMP’s (Good Manufacturing Practices)

  • Follows production schedule

  • Works in a team environment

  • Performs other duties as required

  • Meets established standards in all areas

  • Demonstrated ability to mulita-task in a fast paced environment

  • Demonstrates strong attention to detail

  • Performs startup and shutdown of machinery as needed

  • Reports malfunctions or errors to supervising staff immediately and relays important information about the issue to the maintenance technician; validates that the machines running properly after maintenance has completed their action item

  • Performs routine checks on packaging machinery to ensure it is completely functional and safe to operate

  • Completes routine quality checks to ensure that product produced meets or exceeds corporate quality standards

  • As business needs dictates, operator may spend 100% of the day performing one particular task or may spend 50% of the day performing one task and the other 50% performing a second task

  • Works scheduled hours and is ready to work at designated start times to include mandatory overtime as needed

  • Immediately informs coordinator/supervisor of safety, sanitation and equipment failure

  • Seeks assistance from coordinator/supervisor in identifying and reporting problems or concerns relating to job function

  • Maintains a clean working environment

  • Adapts readily to changes in workload, priorities, staffing and scheduling

  • Complies with all company policies and procedures

  • Exhibits good communication skills – verbal, written and comprehension of the English language


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge in packaging equipment 

  • Understands the application used in the department to include Redzone, GPSII

  • Basic computer skills

  • Basic math to include adding, subtracting, multiplication, division 

  • Excellent communication skills – verbal, written and comprehension of the English language

Work Environment:

Noisy conditions  -- Greater than 75%

Dusty conditions  -- Greater than 75%

Hot, Humid conditions –exposure to extreme seasonal temperatures  – Less than 75%

Work near moving mechanical parts – Greater than 50%

Standing --  Greater than 75%

Sitting -- Less than 25%

Walking -- Greater than 75%

Bending – Bend forward at waist to touch object at 6” above floor -- Greater than 75%

Stooping/Couching -- Greater than 75%

Kneeling – kneel on 1 or both knees for critical time period – 1-3 minutes   -- Less than 25%

Squatting – Bend at knees to touch/grasp object 2” above floor level  -- Greater than 75%

Twisting -- Greater than 50%

Pushing/Pulling – 25# force -- Greater than 75%

Reaching over an obstacle 48” high to grasp an object at same height a  distance away from obstacle of 18”      

Hand/Eye coordination  -- Greater than 75%

Finger/Wrist dexterity  --  Greater than 75%

Grasping/Pinching  -- Greater than 75%

Coupling – Grip with dominant hand – 30# force -- Greater than 75%

Hearing -- Greater than 75%

Lifting up to 25 lbs.  -- 50 – 75%


  • Experience with basic course work in mathematics, PC and business understanding or equivalent training and/or experience required

  • Basic computer skills necessary for packaging software required

  • Ability and dexterity to handle small items

  • Experience with medical device manufacturing and/or packaging in a FDA compliant environment

  • Two years of manufacturing or machine operation experience preferred


  • High School Diploma or GED required

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

For U.S. locations that require disclosure of compensation, the starting base pay for this role is $20.  The actual base pay includes many factors and is subject to change and modification in the future.  This position may also be eligible for other types of compensation and benefits.


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