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Machine Operator Mechanic

  2021-04-30     Threshold Enterprises, Ltd.     19 Janis Way / Scotts Valley     Hourly based on applicable experience   

Established in 1978, Threshold Enterprises is a well-known national nutritional supplements distributor and manufacturer of award-winning Source Naturals® and Planetary Herbals™ brands. The company's brands are sold through more than 7,000 store Health Food Store and internet channels. The company has grown significantly through exceptional channel relationships, product innovation and the reputation of its brands for potency, quality and value. Threshold Enterprises is one of Santa Cruz County's larger employers, with over 550 employees.

Shifts available: DAY, SWING, NIGHT 

Summary of Job Duties

Operator Mechanic employee is responsible for operating and performing routine maintenance on various equipment in the production process including encapsulation, tablet compression, machine tooling and roller compaction.  Under supervision, perform a wide variety of skilled mechanical and machine operation duties to maintain, operate and troubleshoot manufacturing equipment. Perform minor repairs and preventive maintenance on manufacturing equipment.

Specific Job Duties:

  1. Set up, operate, maintain and troubleshoot processing equipment such as milling, blending, roller compaction, tablet compression and encapsulation used in the manufacturing of dietary supplements.

  2. Complete all documentation required for batch processing in a cGMP compliant manner, including; master manufacturing records (MMR), process labels, room and equipment logbooks, and in-process documentation.

  3. Monitor product and process parameters throughout the process and perform in-process sampling and/or testing as required.

  4. Disassemble, clean/sanitize and reassemble all required equipment.

  5. Diagnose and correct problems to optimize manufacturing line productivity and minimize downtime.

  6. Perform basic and preventative maintenance activities.

  7. Maintain a maintenance log on each piece of equipment ready and available for inspection.

  8. Maintain good housekeeping with sanitation.

  9. Ensure full compliance with Companies Policies, Procedures, GMP’s, Code of Safe Practices and SOP’s at all times.

  10. Maximize manufacturing uptime, while ensuring consistent plant operation performance to quality, productivity, cost and safety requirements

  11. Meet all safety expectations, including wearing the required personal protective equipment (PPE) and follow all safety practices and guidelines Perform preventive maintenance on manufacturing equipment to minimize line downtime. 

  12. Comply with G.M.P.s for the proper set-up, maintenance and operation of equipment.

  13. Follow company and OSHA hazardous material handling requirements. 

  14. Train/Coach new employees on machine processes, minor repair, safety, productivity and quality standards

  15. Perform all other tasks as assigned by Threshold management. 

Minimum Qualifications Required:

  1. Three years general maintenance experience.

  2. 3 - 5 years of experience working with equipment or in a manufacturing environment, or equivalent.

  3. Ability to read and write legibly in English.

  4. Ability to work multiple shifts or schedules (Flexible short duration between all shifts)

  5. Ability to reach, lift, push and pull up to 50 lbs.

Skills and/or Training Desired:

  1. High school graduate.

  2. Vocational or other structured mechanical maintenance training

  3. Good understanding of Food Safety and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).

  4. Good time management and organization skills.

You are welcome to apply in person at 19 Janis Way in Scotts Valley, or apply through our website at:

Do not contact this company in solicitation of any product or service.

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