Packaging & Automation Machine Operator

Job Title:               Packaging & Automation Machine Operator

Department:        Assembly

Reports To:           Line Leads and Manager of Assembly

Pay Classification:    Hourly

Position Summary: Packaging & Automation Machine Operator will perform a wide range of operations associated with the setup, operating, adjusting and preventive maintenance of all types of manufacturing packaging equipment in rapid diagnostic test manufacturing at Chembio.

Duties & Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Safely operate equipment in the production of medical diagnostic test kits of various types. Meet all batch record and quality control requirements and specifications.
  • Machine set-up and change over per SOP, includes preforming quality control testing. .
  • Familiar with operating automated machinery through a User Interface (Tablet).
  • Assist with pre and post line clearance; i.e. equipment set-up and take down.
  • Work request and Logbook documentation
  • Will be required to lift 50+ lbs, fill up bins, hoppers etc. and maintain manufacturing materials on the line as required.
  • Performing procedural adjustments of manufacturing equipment.
  • Performing preventative maintenance on manufacturing-related equipment and maintaining records on file.
  • Ability to diagnose & troubleshoot manufacturing equipment (to recognize and identify potential problems with equipment).
  • Must be able to remove, replace, align, adjust and make necessary correction on all mechanical equipment in a timely matter.
  • Performs equipment housekeeping. This includes performing all job clean up as related to maintenance tasks, duties and functions.
  • Be able to identify equipment related safety issues.
  • Performs LOTO Policy and Procedure, as required by SOP.
  • Completing maintenance work requests in a timely manner.
  • Performing projects as determined by the Assembly Supervisor, Lead Machine Maintenance Mechanic and Sr. Manager Facilities and Maintenance
  • Other duties as needed to meet Department, Manufacturing or Business needs

 Qualifications Required:

  • Strong mechanical aptitude and experience
  • Robotic control experience is a plus.
  • Able to track and record output, yield, rate, machine efficiency.
  • Able to track and record quality results
  • Have good situational judgment and decision-making skills.
  • Knowledge of packaging and automated equipment.
  • Able to perform repairs and adjustment of manufacturing equipment
  • Understand and follow company policies and procedures on Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s & SOP’s).
  • Must be flexible to working hours including overtime & weekends.
  • Must be fluent in speaking and writing in English

For immediate consideration, please send a resume to
Chembio is an Equal Opportunity Employer.