Chemical Compounder (Day Shift)

Spectrum Brands
Full Time
Blacksburg, VA 24060 (Ellett/Jennelle area)
From $20.50 an hour
Posted 2 days ago
Job description

Chemical Compounder - PREVIOUS CHEMICAL COMPOUNDING EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED

Located in Blacksburg, Virginia, we are the Pet Care unit of Spectrum Brands. Owners of dogs, cats, birds, small animals, fish and reptiles rely on our brands for exceptional value and trusted results. Our industry-leading brands include Tetra®, Instant Ocean®, Marineland®, 8-in-1®, Dingo®, FURminator®, Nature’s Miracle®, GloFish®, DreamBone® and SmartBones®.

Shift: Monday -Thursday 630am to 500pm. Possible overtime on Fridays and volunteer overtime on Saturdays. Attendance bonuses and discounts on products!

Great benefits including 12 paid holidays, Anthem Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance that starts on day one! 401 K with company match, paid Life Insurance, Long Term and Short-Term Disability and more!

Compounders will compound mixes to be used for packaging or finished products and measure ingredients and documents chemical usage. Duties include:

  • Work with associates in team effort to further company goals concerning productivity, safety, quality and Continuous Improvement initiatives.
  • Obtain batch sheets from Team Coordinator/Supervisor based on a published schedule. Collect raw materials in required amounts and have verified by QA or secondary compounder. Add raw materials to mix and blend per documented procedure.
  • Notify QA that batch is completed and supply a sample for testing and approval as well as any discrepancies in quantity.
  • Identify mixing and holding tanks with product name and batch number. Set up tanks or hoppers in designated production areas or work stations.
  • Record chemical requisitions on mix control sheet.
  • Learn premix procedures and situations when it can be properly used.
  • Maintain and verify cleanliness and organization of premix room, all mixing areas and equipment. Maintain cleaning logs.
  • Order and stock chemicals and supplies as needed for mixing by communicating with Warehouse and Team Coordinator/Supervisor.
  • Follow prescribed safety policies as established by the company.
  • Work with associates in team effort to further company goals concerning productivity, safety, quality and Continuous Improvement initiatives.
  • Assist in inventory counts annually or as required by business needs.
  • Communicate equipment problems to Team Coordinator/Supervisor, providing information such as nature of the problem, equipment involved, frequency, etc.
  • Inform Team Coordinator/Supervisor immediately of any mixing problems (irregular texture, color, smell, etc.).

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • Intermediate arithmetic skills to calculate percentages, units of measure, conversions from one unit to another).

Required Skills

  • Must have previous chemical compounding experience.
  • Must be able to lift 75 pounds with no assistance
  • Must be skilled in forklift operation.
  • Intermediate arithmetic skills to calculate percentages, units of measure, conversions from one unit to another).
  • Must have the ability to operate digital, balance and dial scales.
  • Must have the ability to operate and adjust mixers and mixing timers.
  • Must be able to work in confined spaces and at elevated levels.
  • Must wear all prescribed PPE including, but not limited to: hearing protection, safety glasses, respirator and steel toed shoes.

Spectrum Brands is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $20.50 per hour

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Referral program
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 10 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Overtime

Experience:

  • Chemical Compounding: 1 year (Required)

Work Location: One location

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