Machine Operator (First Shift)

Guilford, Maine /
Puritan Medical Products – Skilled Labor /
Puritan Medical Products is hiring for MACHINE OPERATORS to join their team saving the world, one swab at a time, at their manufacturing facility in Guilford, ME.  Join Puritan in the quest to get testing supplies to the professionals! 
A family-owned business for over 100 years and Inc.’s Company of the Year in 2020, Puritan offers a comprehensive benefits plan, the opportunity to advance, and a warm and friendly employee-centric atmosphere. Benefits are available to employees working 32 hours per week and include medical, dental, and vision insurance, as well as 401(k) and employee and dependent term life insurance. 
We are looking for candidates who bring a cooperative spirit, welcome the opportunity to learn, and take pride in a job well done. 
Machine Operators run and control machines and that are used in the manufacturing of single use swabs.  Machine operators load raw materials (fiber, sticks, adhesive) onto machines and then monitor the production process.  While running the machine, the operator monitors it closely to detect any signs of malfunctioning that may affect the quality of the finished swab.  Machine operators perform inspections on swabs and finished goods ensuring that products meet all quality and packaging standards.  This position is based on shift work, nights, weekends, and overtime may be required. 

Job Responsibilities:

    • Effectively monitor production, inspection, packaging and machine operation 
    • Follow production requirements as outlined on BOM/Requisition  
    • Complete all required manufacturing paperwork correctly and on time 
    • Maintain a safe and clean work space 
    • Follow established safety rules and regulations 
    • Perform basic product test for quality 
    • Pays attention to finished product specification details 
    • Observe, maintain, and support the completion of all standard work processes 
    • Participate as an active member of the production assembly team 
    • Follow documented policies and procedures as designated by Puritan’s Quality System 
    • Ensure ISO 13485 (Manufacture of Medical Devices) standard operating procedures are followed 

Key Skills Required:

    • Good documentation, writing, and communication skills 
    • Able to perform duties with minimal supervision 
    • Able to work as a team member 
    • Able to perform repetitive tasks for extended periods 
    • Able to follow and complete work instructions 
    • Basic mathematics (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division)  
    • Able to lift 30lbs 
Shifts are 10 hours long, with paid 30-minute lunches and (2) 10-minute breaks.  First shift runs from 5:00 am to 3:00 pm and second shift runs from 3:30 pm to 1:30 am. 
This position pays $14 per hour on first shift and $15 per hour on second shift.  All offers are contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment physical.  Subject to DOT regulations offers might also be contingent on successfully completing drug testing. 
Puritan Medical Products is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, credit history, unemployment status, or veteran status.