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Job ID:  42195
Date:  Jan 15, 2022
Job function:  Manufacturing
Experience level:  Experienced Hire
Business:  DSM Nutritional Products

Production Assistant - Belvidere, NJ

DSM – Bright Science. Brighter Living.™

Royal DSM is a global, purpose-led, science-based company active in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living. DSM’s purpose is to create brighter lives for all. DSM addresses with its products and solutions some of the world’s biggest challenges while simultaneously creating economic, environmental and societal value for all its stakeholders – customers, employees, shareholders, and society at large. DSM delivers innovative solutions for human nutrition, animal nutrition, personal care and aroma, medical devices, green products and applications, and new mobility and connectivity. DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 23,000 employees. The company was founded in 1902 and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. 

More information can be found at www.dsm.com.



The Challenge
Responsible for operating blending/packaging/storage tank equipment related to material handling and movements within the production operations in compliance with applicable regulatory requirements, Standard Operating Procedures and production schedules.


The Position
•    Operates storage, blending, milling and packaging equipment to prepare and transfer materials to production through to finished goods inventory.  Performs a variety of material handling equipment necessary for the safe and efficient movement of raw/in-process materials and finished goods . 
•    Complies with GMP,IHQ-7  and ISO regulations and procedures for packaging, handling and storage of incoming, in-process and finished goods, including that which is quarantined, released and expired merchandise.
•    Communicates manufacturing process status to Shift Team Lead by informing him/her of any delays, equipment problems, or deviations so that the issues can be addressed
•    Documents all production & Packaging activities by completing MPR entries, cleaning records, logbooks, withdrawal sheets and other paperwork to provide an accurate paper trail for every batch.  
•    Subdivides and delivers batch ingredients utilizing good manufacturing and safety procedures based on production requirements.  Receives and stores raw material as per SOP, loads/unloads trucks in an efficient manner that minimizes material damage.  Updates receiving and disbursement records as appropriate.
•    Assists in production by working overtime as needed and to cover call-ins or absences as necessary.
•    Responsible for knowledge and compliance with DSM Safety Standards relating to the following:  Manual material handling, material handling equipment, proper use of personal protective equipment, location and proper use of safety apparatus, knowledge of hazardous materials, emergency response procedures.  Recognizes and corrects unsafe practices and unsafe equipment related to the job and area(s) of operation.
•    Provides timely physical inventory data.  Notifies supervisor and/or reorders materials from central warehouse and/or vendors in accordance with production needs and established guidelines.  Maintains clean and safe working conditions.  
•    Notes and equipment malfunctions and promptly requests work orders to be issued to return unit to service.  Handles full range of packaging requirements including drummed, bagged or boxed product or materials.
•    Completes appropriate forms and documents necessary for proper material accountability and inventory control.
•    Maintains housekeeping and orderliness of work area.
•    Attends shift and morning PDR meetings.


SHE Duties & Responsibilities:  
•    Displays and promotes positive safety behaviors at all times, use proper personal equipment, appropriate safety tools, equipment and procedures that ensure self and others go home safe each day; that area and equipment operate at the highest safety levels; that all people in the area (maintenance, quality, visitors, contractors, etc.) comply with safety directives and keep area neat and clean.
•    All employees to be aware of and follow all DSM Life Saving Rules.
•    Ensure all SHE related training is current and up to date.
•    Involvement in setting up & reviewing SHE requirements, procedures, and instructions by participating in SHE culture on site.
•    Acts in such a way that safety awareness & accident prevention are considered in performing all tasks.
•    Shows leadership by working to SHE standards and encouraging employees to work to the same standards.
•    Supports plant and corporate initiatives as outlined in the manufacturing plan. Follows the manufex work processes.
•    Ensures Quality procedures, Management Directives and Quality improvement projects are supported and followed. 
•    Reports any quality deviations or non-conformances observed.
•    Sets own priorities to assure production schedule is maintained with multiple production lines in operation.  This requires decisions on which line to focus on and whether loading more material or packaging will take priority and management of movement of materials.
•    Performs equipment reliability troubleshooting and minor maintenance.
•    Performs inspections and cleaning of equipment to assure product integrity.
•    Troubleshoots packaging and dumping operations due to quality issues.


The Ideal
•    High School diploma or equivalent.
•    Entry level position.  No experience necessary.
•    Ability to perform the physical requirements of duties in the assigned work area.
•    Meticulous recordkeeping housekeeping skills.  
•    Valid unrestricted driver’s license.


The Reward
Working for DSM means the opportunity to really contribute to improve people’s lives and solving the challenges of today’s world. Challenging jobs, career opportunities and an inspiring environment allow you to enhance your personal development. DSM recognizes that the on-going success of the company depends on the continued development and engagement of our employees and pursues a fair and competitive remuneration policy, recognizing individual and team competencies and performance.


Procedure & Contact
Interested in this position? Please apply online via the career portal (https://jobs.dsm.com/)

Pre-employment screening procedures are part of the DSM Recruitment & Selection Process. You will be contacted when further information is required.

Royal DSM is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Royal DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 23,000 employees. The company is listed on Euronext. For more information about DSM see http://www.dsm.com or connect on 

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