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Job ID:  45541
Date:  Sep 10, 2021
Job function:  Manufacturing
Experience level:  Graduate 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.

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 producing quality chemical intermediates and finished products according to a pre-determined operations plan.  Operations of process equipment in accordance with Key Performance Measures, Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs), Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), safety/regulatory requirements, and divisional goals.  Responsible for producing quality chemical intermediates and finished products according to a pre-determined operations plan.  Operations of process equipment in accordance with Key Performance Measures, Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs), Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), safety/regulatory requirements, and divisional goals. 

 

The Position

  • Operates and monitors equipment and process to produce quality chemical intermediates and finished products to a pre-determined operations plan.  Provides troubleshooting expertise.  Identifies equipment/process problems/ improvement opportunities and communicates findings as appropriate.  Makes necessary adjustments to react to process changes or to optimize process performance. 
  • Obtains and inspects finished/in-process product and performs sampling and testing as required. 
  • Performs material handling (e.g., loading trailers, manually dumping bags/drums of ingredients and reprocessed material, drumming finished product, solvents or other process streams, and loading/unloading portable tanks and trucks). Fork lift operation. Weighing and dispensing of raw materials.
  • Monitor DCS and take action as required to control the process. Guide the field operator in his part of the production process.   
  • Operates storage, blending, milling and packaging equipment to prepare and transfer materials to production through to finished goods inventory. 
  • Complies with cGMP, ICHQ-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.
  • Assists Technical Coordinator with coordinating and prioritizing maintenance needs with production needs.  Performs general housekeeping/maintenance of process areas (e.g., painting, cleaning, etc.).  Performs the principles of Manufacturing Excellence (Manufex) environment, (e.g., minor equipment repair).
  • Maintains process and equipment documentation for tracking overall equipment effectiveness.  Approves batch sheets for accuracy. Prepares final product labels and maintains label control.  Assists with generating and maintaining SOPs, following change control procedures and validation processes as requested.
  • Provides input to Department Management Staff to assist with nonconformance investigations and prepares associated documentation.  Generate statistical information to support process operations and for use as management tools.  
  • Ensures process lines are grounded during transfer of materials.  Completes safety equipment checklists and ensures safety equipment is properly located and functional.  Documents safety/environmental incidents and assists Department Management Staff with documentation and notification of appropriate personnel.  Maintains necessary certification and attends regulatory training as required.  Participates in HAZOP/Pre-Startup review teams as required.  Reviews results of Hazard review and compliance audits and other information developed under PSM standards. Initiates work permits and perform lock-outs. 
  • Attends formal training classes (e.g., safety, quality improvement, problem solving, MSDS, etc.).  Completes all required computer based training modules.   Assists Department Management Staff with identifying training needs.  Supports Technical Staff in the development and/or delivery of training (e.g., self-direction, team skills, technical skills, cross craft/maintenance operations, Manufex, quality, DCS/computers, SOPs, cGMPs, etc.)
  • Involvement in setting up and reviewing site SHE requirements, procedures, and instructions by participating in SHE culture on site.
  • SHE Duties & Responsibilities:  Display and promote positive safety behaviors at all times, use proper personal protective equipment, appropriate safety tools, equipment and procedures that ensure self and others go home safe each day; that area and equipment operate to highest safety levels, that all people in 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.
  • Acts in such a way that safety awareness & accident prevention are considered in performing all tasks.
  • Works to SHE standards and encourages fellow colleagues to work to the same standards.
  • Supports plant and corporate initiatives as outlined in the manufacturing plan. Follows the manufex work processes.

 

The Ideal

  • The position requires a range of competencies from the ability to work with minimal supervision, to apply good judgment, to work safely and responsibly, to be able to adapt to change, and to be reliable & conscientious when coming to work.
  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • 1-3    years of experience in production environment
  • Ability to work in a team environment, rotating shifts, and coordinate multiple resources without direct supervision.
  • Ability to operate personal computers.


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.

 

DSM NA is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. DSM is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

DSM NA is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. DSM is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

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