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Manufacturing Operator- 1st Shift

Company: Avantor
Location: Carpinteria
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

Job Summary

Manufacturing Operator

Why Avantor?

Our more than 12,000 associates globally are passionate about setting science in motion to create a better world. By choosing a career with Avantor, a Fortune 500 company, you will make breakthroughs, make a difference-and make your mark. You will work closely with dedicated people who share your enthusiasm for innovation, excellence and achievement. Whether you want to help customers advance science or solve complex problems, Avantor is where you belong.

Consider a career with us at one of our offices, manufacturing and distribution facilities or innovation centers, or as part of our laboratory and clinical services teams working onsite at customer locations worldwide.

Location: Carpinteria, CA

Shift: 1st Shift

Job Summary:

The Manufacturing Operator is an entry level position that monitors the production process system to ensure proper operation. They inspect, check, and document process production activities. This includes performing container prepartion, bulk and non-bulk filling, shipping and receiving activities, and other production and facility capacities as assigned. They ensure safety and quality of workmanship efficiency and timeliness when performing the assigned work.

Job Description:

* Monitors the production process system to ensure proper operation.

* Inspects, checks and documents process production activities.

* Ensures safety, quality of workmanship, efficiency and timeliness when performing the assigned work.

* Uses and maintains equipment in good working order and reports any abnormalities in a timely fashion.

* Maintains working areas organized and clean to ensure work efficiency and safety.

* Follows materials handling practices appropriate with safety standards, while maintaining minimum wastage.

* Reports security and/or health and safety infractions or potential infractions in a timely manner and to the appropriate contacts.

* Participate in inventory cycle count programs and accurate record results.

* May participate in shipping and receiving activities as necessary.

* May be responsible for snow shoveling/removal.

* Performs other duties as assigned.


* High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred

* Prior experience as a chemical operator/technician preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

* Ability to work in a team environment

* Attention to detail

* Perform duties with the highest regard for safety and quality

* Ability to understand and follow site protocols, policies and procedures

* Basic computer skills including Microsoft Office with proficiency in Word and Excel preferred

* Ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines

* Problem-solving skills

Environmental Working Conditions & Physical Effort:

The work environment characteristics and physical effort described here are representative of those an associate encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Typically works in a production environment with adequate lighting and ventilation and a normal range of temperature and noise level.

The associate is required to stand and walk for the majority of the working day. The physical requirements of the job are for associates to talk, hear, bend/stoop, squat, crawl, climb height, reach above shoulder height, crouch, kneel, balance, and push/pull. Furthermore, the job requires associates to lift/carry/push or pull up to 25 pounds with or without assistance. Associates use both hands for repetitive actions such as grasping and manipulating as well as both feet for repetitive movement. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.

Avantor is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

EEO Statement:

We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state/province, or local law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the Equal Employment Opportunity is THE LAW Poster, EEO is the Law Poster Supplement, and Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Provision using the links below.

EEO is the Law

OFCCP EEO Supplement


3rd Party Non-Solicitation Policy:

By submitting candidates without having been formally assigned on and contracted for a specific job requisition by Avantor, or by failing to comply with the Avantor recruitment process, you forfeit any fee on the submitted candidates, regardless of your usual terms and conditions. Avantor works with a preferred supplier list and will take the initiative to engage with recruitment agencies based on its needs and will not be accepting any form of solicitation.

Keywords: Avantor, Santa Barbara , Manufacturing Operator- 1st Shift, Other , Carpinteria, California

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