Compounder in Allentown, PA at Jobs | Lyneer Staffing

Date Posted: 9/5/2019

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Job Description

Direct Hire Full Time Opportunity.  This is for 2nd Shift Only - Hours: 3pm-11:30pm


Primary Responsibility:

Make production mixes of various formulas including fragrance, skin care, hair care, personal care, and home care products. These completed bulk mixes are then sent to the filling lines for bottling and packaging.

This involves:

  • Accurately weighing very small amounts (tenths of a gram) to large amounts (several hundred kgs.).
  • Pour / pump materials into mix tanks.
  • Manually control and monitor mixing temperatures via steam valves. When we make an emulsion, this requires the compounder to monitor temperatures on two or sometimes even three vessels at the same time.
  • Manually control and monitor agitation speeds.
  • Run basic in-process tests – primarily pH but also need to do visual checks.
  • Pump out mixes when finished into pails, drums and totes.
  • Clean and sanitize all processing vessels, utensils, pumps, etc., according to procedures.

Key Characteristics:

  • Must be self-motivated, self-disciplined individual. This position works on their own or with one other person most of the time and is not closely supervised.
  • Detail-oriented
  • Good math skills
  • Mechanically inclined – the compounders need to do basic maintenance and troubleshooting of diaphragm pumps, electric and air agitators, etc. For instance, they sometimes have to take the diaphragm pumps apart to try to determine what is wrong. Some things they can fix themselves, others require one of our mechanics.

Job Requirements

  • Minimum: high school graduate, 2 year Associate degree a plus.
  • Forklift experience – sit-down lift experience preferred.
  • Minimum of 2 years in either forklift/material handling or chemical mixing. Training will be provided but successful candidate must demonstrate an understanding of the requirements of the position.
  • This is a physically demanding job. You have to be able to lift 50 lbs. throughout the day.
  • Must be able to work 2nd shift, 3:00PM - 11:30PM