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CooperVision, Inc. Packaging Machine Operator (12hr shift, days) in Henrietta, New York

About Us:

CooperVision, a division of CooperCompanies (NASDAQ: COO), is one of the worlds leading manufacturers of soft contact lenses. The Company produces a full array of daily disposable, two-week and monthly contact lenses, all featuring advanced materials and optics. CooperVision has a strong heritage of solving the toughest vision challenges such as astigmatism, presbyopia and childhood myopia; and offers the most complete collection of spherical, toric and multifocal products available. Through a combination of innovative products and focused practitioner support, the company brings a refreshing perspective to the marketplace, creating real advantages for customers and wearers. For more information,

Job Summary:

Operates high speed and manual packaging machines in a fast paced environment to produce quality products that meet customer expectations of FDA regulated medical devices. The finished goods contact lenses ready for end-user consumption; finished goods produced will fulfill orders internal/external to CooperVision, domestically as well as internationally.

Essential Functions & Accountabilities:

  • Gathers silver stock and verifies material needed for campaign production orders
  • Loads verified silver stock into packaging machine to complete production
  • Performs packaging and software operations including interfacing with machine HMIs
  • Interfaces with various packaging applications to include GPSII and RedZone
  • Understands, acknowledges and follows all Quality requirements, SOPs (standard operating procedures) and WIs (work instructions)
  • Understands and follows all company and department policies and safety guidelines
  • Understands equipment verbiage
  • Consistently uses best machine operating practices
  • Follows GMPs (Good Manufacturing Practices)
  • Follows production schedule
  • Works in a team environment
  • Performs other duties as required
  • Meets established standards in all areas
  • Demonstrated ability to mulita-task in a fast paced environment
  • Demonstrates strong attention to detail
  • Performs startup and shutdown of machinery as needed
  • Reports malfunctions or errors to supervising staff immediately and relays important information about the issue to the maintenance technician; validates that the machines running properly after maintenance has completed their action item
  • Performs routine checks on packaging machinery to ensure it is completely functional and safe to operate
  • Completes routine quality checks to ensure that product produced meets or exceeds corporate quality standards
  • As business needs dictates, operator may spend 100% of the day performing one particular task or may spend 50% of the day performing one task and the other 50% performing a second task
  • Works scheduled hours and is ready to work at designated start times to include mandatory overtime as needed
  • Immediately informs coordinator/supervisor of safety, sanitation and equipment failure
  • Seeks assistance from coordinator/supervisor in identifying and reporting problems or concerns relating to job function
  • Maintains a clean working environment
  • Adapts readily to changes in workload, priorities, staffing and scheduling
  • Complies with all company policies and procedures
  • Exhibits good communication skills verbal, written and comprehension of the English language


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge in packaging equipment
  • Understands the application used in the department to include Redzone, GPSII
  • Basic computer skills
  • Basic math to include adding, subtracting, multiplication, division
  • Excellent communication skills verbal, written and comprehension of the English language

Work Environment:

Noisy conditions-- Greater than 75%

Dusty conditions--Greater than 75%

Hot, Humid conditions exposure to extreme seasonal temperatures Less than 75%

Work near moving mechanical parts Greater than 50%

Standing-- Greater than 75%

Sitting -- Less than 25%

Walking-- Greater than 75%

Bending Bend forward at waist to touch object at 6 above floor-- Greater than 75%

Stooping/Couching -- Greater than 75%

Kneeling kneel on 1 or both knees for critical time period 1-3 minutes-- Less than 25%

Squatting Bend at knees to touch/grasp object 2 above floor level-- Greater than 75%

Twisting-- Greater than 50%

Pushing/Pulling 25# force-- Greater than 75%

Reaching over an obstacle 48 high to grasp an object at same height a distance away from obstacle of 18

Hand/Eye coordination-- Greater than 75%

Finger/Wrist dexterity-- Greater than 75%

Grasping/Pinching-- Greater than 75%

Coupling Grip with dominant hand 30# force-- Greater than 75%

Hearing-- Greater than 75%

Lifting up to 25 lbs.-- 50 75%


  • Experience with basic course work in mathematics, PC and business understanding or equivalent training and/or experience required
  • Basic computer skills necessary for packaging software required
  • Ability and dexterity to handle small items
  • Experience with medical device manufacturing and/or packaging in a FDA compliant environment
  • Two years of manufacturing or machine operation experience preferred


  • High School Diploma or GED required

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

For U.S. locations that require disclosure of compensation, the starting base pay for this role is $20. The actual base pay includes many factors and is subject to change and modification in the future. This position may also be eligible for other types of compensation and benefits.


Equal Opportunity Employer - minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity

Minimum Salary: 0.00 Maximum Salary: 0.00 Salary Unit: Yearly