Captek Softgel International


Encapsulation Machine Operator 3rd shift

Captek has three Southern California facilities


Encapsulation Machine Operator 3rd shift

Cerritos Office

Summary:  The Encapsulation Operator is responsible for the set-up, safe operation, and cleaning of the encapsulation machine.

Shift Schedule: Sunday to Thursday 10:00 PM to 6:30 AM.

Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Adhere to batch record specifications and keep the encapsulation process in control
  • Assure applicable SOPs are followed and production is performed in accordance with cGMPs
  • Foster a team environment by promoting a teamwork atmosphere with spreaders and inspection employees and covering coworkers machines during breaks
  • Provide “hand-on” training to new encapsulation employees
  • Document activities in logbooks incorporating good documentation practices
  • Disassemble and clean encapsulation machines and equipment
  • Assemble and set-up encapsulation machines and equipment
  • Clean tumblers, working area, and gelatin tank covers
  • Perform Encapsulation start-up activities; check seam percentage and fill material mixing
  • Perform in-process checks for fill-weight variation , temperature variation, gelatin ribbon thickness and capsule length
  • Practice protective handling of machinery tooling of the encapsulation machine including but not limited to die rolls, thickness gauge, thermometers, and scales/balances.
  • Document in-process checks in the Production Batch Record following Good Documentation Practices(GDPs)
  • Change filters and check for softgel leaks inside the tumblers and at the exit bin of the last tumbler as needed
  • Ensure the Spreader is completing assigned task correctly, such as tumbler filter changes , doors are locked and the tumbler basket is up and running correctly after the filter change is complete
  • Spread softgel on trays and transfer stacks into drying rooms/tunnels , fill out proper documentation for the stacks and drying tunnel/drying room
  • Check machines and tanks for proper tag status (Ex. To be Cleaned, Operating Tag, Ready to use, etc.)
  • Control loss and waste of materials
  • Ensure transfer bottles or spray bottle are properly labeled
  • Report out-of-specification capsules to Lead and/or Shift Supervisor
  • Wear the required personal protective equipment
  • Adhere to gowning procedures
  • Operate equipment in a safe manner
  • Notify management of abnormal activities
  • Assure MFG. equipment is in proper working order and initiate maintenance work orders when necessary
  • Suggest procedure revisions that increase efficiency in production department.

Education Requirements:

  • Minimum high school diploma or G.E.D. preferred.

Work Experience/Qualifications:

  • Previous experience working with softgel encapsulation equipment preferred. Must be mechanically inclined.

To apply:

If you are interested in this position, please apply here.