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Job Title:                                  Manufacturing Technician- Nights  

Department / Division:        Nutrilite Spaulding Plant / Manufacturing 

Pay Rate (Associate):           $19.87/hour plus $1.00 shift different if working off-shift

Pay Rate (Tech I):                  $21.17/hour plus $1.00 shift differential if working off-shift

Location:                                  Ada, MI 


What we’re looking for: 

We are looking for a Manufacturing Tech to join our team in our Nutrilite Spaulding facility. The static nights teams cover Sunday-Tuesday OR Wednesday-Friday from 6:30pm-7:00am.  


As a Manufacturing Technician in the plant, you will be part of a collaborative team, learning all aspects of the plant’s operations.   


In this versatile role, you will have the opportunity to learn all functional areas within NSP – from manufacturing soft gels, to operating the highly automated sachet packaging lines, to inline QA testing, and cleaning and sanitizing equipment. You will assist in the development of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), training materials, and schedules. Since this is a GMP regulated plant, it will be important to complete and maintain all required records and documentation.


Over time as you develop in your career, you will train other team members on proper standards and operating procedures and will also provide peer reviews and feedback to team members as well. This role will have a focused career progression with a skill development system that allows for multiple avenues to promotion. 


NOTE: This plant manufactures products containing food allergens including but not limited to milk, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, wheat / gluten, fish, shellfish, and egg 


Required qualifications: 


Associate Technician Requirements:

    • High school diploma 
    • Must be capable of lifting 0 – 50lbs
    • Proficiently read, speak, and write in English in order to understand instructions, standard operating procedures, and safety warnings/notifications/trainings/processes
    • Ability to read, interpret, and verbally communicate GMP & FDA documentation and regulation 


Manufacturing Technician Requirements:  

    • All above experience, plus: 
    • Prior experience with manufacturing food products, troubleshooting and repairing manufacturing equipment, or working in cGMP environment


Skills to be successful in the role: 

    • Strong attention to detail/safety and a high level of accuracy 
    • Willingness to follow strict cleanliness/sanitation guidelines 
    • Organizational and time management skills 
    • The ability to trust and follow through on commitments with team members 
    • The drive to understand the root cause of issues and develop and enhance processes 
    • Willingness to adapt to different approaches, ideas, tools, techniques, and processes 


Physical requirements of position: 

    • Frequent bending and continuous twisting for the purpose of working on equipment from below level to overhead, picking, gathering and packing orders from shelves to conveyors and loading and combining orders, adding raw materials to blends and weigh-up 
    • Frequent computer operation (e.g.; typing, reading monitor, etc.) for up to 6 hours.
    • Frequent gripping for up to 6 hours, for the purpose of operating hand and power tools, equipment hand controls, gripping ropes and/or chains, and selecting and grabbing product for mixing, packing, or shipping/receiving 
    • Continuous lifting and carrying of 50-pound packed boxes and equipment 
    • Continuous standing and walking up to 8 hours.
    • Continuous use of upper body (arms, wrists, hands) for up to 12 hours
    • Continuous twisting for the purpose of picking, gathering and packing orders from shelves to conveyors, adding raw materials in weigh-up and blending, and turning while driving moving vehicles
    • Frequent climbing for the purpose of climbing on and off equipment on ladders.


What’s special about this facility:

The Nutrilite Spaulding Plant (NSP) manufactures softgel products and produces powder and supplement pack sachets for Amway’s Nutrilite Brand of products. This a food-safe facility and has high standards for cleanliness and sanitation.  


The Spaulding plant runs 24 hours a day, six days a week, requiring the Technicians to work three 12.5- hour shifts. There are four production teams, which consist of two rotating day teams and two static night teams. Rotating day team cover Monday-Wednesday and Thursday-Saturday (teams alternate Wednesday and Saturdays on a weekly basis), with rotation occurring every four months. The static nights teams cover Sunday-Tuesday or Wednesday-Friday and do not rotate. Shift schedules are from 6:30am to 7:00pm or 6:30pm-7:00am. Weekend overtime is routinely available, which is covered on a voluntary basis, unless business needs require scheduled overtime Days (rotating).  


 This role is not eligible for sponsorship.

Actual compensation packages are based on a wide array of factors unique to each candidate, including but not limited to skill set, years & depth of experience, certifications, and specific office location. This may differ in other locations due to cost of labor considerations.

Amway’s exceptional compensation and benefits package includes:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Prescription Insurance
  • Generous 401(k) contribution schedule
  • Yearly Bonus potential
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • On-site Fitness Center and access to digital Wellness tools
  • Discounts on Amway products

Amway is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Amway is committed to equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Amway is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, where each employee’s individual uniqueness is valued, creating a culture of belongingness. Amway also proudly hires veterans of our Armed Forces.

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