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Unicep offers a competitive base and incentive salary programs, as well as a comprehensive benefits package. We take pride in our innovative workplace, which is driven by hard work and a focus on development and camaraderie. We have built our reputation on quality relationships with customers, suppliers, and employees. Our philosophy is simple: we believe that employees who are genuinely valued produce higher-quality results and are better able to meet customer needs.

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Unicep Packaging, LLC
1702 Industrial Drive
Sandpoint, ID 83864

Our Benefits

Working at Unicep is a great experience. Because we believe in tapping into each employee's strengths, Unicep is a place where you will have the opportunity to learn, grow, contribute, lead – and most importantly – add value. In a nutshell:

  • We believe that it's not just a job, it's a career.
  • Good work is rewarded.
  • Reputation is everything – and we've got a great one.
  • We employ people who enjoy what they do.
  • We are renowned for our innovative approach and ability to solve customer problems.
  • World-class organizations choose to work with us.
  • We make a positive impact. Unicep donates monthly to local charitable organizations.
 
 

Current Openings

Posted: 2017-03-01

The Program Coordinator is responsible for assisting Associate Program Managers (APMs), Program Managers (PMs), and Management with managing the entire sales cycle related to customer programs. This position coordinates with other Unicep departments to e

Location: Spokane,  WA

Essential Responsibilities

  • Establish and maintain an understanding of Unicep’s products and services and how they are applied in each market segment we serve.
  • Serve as point of contact for assigned customers/programs.
  • Provide project updates to supported APMs, PMs, and Management as necessary.
  • Assist with the administration of the Quote process with a basic understanding of cost drivers, customer business needs and Unicep’s sales processes. Quote process entails interaction with quote team, suppliers, customers and sales executives.
  • Input quote data into spreadsheet form for analysis and reporting.
  • Process and enter Sales Orders.
  • Assist APMs, PMs, and Management to administer customer contracts.
  • Assist with New Product Introduction (NPI), product transfers, and end-of-life activities.  Generate and tracks cross-functional action item lists and ensure alignment with customer expectations.
  • Assist with ongoing production for established programs by leading cross-functional teams, as required, to ensure that programs are conducted in accordance with the requirements of sales orders and program objectives, elevating unresolved issues to management. 
  • Assist APMs and PMs with managing cash flow, budgets, forecasts, profit & loss, program timelines, resources, and key milestones.
  • Write Work Orders and obtain required signatures.
  • Identify and support development of organic growth opportunities with existing customer base.
  • Generate, maintain and publish reports on cost, margins, and inventory levels.
  • Ensure compliance with GMP, FDA, OSHA, and all other regulatory requirements, in accordance with company policy.
  • Maintain regular attendance.
  • Adhere to company safety requirements.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or business preferred.
  • Experience in an FDA regulated manufacturing facility preferred.
  • Knowledge of GMP regulations preferred.
  • Basic knowledge of cost accounting and materials procurement preferred.
  • Proven proficiency in managing timelines.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical publications and reports.
  • Ability to clearly and effectively communicate in both oral and written formats.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions.
  • Proficient with applied business and economic mathematics and analysis.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and to deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel & Project.
  • Experience working in CRM databases with proficiency in Salesforce preferred.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Regularly required to talk and hear.
  • Frequently required to walk.
  • Frequently required to sit.
  • Occasionally required to stand.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Vision includes close vision, color vision and distance vision.
  • Ability to travel by air or car to meet with customers.

Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable those individuals who are disabled as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act to perform the essential functions of this job.

Posted: 2017-03-01

The Program Manager is responsible for managing the entire sales cycle related to customer programs, including but not limited to, winning projects, profit and loss oversight, maintaining inventory, managing timelines, and leading cross-functional teams f

Location: Spokane, WA.  Travel to Sandpoint as needed.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Establish and maintain understanding of Unicep’s products and services and how they are applied in each market segment we serve.
  • Serve as primary point of contact for assigned customers/programs.
  • Develop a keen understanding of customer requirements by market segment
  • Administer the Quote process with a fundamental understanding of cost drivers, customer business needs and Unicep sales processes. Quote process entails interaction with quote team, suppliers, customers and sales executives.
  • Successfully acquire customers through conversion of qualified leads.
  • Work with Management to negotiate and administer customer contracts.
  • Manage New Product Introduction (NPI), product transfers, and end-of-life activities.  Generate and track cross-functional action item list and ensure alignment with customer expectations.
  • Sustain ongoing production for established programs by leading cross-functional teams, as required, to ensure that programs are conducted in accordance with the requirements of sales orders and program objectives, elevating unresolved issues to management. 
  • Manage cash flow, budgets, forecasting, profit & loss, program timelines, resources, and key milestones.
  • Identify and develop organic growth opportunities with existing customer base.
  • Generate, maintain and publish reports on cost, margins, manufacturing variances, and inventory levels.
  • Advise management of program status on a regular basis.
  • Ensure compliance with GMP, FDA, OSHA, and all other regulatory requirements, in accordance with company policy.
  • Travel to Unicep Sandpoint manufacturing facility and to customer sites as necessary to support projects.
  • Maintain regular attendance.
  • Adhere to company safety requirements.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or business, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 3-5 years’ experience in engineering, high volume assembly management, procurement, or finance or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience in an FDA regulated manufacturing facility preferred.
  • Knowledge of GMP regulations.
  • Knowledge of cost accounting, profit & loss statements and materials procurement.
  • Proven proficiency in managing timelines.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical publications and reports.
  • Ability to clearly and effectively communicate in both oral and written formats.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions.
  • Proficient with applied business and economic mathematics and analysis.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, and Project.
  • Experience working in CRM databases with proficiency in Salesforce preferred.
  • Fundamental understanding of quote process.
  • Fundamental understanding of cost drivers in business.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • §  Regularly required to talk and hear.
  • §  Frequently required to walk.
  • §  Frequently required to sit.
  • §  Occasionally required to stand.
  • §  Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • §  Vision includes close vision, color vision and distance vision.
  • §  Ability to travel by air or car to meet with customers.

Posted: 2017-03-01

The Production Operator I works on a production line packaging product for distribution to customers.

Spokane, WA - Day & Swing 

Day Shift:  5:00 am - 3:30 pm :: Swing Shift:  3:00 pm - 1:30 am

Essential Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Works on a production line packaging products, following written guidelines and specifications for each product.
  • Independently operates production machinery after the successful completion of training and certification.
  • Follows established quality requirements for each product.
  • Adheres to all safety policies and procedures for operating equipment and handling raw materials and finished goods.
  • Cross train to other work stations to enable rotation of work.
  • Adheres to all company policies and procedures.
  • Maintains good housekeeping and a clean work area.
  • Promotes teamwork by working with others to achieve production efficiency, quality, and on-time delivery goals.
  • Regular attendance is an essential function of this position
  • Ensure compliance with GMP, QSR/ISO, FDA, OSHA, and all other regulatory requirements, in accordance with company policy.
  • Adheres to company safety requirements.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Prior experience in a FDA regulated manufacturing facility preferred.
  • Knowledge of GMP regulations preferred.
  • Prior experience working on a production line preferred.
  • Ability to read and interpret written policies and procedures.
  • Ability to complete paperwork correctly.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and count.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work with others to achieve goals.
  • Ability to perform repetitive tasks.
  • Ability to recognize good quality and perform to quality standards.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Varied position throughout shift, including standing and/or sitting for up to 2 hours at a time.
  • Frequently required to talk and hear.
  • Frequently required to stand and walk.
  • Frequently required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Good manual dexterity.
  • Ability to grasp small objects.
  • Vision ability including close vision, distance vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

 

Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable those individuals who are disabled as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act to perform the essential functions of this job.

Posted: 2017-03-01

The Associate Program Manager (APM) is responsible for managing the entire sales cycle related to customer programs, including but not limited to, winning projects, profit and loss oversight, maintaining inventory, managing timelines, and leading cross-fu

Spokane, Washington wiht travel to Sandpoint, ID on an as-needed basis.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Establish and maintain understanding of Unicep’s products and services and how they are applied in each market segment we serve.
  • Serve as primary or secondary point of contact for assigned customers/programs.
  • Develop a keen understanding of customer requirements by market segment
  • Administer the Quote process with a fundamental understanding of cost drivers, customer business needs and Unicep sales processes. Quote process entails interaction with quote team, suppliers, customers and sales executives.
  • Successfully acquire customers through conversion of qualified leads.
  • Work with Management to negotiate and administer customer contracts.
  • Manage New Product Introduction (NPI), product transfers, and end-of-life activities.  Generate and track cross-functional action item list and ensure alignment with customer expectations.
  • Sustain ongoing production for established programs by leading cross-functional teams, as required, to ensure that programs are conducted in accordance with the requirements of sales orders and program objectives, elevating unresolved issues to management. 
  • Manage cash flow, budgets, forecasting, profit & loss, program timelines, resources, and key milestones.
  • Identify and develop organic growth opportunities with existing customer base.
  • Generate, maintain and publish reports on cost, margins, manufacturing variances, and inventory levels.
  • Advise management of program status on a regular basis.
  • Ensure compliance with GMP, FDA, OSHA, and all other regulatory requirements, in accordance with company policy.
  • Travel to Unicep Sandpoint manufacturing facility and to customer sites as necessary to support projects.
  • Maintain regular attendance.
  • Adhere to company safety requirements.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or business, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 2-4 years’ experience in engineering, high volume assembly management, procurement, or finance; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience in an FDA regulated manufacturing facility preferred.
  • Knowledge of GMP regulations.
  • Knowledge of cost accounting, profit & loss statements and materials procurement.
  • Proven proficiency in managing timelines.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical publications and reports.
  • Ability to clearly and effectively communicate in both oral and written formats.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions.
  • Proficient with applied business and economic mathematics and analysis.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, and Project.
  • Experience working in CRM databases with proficiency in Salesforce preferred.
  • Fundamental understanding of quote process.
  • Fundamental understanding of cost drivers in business.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Regularly required to talk and hear.
  • Frequently required to walk.
  • Frequently required to sit.
  • Occasionally required to stand.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Vision includes close vision, color vision and distance vision.
  • Ability to travel by air or car to meet with customers.

Posted: 2017-04-21

The Senior Engineering Technician installs, troubleshoots, repairs, and maintains production equipment in compliance with company and regulatory requirements.

Spokane, WA 5 days/week

Sandpoint, ID 1 day/week

Essential Responsibilities

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Document all new machine set ups.
  • Sign off that set-ups performed by the Machine Set-Up Technician are complete and ready for production.
  • Write troubleshooting guides.
  • Maintain machinery for all production operations.
  • Sustain awareness of production schedule and needs.
  • Monitor production equipment to ensure a quality product.
  • Comply with all procedural requirements.
  • Perform troubleshooting, adjustments, and preventive maintenance of production machinery.
  • Read and interpret equipment manuals and work orders to perform required maintenance and service.
  • Follow guidelines to ensure machinery, room, and materials are in compliance with QSR/ISO requirements.
  • Identify and implement necessary documentation for compliance and works with Quality Assurance to ensure compliance.
  • Ensure compliance with GMP, FDA, OSHA, and all other regulatory requirements, in accordance with company policy.
  • Travel between Unicep facilities is an essential function to this position.
  • Regular attendance.
  • Adhere to company safety requirements.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • 5 years’ of manufacturing/production experience.
  • Associate’s degree or certificate in mechanical or industrial maintenance preferred.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing product flows.
  • Ability to recognize and adhere to quality standards.
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instruction.
  • Ability to work independently with little direction.
  • Ability to work as part of a team to complete projects.
  • Experience in a FDA regulated manufacturing facility preferred.
  • Knowledge of GMP regulations preferred.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Frequently required to talk and hear.
  • Occasionally required to sit.
  • Frequently required to walk.
  • Required to stand for 3-4 hours at a time.
  • Regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Fine motor control to grasp and manipulate objects.
  • Frequently required to bend at waist and knees.
  • Frequently required to reach.
  • Vision ability including close vision, distance vision, color vision and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Frequently required to work with products that contain chemicals or may contain hazardous materials. MSDS sheets are provided.

Posted: 2017-05-12

The Warehouse Supervisor is responsible for oversight of the operations for the Warehouse facilities in Spokane, WA and Sandpoint, ID, including personnel, shipping, receiving, transportation and inventory control.

Location:  Spokane, WA, with one trip per week to Sandpoint, ID

Essential Responsibilities

  • Direct the day-to-day operations of the Warehouse, including the receipt, storage, and shipping of raw materials and finished goods, and inventory control.

  • Lead Warehouse staff in the receipt and storage of stock and the preparation of orders for shipment.

  • Responsible for scheduling Warehouse personnel to ensure proper staffing levels.  Prepare daily work schedules and monitor activities to meet established delivery timelines.

  • Responsible for the coordination of physical inventories, ensuring the accuracy of counts.  Prepares reports on warehouse/delivery activities and inventory levels, verifying their accuracy.

  • Oversee the maintenance of records for all shipping and receiving activities, verifying their accuracy.

  • Maintain inventory levels within the Warehouse per Unicep FIFO procedure.

  • Develop, implement, train, and hold accountable staff in the transactional discipline of MAS 90 WMS/WO systems.

  • Identify and resolve inventory accuracy issues.

  • Develop, implement, and train appropriate personnel on inventory flow between Spokane and Sandpoint.

  • Ensure compliance with GMP, FDA, OSHA, and all other regulatory requirements, in accordance with company policy.

  • Regular attendance.

  • Adhere to company safety requirements.

Minimum Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  •  Minimum 5 years in a warehouse/distribution setting.

  • Minimum 2 years in a supervisory role.

  • Experience in a FDA-regulated facility preferred.

  • Knowledge of GMP regulations preferred.

  • Knowledge of Purchasing and Inventory Control principles and practices.

  • Strong leadership skills.

  • Ability to work independently with little direction.

  •  Proficient with Microsoft Office products.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels within the organization, and with customers and vendors.

  • Experience operating forklifts and pallet jacks.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Occasionally required to sit.

  • Frequently required to talk or hear.

  • Frequently required to stand or walk.

  • Occasionally required to climb or squat.

  • Frequently required to move and/or lift up to 25 pounds.

  • Occasionally required to move and/or lift up to 50 pounds.

  • Vision ability includes close vision, distance vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

Posted: 2017-07-24

The Validation Specialist develops and implements protocols to validate, calibrate, and qualify equipment and processes for the company, ensuring compliance with all applicable regulations.

Sandpoint, ID

Essential Responsibilities

  • Design and draft validation protocols for processes and equipment.
  • Design and draft calibration protocols for equipment.
  • Create draft validation protocols.
  • Execute validation and calibration documents.
  • Implement FDA/ISO documentation for equipment and/or processes including SOPs and preventive maintenance documents and forms.
  • Work to ensure that calibrations are fully integrated to demonstrate that equipment consistently functions as intended to maintain regulatory compliance for the facility.
  • Perform and document experiments to demonstrate that equipment and processes consistently function as intended to maintain regulatory compliance of the facility.
  • Write draft reports based on data gathered during execution of validation documents.
  • Support Engineering in compliance with FDA/ISO regulations.
  • Assist with writing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Preventive Maintenance procedures, and other documents for equipment and processes as needed.
  • Consult with other departments on FDA/ISO regulatory compliance as requested.
  • Perform initial reviews of equipment usage to determine if systems need to be re-validated or calibrated.
  • Evaluate external calibration protocols and schedule external vendors for maintaining calibration needs of the organization.
  • Evaluate external validation protocols.
  • Ensure compliance with cGMP, FDA, OSHA, and all other regulatory requirements, in accordance with company policy.
  • Adhere to company safety requirements.
  • Regular attendance.
  • All other responsibilities as required.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Science, Engineering, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Three years’ experience in Validation.
  • One year’s experience in calibration.
  • Knowledge of the Scientific Method.
  • Knowledge of ISO and FDA requirements for GMP/GLP practices.
  • Experience working in a FDA regulated manufacturing facility.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction.
  • Ability to prioritize workload to meet established deadlines.
  • Familiar with Chemistry, Microbiology, and Engineering terminology.
  • Ability to perform basic statistical calculations and analysis.
  • Experience creating and maintaining documentation and reporting.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • External qualification to a recognized certifying organization for calibrations is a plus, but is not required.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Regularly required to talk and hear.
  • Required to sit for 3-4 hours at a time.
  • Frequently required to walk and stand.
  • Occasionally lift up to 25 pounds.
  • Fine motor control to grasp small objects.
  • Vision includes close vision, color vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Posted: 2017-07-27

Support department activities associated with documentation creation. Including, but not limited to, generation, review and release of drawings, planning, executing and processing of experiments and data. Additional duties entail, research, selection an

Sandpoint, ID

Essential Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Collaborate with internal functional groups and customers to develop product documentation.
  • Perform or assist with troubleshooting on new and existing products.
  • Design of fixtures and ancillary items as required.
  • Development and implementation of experiments to assess components and finished goods.
  • Drawing creation and modification using applicable software packages (CAD, Corel).
  • 3D modeling and adherence to creation practices.
  • Ability to utilize on-line resources to gather information and specifications.
  • Develop and apply knowledge of specifications pertinent to materials, packaging components and finished goods.
  • Has signature authority for Change Control approval, check and data entry check on engineering changes. Manages Design Control documentation to FDA and other regulatory requirements.
  • Acts as focal for engineering documentation creation and product engineering supply to all other service groups within the company Program Management, Sales and Marketing, Purchasing, Design Engineering, Scheduling, Manufacturing Engineering, and Quality. Ensures all necessary documentation is in place prior to phase gates.
  • Executes and manages design engineering projects.
  • Manage schedule, and specifications on a major engineering projects.
  • Support training and development of product engineering team (remote sites).
  • Attend meetings as needed to support organization activity.
  • Interface with customers as required.
  • Travel between Unicep facilities required as an essential function of this position.
  • Regular attendance.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Minimum Requirements

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering.
  • Zero to four years progressive experience in a product engineering or related engineering discipline.
  • Ability to operate and have knowledge in using SolidWorks software.  Must be able to define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, and demonstrate the ability to determine critical parameters
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Demonstrated ability with technical writing. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing to management and technical staff audiences. Ability to stand in front of small to large technical audiences and provide training.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, with the ability to handle and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously in a timely manner in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must have knowledge of use and operation of MS Office, email, and Internet.
  • Must have a high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations and materials. Position continually requires demonstrated poise, tact, and diplomacy.
  • Ability to work both independently with little direction and as part of a team.
  • Experience in a FDA-regulated facility preferred.
  • Knowledge of GMP regulations preferred.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Frequently required to sit and walk.
  • Frequently required to walk up and down stairs.
  • Frequently required to talk and hear.
  • Fine motor control to grasp and manipulate objects.
  • Occasionally required to bend at the waist and knees.
  • Vision ability including close vision, distance vision, color vision and the ability to adjust focus.

 

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