Production Worker III, 3rd Shift (10:30pm - 7:00am)

Posted: 02/06/2023

Sunstar Americas, Inc. is a global leader in the oral care industry and the manufacturer and distributor of GUM oral care products and solutions. We serve dental professionals and consumers in 80 countries worldwide and are driven by a mission: to enhance the health and well-being of people everywhere through high-quality, innovative oral care products and solutions.

The Production Worker III and/or Lead Production Worker is responsible to follow work orders, work instructions/SOPs, perform duties to operate manufacturing machinery, inspect, package final product, and performs Lead Operator duties while adhering to Good Manufacturing/Documentation Practices standards.  Production Worker III’s must also verify equipment needed prior to the start of production.


Dept 57 – Packaging 

  • Responsible to lead employees engaged in packaging operations.  Check work resolve operating difficulties, train. Perform random visual inspection of final product.
  • Print Work Order Packet from computer including: Work Order, Assembly Specification, Approved Label Standard, Shipper Labels, Inner Labels (where required).
  • Monitor shift operations and communicate to Assistant Manager any materials, machine or personnel issues.
  • Ensure that specifications are met by using PDXpert.
  • Record production downtime, scrap, rejected materials and output. 
  • Assist Operators with resolution of normal operating, printing or material difficulties by adjusting machine settings.  Report excessive problems and material shortages to Assistant Manager.
  • Feed product into machinery, verifying materials are as specified on work order.
  • Ensure no debris on product and air clean carton if dusty.
  • Replenish cartons, cards, literature, blisters, PVC and lid stock as needed.
  • Monitor the quality of the product being packaged for proper orientation, correct date stamp and clear and complete wrap or package.
  • Place product into bags specified on work order and label appropriately.  Pack bags into cartons and apply appropriate label.
  • Initiate changeover paperwork, notify maintenance of need for changeover, perform first piece inspection and sign off on paperwork.
  • Rework or designate rejected product as non-conforming, tear down product and return good materials to the appropriate location.
  • Follow safety rules and keep work area in a clean and orderly condition.
  • Will be trained and in other areas of manufacturing and perform other duties as assigned



  • Minimum of High School Diploma (or GED equivalent)
  • Some college is preferred



  • Prior manufacturing experience required



  • Must be able to speak, read and write in English
  • Good communication skills and detail oriented
  • Mechanical Aptitude
  • Must be able to communicate to all levels of the organization



  • Ability to read and follow SOP’s (Standard Operating Procedures)
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions/direction
  • Inclusiveness/Teamwork: respects ideas and contributions of everyone
  • Quality & Continuous Improvement: strives for efficient, high-quality performance in themselves and the department.



  • Comprehensive insurance coverage that includes Medical, Vision, Life and disability insurance plans along with enhanced Dental benefits.
  • Company Paid Life & AD&D and Optional Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending and Health Savings Accounts
  • Pet, Legal and Identity Theft Insurance Plans
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Wellness program including an onsite fitness center.
  • 401K retirement plan with 5% employer match (Pretax and Roth options)
  • 401k profit sharing contribution based on company performance
  • Paid holidays and generous paid time off.
  • Competitive annual bonus and sales incentive programs

 Employee Perks:

  • On-site café featuring daily specials with dinner-to-go options.
  • Miles of beautifully maintained walking trails.
  • Numerous employee appreciation events throughout the year.
  • Professional development and training classes
  • Employee discounts on oral care products