Profession capsule filling machine operator

Capsule filling machine operators control the filling of gelatine capsules with the specific medicinal preparations.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional


  • Health and safety regulations

    Necessary health, safety, hygiene and environmental standards and legislation rules in the sector of particular activity.

  • Quality assurance methodologies

    Quality assurance principles, standard requirements, and the set of processes and activities used for measuring, controlling and ensuring the quality of products and processes.


  • Maintain work area cleanliness

    Keep the working area and equipment clean and orderly.

  • Assemble machines

    Assemble machines according to instructions and specifications.

  • Plan maintenance activities

    Plan and organise the process aimed at preserving equipment or systems in good working condition by inspecting the installation, resolving malfunctions, replacing worn parts and performing other maintenance tasks.

  • Inspect capsules

    Inspect, according to specification sheet, the finished capsules in order to detect any weight mismatch, any breakage or defective filling.

  • Eject filled capsules

    Depress the pedal to eject the already closed capsules into the receiving container.

  • Implement instructions

    Being able to implement written or oral instructions.

  • Control minor maintenance

    Follow up on the maintenance and repairs to be carried out. Solve minor problems and pass harder problems on to the person responsible for maintenance.

  • Understand instructions

    Be able to understand oral and written instructions.

  • Scoop capsules

    Scoop the empty capsules into the loading hopper.

  • Manage capsule rings

    Manage the filling of capsule rings with empty capsules, uncoupling the rings when the lower half of capsules is filled with powdered medicine, recoupling the rings and inserting them into closing and ejecting forks.

  • Make time-critical decisions

    Pursue optimal time-critical decision making within the organisation.

  • Conform to health and safety regulations

    Carry out all work in accordance with relevant environmental and health and safety legislation, risk assessment requirements and company policies. Take the necessary health and safety precautions during work including posture the body well, safely operate tools and machinery, and wear the right clothes and protection for the climate.

  • Scoop medicinal preparations

    Scoop medicinal preparations into the capsulating machine's filling hopper

Optional knowledge and skills

wear protective equipment against industrial noise use mathematical tools and equipment maintain equipment provide information perform pill branding use logical reasoning business management principles

Common job titles

  • Pharmaceutical machine operator for solid dosage manufacturing, 2nd shift
  • Production supervisor
  • Manufacturing technician (2nd shift)
  • Processing operator i - 3rd shift
  • Packaging technician
  • Packaging