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Production

Avon, NY

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Description

  • Perform essential functions of the case packer and packaging operators during regular operator’s absence.
  • Verbally communicate with the previous operator regarding prior shift’s activities (problems that occurred, etc.).
  • Assist previous shift operators with clean up, if needed.
  • Responsible for start up, including checking silos, shakers, and metal detectors.  Ensure the code date is correct, glue pot has correct temperature and is full.  Take carton tare weights.
  • Performs metal detector checks as required and documents checks on the Company provided forms.
  • Ensure we are using the correct code date on cartons and cases including checking format coding on the printer.
  • Check that all area totes are in place and used correctly.
  • Perform changes in format for machines.
  • Keep machines clean.
  • Clean up and break down of cartons or cases.
  • Transport cartons and cardboard to the compactor for recycling.  Responsible for loading and unloading compactor.
  • Relieve other packaging operators for breaks.
  • Monitor video codes associated with the bagger and case packers to ensure cases are being marked with correct product name, format number, clock time, UPC number and product code.
  • Complete quality checks on glue seals and line, product dates, metal detector to ensure quality assurance in represented.
  • Continuously monitor the bagging machine to ensure proper seals and to identify potential mechanical problems. Monitor the quality of the bagged product and remove any damaged goods.
  • Check the product in the shaker on an hourly basis to ensure quality standards are secure.
  • Effectively communicate with forklift driver to replenish necessary supplies.
  • Communicate with Quality Assurance technician or supervisor regarding any questionable product.
  • Communicate with Maintenance technicians and other packaging operators as needed to resolve line problems.

Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • A high school diploma or GED is required for this position. 
  • Previous work experience in production or food manufacturing and a general working knowledge of computers is preferred, but not required.  
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes and good manufacturing practices preferred
  • Knowledge of food safety is a plus 
  • Follows policies and procedures, and addresses quality and food safety issues as they occur.
  • The individual must possess the ability to walk, stand, sit, stoop, bend, climb, twist 90-180°, and lift a minimum of 50 lbs. 
  • This position involves standing 100% of the shift. 
  • The ability to troubleshoot and problem solve is required.
  • The individual must possess the ability to read and interpret a computer screen and associated peripherals. 
  • The hearing ability necessary for communication and to differentiate operational problems on the machines is required.
  • The individual will spend 100% of the shift on the production floor with the exception of work breaks, meetings and certain training.
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