PACKING LEAD
Employment Duration:  Full-time
Location:  Womelsdorf, PA
Reports to:  Shift Supervisor
 
General Job description: 
The Packing Lead is responsible for the efficient operation of all the packing machines ensuring proper weight, splicing of film, sealing and date code of finished product while assisting in troubleshooting to meet quality standards.
 
Principle functions of the job:
  • Adhere to all current GMP’s, food safety requirements and company policies
  • Assist Shift Supervisor in managing staff to meet productivity, quality and food safety requirements
  • Prepare machine for start of production and make adjustments when necessary to meet the quality standards when packaging different products
  • Change rolls of film as needed using lift cart
  • Change former as needed
  • Adjust scale programs for product flow, vibration of feeders and buckets to ensure appropriate and efficient settings, understand our HACCP program and the importance of metal detector checks, perform and document metal detector checks properly
  • Understand production schedule to set up packing machines, seasoners and weigh conveyors to meet the designated production schedule
  • Inspect and hand pack bags of chips into boxes in a fast environment under constant pressure of the production line
  • Assemble boxes, apply stickers, pack cases according to customer specifications while verifying the package quality of the finished product including but not limited to bag seals, defects, date code information, pricing information, package weight and case labels
  • Monitor seasoner and seasoning levels to ensure consistent seasoning is applied based upon specifications
  • Oversee quality and food safety of finished material coming from the fry room and in preparation for shipping
  • Ensure all waste from packing rooms and sorting areas is removed as needed throughout the day and all waste containers and bins are emptied for incoming shift
  • Repack/rework product as necessary, handle rework product appropriately
  • Document and log all required information accurately and timely
  • Alert management of any problems found during package inspections, monitor equipment and report malfunctions to maintenance and management
  • Use material handling equipment as necessary and trained including but not limited to stretch wrapper, pallet jack, fork lift and loader
  • Comfortable working in high paced, wet, oily and noisy environment
  • Maintain a clean, organized work area (including equipment) and environment
  • Clean and sanitize the plant and plant equipment including but not limited to packing machines, conveyors, hoppers, kettles, ceilings, walls and floors
  • Work as part of a team; give lunches and breaks to others on the team
  • Communicate effectively and efficiently with the rest of the team
  • Other duties as assigned by Shift Supervisor, Plant Manager, or upper management
PHYSICAL ASPECTS
  • Shift Length:  12 hours
  • Standing:  Continuously
  • Walking:  Frequently
  • Sitting:  Rarely
  • Stooping:  Frequently
  • Kneeling:  Occasionally
  • Crouching:  Occasionally
  • Crawling:  Rarely
  • Grasping:  Continuously
  • Reaching:  Continuously
  • Climbing:  Frequently                     Number of Stairs:  15                     
  • Pushing:  Continuously
  • Pulling:  Continuously
  • Lifting/Carrying:  Frequently           Weight:  50 lbs.
  • Talking:  Frequently
  • Hearing:  Continuously
MENTAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Reasoning:  Continuously
  • Remembering:  Continuously
  • Mathematical Reasoning:  Frequently
  • Language Ability:  Continuously
WORKING CONDITIONS
  • Outside work:  Rarely
  • Temperature changes:  Frequently
  • Temperatures in excess of 100 degrees Fahrenheit:  Occasionally – varies by season
  • Temperatures below 32 degrees Fahrenheit:  Occasionally – varies by season
  • Ambient noise level loud enough to require shouting:  Continuously
  • Work closely to moving parts:  Continuously
  • Work closely to open electric current:  Rarely
  • Work with chemicals:  Occasionally
  • Air conditions require a respirator:  Rarely
*Rarely 0-10%, Occasionally 11-33%, Frequently 34-66%, Continuously 67-100%
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