Machine Operator

Job Type: Full-time
Location:  Womelsdorf and Bethel opportunities available

Pay Rate: $14.00+ dependent on experience and shift  MUST HAVE EXPERIENCE

  • Adhere to all current GMP’s, Food Safety requirements and company policies
  • Responsible for the efficient operation of the packaging machines ensuring proper weight, splicing of film, sealing, and date code of finished product
  • Prepare machine for the start of production and make adjustments when necessary to meet the quality standards when packaging different products. Changes rolls of film as needed using lift cart and changes out the former as needed. Adjusts scale programs for product flow, vibration of feeders, buckets to ensure appropriate and efficient settings
  • Understands the production schedule to set up packing machines
  • Checks metal detects, inspects and hand packs bags of chips into boxes in a fast environment under constant pressure of the production line
  • Assembles boxes, applies stickers, packs cases according to customer specifications while verifying the package quality of the finished product including but not limited to bag seals, defects, nitrogen, date code information and pricing information, package weight, case labels, etc.
  • Monitors seasoner and seasoning levels to ensure consistent seasoning applied based upon specifications
  • Maintains a clean work area and environment
  • Monitors equipment and reports malfunctions to maintenance and management
  • Oversee quality and food safety of finished material coming from the fry room and in preparation for shipping
  • Work as part of a team; gives lunches and breaks to others on the team
  • Make sure equipment and work area are cleaned and kept neat
  • Make sure all waste from packing rooms and sorting areas are removed as needed throughout the day and all waste containers and bins are emptied for incoming shift. Rework product is handled appropriately
  • Document and log all required information accurately and timely
  • Comfortable working in high paced noisy environment
  • Alert management of any problems found during package inspections
  • Repack/rework product as necessary
  • Clean and sanitize the plant and plant equipment including packaging machines, walls, floors, etc.
  • Communicate effectively and efficiently with the rest of the team
  • All duties as assigned by management
  • Minimum experience - 1 year experience
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced, organized and positive environment.
  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Able to read, write and understand English
Shift Length: 12 hours
Standing: Continuously
Walking: Frequently
Sitting: Rarely
Stooping: Frequently
Kneeling: Occasionally
Crouching: Occasionally
Crawling: Rarely
Grasping: Continuously
Reaching: Occasionally
Climbing: Frequently - Number of Stairs: 15
Pushing: Continuously
Pulling: Continuously
Lifting/Carrying: Frequently - Weight: 50 lbs.
Talking: Frequently
Hearing: Continuously

Reasoning: Continuously
Remembering: Continuously
Mathematical Reasoning: Frequently
Language Ability: Continuously

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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