Machine Operator

Employment Duration:  Full-time
Location:  Womelsdorf, PA
Reports to:  Shift Supervisor
Compensation:  Hourly starting at $14.00
 
General Job description: 
The Machine Operator is responsible for the efficient operation of the packaging machines.
 
Principle functions of the job:
  • Adhere to all current GMP’s, food safety requirements and company policies
  • Responsible for the efficient operation of the packaging machines ensuring proper weight, appropriate seasoning, appropriate product, splicing of film, sealing, and date code of finished product
  • 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, check metal detectors
  • Set up and monitor seasoner and seasoning levels to ensure consistent seasoning is applied based upon specifications
  • Understand production schedule to set up packing machines and meet the designated production schedule
  • Check metal detectors, 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
  • 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 packing 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 and fork lift
  • 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, walls and floors
  • Work as part of a team; give lunches and breaks to others on team
  • Communicate effectively and efficiently with the rest of the team
  • Other duties as assigned by Shift Supervisor, Plant Manager, or upper management
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