1328-Lead Loader in Lancaster, PA at TreeHouse Foods

Date Posted: 2/17/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Employee Type:

Full time


PA Lancaster

Job Type:

Supply Chain Logistics

Job Posting Title:

1328-Lead Loader

Job Description:

Lead Loader

12 hour shift



This position is responsible for performing of their respective duties in order to meet company expectations in regards to quality, safety, cost, housekeeping and sanitation.  All employees will conduct themselves in a professional and businesslike manner at all times.


  • Quality
    • Maintain established product quality standards.
    • Communicate changes in product quality and packaging standards.
    • Resolve all quality issues/concerns in a timely and efficient manner.
    • Submit suggestions for continual improvement in the area of Quality on a regular basis.
  •  Safety
    • Maintain established company safe practices and procedures.
    • Maintain compliance with all O.S.H.A. standards.
    • Maintain compliance with all product safety standards. (FDA/USDA/PA-DA/Good Manufacturing Practices/HACCP/SQF)
    • Report all accidents and issues regarding personal safety and product safety to your supervisor immediately.
    • Submit suggestions for continual improvement in the area of Safety on a regular basis.
  • Cost and Efficiencies
    • Work at required levels of efficiency.
    • Minimize and reduce waste in all areas.
    • Submit methods for continual improvement in the area of Cost & Efficiencies on a regular basis.
  • Housekeeping and Sanitation
    • Maintain required levels of housekeeping.
    • Communicate issues/concerns regarding sanitation to your immediate supervisor.
    • Maintain Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s) at all times.
    • Submit suggestions for continual improvement in the area of Housekeeping and Sanitation on a regular basis.
  • Other
    • Must be able to read, speak, write and understand English.
    • Perform projects and/or special tasks as assigned.
    • Comply with established Company work rules, policy and procedures.
    • Keep immediate supervisor informed of all issues, concerns and exceptions to normal operating procedures and policy.
  • Essential tasks and Responsibilities
  • Trailer Loading
    • Prints Load Sheets* and Pick/Peelie List for each order.
    • Completes the Trailer Inspection Report prior to loading the trailer; sweeps and inspects.
    • Pulls product from the listed locations or stretch wrapper and loads trailer using STO or SO number. Uses SAP to scan pallets into location
    • When loading trailer, one of the “peelies” must be taken from the pallet and placed on the load sheet.  If there are no labels on the pallet, you must write the Item#, Code Date, Qty, HU# and SO# in a blank space on the load sheet and initial it.
    • When the trailer is completed, the Loader will air bag and, tie guard or both, depending on the customer requirements, the lead loader will then complete the trailer in SAP and print paperwork for shipping.
    • Forklift Operators are expected to observe all safety rules while operating forklifts.
    • As needed, release trailers to drivers for delivery.
    • Aide palletizer operator with gathering and staging packaging supplies.
  • Palletizer Operating
    • Gathers packaging supplies and stages for production.
    • Loads packaging supplies into equipment.
    • Performs operating duties for case packing, palletizing and stretch wrapping equipment.
    • Issues packaging materials in SAP during production.
    • Prints and applies HUs to pallets.
    • Assists and performs equipment changeovers.
  • *The load sheets must be prepared to include the carrier code with the trailer number. This will enable the program to enter the bar code. The bar code will help to expedite the transfer process.
  • Additional Tasks:  Contributes to team effort by performing other assigned duties as needed. Maintains cooperative relationship with coworkers and management by communicating necessary information, responding to requests, building rapport; and participating in problem solving methods.  Follows and enforces standards for food safety and food quality production reflected in SQF as well as the regulations of major vendors and governmental agencies such as OSHA, FDA and EPA and assures associates are consistently trained in these standards and comply with all requirements

Job Qualifications

Essential knowledge, skills, abilities and experience:

  • High School, technical school education or equivalent.
  • Basic computer skills to input data.
  • Basic math skills
  • Basic telephone etiquette skills.
  • Ability to perform analysis rapidly and accurately.
  • Ability to have attention to detail and documentation.
  • Ability to maintain and enforce company standards.
  • Ability to work individually or as a team.
  • Mental alertness to identify problem areas through predetermined methods.
  • Ability to interpret, understand and follow detailed procedures.
  • Ability to retain numbers.
  • Ability to be organized.


    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to walk, taste, and smell.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; sit; use hands to finger, handle, and feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, and crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and color vision. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; extreme cold; and extreme heat. The noise level is representative of a production environment.  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    This job description is not intended, and should not be construed to be, an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills efforts, or working conditions associated with the job; it is intended to be an accurate reflection of those principal job elements essential for making decisions related to job performance, employee development, and compensation. The incumbent may perform other duties and responsibilities as required.

Disability Assistance
TreeHouse Foods is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers, including those with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to disability-accommodations@treehousefoods.com. In your email please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting and a description of the position for which you are applying.

EEO Considerations

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

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