Machine Operator in Lancaster, PA at TreeHouse Foods

Date Posted: 10/30/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Employee Type:

Full time

Location:

PA Lancaster

Job Type:

Production Operations

Job Posting Title:

Machine Operator

Job Description:

Schedule:  12 hour shift 7:00am to 7:00pm or 7:00pm to 7:00am; Weekend availability required.

POSITION PURPOSE:

Maintains production by operating packing machines. 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.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensures that production standards are met by: operating all packing room machines at specified efficiency (speed). Packing room machines include (but not limited to): Hayssens, box machines, box tapers, stretch wrapper, diverter gates, and sonic sensors.
  • Determines upcoming production needs by studying production sheet to anticipate changeovers and assigned products to machines. Uses this information to have correct film, co-dates, stickers, hot stamps, etc. ready for next order.
  • Maintains specifications by observing operations, detecting malfunctions and inspecting product for pleats, leakers, holes, registration, and code-dates to keep within specified bag waste limits.
  • Ensures product specifications by completing weight checks on packing lines.
  • Limits downtime to specified standards by:
    • Completing machine changeovers in specified time to ensure production standards.
    • Resolving production problems by altering process to meet specifications; and communicating with packing room supervisor, lead packers, and master machine operator to resolve issues or obtain maintenance troubleshooting.
  • Ensures good manufacturing procedures by following housekeeping standards.
  • Performs cleaning duties to include floor sweeping, refilling supplies, and cleaning slip-stik and entire work area. Completes sanitation duties on rotating schedule.
  • Ensures efficient and quality production and positive employee relations by complying with all employment policies, rules, regulations, safety procedures, good manufacturing procedures, product protection standards, and actively participating in all training requirements.
  • Completes production sticker correctly and places on correct skid.
  • 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.
  • Ability to be organized, multitask and keep up with multiple fast-paced machines.
  • Mechanical ability to run equipment and use small hand tools.
  • Basic math and measuring ability.
  • Mental alertness to identify and react to machine process, quality issues and safety issues such as lock out/tag out.
  • Ability to comprehend written and oral communication and apply commonsense understanding to carry out and follow instructions and standard procedures.
  • Ability to read production orders and machine specifications.
  • Ability to use computers for data entry.
  • Ability to work as a team player.
  • Ability to communicate information one-on-one and in small group situations.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

    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.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT:

    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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