Packaging Operator-3rd Shift in Milwaukee, WI at TreeHouse Foods

Date Posted: 8/7/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Employee Type:

Full time

Location:

WI Milwaukee

Job Type:

Production Operations

Job Posting Title:

Packaging Operator-3rd Shift

Job Description:

SUMMARY

The Packaging Operator is responsible for placing products safely and effectively in appropriate packages, keeping up with product output, maintaining a smooth and timely production line and ensuring the packaging equipment stays in good working condition.  The Packaging Operator is also responsible for understanding all positions and roles on the packaging line, stepping in to fill those positions as needed and provides ongoing communications to assure that everyone is aware of and prepared for the work of the shift.    All procedures and practices used are grounded in standards, regulations and laws addressing food safety and food quality, as well as environmental safety in accordance with Safe Quality Food (SQF) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

This list of duties and responsibilities is not all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities as management may deem necessary from time to time.

  • Maintains an understanding of the production schedule for each shift and how it influences the work to be done
  • Trains for and is prepared to support any position on the packaging line as needed
  • Observes the flow of the packaging line and identifies where help is needed stepping in to any position to provide support or relieve for breaks
  • Understands and prepares for the specific film to be used that shift based on orders being run
  • Understands the packaging equipment being used and how to adjust when needed.  Identifies packaging defects quickly and makes adjustments immediately
  • Cleans and uses equipment effectively assuring that it remains in good working order
  • Checks all packages for correct dates, codes, weights and cut lines and intervenes immediately with machine adjustments as needed
  • Manages film changeovers quickly and assures that the production line continues to run smoothly and efficiently with no unnecessary delays
  • Prepares for the scheduled product by pulling appropriate corrugate, scanning to correct PSA and any necessary materials and staging in the packaging area; upon completion of material usage; count, verify, and re-print Handling Units (HU) before returning materials to correct bin
  • Responsible of generating Handling Units (HU), and scanning and validating through SAP
  • Using SAP scanning and validating film usage
  • Communicates routinely with the Production Supervisor providing feedback on the how the work is progressing and any impending issues or concerns
  • Participates in overseeing the quality of the products being seasoned and packaged
  • Keeps work environment clean and safe. Performs all plant cleaning and sanitation activities on all equipment and in all departments following both safety and quality procedures, policies, and rules and in accordance with the standards, regulations and laws governing food safety, food quality and environmental safety regulations and monitors and accurately documents all work completed. This includes midweek and end of the week production cleaning.
  • Assists production with packaging, palletizing, and other duties, as needed
  • Assures the implementation of all identified food quality and food safety standards, laws, good manufacturing practices, training and continuous improvement
  • Supports the implementation and monitoring of food safety and food quality standards, regulations and laws and records and documents according to procedures, notifying leaders if there are any concerns or opportunities for improvement
  • Remains current in training expectations
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Requires education generally equivalent to a high school diploma
  • Requires a minimum of three years of progressive work experience with machine operation, preferably in the food products industry; one year in a TreeHouse production area experience preferred
  • Requires an understanding of packaging machine operations, box erecting, case packing, palletizing and all other production functions
  • Requires strong computer skills with knowledge of Microsoft programs such as:  Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Requires the development of a working knowledge of food safety and food quality standards and regulations such as SQF and environmental safety regulations along with a commitment to continuous improvement
  • Requires basic mathematical skills to be able to add, subtract, multiply and divide and make fine adjustments in equipment settings.
  • Requires teamwork ability; works well with others and communicates effectively with all associates
  • Requires effective and clear written and oral communication skills fluent in English to clearly communicate with other team members

Physical Demands:

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.

  • Minimal sitting
  • Frequent use of hands to finger, handle, grasp or touch objects and tools
  • Frequently is required to talk or listen
  • Frequent standing, walking, climbing, kneeling, squatting, stooping, crouching, crawling, twisting, bending, reaching
  • Frequent lift/move up to 30 pounds
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, with team lift assistance
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus

Work Environment:

The employee works indoors in a production environment.  Additionally, the incumbent will work near moving mechanical parts, and in high places.  He/she will be exposed to fumes or airborne particles.  There is moderate noise in the work environment.

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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