Packaging Operator - Nights (12.5 hour shift) in Milwaukee, WI at TreeHouse Foods

Date Posted: 8/26/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Employee Type:

Full time


WI Milwaukee

Job Type:

Production Operations

Job Posting Title:

Packaging Operator - Nights (12.5 hour shift)

Job Description:


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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Keeps work environment clean and safe
  • Other duties as assigned


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

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 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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