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Packaging Machine Operator 2nd Shift/ $18.60

Snyder’s-Lance, Inc. Franklin Full-Time
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Job Summary
The Packaging Machine Operator, under the general supervision, is responsible for the safe, efficient and continuous operation of snack packaging machinery.
 
Essential Job Duties
  • Maintains shift documentation (i.e., Metal Detector and Batch Order Verifications)
  • Reads production schedule and plans accordingly.
  • Reads and interprets schedule in MicroStrategy
  • Able to print labels on different printers, choosing correct program for each printer; move eye and clean printers
  • Perform nitrogen testing
  • Efficiently maintains the operation of packaging machinery by monitoring codes, dates and prices. 
  • Maintains an adequate supply of roll stock and ensures all packaging materials are available for each machine.
  • Set up and write new programs for bag makers
  • Writes and/or edits machine micro logic as needed to maintain an efficient and low waste operation. 
  • Creating and modifying code dates
  • Performs preventative maintenance on equipment. Sets up and makes minor scale repairs and adjustments.  
  • Perform span calibration and/or adjustments on scales, adjust scales linkages so it opens and shuts correctly, make minor adjustments to formers.
  • Efficiently operates packaging equipment which may include case sealers and robot cells. This includes but is not limited to: machine setups, troubleshooting, changeovers, proper running, procedural adjustments, sanitation cleanup, preventative maintenance and shutdown.
  • Properly plans ahead for machine changeovers and efficiently changing from one product item to another.
  • Monitors and adjusts each machine to ensure proper cut off of film and bags have proper end seals and back seals as required.
  • Ensures machines are running at standard speeds.
  • Monitors product appearance and adheres to weight control program.
  • Identifies and resolves packaged product quality issues.
  • Properly accounts for product run off and handles this product accordingly; sorts through and reworks all good product
  • Keeps machines and work areas clean, wipes packaging machines off and blows down area when required to do so.
  • Immediately reports any maintenance problems to appropriate technician and/or supervisor.
  • Practices and adheres to appropriate safety and hygiene guidelines/procedures for safe housekeeping and personal protection.
  • Stores supplies in designated areas.
  • Keeps work area aisles/exits clear and free from obstruction; removes trash from work area floor.
  • Follows instructions for safe lifting/carrying of various sizes, shapes and weights; identifies/reports issues with equipment; reports all job-related injuries to supervision.
  • May maintain shift documentation (i.e., Metal Detector and Batch Order Verifications)
  • May provide leadership and direction to packers.
  • May be qualified to perform as Back-up Packaging Coordinator, or other technical/skilled position.
  • If applicable, may monitor and replenish seasoning on overhead to ensure proper seasoning coverage on product.
  • Mandatory overtime may be required.
  • May perform other duties as required.
 
Scope of Responsibility
No supervisory responsibility.
 
Knowledge and Skill Requirements
  • Candidate must be comfortable communicating to team members and management staff.
  • Candidate will be trained and must be able to perform all job functions within the department at any given time.
  • Prerequisite: Complete training and any applicable examinations.
 
Education and Experience
High School Diploma or GED; or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
 
Professional Licenses or Certifications
Lock/out tag/out certified or become certified within three months.
 
Physical Demands
Must be able to comply with the physical demands of constantly lifting and moving stock by hand or with manual equipment (including pallet jacks and forklifts).  Ability to lift 40 lbs. on a regular basis, and occasionally be able to lift/move more than 50 lbs. with mechanical or peer assistance.
 
 
Sitting
Seldom:  x
Occasionally:
Frequently:
Continuously:
Standing
Seldom:
Occasionally:
Frequently:
Continuously:  x
Walking
Seldom:
Occasionally:
Frequently: x
Continuously:
Using hands
Seldom:
Occasionally:
Frequently:
Continuously:  x
Climbing
Seldom:
Occasionally: x
Frequently: 
Continuously: 
Stooping, Kneeling
Seldom:
Occasionally:
Frequently: x
Continuously:
Talking, Hearing
Seldom:
Occasionally:
Frequently:
Continuously: x
Tasting, Smelling (if applicable)
Seldom:
Occasionally: x
Frequently:
Continuously:
Two Handed Carry
Seldom:
Occasionally: 
Frequently: x
Continuously:
Pushing
Seldom: 
Occasionally:
Frequently: x
Continuously:
Pulling
Seldom:  
Occasionally: 
Frequently: x
Continuously:
Overhead Work Standing
Seldom:
Occasionally:
Frequently: x
Continuously:  
Ladder Climbing
Seldom:
Occasionally: 
Frequently: x
Continuously:
Repetitive Twisting Standing
Seldom:
Occasionally: 
Frequently:
Continuously: x
Repetitive Twisting Sitting
Seldom: x
Occasionally:
Frequently:
Continuously:
Hand Dexterity
Seldom: 
Occasionally:
Frequently: 
Continuously: x
Bending
Seldom: 
Occasionally:
Frequently: 
Continuously: x
 
Weight:  Place an “x” in the box for each of the categories below:
Up to 10 pounds
Seldom/Never:
Occasionally:
Frequently:
Continuously: x
Up to 25 pounds
Seldom/Never:
Occasionally:
Frequently: x
Continuously:
Up to 60 pounds
Seldom/Never:
Occasionally: 
Frequently: x
Continuously:
Up to 100 pounds
With assistance
Seldom/Never:
Occasionally: x 
Frequently:
Continuously:
More than 100 lbs
Seldom/Never: x
Occasionally:
Frequently:
Continuously:
 
 
Work Environment
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts.  The employee is frequently exposed to hot and/or wet and/or humid conditions. The employee may be exposed to high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; and toxic or caustic chemicals.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
 
Lighting
Poor:
Fair: 
Good: x
Temperature
Poor:
Fair: 
Good: x
Ventilation
Poor:
Fair: 
Good: x
Vibration
Poor:
Fair:   x
Good:
Noise
Poor:
Fair:  x
Good:
Other:
Poor:
Fair:
Good:
 
 
 
Travel Required
Minimal travel may be required.
 
Snyder’s-Lance is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
 
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above 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.

 

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