Day Shift Packaging Machine Operator
Utz Quality Foods, Inc - Hanover, PA

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Responsible to operate packaging machines as efficiently as possible in a team atmosphere. Provides assistance to Lineperson as needed.

  • Responsible for proper packaging line set up.
  • Perform Daily Operator checklist at shift change and startup.
  • Verifies proper operations and operating scales on packaging machines.
  • Gather packaging film from warehouse.
  • Ensures proper codes and price are printed on packages.
  • Uses proper former and adjusts temperature to have a proper seal on all packages.
  • Continuously monitors package for the following hourly:
  • Item weight
  • Proper seal of package
  • Codes and price
  • Records film usage data and calculates film waste percentage.
  • Works harmoniously with others in a team atmosphere.
  • Communicates to incoming shift Machine Operator any difficulties or improvements.
  • Maintains efficient methods of operation on all lines.
  • Reports any and all conditions that could lead to product contamination.
  • Assists Maintenance Department in Packaging Machine repair when necessary.
  • Responsible to assist in training new operators.
  • Maintains an organized and sanitary work environment at all times.
  • Performs daily and end of week sanitation as directed by supervision.
  • Completes all bag percentage report and records end of day production. Checks scanning errors and corrects.
  • Completes any other duties assigned by the supervisor.
  • Responsible to follow all safety rules and work safely at all times.
  • Responsible to report unsafe equipment and practices to supervisor.
  • Must adhere to all Good Manufacturing Practices.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • Requires basic reading, writing and math skills.
  • Requires knowledge of all packaging machine equipment and machines used in the Packaging Department.
  • Requires forklift license.
  • Standing and walking required 100% of time.
  • Able to lift a minimum 80 lbs.
  • Basic computer skills to enter component usage.
  • Requires team skills when working and communicating with others.
  • Required to wear non-slip shoes and appropriate personal protective equipment.
  • Moderate noise from packaging machines.
  • Exposed to constant mist of product seasoning during production.
  • Moderate to excess heat during summer.
  • Daily exposure to slippery surfaces.

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