This job requires the employee to operate whichever filler they are assigned to. Employee is also responsible for making sure all company quality standards are met.
- Plastic: Employee must check to make sure the cap sealer is operating properly, periodically check the weights, ensure the containers are properly dated and monitor the operation of the caser and stacker.
- Paper: Employee must insert cartons into the magazine, make sure tops and bottoms are properly sealed, periodically check the weights, ensure the cartons are properly dated and monitor the operation of the caser and stacker.
- Prior to starting:
o The plastic filler operator must clean the video jet print head and set up video jet with the proper code and set both labelers with the proper labels for the product that is being packaged. The operator must then check each valve to make sure all sanitizer is drained from the bowl and check the conveyors and caser are set up for the size container that is being filled. When the filler is set up and ready open the line that has the product to be bottled. During the bottling the operator must check and record the weights every 10-15 minutes.
oThe paper filler operator must turn on the gas, air, and water and then start the top and bottom heaters and monitor them to make sure they reach the proper temperature. While waiting for the heater to come up to temperature, drain any sanitizer that might be left in the bowl and fill the magazine with proper cartons. When the heaters are at operating temperature select tank open the proper line to allow milk into the bowl. Run several cartons to check the weights and seals, next turn on the paper feed and monitor, and record the weights every 10-15 minutes.
o The poly-pac filler operator must start his case washer; load the proper bags on the filler and cases on to the case conveyor. The operator must then check to make sure all sanitizer is drained from the bowl and check the stacker is set for the cases to be stacked. When the filler is set up and ready open the line that had the product to be bottled. During the bottling the operator must check and record the weights every 10 –15 minutes.
- Operators are required to run dye test on each mandrel of each line at start up and every three hours thereafter. The test cartons are to be saved and turned into the lab at the end of the day.
- During the operation of the filler an occasional container will jam. It is imperative that the employee turns off the filler prior to removing any jammed container.
- Samples of each product packaged must be taken and placed in the cooler for the lab. The sample must be first sealable carton on bottling room.
- When the production run is finished, close the line and drain the bowl by running several cartons until the weight falls. Finishing draining the bowl, put in the new cartons, open the line for the next product and repeat the process.
o Plastic - put on the new labels, change caps if necessary and open the line for the next product and repeat the process.
oPaper – Put in new cartons open the line for the next product and repeat the process.
o Poly-Pac – Run several containers until the weight falls. Finish draining the bowl put on the new labels change bags and cases if necessary and open the line for the next product and repeat the process.
- At the end of the day it is important that the operator properly clean the filler and all related equipment (caser, stacker floors, etc.) This is done by connecting the filler to its CIP tank, rinsing the filler, and then circulating the CIP solution for 30 minutes at 180 degrees Fahrenheit. Once time and temperature have been met rinse the filler with clean cold water. The operator is also responsible for connecting the loop from the line that supplies his filler to the CIP return line so the circuit can be properly cleaned.
- The operator is responsible for taking his rework to the dump room, emptying his trash barrel, and keeping his work area clean and orderly.
- The operator must immediately report all improperly or non-functioning equipment to his supervisor or maintenance and not attempt any of his own repairs.
- Operators are required to wear uniforms, safety shoes, hairnets, hardhats, and hearing protection in order to perform all tasks in a safe manner. When handling chemicals a face shield and apron must be worn. This includes but is not limited to shutting off a piece of a equipment before attempting to clear any jams, not spraying electrical outlets with water, using cases as steps, and running on wet floors. Horseplay is not tolerated.
- All other duties received from foreman, supervisors, and management.
Shift: Noon - Finish shift, Monday thru Saturday
- Flexibility with scheduling is a must
- High School Diploma or GED
- 2+ years machine operator experience
- Basic math skills
- Able and willing to work in refrigerated environment of 35 – 40 degrees
- Able and willing to lift 25 lbs; push or pull 45 lbs. Must be able to remain standing for up to 12 hours
Dairy Farmers of America - 2 years ago
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