American Sugar Refining Inc. - Chalmette, LA

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Description/Job Summary The Packaging Operator position is responsible for the operating basic packaging equipment in a high speed industrial food facility.

  • Operates basic packaging equipment.
  • Performs basic procedures such as filling coder with ink, changing coder for appropriate abstract and lot numbers.
  • Obtains and replaces empty bags as required.
  • Threads machines, replaces needles; acquires and mounts spools of thread, tape, cord and other material as needed.
  • Secures places and fills bags on filling device on manual, semi-automatic or automatic scales to specified weights within tolerances required.
  • Checks bag weights, adding or removing sugar or adjusting scales as required.
  • Operates sewing machine and accessory equipment to close filled bags.
  • Inspects for defective sewing and remove rejects from line.
  • Performs necessary cleaning, oiling and adjustment of scales, sewing machines and associated equipment to maintain operational continuity.

Required Skills
  • Ability to read and adjust scales

Required Experience 2 years of experience working with packaging equipment

Required Education High school education or equivalent

Required Qualifications Ability to work rotating shifts, weekends, overtime and holidays as needed.