The Line Operator performs all tasks involved in the packaging of products on the packaging line. This includes machine operation, inspection, maintenance and packing. Follows standard work methods and practice safe work habits to ensure production is as efficient and safe as possible. Minimize scrap and waste while maximizing productivity without endangering self or others.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
· Safely set-up and operate packaging equipment as directed. Follow shift supervisor and/or trainer’s instructions while training, operate all equipment to SOPs and work instructions when training is complete.
· To meet all efficiency quality and cost standards.
· Troubleshoot machinery during operation.
· Make necessary adjustments to misadjusted equipment and report major malfunctions to the immediate supervisor.
· Manage quality control of all machine applications.
· Maintain quality control of product leaving designated machine.
· Wear the proper safety equipment.
· Verify daily packaging schedule prior to start-up.
· Complete operator reports including tracking production on schedule boards.
· Maintain a clean and safe work area.
· Clean machines at the end of packaging run.
· Cross-train on all packaging equipment (including racking machine).
· Assist coworkers in performing their duties.
· Attend and participate in team meetings.
· Notify supervisor of any mechanical or material issues.
· Sort and salvage all usable raw materials and disposable packaging.
· Tally packaging losses and mislabeled bottles.
· Attach appropriate labels and tags to products and packages.
· Pack finished goods into correct packages and boxes.
ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS OR RESPONSIBILITES
· Openly communicate ideas and suggestions for improvements
· Rotate positions willingly and with others in mind.
· Take action to prevent scrap; identify to supervisor recurring scrap issues.
· Promote the IBU brands in the consumer sector when visiting bars, restaurants and stores that sell beer.
· Perform other related duties and assignments as required and assigned.
· Quality of work: Attention to detail, conscientious, aware of changes to schedule, lack of mistakes, miscommunications, oversights.
· Quantity of work: Reach productivity standards with each function.
· Judgment: Ability to make and execute correct decisions when necessary or call for help when appropriate.
· Teamwork: Effective in working with others, both within and outside the production department. Treat coworkers in a respectful and courteous manner.
· The position will be required to perform basic math
· Proficiency in most or all for the line positions / equipment including gluing and palletizing, drop packing and top sealing, de-palletizing, packing and hand packing.
· Knowledge of safe work operations, safety policies and procedures
· Able to drive a forklift
· Mechanical aptitude
· Able to listen and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences
· Able to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted
· Flexible to changing priorities
· Flexible to working a rotating schedule as business needs dictate
· Able to work well under pressure and stress
· Able to wear necessary personal protective equipment.
· Able to work in a team environment.
· Able to work independently with minimal direct supervision.
· Able to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
· Able to tell when something is wrong or likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION
· Six months experience working in a production environment desired.
· High School Diploma or GED. Preferred Education: Technical and/or mechanical courses or related experience.
LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS: Forklift Certification
LIST THE EQUIPMENT WITH WHICH YOU MUST BE FAMILIAR, OR ARE REQUIRED TO OPERATE OR USE
· Cardboard erector
· Standing for long periods of time (up to 8-10 hours per day).
· Lifting heavy materials (50 lb. boxes shoulder high).
· Constantly ducking under conveyors/equipment.
· Climbing ladder next to rotating filler to fill crown hopper.
· Routine pushing, pulling, reaching, upper body and arm rotation, and climbing, some bending, stooping and standing
· Able to wear required Personal Protective Equipment (ear plugs, boots, etc)
· Very high noise levels in/around bottling line (ear protection required).
· Handling of hazardous materials (hazardous chemicals, solvents and cleaners).
· Exposure to various temperature levels within brewery (high in summer months, low in winter months).
· Wet, slippery floors.
· Inhaling high levels of CO2.
· Working around moving machinery.
· High volumes of broken glass.
North American Breweries, Inc. - 13 months ago