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

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Prepares machine at the beginning of the day and makes adjustments when packaging different products. Checks throughout the day for necessary supplies, seals on bags, and speed of machine.


· Prepares machine for start of production and makes adjustments when packaging different products.

· Loads hand cart with rolls of packaging.

· Lifts rolls on to machine.

· Loosens bag former with wrench and adjusts it to appropriate form.

· Changes code blocks to appropriate daily and weekly codes.

· Sets up form and fill machine to ensure bag integrity.

· Programs scales for product flow, vibration of machine, weight of bag.

· Fixes gram weight of bags to appropriate setting.

· Adjusts Nitrogen flush in bag and verifies oxygen content daily and at changeovers.

· Checks buckets on scales to make sure they are properly mounted.

· Enters data at end of shift into MIS computers for bag waste, downtime, etc.

· Operates automatic case packers

· Starts and stops power to machine, vibrators, and conveyor belt.

· Changes rolls of packaging and ink tape as necessary.

· Samples the seals on five empty bags an hour.

· Judges speed of machine necessary to keep production on schedule.

· Verifies gram weight every hour.

· Sweeps packing room floor continually throughout the day.

· Carries tubs of chips from bad bags up the ladder to platform of packing machine and empties into the machine

· Must possess the ability required to run assigned machines efficiently and minimize downtime

· Must have the ability to fill out all appropriate paperwork, such as impression counts and make calculations from scanning activity.

· Must possess the ability to perform end of week sanitation working from elevated high reach equipment.

· 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 Practice.


· Math and basic computer skills necessary.

· Requires knowledge of programming scales, proper sealing and the changeover procedure acquired through three months on the job training.

· Walking or standing 100% of the time; occasionally climbing ladders; heavy lifting (up to 95 lbs.) required.

· Must be able to pay close attention to detail when setting machine and to concentrate on work while others watch.

· Must be able to acquire a forklift license.

· Must be able to multi-task and pay attention to detail.

· Must be able to work with hand tools.


· Excess noise from machines.

· Occasional exposure to excess heat from former and humidity.

· Daily exposure to slippery ladders due oil build up.

· Required to wear non-slip shoes and appropriate personal protective equipment.

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