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.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

· 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.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES NEEDED

· 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.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

· 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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