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.
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.
· 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.
Utz Quality Foods, Inc - 23 months ago