Operator 1-Packaging
Chr. Hansen - Milwaukee, WI

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PACKAGING OPERATOR 1

GENERAL SUMMARY
This position works under close supervision and is primarily responsible for operating one (1) area of the packaging department. The areas are defined as the Carton Filler, Pouch Filler (Easy Set), Blender and Freezer

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (* = Essential Functions)

1. * Prepares bags, labels and/or cartons for product fills according to work instructions.
2. * Verifies lots and batch numbers and dumps materials into blender/hopper.
3. * Stacks bags, cartons and/or boxes onto trolley for storage into the freezer.
4. Reviews processes and methods for continuous and on-going improvements.
5. Assists and performs routine maintenance (i.e. changing gaskets, filters, springs) notifying maintenance and/or the supervisor when necessary.
6. Troubleshoots and/or identifies equipment failures or problems.
7. Sanitizes equipment between batches or with full cleans according to schedule.
8. Takes necessary samples for QC testing.
9. Performs weekly cycle counting of product and/or raw materials for submission to supervisor.
10. Completes necessary paperwork and/or data entry for production and/or inventory records.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

1. Ability to read, write and speak English.
2. Ability to apply basic mathematical concepts to the production process.
3. Ability to read and follow work instruction for packaging and/or blending product.
4. Ability to operate a pallet walker and/or forklift.
5. Ability to use basic hand tools (hammer, screwdriver, wrench) for assembly and disassembly of equipment.
6. Ability to communicate effectively with co-workers regarding the status of the production process.
7. Basic computer skills.
8. These characteristics are normally acquired through a High School Diploma or GED with experience in a production environment preferred.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Working environment is a production unit averaging 45-60F and includes frequent exposures to wet, humid, dusty, or loud conditions, moving machine parts, fumes or airborne particles and caustic chemicals. Frequently comes in contact with extremely cold conditions (-55C). A company issued uniform is required to be worn along with personal protective equipment at all times. This can include coveralls, dust mask, hearing protection, hair/beard net, safety glasses, gloves, face mask and safety shoes. Work may occur in small rooms with air lock compliance to avoid interdepartmental contamination. Occasionally required to work weekends.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, talk, hear, lift and/or move materials or equipment up to 30 lbs, use hands to finger, handle objects, tools or controls and roll bags. Occasionally required to lift up to 100 lbs. assisted, scoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and use foot/feet to operate machinery. Specific vision abilities required by this job include vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
1. Ability to read, write and speak English.
2. Ability to apply basic mathematical concepts to the production process.
3. Ability to read and follow work instruction for packaging and/or blending product.
4. Ability to operate a pallet walker and/or forklift.
5. Ability to use basic hand tools (hammer, screwdriver, wrench) for assembly and disassembly of equipment.
6. Ability to communicate effectively with co-workers regarding the status of the production process.
7. Basic computer skills.
8. These characteristics are normally acquired through a High School Diploma or GED with experience in a production environment preferred.

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