• Lead Packer

    Job Locations US-AL-Luverne
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/28/2018 8:18 AM)
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Plant Production
  • Overview

    Leads operation of equipment to package food products. Maintains the packaging machine within acceptable tolerances, maintains ongoing production while keeping raw and packaging material scrap as low as possible, and performs product changeovers.


    • Records all information as required.
    • Sets up machine prior to shift start up if needed.
    • Ensures packaging materials are correct, in specification and properly positioned in the machine and changes materials as needed.
    • Monitors and adjusts weight control of packaged units and ensures codes are accurate and correct in format.
    • Maintains and ensures product complies with company quality standards to specifications (including but not limited to: no packets in registration and within weight control; inspects filled containers to ensure that product is according to specifications)
    • Maintains standard production quantities/rates for each product. Ensures compliance to quality, food safety and HAACP support programs; assures conformity to all company, customer and government standards for entire line.
    • Maintains company standards for cleanliness, food safety and productivity in the packaging area.
    • Replenishes packaging supplies such as film, boxes, cartons, glue, ink or labels.
    • Observes machine operation to detect malfunctions; makes minor adjustments/repairs; communicates mechanical problems to maintenance personnel.
    • Mounts supplies on spindles or places supplies in hoppers or other feeding devices.
    • Assists Utility and other Machine Operator positions when needed.
    • Coordinates information and equipment with Machine Operator and Utility positions and prior and next shifts Leads & Operators.
    • Performs other duties/responsibilities as assigned by management.


    • In addition, the Lead is also responsible for the following:
    • All documentation/reporting for packaging and lines
    • Assigning tasks where necessary on a daily basis
    • Ensures completion of all scheduled production and compliance of Safety & Company Policies for Packaging and Plant


    Addressing & reporting any disciplinary issues to Management.


      • Basic mechanical aptitude and math skills are required.
      • Must be able to communicate effectively – verbally & in writing – to other employees and Management.
    • Prior machine operating experience in a food manufacturing environment preferred.
    • High School Diploma or GED




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