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Modesto, CA

Date Posted: February 4, 2019
Job Type: Temporary to Hire
Job ID: 278363

Job Description


Packaging Department Associate

We are seeking an ambitious and hard-working individuals for temporary and temp to hire positions for a packaging department. Must be able to work as part of a team, in extreme temperatures, and be open to various shifts. Ability to work at a rapid pace in response to automated machinery is also a must.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The packer works at the final stages of the manufacturing line to pack finished products.   Other duties may be assigned that pertain to the classification. Demonstrated job duties and knowledge listed are sum for the job classification. Knowledge of all duties is to be cross functional but specific duties are assigned within available personnel.

Primary duties and responsibilities:

       Perform the packaging operation in accordance with packaging specifications that allows the product efficient storage and shipment.

  1. Sort product for packaging and ensure efficient machine operation.
  2. Replenish packaging materials like bags, labels, and boxes.
  3.  Inspect in process packaging to ensure quality and defective products and packaging materials in the process.
  4. Segregate finished package items from the machine and separate rejected items.
  5. Proper operation of equipment to safety and productivity requirements.
  6. Must be able to understand quality standards, methods and reporting as required.
  7. Monitor packaging and filling operations to ensure quality and conformity.
  8. Monitor the packaging product line to forestall potential bottlenecks, pile-ups, jams, glue not sticking, or label stamps being incorrect.
  9. Notify supervisor / lead of any mechanical or material issues.
  10. Proper use of safety devices and sanitation supplies and safeguards.
  11. Maintain a clean, sanitary, and safe work area.
  12. Performs other related duties and assignments as required.

Education, prior work experience and specialized skills and knowledge: The position will be required to perform basic math and demonstrate a basic ability to communicate in the English language, this includes the ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Demonstrated ability to communicate orally or in written form effectively with co-workers and departments.

Physical environment/working conditions: The position is a manufacturing setting and could involve sitting, standing, walking and lifting for long periods of time throughout the day. Unrestricted visual and audio abilities are required for the safety of all employees. Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds without restriction.