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Packaging Machine Operator A - EBF

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Date: Aug 16, 2019

Location: San Juan Bautista, CA, US

Company: DANONE

Danone North America is the largest Benefit Corporation in the world. Our mission is to bring health through food to as many people as possible.

Danone North America is looking for a Packaging Machine Operator A in San Juan Bautista.

 

COMPANY DESCRIPTION:  With our pioneering Horizon Organic, Silk, International Delight, Land O’Lakes and Earthbound Farm brands in North America and Alpro and Provamel brands in Europe, WhiteWave Foods has made healthy, alternative food choices mainstream, creating not just new categories, but a new consumer mind set. At heart, we are creators, engaged in the making of a new kind of Food Company.  We are unique in possessing both the creativity and the scale not only to meet the world’s emerging needs, but to shape them, and help define the future of food.

As we experience growth, and as our portfolio of products grows, we maintain a constant focus on our environmental and social responsibilities. We pursue reductions against waste, water usage and greenhouse gas emissions throughout our operations, focusing on our plants and our company owned farms. We are also champions for food security, lending our support to national hunger relief organizations and those that operate in our local communities.

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION:  

The Packaging Machine Operator sets up, adjusts and operates automated packaging equipment including but not limited to: Pac Macs, Video Jet Case Coders, Markem Printers, Ishida Scales, Vertical Form Fill, Top Sealers, Adept Robotics and Sonic Welders. This individual is responsible for monitoring the production line and ensuring equipment is consistently running successfully and team members are working efficiently on the lines.  This position reports directly to the Shift Production Manager.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Performs pre-shift equipment checks to ensure proper functioning.
  • Sets up and adjusts machines to run a variety of tube sizes and types according to production schedule.
  • Maintaines all packaging – related documentation
  • Logs all down time in the PMO monitoring form, logs rework, tracking effeciencies & waste
  • Stops, locks out/tags out or reset machines when malfunctions occur, clear machine jams, and reports malfunctions to supervisor or manager. Notifies Packaging Technicians in a timely fashion if/when unable to rectify problem independently and follows the communication protocol.
  • Performs quality checks ensuring finished units are marked with the correct date code, box code, UPC number/product code, target weight, ingredient mix, and label; stops line and notifies Quality Assurance and Production Management in the event of a non-conformance.
    • To include performing metal detection checks
  • Communicates with other production staff members to ensure efficient production, appropriate output levels and to minimize set-up times.
  • Monitors production line for malfunctions and adjusts machinery in accordance with policy and safety procedures to correct problems.
  • Provides direction to line staff on task execution based on production flow.
  • Monitors work performed by line staff for compliance with production efficiency targets, Good Manufacturing Practices and Safety protocols.
  • Identifies manpower constraints within the work flow process.
  • Ensures lower level operators and crew members adhere to meal and break periods as applicable
  • Must be able to set up all programs on all packaging machines
  • Understands and can operate all packaging machines in the plant
  • Achieve 100% start up of packing machines
  • Assist on-line training of Machine Operators and other line employees as required
  • Accountable for the accuracy and completeness of shift reports.
  • Participates in all required training sessions
  • Cooperates with supervisors and managers and ensures compliance with all Company policies, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP), Hazard Communication, and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) as outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21 - Section 110.

Additional Requirements:

  • Performs preventative maintenance checks throughout shift and advises Production Supervisor or Manager of equipment malfunctions.
  • Available to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends, and overtime as business needs.
  • Available to work holidays upon request due to business needs
  • Trains lower-level operators on equipment and process.
  • Participates in all required training sessions.
  • Willingness and ability to lead and offer directions/guidance. Reliable, responsible, dependable and fulfilling of obligations.
  • Proactively assist team members, managers and employees as needed.
  • Manage special projects and perform other duties as assigned.
  • Change Management – Adaptable to a fast paced, shifting work environment; willing to remain flexible to accommodate changing business conditions, work requirements and scheduling needs.
  • Detail Oriented – Attention to detail, ability to focus on the project or task at hand and consistently deliver error free results.
  • Results Oriented – meets production goals on schedule.
  • Communicates respectfully and assertively, with a mindful approach towards our our diverse workforce
  • Leads a team of people with the ability to focus on safety, well-being, and meeting dealines.
  • Ability to perform physical activities as outlined in following Physical Demands section of this position description.

Physical Demands

Lifting / Carrying Requirements

Standing

C (Constantly)

10 lbs. or less

C (Constantly)

Walking

F (Frequently)

11 – 20 lbs.

C (Constantly)

Sitting

N (Not Applicable)

21 – 50 lbs.

F (Frequently)

Hand/Finger Dexterity

C (Constantly)

51 – 100 lbs.

O (Occasionally)

Reach - Outward

C (Constantly)

Over 100 lbs.

O (Occasionally)

Reach – Above Shoulder

F (Frequently)

Push / Pull Requirements

Climb

F (Frequently)

10 lbs. or less

C (Constantly)

Crawl

N (Not Applicable)

11 – 15 lbs.

C (Constantly)

Squat or Kneel

O (Occasionally)

16 – 40 lbs.

F (Frequently)

Bend

F (Frequently)

41 – 100 lbs.

F (Frequently)

Twist

C (Constantly)

Over 100 lbs.

F (Frequently)

 

N (Not Applicable)

Activity is rarely required or is not applicable to this occupation.

O (Ocassionally)

Required up to 33% of the time (0 to 2 ½ hours/day)

F (Frequently)

Required between 33% to 66% of the time (2 ½ to 5 ½ hours/day)

C (Constantly)

Required more than 66% of the time (5 ½ hours or more/day)

Other Physical Requirements:

  • Vision (Near, Distance, Color, Peripheral, Depth Perception).
  • Ability to effectively communicate with others.
  • Able to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (ear plugs, hard hats, coveralls, smocks, gloves, goggles, and other GMP required equipment; hair net, beard net).
  • Qualified candidates must demonstrate the ability to lift and walk with a load weighing up to 65 pounds for short distances.

 

 

Preferred Candidate Qualifications:

 

Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or General Education Degree preferred.

 

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • A minimum of 1 year of related experience in VFFS packaging environment as packaging machine operator Earthbound Farm level B or equivalent work experience. Must complete PMO proficiency test with a score of 90% or better.
  • Basic arithmetic skills including the ability to count, add, subtract, multiply and perform basic division.
  • Strong knowledge of food packaging equipment including scales, baggers, bag sealers, case coders and the manufacturing process.
  • Trained in electrical safety, Lock out Tag Out safety, proper lifting, proper usage of a ladder, Hazmat and Hazcom.

 

 

NON ESSENTIAL:

  • Ability to speak, write and read in the English language (i.e. digital displays and written documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals); Bilingual/Bi-literate English and Spanish skills preferred.

Danone North America is a Certified B Corporation business unit of Danone and operates in the U.S. from headquarter offices in White Plains, NY and Broomfield, CO. For more information, please visit DanoneNorthAmerica.com. 

Danone North America is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic or any other unlawful criterion. 

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