Smithfield Machine Operator in Omaha, Nebraska
The packaging production line Machine Operator performs a variety of functions including but not limited to the operation of high speed packaging equipment, completion of daily production and/or QA paperwork. Ensures work is completed in a safe manner and within the quality parameters established.
Sets packaging machine to appropriate specifications as found in computer or specification logs, and ensures production line has appropriate equipment, configuration, and materials such as x-ray machines, adequate conveyor adjustments, correct packaging film
Inspects equipment for safety and use by all equipment employees.
Sets up scales, Checkweigher and metal detector correctly and monitors their operation during shift
Ensures daily production is ran according to sequence stated in the batch cards
Operates laptop computer to produce labels or placards for each run
Ensures lot numbers from packaging materials and blended product are recorded on batch card
Ensures packaging machine is filled with appropriate finished blends
Ensures correct packaging materials are used for each product, in accordance to specifications, and replenishes materials as needed (i.e. roll of film, labels)
Ensures that all packaged product goes through metal detector
Performs net weight checks
Performs packaging integrity checks and labeling checks
Ensures appropriate pattern and count is followed by all Packers who palletize product
Follow allergen control procedures
Performs machine wash between production change-overs and validates proper cleanliness by following specific change-over procedures
Retools equipment during changeovers
Follows GMPs & Safety rules and policies
Other duties as assigned
Non-essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Participates in job rotation in assigned line to support Packers as necessary
Moves packaging materials and supplies to production line as necessary
High Schoolor an equivalent combination of education. A combination of education and experience may be considered in lieu of High School or equivalent Diploma
Knowledge and experience in Food Industry is a plus but not necessary
Previous experience with GMPs and other Food Safety and Quality requirements preferred
Packaging high speed production line/equipment. Lift for role of film, pallet jack, laptop and label printer, tools to retool production line during change-overs, personal protective equipment as indicated for each area and product.
Must be able to safely lift a minimum of 10 lbs., and up to 50 lbs. without assistance.
(All-Fill Packaging Lines Only) Must be able to lift up to 52 lbs. safety without assistance, above 52 lbs. and up to 80 lbs. with assistance
Must be able to climb stairs occasionally during the shift
Ability to bend, stoop, push, pull, grasp, reach, kneel, twist frequently during the shift
Ability to walk frequently within department, and ability to stand during the entire production shift
Ability to follow Safety Rules and requirements when working in dangerous areas or with power equipment
Ability to learn to accurately read and understand batch cards
Ability to use a calculator to perform basic math equations for precision measurements
Ability to work from written and/or verbal instructions
Ability to work with others and as a team
Ability to learn while training with an experienced Packaging Machine Operator
Ability to use a utility knife safely that will be provided by the company
Must have visual acuity to perceive difference in color, and to operate machinery
Ability to work indoors in a mixing production facility and to be exposed to the smell and dust of different raw spices as these are being blended into commercial formulas.
Scope/Impact of Job
Responsible for safe operation of packaging production line(s) to deliver a product that meets the customers’ expectations. Follows Safety and Quality Assurance rules and procedures.
This position description is not intended, and should not be construed to be, an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. It is intended, however, to be an accurate reflection of those principle job elements essential for making decisions related to job performance, employee development and compensation. As such, the incumbent may perform other duties and responsibilities as required.
Smithfield is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by law.v
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