Palletizer Operator

Lamb Weston Holdings Inc Boardman, OR
Job Description Summary

Under the direction of the supervisor, the Palletizer Operator is responsible to operate, monitor and adjust the pallitizing equipment in a manner consistent with production needs and quality standards.

Job Description

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following, (other duties may be assigned):

* Maintains safe work practices at all times and participates in safety programs.

* Troubleshoots equipment operation. Able to identify mechanical and electrical equipment problems and take action by notifying proper personnel. Operates equipment with minimum waste.

* Reworks product in an expeditious manner reusing fiber when appropriate.

* Gives other employees breaks as directed by the supervisor.

* Instructs packaging laborers, general laborers and temporary employees where and how to work to insure efficient operation of the palletizing area as directed by the supervisor.

Monitors line-flow rates:

* Regular checks for proper feed of cases through palletizers for maximum efficiency.

* Regular checks for proper feed of pallets through wrapper and manifest.

* Orders material (stretch wrap film) from storage as needed.

Monitors palletizer:

* Checks cases for Q.A. standards.

* Adjusts palletizer for different stack patterns.

* Supplies with slip sheets.

* Supplies stretch-wrap with film.

* Insure proper force to load for optimum stretch wrap performance.

* Maintains supply of pallets. (Must be able to operate hyster.)

* Reworks bad cases sent to the hand palletizing station.

Monitors line sanitation:

* Insures all of packaging is clean and food safe.

* Keeps floors clean of debris.

* Ensures proper container sizing.

* Records packaging machinery efficiencies, downtime and fills out reports accurately and correctly.

* Responsible for insuring complete package quality of product taking regular checks of seals, codes etc.

Job Qualifications


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Must have a valid Forklift Operator's Certification.


Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos. Ability to write simple reports. Ability to effectively present information in one‑on‑one and small group situations to other employees of the organization.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.


Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations and work within the main objective of low operating cost. Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision and give directions to other employees on work needs in the packaging room.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is constantly required to stand on hard floors and walk quickly. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 90 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


Not to exceed 90 shifts worked.

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