Pkg Machine Oper - Salty (1st shift)(5:45am-2:15pm)
 Charlotte, NC

Job Summary

The Packaging Machine Operator, under the general supervision, is responsible for the safe, efficient and continuous operation of snack packaging machinery.

Essential Job Duties

  • Maintains shift documentation (i.e., Metal Detector and Batch Order Verifications)
  • Reads production schedule and plans accordingly.
  • Reads and interprets schedule in MicroStrategy.
  • Able to print labels on different printers, choosing correct program for each printer; move eye and clean printers.
  • Perform nitrogen testing.
  • Efficiently maintains the operation of packaging machinery by monitoring codes, dates and prices.
  • Maintains an adequate supply of roll stock and ensures all packaging materials are available for each machine.
  • Set up and write new programs for bag makers.
  • Writes and/or edits machine micro logic as needed to maintain an efficient and low waste operation.
  • Creating and modifying code dates.
  • Performs preventative maintenance on equipment. Sets up and makes minor scale repairs and adjustments.
  • Perform span calibration and/or adjustments on scales, adjust scales linkages so it opens and shuts correctly, make minor adjustments to formers.
  • Efficiently operates packaging equipment which may include case sealers and robot cells. This includes but is not limited to: machine setups, troubleshooting, changeovers, proper running, procedural adjustments, sanitation cleanup, preventative maintenance and shutdown.
  • Properly plans ahead for machine changeovers and efficiently changing from one product item to another.
  • Monitors and adjusts each machine to ensure proper cut off of film and bags have proper end seals and back seals as required.
  • Ensures machines are running at standard speeds.
  • Monitors product appearance and adheres to weight control program.
  • Identifies and resolves packaged product quality issues.
  • Properly accounts for product run off and handles this product accordingly; sorts through and reworks all good product
  • Keeps machines and work areas clean, wipes packaging machines off and blows down area when required to do so.
  • Immediately reports any maintenance problems to appropriate technician and/or supervisor.
  • Practices and adheres to appropriate safety and hygiene guidelines/procedures for safe housekeeping and personal protection.
  • Stores supplies in designated areas.
  • Keeps work area aisles/exits clear and free from obstruction; removes trash from work area floor.
  • Follows instructions for safe lifting/carrying of various sizes, shapes and weights; identifies/reports issues with equipment; reports all job-related injuries to supervision.
  • May maintain shift documentation (i.e., Metal Detector and Batch Order Verifications).
  • May provide leadership and direction to packers.
  • May be qualified to perform as Back-up Packaging Coordinator, or other technical/skilled position.
  • If applicable, may monitor and replenish seasoning on overhead to ensure proper seasoning coverage on product.
  • Mandatory overtime may be required.
  • May perform other duties as required.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements

  • Candidate must be comfortable communicating to team members and management staff.
  • Candidate will be trained and must be able to perform all job functions within the department at any given time.
  • Prerequisite: Complete training and any applicable examinations.

Education and Experience

High School Diploma or GED; or equivalent combination of education and experience required.

Professional Licenses or Certifications

Lock/out tag/out certified or become certified within three months.

Travel Required

Minimal travel may be required.