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Packaging Operator - 2nd, Tetra (line D)

Company: Gehl Foods
Location: Germantown
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionGehl Foods, LLC Company SummaryLocated just outside of Milwaukee, Gehl Foods, LLC is one of America's fastest growing food and beverage manufacturing companies. Since our founding in the late 1800s, we have enjoyed a reputation of quality, safety and innovation. Today, we develop ready-to-serve aseptic products (like nacho cheese and nutritional shakes), locking in freshness, without refrigeration or compromising taste. As an industry leader, we pride ourselves in offering custom, creative aseptic solutions to some of the world's biggest companies and divisions including foodservice, retail private brands and contract manufactured brands. With our continued success and rapid growth, Gehl Foods is looking for qualified individuals to join us on our journey to becoming a global leader I the aseptic food and beverage industry. It is an exciting time to be a part of our company. If you are looking for a chance to take your skills and experience to the next level, and the opportunity to impact our business, then feed your future as part of the Gehl Foods Team.Position SummaryReporting to the Business Unit Supervisor, the Packaging Operator is primarily responsible for the safe and efficient operation of their assigned secondary packaging equipment (case erectors, case packers, case sealers, sleevers, palletizers, etc.). They also operate forklifts or other pallet jack equipment to load, unload, move, stage and count product and materials.

  • Operates and observes secondary packaging equipment to ensure food safety, product quality and conformity meeting customer standards and specifications
  • Performs clean, inspect and lube functions
  • Actively participates in startup, troubleshooting, adjustment, stop/reset and shutdown of line equipment. Clears jams and reports malfunctions to Business Lead/Supervisor as necessary
  • Performs changeovers - Completes line clears and accurately sets up next item's packaging and coding
  • Applies appropriate labels to secondary packages and completed finished goods pallets
  • Reports out of standard/specification results to the Quality Department and Business Unit Lead/Supervisor
  • Reports unsafe conditions or other compliance issues to the Business Unit Lead/Supervisor
  • Completes handwritten instructions and on-line documentation including Quality and Critical Control Point (CCP) checks accurately and at the required frequencies
  • Maintains accurate and detailed work log (including Factory MES data collection) and inventory records
  • Monitors and reviews inventory and production levels to achieve the most efficient operating conditions
  • Maintains assigned work area and production environment in clean orderly condition - completes environmental cleaning requirements as necessary
  • Actively participates in shift exchanges and work team meetings
  • Safely operates forklifts to handle materials and finished goods
  • Completes training/eLearning as required including but not limited to Lean Overview, Chemical Safety, etc.
  • Ensures compliance with Gehl Foods safety standards and applicable regulatory requirements while following the company's Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs)
  • Other duties as assigned Minimum Requirements
    • 6 months previous manufacturing, packaging , filling or assembly line production experience
    • Demonstrated organizational, detail orientated and observational skills
    • Basic mathematical calculation skills
    • Ability to read and follow oral and written instructions in the English language
    • Ability to work in a fast paced environment - often with limited supervisionPreferred Requirements
      • 1-3 years of previous manufacturing experience ideally in food processing, high-speed packaging or Form-Fill-Seal (FFS) industries
      • High school or equivalency diploma
      • Previous forklift experience
      • Demonstrated mechanical aptitude
      • Proficiency using a personal computer (PC) and related software - ideally Microsoft Office Tools (Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
      • Technical knowledge of aseptic filling/processing and associated equipment

Keywords: Gehl Foods, Milwaukee , Packaging Operator - 2nd, Tetra (line D), Other , Germantown, Wisconsin

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