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Material Handler - 1st Shift Main Street

Company: Gehl Foods
Location: Germantown
Posted on: May 17, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionPosition Overview:Reporting to the Operations Supervisor, the Material Handler is primarily responsible for the safe and efficient transfer of materials and finished goods to various sites in the plant, and operation of their assigned secondary packaging equipment (case erectors, case packers, case sealers, sleevers, palletizers, etc.). The Material Handler will also operate forklifts or other pallet jack equipment to load, unload, move, stage and count product and materials.Job Responsibilities

  • Ensures compliance with Gehl Food & Beverage safety standards and applicable regulatory requirements while following the company's Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs)
  • Ensures compliance with Gehl Food & Beverage core values: Safety, Quality, Respect, Teamwork, Communication and Continuous Improvement
  • Safely operates forklifts to handle materials and finished goods
  • Performs daily safety forklift inspections
  • Operates and observes secondary packaging equipment to ensure food safety, product quality and conformity meeting customer standards and specifications
  • Performs cleaning and inspections of line equipment
  • Actively participates in start up, 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
  • 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
  • Completes training/eLearning as required including but not limited to Lean Overview, Chemical Safety, etc.
  • Other duties as assignedMinimum Qualifications:
    • 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 Qualifications:
      • 6 months previous manufacturing, packaging or assembly line production experience - ideally in food, 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 , Material Handler - 1st Shift Main Street, Professions , Germantown, Wisconsin

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