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Saputo Dairy Foods is seeking applicants for Packaging Operators to join the team in Decatur, AL. At Saputo, our employees are our most important asset and are the driving force behind our success. We care about their well-being and aim to provide a great working environment. We are always looking to expand our experienced workforce by hiring new talent. Come, join us.   


PACKAGING OPERATOR

STARTING PAY: $15.55+ PER HOUR


DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Safe and efficient operation of production packaging equipment to include: Automated case forming, packaging and palletizing equipment.
  • Set-up, operate and replenish fiber gluer and/or taping equipment.
  • Ability to follow standard operating procedures (SOP’s) in detail without deviation.
  • Generate pallet identification labels in accordance to the production run schedule.  This includes the verification of case quantity, product, product ID and production dates.
  • Set-up case coding equipment and validate product case codes in accordance with code specifications.
  • Verify and record accurate product case quantities.
  • Identify and effectively communicate any out-of-specification product conditions.   Follow the established notification protocol.
  • Perform routine equipment adjustments.
  • Safe operation of a lift truck.
  • Accurately and neatly complete production records and documents.
  • Perform equipment change-overs, clean-up operations and equipment set-up.
  • Perform environmental controls.
  • Perform product reclaim and rework operations in accordance with reclaim guidelines.
  • Support internal and external audits.
  • Follow all established occupational health and safety procedures.
  • Follow all established GMP’s and Food Safety requirements.
  • Cross-train with other departments.
  • Perform good housekeeping within established housekeeping guidelines.
  • Comply with federal, state and local dairy food regulations.
  • Adhere to the Saputo Code of Ethics, actively apply the Saputo Company Values and Workplace Climate Policy.
  • Work together with co-workers and other department personnel.
  • Other duties as required by management.

REQUIREMENTS/SKILLS:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum of (2)-two years of demonstrated work experience in food manufacturing, dairy food manufacturing experience preferred.
  • Advanced quality/food safety training and/or certifications is a plus, but not required.
  • An working understanding of food manufacturing acronyms (SQF, QA/QC, CQP, QAP, HACCP, SOP,5S, GMP, etc.).
  • Lift truck certification or the ability to obtain a lift truck certification (Powered Industrial Truck).
  • Strong math skills.
  • Strong technical skills, ability to operate and understand equipment controls, touch panels and mechanical operations.
  • Successful completion of drug screen and background check.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated work history.
  • Good attendance is a must.
  • Ability to work in manufacturing environment which includes but not limited to: noise, changing temperatures (hot, wet, cold, humid), standing/walking/bending/stooping/climbing stairs, maneuvering around manufacturing equipment consistently throughout the shift.
  • Working with chemicals, wearing personal protective equipment and following approved chemical handling procedures.
  • Physical lifting up to 50-lbs frequently throughout the shift.
  • Shift flexibility. This is a hands-on role for a 24/7 manufacturing facility. Our equipment operators are assigned to a team in support of operations.  This can either be days, swing or night shift and weekends. Work days and shifts may change to help cover vacations/absences, during plant downtime or related events such as audits.
  • Work up to 12-hours per day.


APPLY ONLINE:

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Equal Opportunity Employer

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