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Production Worker - Special Packaging, Snacks

Company: Smuckers
Location: Topeka
Posted on: January 15, 2019

Job Description:

For more than 120 years, The J. M. Smucker Company has been committed to offering consumers quality products that bring families together to share memorable meals and moments. Today, Smucker is a leading marketer and manufacturer of consumer food and beverage products and pet food and pet snacks in North America with annual net sales of approximately $8 billion. In consumer foods and beverages, its brands include Smucker's??, Folgers??, Jif??, Dunkin' Donuts??, Crisco??, Pillsbury??, R.W. Knudsen Family??, Hungry Jack??, Caf?? Bustelo??, Martha White??, truRoots??, Sahale Snacks??, Robin Hood??, and Bick's??. In pet food and pet snacks, its brands include Meow Mix??, Milk- Bone??, Kibbles 'n Bits??, Natural Balance??, and 9Lives??. The Company remains rooted in the Basic Beliefs of Quality, People, Ethics, Growth, and Independence established by its founder and namesake more than a century ago. For more information about the Company, visit jmsmucker.com.General Functions:* Operate Lines 1,2,3, 15, 16, 17, 19, and 27 which includes but is not limited to: Ishida scales, 3M taper, Checkweigher, Video Jet, Solbern Filler, Krones Labeler, Holmatic Sealer, Dell Capper, Fuji shrink band applicator Combi Case erector Yamato Case Packer, Multi-Vac trayer, Roberts poucher Meypak tray packer, Zalkin Lid applicator New England descrambler label applicator Schneider case packer Tisma carton machine, Slidell bag hanger, Dyna-Pak case packer, Clybourn carton machine, Brenton case packer Ishida scales and conveying systems, storeveyor systems and other equipment safely and efficiently.* Team Members are also expected to work where needed on other Treats Packaging lines frequently.* Team Members may occasionally work in other areas of the Site, if needed.* Team Members are expected to help maintain and repair equipment in the area.* To provide a high quality finished goods unit.* To ensure that all SOP, QA, Safety and Sanitation Procedures are followed.Responsibilities:* Review, follow, and write Job Safety Analysis's and safe practices for the area.* Proper monitoring, documentation, and sample collection to meet all Quality Checks done in the area.* Mechanical Aptitude* Be able to make adjustments and repairs to machines to maintain operating efficiency.* Perform preventative maintenance in area. Some on shift and some on Saturday.* Write and complete work orders for area* Adherence to all Safety, GMP, Sanitation, Quality, and Team rules and procedures* Desire to work in a Team Based EnvironmentSkills and Knowledge:* Understand function and operation of all packaging lines in area* Strong mechanical and trouble shooting skills* Ability to operate a forklift and pallet jack* Basic computer skills* Basic reading, writing, and math skills* Good communications skills* Ability to follow procedures and rules* Willingness to work overtime* Proper lifting techniques* Rotate shifts* Ability to work in a fast paced environment* Ability to help coordinate the work of Temporaries* Ability to learn and adapt to new situations, equipment, and products* Be able to contribute to continuous improvement through innovation and follow-throughDimensions:To operate line in a safe and efficient manner and ensure quality standards are maintained while attaining efficient line operation and schedule adherence.Qualifications:Education:High School Diploma or GEDYears of Experience:1 or more years of manufacturing experience preferredSpecial Requirements:* Mandatory Overtime - subject to Special Pack Team Policy* Weekends worked as scheduled* Plant attendance policy is adhered to* Environmental conditions - warm in summer, cool in winter* Personal Protective Equipment is required in area* Supply own tools* Some Saturday Maintenance is expected to keep equipment in good condition, to help with gaining a better understanding of machinery and to sharpen troubleshooting skills* Procedures and rules are followed as required by area and plant* Area is fairly noisy during operation, hearing protection is requiredPhysical Functions:Standing: Up to 34% - 66% of time spent in the areaSitting: Very little if anyLifting: 11# to 25# constantly 66% to 100% of the time. Shoveling and sweeping frequentlyLift / Pull: Changing film rolls, removing damage or jammed cartons, cases, or product from machinery. In order to lift and move cases of finished foods and packing materials.Push / Pull: Trash hoppers several times per shift. With legs: Very little and up to 50 times per shift. With Arms: Frequently 34% to 66% per shift. With body: Occasionally 1% to 33% per shift. Move pallets of corrugated or cartons with a manual or motorized pallet jack up to 15 times per shift or more. Repositioning equipment on the line for different products.Carry: Cases of packaging material (up to 25#s) constantly during shift 66% to 100% of the time. Climbing: Vertical Fixed Ladders, portable ladders frequently 34% to 66% of the time and stairwells occasionally 1% to 33% of the time to the storeveyor and scale area.Walking: Occasionally from 1% to 33% of the time.Bending: Frequently 34% to 66% during shift to observe line operation or to make repairsKneeling: Frequently 34% to 66% during shift to observe line operation or to make repairsSquatting: Frequently 34% to 66% during shift to observe line operation or to make repairsReaching Overhead: Occasionally 1% to 33% during shift to observe line operation or to make repairs and more frequently to clear jamsRepetitive Use of Hands: Frequent use of both hands 34% to 66% of the time.Grasping: Frequent use of both hands for simple to strong grasping 34% to 66% of the time. Handling: Use of hand tools to make repairs occasionally, Packaging material, product inspection, safety box knivesFeeling: Feel for wear on equipment, bolt heads and nuts, equipment repair - occasionallyProduct inspectionPackage seal inspectionsTwisting: Occasionally for equipment repair and Hand Stacking.Talking: Co-worker communication - on goingCommunication during Reliability, Safety Tool Box, and Team MeetingsHearing: Learning to identify proper equipment operator or mechanical failure by soundEquipment, Fire, and Tornado alarmsTwo way radiosNoise: High noise level during operation - hearing protection required during all operational periodsSight: Able to operate high-speed equipment used and identify problemsGood peripheral vision to catch problems in other areas of the line when they have troubleWorking Environment / Physical Surroundings:* Fast pace operations with several lines operating at the same time with limited crewing* Noisy* Some cooling in room, but it is warm in the summer and cool in the winter* Tight working quarters* Some areas are very hot and dusty.Personal Protective Equipment: All plant required PPE is required in area and additional protection required for certain job functions as described in SOP's and JSA'sHazards: Potential to get caught in motion of machine if safety rules are not followed* High Speed Machinery starts and stops automatically* Forklift traffic* Tight quarters* Electrical panels* Knives used to cut boxes* Hot glue used to seal containers* Heater bars used on much of the equipment* Hydraulic and air pressure used

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