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Snacks Packaging Technician

Company: The J. M. Smucker Company
Location: Topeka
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Job Description:

For more than 120 years, The J.M. Smucker Company has brought families together to share memorable meals and moments. Guided by a vision to engage, delight, and inspire consumers through trusted food and beverage brands that bring joy throughout their lives, Smucker has grown to be a well-respected North American marketer and manufacturer with a balanced portfolio of leading and emerging, on-trend brands. In consumer foods and beverages, its brands include Smucker's , Folgers , Jif , Dunkin Donuts , Crisco , Caf Bustelo , R.W. Knudsen Family , Sahale Snacks , Smucker's Uncrustables , Robin Hood , and Bick s . In pet food and pet snacks, its brands include Rachael Ray Nutrish , Meow Mix , Milk-Bone , Kibbles 'n Bits , Natural Balance , and Nature s Recipe . 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 our Company, visit jmsmucker.com.

* Job Description

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:

* High level of alertness

* Ability to monitor multiple operations simultaneously and respond quickly

* Knowledge in high speed packing equipment very helpful

* Be able to work with metric and American hand tools

* Basic math skills

* Read pressure gauges

* Proper lifting techniques

* Have understanding of pneumatics

* Understanding of mechanical timing, related to machines with camshafts

* Ability to quickly understand and operate highly automated equipment with computer interfaces.

* Adhere to plant safety rules

* Adhere to plant G.M.P s

DIMENSIONS: To operate line in a safe and efficient manner, insure quality standards are maintained while attaining schedule adherence.

QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION:

High School Diploma or GED

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:

1 or more years manufacturing preferred

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

* Mandatory overtime

* Twelve days on Two days off in treat season.

* Follow all plant GMP s.

* Follow all plant safety rules.

* Saturday Maintenance is strongly encouraged.

* Understand all JSA s and Safe Practices.

* Need own hand tools.

* To record periodic Quality Control Checks

* To Maintain packing rates

* To be able to lift 50lbs. 5 5 high

* To be able to stand for prolonged periods of time

* To have mechanical aptitude

* To have good communication skills

* To be able to work well with others

* To be able to work rotating shifts

PHYSICAL FUNCTIONS:

STANDING: 8 TO 12 HOURS A DAY FOR UP TO 12 DAYS

SITTING: VERY LITTLE

LIFTING: 50# ROLLERS OF ZIPPER 5 -5 =DAILY FILM ROLLS OVER 100 LB. USE 2 PEOPLE TO MOVE.

LIFT / PULL: OPERATE HAND JACK WHILE MOVING FILM AND ZIPPER/2 TIMES DAILY

PUSH / PULL: PALLETS ON DOLLIES/CASES AND TRAYS/2 TIMES DAILY

CARRY: 50# ROLLS OF ZIPPER/2 TIMES DAILY

CLIMBING: VERTICAL LADDERS TO SCALE AREA 10FT HIGH. AT LEAST 3 TIMES A DAY, STEPS TO STOREVEYOR AREA/2 TIMES DAILY

BALANCING: NONE

WALKING: IN AREA ALL DAY 8 TO 12 HOURS

STOOPING: WHEN ENTERING STOREVEYOR AREA. DAILY CHANGING BAR CODE MEDIA DAILY

KNEELING: WHILE CLEANING AND WORKING ON PRODUCTION EQUIPMENT. DAILY

SQUATTING: WHILE CLEANING AND WORKING ON PRODUCTION EQUIPMENT. DAILY

REACHING: TO MAKE ANY ADJUSTMENTS ON PRODUCTION EQUIPMENT

HANDLING: USE OF HAND TOOLS AND THREADING ZIPPER DAILY, WOODEN PALLETS

FEELING: QUALITY INSPECTION HOURLY

TWISTING: HANGING ZIPPER TWICE DAILY

TALKING: COMMUNICATE WITH TEAM MEMBERS

HEARING: ALARMS FROM EQUIPMENT /PLANT/FORK LIFT HORNS

NOISE: HEARING PROTECTION IN ALL PRODUCTION AREAS

SIGHT: WATCH FOR FORKLIFTS/WATCHING PRODUCTION EQUIPMENT AND PROCESSES RUN

WORKING ENVIRONMENT / PHYSICAL SURROUNDINGS:

TIGHT PLACE INSIDE PRODUCTION EQUIPMENT/DUST WHEN CLEANING/HEAT WHEN WORKING ON EQUIPMENT IN WORK AREA

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT:

Hearing protection, safety glasses, steel toe shoes and high heat gloves

HAZARDS:

* Electrical/Pneumatic/hydraulic

* High speed packing equipment

* Utility knife and cutting devices

* High temp heating elements

* Elevated Platforms

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Hot in summer, cold in winter. Manufacturing Plant

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The J. M. Smucker Company (the Company ) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No person will be discriminated against in hiring or in any other aspect of their employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, marital status, familial status, disability, genetic information, protected veteran/military status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Keywords: The J. M. Smucker Company, Topeka , Snacks Packaging Technician, Professions , Topeka, Kansas

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