Reports to: Packaging Manager/Shift Supervisor
Shift Responsibilities: Days, Evenings, Nights, and Weekends as deemed necessary
ACTIVITY, FUNCTION, PRODUCT OR SERVICE
A packaging machine operator is responsible for the safe operation of various pack machines and
quality control equipment. Responsibilities include the setup, operation, and troubleshooting of
equipment to comply with company safety guidelines, good manufacturing practices, and productivity
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
1. Operate vertical form-fill-seal and folding carton equipment for the purposes of packaging
dry pasta products for distribution in the retail and food service markets.
2. Operate automated case packing equipment
3. Operate ink jet date and case coding equipment
4. Operate and monitor conveyors, elevators, and pallet stackers
5. Operate powered industrial trucks (forklifts)
6. Maintain a clean and safe work environment
7. Lift, stack, and perform other various tasks as needed
Minimum Education: High School diploma or equivalent GED certification
Minimum Experience: 1+ years experience in a manufacturing environment desired. Food
processing experience is preferred.
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Must have a general knowledge of basic computer operation. The
ability to enter data and parameters into equipment touch screens is
required. Must be able to independently analyze and solve problems.
Must be able to climb ladders and work at varying levels of heights.
Strong mechanical aptitude and the ability to perform basic
maintenance are desired. Knowledge of GMP (Good Manufacturing
Practices) and OSHA requirements is preferred. This position
requires a proficient use of basic math skills. Attention to detail,
excellent organization skills, written and oral communication skills
are equally important.
MENTAL AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Sitting 0% Reaching Some
Standing 50% Manual Dexterity High
Walking 50% Heights Yes
Kneeling Some Computer Screen Yes
Bending Some Lifting 50lbs
This position is in a manufacturing facility with temperatures 90–115 degrees, relative humidity 50-
70%, and machinery noise. Hearing protection, steel-toed shoes, safety glasses, and hair restraints are
required. Plant uniforms are provided and must be worn at all times in the factory.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed.
They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills
required of personnel as classified