Packaging Technician - Mishawaka, IN << Back to Careers

Position Summary: This role is responsible for correctly, safely, and efficiently packaging production. Must be able to operate, troubleshoot packaging equipment according to scheduled production needs.


Position Description (Responsibilities):

  • Responsible for setting up, starting up and operation of packaging equipment according to the production schedule.
  • Monitors equipment and uses tools to make adjustments, change over’s, small repairs and perform basic maintenance as required.
  • Miscellaneous job duties that may include but are not limited to product quality testing, minor maintenance and troubleshooting of equipment, operating bin discharge and reclaim equipment, housekeeping tasks, re-palletizing/disposal of distressed product.
  • Practices and maintains the highest safety, quality, and product standards.
  • Ensure printer is set with correct code dates and that dates are legible and stamped correctly on all packaging.
  • Inspects product on packaging line in accordance with special inspections.
  • Maintain records and logs during entire packaging process by entering appropriate information in order to document packaging process and reconcile usage of materials and transfers of product.
  • Perform and document in-process quality checks on a periodic basis on representative samples in order to ensure that product is correctly packaged.
  • Clean, disassemble and reassemble line equipment in order to prepare machine for inspection or deep cleaning.
  • Perform line staging by obtaining necessary parts, products, components, printer material, etc. and bringing them to the line.
  • Changeover/set up machine for run by loading product, components, printer material, etc.; adjusting settings; checking the line; and obtaining line clearance in order to prepare equipment for next packaging run.
  • Responsible for the operation, cleaning, maintenance and set-up of packaging equipment.
  • Perform routine maintenance and mechanical/electrical parameter set up.
  • Document tasks in associated batch records, forms, and protocols.
  • Observe and maintain safe, efficient machine operation on all production runs.
  • Insure cleanliness of production area.
  • Train other employees to run packaging and palletizer equipment as needed.
  • Responsible for continuous improvement ideas and implementation in assigned area.
  • Participate in quarterly inventory process.
  • Make adjustments, clear jams and otherwise troubleshoot equipment to ensure efficient machine operation.
  • Perform work in a safe manner, and is responsible for following all safety policies and procedures, including Lock-out/Tag-out.
  • Work to achieve 100% on-time completion of scheduled production.
  • Assist with entering information into company’s monitoring system.
  • Complete and fill out daily logs and paperwork, complete daily cleaning and preventative maintenance tasks.
  • Ensure all daily manufacturing documents are completed and are accurate.
  • Maintain skill level with company growth.
  • Ensure equipment is properly operated according to safety guidelines.
  • Understand and perform Lock-out/Tag-out procedures.
  • Follow plant safety procedures and guidelines including wearing PPE required.
  • Follow plant quality practices including GMP’s.


Position Requirements:

  • Must be able to read and understand English to be able to communicate with Supervisor/Manager and comprehend work instructions.
  • Dependable with ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Forklift experience and/or certification.
  • Sound understanding and/or experience/aptitude with packaging systems and conveying equipment.
  • Demonstrate mechanical aptitude.
  • Experience/aptitude with computerized equipment (i.e.: scales, controllers, computer based operator interfaces, etc.)
  • Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively and in a positive manner.
  • Demonstrate willingness to assume extended job responsibility and exercise good judgement in decision making.
  • Experience in packaging equipment such as bag hangers, bagging scales, cartoners, case packers and servo-base robotics.
  • Knowledge of the following equipment is preferred: Roberts, Thiele & Taylor Line Bagers; Videojet Date Coders; Autoprint Case Coders; Belcor Bag Line Tapers; Mettler-Toledo Check Weighers, Yamato Multi Scale Feed System, Massman Packer; Wexxar Case Erector; Ceia Metal Detectors; Thiele Scale Feed System; Hytrol Case Conveyor System; Columbia Okura Robotic Palletizer; Lantech Strechwrapper; Quadrel Labeling System (Pallet print & apply); and Bastian Solutions Automatic Pallet Conveyor System.
  • Knowledge in vacuum systems, air compressors and servo motors (robotic motions).
  • Knowledge of Intermec scan guns, program Windows Mobil 6 and must be able to read gun in English.
  • Must possess effective written and oral communication skills and be able to handle multiple projects within limited time frames.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Prior experience in a production environment, preferably food or beverage manufacturing.
  • Good verbal and mathematical capability at a high school level.
  • Ability to read and understand process operating procedures.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Sufficient computer skills to operate and adjust machine to meet product specifications.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with all departments.
  • Ability to follow detailed, technical directions.
  • Ability to communicate across all levels of production team and work in team environment.
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to lift 35-50 pounds in order to move ingredients and finished product, stand, walk, push/pull up to 50 pounds, each overhead, and bend to the floor.
  • Some form of technical education which emphasizes strong analytical thinking preferred.
  • Knowledge & experience with electrical, mechanical, hydraulics & pneumatics his highly preferred.
  • Familiarity with computer applications.


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