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Packaging Technician

Date: Sep 15, 2022

Location: Orange, CT, US, 06477

Company: Glanbia


Responsible for packing finished pouched materials and assisting with the preparation, production and packaging of blend materials. Maintain equipment and manufacturing cleanliness.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities (not restrictive)

  • Assisting with the screening, blending and packaging of a variety of amino acids, vitamins and minerals, including those which are allergenic, herbals and protein.
  • Responsible to follow the procedures for the packaging of pouches.
  • Proper cleaning of manufacturing equipment and production floor as well as assisting with routine maintenance on manufacturing equipment as requested by the Operator and or the Supervisor.
  • Operation of equipment (product feed, packaging machine, sachet knife machine, cartoner machine, x-ray equipment, packaging machine, metal detection equipment, case taper, case coder, checkweigher set up, conveyor adjustment, inkjet coder, label machine) to include;  prep, clean, operate, as well as performing minor repairs.
  • Ensure that work procedures are being followed in a consistent manner (safety, quality, GMP)
  • Understand how to use the weigh scales and checkweigher properly.
  • Responsible for filling out paper reports correctly and clearly.
  • Possess knowledge of batch recording and material handling procedures.
  • Ability to verify the accuracy of materials and procedures used in the manufacturing of finished goods.
  • Be able to perform all tasks on the line in a proper and efficient manner.
  • Effectively read, understand and extract vital information from detailed batch records in written and electronic forms.  Utilize this information to execute proper work instructions. using the DQS system.
  • Responsible for operating and monitoring all processing equipment in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Ensures proper cleaning, packaging and material inspection per Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Report any equipment issues or damage to your immediate supervisor.
  • Investigate deviations of procedure and/or damage to equipment.
  • Physically load/unload boxes of material onto/from pallets.
  • Perform retention sampling on products in sterile conditions or pouches.
  • Move material using pallet jacks and or forklifts.

Supervisory Responsibilities (if applicable)

  • N/A

Performance indicators (related to above Task & Responsibilities respectively)

  • Regular attendance is an essential function of this position.
  • Follow company safety procedures.
  • Ensuring the proper Personal Protective Equipment is worn in all required areas.
  • Consistently maintain a sanitary work environment.
  • Proper and safe use of pallet jacks and or forklifts when moving material.

Qualification & Experience Requirements

Education, Training:

  • High School Diploma or GED preferred.

Experience Required:

  • Previous Manufacturing experience.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Able to be trained to operate pallet jacks and forklifts.
  • Ability to work with amino acids, vitamins and fine chemicals in powder and liquid form as well as allergen products herbals and proteins.
  • Ability to follow direction and work with Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours to include overtime and weekends on short notice

Language, Computer &   Numeracy:

  • Clear command of the English language both verbal and in writing

Personality, Characteristics:

  • Individual with high levels of energy and drive.
  • Individual with the natural willingness to step up and take on new projects or tasks.
  • Well organized and focused on achieving strategic goals and initiatives
  • Ability to effectively interact with all levels of personnel with professionalism.
  • Able to manage multiple rapidly changing priorities and working well under pressure.

Travel requirements:

  • N/A

Typical Physical Activity

Physical Demands:

  • Frequently involves lifting 50lbs.
  • Regularly involves standing, talking or listening, and the use of hands and fingers.
  • Frequently involves reaching with hands and arms, standing and walking.
  • Frequently involves crouching, stooping, kneeling and/or climbing or balancing.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift and carry items weighing over 50lbs.
  • Must be able to pass respiratory exam and fit test if working in blending area.
  • Must be able to wear full face mask at all times when working with open product.
  • Ability to work while wearing Personal Protective Equipment including respirator (which requires no facial hair).
  • Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items, works with the fingers, and perceives attributes of objects and materials.
  • Involves strenuous physical activity performing daily activities of a primarily labor intensive nature.
  • Should be able to identify and distinguish colors, see clearly at 20 inches or closer and 20 feet or more, observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point, judge distances and spatial relationships, and adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus.

Typical environmental conditions

  • May be exposed to moderate to high noise levels (i.e. production equipment, forklifts, heavy traffic).
  • May be exposed to humidity, intense heat and cold, outdoor weather conditions.
  • May work in areas with mechanical moving parts, above ground with risk of fall, or areas with risk of electrical shock.
  • May be exposed to ingredients that may cause allergic reactions and may be exposed to various allergen ingredients.

Nearest Major Market: New Haven
Nearest Secondary Market: Hartford