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Machine Operator

Company: Ferrara Pan Candy Co., Inc.
Location: Augusta
Posted on: April 10, 2021

Job Description:

Job Posting Title

Machine OperatorPosition Summary

Position Summary:

Operate/tend machines to prepare products for final packaging and preparation of shipment. Responsible for working processing or packaging equipment to ensure quality and conformity of filled or packaged products to standards. Tasks include sorting, grading, weighing, and inspecting products, verifying and adjusting product weight or measurement to meet specifications.

Responsibilities, Opportunities, and Challenges:

  • Adheres to all company established Good Manufacturing Practices.
  • Conducts assigned work in a safe manner and adheres to safety methods.
  • Conducts visual quality checks.
  • Ensures packaging material (film, cartons, boxes) meets specifications and meets quality standards.
  • Feeds product to conveyors, hoppers, scales, or other feeding devices.
  • Inspects filled container to ensure that product is packaged according to specifications.
  • Performs minor adjustments or repairs and/or clears away damaged product containers.
  • Mounts supplies on spindles or places supplies in hopper or other feeding devices. Knows and understands capabilities of equipment as well as standards and proper set points (metal detectors, check weights, scales).
  • Operates touch screen to program code date, product weight, etc.
  • Removes rejected product when metal detector sounds off.
  • Replenishes packaging supplies such as plastic wrap, boxes, cartons, labels, etc.
  • Starts machine and observes operation to detect malfunctions of machine.
  • Record reasons for down time and effectively communicates them.
  • Stops machine and reports malfunction to supervisor if applicable.
  • Back-up to Machine Operator in his/her absence
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Knowledge, Skills, Education and Experience:
    • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but non written or oral instructions.
    • Able to read, write and communicate effectively in English.
    • Be at work as scheduled and in a timely manner.
    • Ability to work scheduled shift.
    • Ability to work overtime as needed.
    • Capable of understanding time tracking objectives with the ability to swipe into orders and perform other objectives of the system.
    • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Possesses basic math and mechanical skills.
    • Promote teamwork, possess a good attitude, and exhibit flexibility and willingness to perform task as needed.
    • Ensures compliance with AIB, SQF, and other relevant standards.

      Working Conditions:

      This position requires knowledge and awareness of manufacturing and industrial sites. Protective gear will be required where appropriate. Position requires ability to work overtime, varying start times and weekends dependent on business needs.

      Apply to an industry leader TODAY! We offer competitive compensation and an excellent benefits package including: medical, dental, vision, 401K match, life, STD/LTD, and tuition reimbursement.

      We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees, employment decisions and opportunities at Ferrara will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities, without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital or civil union status, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, military or veteran status, disability, handicap, genetic information, pregnancy (childbirth or related medical condition), or on any other basis prohibited by law. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.

Keywords: Ferrara Pan Candy Co., Inc., Augusta , Machine Operator, Other , Augusta, Georgia

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