Packaging Operator - Decatur Union

Employment Type

: Full-Time


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12 Hour ShiftsMust possess a strong work character and have the ability to work in a team environment.Must possess a strong work ethic and passion for the job.Ability to multi-task and follow instructions.Must be self-motivated and self-directed to support complex operations.Critical thinking and ability to analyze data and situations is a must. This involves being detail oriented with strong emphasis on accuracy and organization.Physical DemandsAbility to work in manufacturing environment which includes but not limited to: noise, changing temperatures (hot, wet, cold, humid), standing/walking/bending/stooping/climbing stairs, maneuvering around manufacturing equipment consistently throughout the shift.Working with chemicals, wearing personal protective equipment and following approved chemical handling procedures.Physical lifting up to 50-lbs frequently throughout the shift.Shift flexibility. This is a hands-on role for a 24/7 manufacturing facility. Our equipment operators are assigned to a team in support of operations. This can either be days, swing or night shift and also includes working weekends. Work days and shifts may change to help cover vacations/absences, during plant downtime or related events such as audits.Work up to 12-hours per day.Position ResponsibilitiesSafe and efficient operation of production packaging equipment to include: case forming, packaging and palletizing equipment.Set-up, operate and replenish fiber gluer and/or taping equipment.Ability to follow standard operating procedures (SOP's) in detail without deviation.Generate pallet identification labels in accordance to the production run schedule. This includes the verification of case quantity, product, product ID and production dates.Set-up case coding equipment and validate product case codes in accordance with code specifications.Verify and record accurate product case quantities.Identify and effectively communicate any out-of-specification product conditions. Follow the established notification protocol.Perform routine equipment adjustments.Safe operation of a lift truck.Accurately and neatly complete production records and documents.Perform equipment change-overs, clean-up operations and equipment set-up.Perform environmental controls.Perform product reclaim and rework operations in accordance with reclaim guidelines.Support internal and external audits.Follow all established occupational health and safety procedures.Follow all established GMP's and Food Safety requirements.Cross-train with other departments.Perform good housekeeping within established housekeeping guidelines.Comply with federal, state and local dairy food regulations.Adhere to the Saputo Code of Ethics, actively apply the Saputo Company Values and Workplace Climate Policy.Work together with co-workers and other department personnel.Other duties as required by management.WHO IS RIGHT FOR THE ROLEHigh school diploma or equivalent.Minimum of (2)-two years of demonstrated work experience in food manufacturing, dairy food manufacturing experience preferred.Advanced quality/food safety training and/or certifications is a plus, but not required.An working understanding of food manufacturing acronyms (SQF, QA/QC, HACCP, SOP,5S, GMP, etc.).Strong math skills.Strong technical skills, ability to operate and understand equipment controls, touch panels and mechanical operations.Successful completion of drug screen and background check.Strong verbal and written communication skills.Demonstrated work history.Good attendance is a must.Relocation OfferedNoExemption Typenon-exemptSaputo Cheese USA Inc. and Saputo Dairy Foods USA, LLC endeavors to make accessible to any and all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact Human Resources at 214-863-2300 or This contact information is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications. Saputo Cheese USA Inc. and Saputo Dairy Foods USA, LLC are equal opportunity employers. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran statusus. If you'd like more information on your EEO rights under law, please visit

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