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Production Packager

Austin, TX

Order: 19548
Temp

Job Summary

The Production Packagers are responsible for assisting the production team in a variety of functions including but not limited to inspecting, slicing, and packaging fresh fruit and vegetables daily. The Production Packager is required to understand and follow all safety requirements while performing assigned tasks.

 

Job Functions, Duties, and Responsibilities

  • Perform the responsibilities and tasks assigned with the general guidance of the Operation Leader.

  • Ability to work within a team environment to meet/exceed established production standards

  • Ensure freshness of all products; measured by smell, appearance, blemishes.

  • Ensure products are properly washed and processed; all finished/prepped raw products are visually inspected and pass inspection and meet Product Specifications

  • Clean machines and conveyors at the end of the shift.

  • Maintain a positive attitude and gets along well with coworkers

  • Assist lead operator in preparing for shift production; setting up lines prior to the arrival of teams and during changeover.

  • Inform Production Supervisors of needs in advance so production lines do not stop due to lack of product, packaging material or equipment and properly shut down lines if needed.

  • Comply with the following programs within the production area:

    • Current Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s)

 

Minimum Qualification

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Basic math skills required

  • Must be able to read, write and comprehend English

  • Ability to visually inspect product and materials.

  • An understanding or willingness to learn food manufacturing and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs).

  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment

 

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience in a plant environment


Physical and Mental Requirements

  • Must be able to work in a wet environment and with temperatures as low as 38 degrees.

  • Ability to lift to 25lbs regularly, 40lbs frequently, and 50lbs occasionally

  • Physical Demands include constant standing and frequent walking throughout entire work shift. Maintain body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing or crouching on work surface.

  • Constant reaching above and below shoulder height, twisting, applying pressure, grasping (including fingers, thumb and palm) items and loading machinery in a repetitive motion.

  • Lifting. Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position. This occurs constantly throughout the shift requiring substantial use of the upper arms, shoulders and back muscles.

  • Constant throughout entire 8-hour shift, fingering, fine manipulation, picking and grasping primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm.

  • Repetitive hand movement includes simple and power grasping, and pushing and pulling items.

  • Pulling. Using upper arms and shoulders to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.

  • Ability to maintain productivity requirements in a fast-paced facility

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

  • Ability to understand, remember and apply oral and/or written instructions or other information.

  • Ability to remember and communicate routine, factual information.

  • Ability to organize thoughts and ideas into understandable terminology

  • Ability to apply common sense and make decisions which have a moderate impact on the immediate work unit

  • Ability to understand and follow basic instructions and guidelines.

  • Ability to express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word, communicating orally with others accurately, loudly, and quickly

  • Ability to count accurately

  • Required to wear and use personal protective equipment as required by job task based on hazard assessment.

  • Ability to hear for safety and awareness of surroundings.

  • Must be able to meet the physical demands for the entire shift.

 

Other Requirements:

  • Background screenings is required

Company Description

 

Labor On Demand, Inc. d.b.a. LOD Staffing is a knowledgeable and passionate employment agency servicing the Austin and San Antonio metropolitan area. For nearly two decades, we have strived to bring the right people together with the right jobs. Whether it is an opportunity to a new career, seasonal work, or a part-time gig to provide extra income, we take extraordinary pride in matching you with a position that satisfies your employment needs. Join our team today and let us help you find your next exciting career opportunity. We look forward to meeting you!

 

EEO Statement

 

Employees of Labor on Demand Inc. are protected by federal laws, Presidential Executive Orders, and other laws designed to protect employees from discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or any other non-merit-based factor. These protections extend to all management practices and decisions, including recruitment and hiring practices, appraisal systems, promotions, and training and career development programs.

 

Employees of Labor on Demand Inc. are also protected against retaliation. Consistent with federal laws, acts of retaliation against an employee who engages in a protected activity whistle blowing, or the exercise of any appeal or grievance right provided by law will not be tolerated. Managers and supervisors of Labor on Demand Inc. are also reminded of their responsibility to prevent, document, and promptly correct harassing conduct in the workplace.