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Packaging Operator

Location: 

Alsip, IL, US, 60803

60803
Job Type:  Bakery Operations
60803

Aspire Bakeries is a North American baking company with a leadership position in specialty frozen baked goods. Formed from leading bakery companies, its innovative food portfolio includes breads, artisan breads, buns, cookies, donuts, muffins and pastries from beloved brands like La Brea Bakery®, Otis Spunkmeyer®, and Oakrun Farm Bakery®. With 13 bakeries in North America, we are committed to driving innovation, predicting upcoming consumer trends and flavors, and exceeding our customers’ expectations. Aspire Bakeries champions the values of Integrity, Ownership, Customer Focus, Creativity and Care to help us deliver on People Safety, Food Safety, Quality and Collaboration.

 

 

 

 

Job Title

  • Packaging Operator (2nd Shift)

Department

  • Production

Reporting to

  • Production Supervisor

 

Position Purpose

Responsible to ensure that product meets company specifications, ensure that job duties that affect safety, legality and quality standards are addressed.  Perform duties and tasks routinely, adapts techniques to meet special needs, and apply basic skills.

Key Accountabilities

  • Ensures that our products meet the company’s standards and specifications
  • Complete, legible and accurate documentation
  • Must understand and follow all company Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s)
  • Food Safety and Quality Standard Requirements are being maintained daily
  • Must understand and comply with the company Allergen, Food Defense and HACCP policies
  • Must communicate with Supervision of any Food Safety and Equipment concerns
  • Follows all Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) for the area worked
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships
  • Never abuse equipment
  • Work with Supervision and maintenance to maintain equipment in good working condition
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Correct weighing and recording of any waste to be disposed of
  • Follows all work instructions
  • Perform all other work assigned duties as required by Supervision
  • Keep work area and machinery clean
  • Use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as necessary for task at hand
  • Never use damaged pallets
  • Must comply with all safety policies and procedures at all times
  • Utilize all safety devices
  • Report any unsafe work practices or injuries to your supervisor
  • Required to maintain a safe and clean work environment

 

 

 

Responsibilities

  • Must maintain flow wrappers in good working order and load packaging film when needed
  • Monitors quality of product prior to packaging.
  • Reports any product anomalies or issues, to Lead.
  • Removes product from line that is out of specification.
  • Discards scrap product properly by separating clam shells from finished product into appropriate trash bins.
  • Monitors packaging equipment making sure it is running properly and at accurate speeds. Reports line operating issues to Lead/Supervisor for immediate repair.
  • Discards scrap product properly by separating clam shells from finished product into appropriate trash bins.
  • Assists with all packaging re work.
  • Follows rules and regulations to ensure food safety, quality, and legality

 

 

Skills, Experience & Qualifications

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • One year related experience and/or training

 

Education, Technical Qualifications, Experience and Competencies Proficiency Level

 

Required

  • High School Diploma or GED

 

Preferred

  • Experience in the food industry

 

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Regularly required to climb, stand or walk for extended periods of time
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Able to stand up to a minimum of 8 hours
  • Able to work with product on moving conveyors

 

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions, wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, and extreme cold
  • The noise level in the work environment is often moderate to loud

 

 

 

 

Aspire Bakeries is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.