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Packaging Operator (2nd Shift)


Hazleton, PA, US, 18201

Shift Type:  Bakery Operations

Position Purpose

Ensure the proper functioning of the Grandi Vision System, Case Check Weighing Machines, and Bag Un-cuffing Machines to maintain a constant production flow and limiting waste. Perform calibrations and checks on scales and machinery as needed to ensure product accuracy.


Key Accountabilities

Applies basic skills to ensure that products are meeting all company specifications, and ensuring that all job duties that affect safety, legality, and quality standards are addressed. Comply with company code of conduct through working safely and efficiently in both a team and individual environment. Adapt techniques as needed to perform duties and tasks in a timely and routine manner. Perform all tasks as directed by the production supervisors to attain the company and customers production needs. Read, follow, and communicate the production schedule with team members, support staff, and the production supervisors to properly prepare materials and machinery for every scheduled production run. Ensure that all materials are consumed in a cost effective manner that limits unnecessary waste. Report any damaged, faulty, out dated, or incorrect supplies to a supervisor for proper documentation and handling. All paperwork must be legible and completed by the end of every shift. Understand and implement the knowledge in the Aryzta values throughout the facility and your teams to ensure continuous improvement for the company, customers, and employees.


  • Calibrate, operate, and troubleshoot the Grandi Vision System, all of its components, and the un-cuffing machines to ensure that they are functioning properly.
  • Perform all checks and calibrations of the case weighing machines to ensure that the proper net weights are being achieved for each production run. Report any average net weights that are below specification immediately using a radio, or overhead PA system to the production line team and production supervisors.
  • Frequently check freezer exit belt areas to ensure products are not jammed, and belts are properly functioning.
  • Communicate effectively with packaging area downstairs to ensure that the boxes and bags, are formed and set in the correct manner, maintaining a consistent flow, and not causing unnecessary waste.
  • Investigate all alarms and ensure that they are resolved in an efficient and safe manner. Use a radio or overhead PA system to communicate to mechanics and production supervisors as necessary to minimize downtime and waste.
  • Knows and understands the operation and function of all machinery and supporting equipment in area to ensure production needs are able to be accomplished. Assist packaging techs in the event of a large jam or other major issue to quickly alleviate the situation.
  • Communicate immediately any out of specification products to the production line team via the break relief, radio, overhead PA system, or a production supervisor to quickly alleviate issues and minimize loss.
  • Proper communication of issues to coworkers or the proper department(s) (ie. Sanitation, Maintenance, or Quality Assurance) as needed through use of radio’s or overhead PA system. All positions are part of a team and must communicate and work together to ensure a safe and efficient work flow.
  • Responsible for maintaining a clean, sanitary, and organized work area.
  • Know, understand, and follow safe operating procedures and Good Manufacturing Practices.
  • Performs all tasks and duties required to ensure production and efficiency standards are met.
  • Actively participate with the team, through problem solving, planning, and team decision-making with individual accountability.
  • Ensure the proper set-up for the next shift and communicate to them all information relevant to the manufacturing process.
  • Perform training of new operators and assist in other training activities which support the manufacturing process.
  • Flexibility in job assignments based on production needs, as designated by a supervisor.
  • Assist team members regardless of position if help is needed to ensure safe and efficient production runs.
  • Ensure all company assets including but not limited to machinery, tools, and the facility; are accounted for and kept in a safe, clean, and well maintained condition.
  • Make all necessary machinery & equipment adjustments and performs all tasks & duties necessary for efficient start-ups, daily operation, change-over and shut-downs.
  • Other duties as assigned or required


Skills, Experience & Qualifications

  • Good communication skills, in English.
  • Ability to read and write in English, and use of basic math and time keeping.
  • Able to make logical decisions.


Education, Technical Qualifications, Experience and Competencies Proficiency Level



  • High school diploma or GED and/or equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Previous work history in a food manufacturing facility.


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.

  • Standing, walking, climbing, bending, twisting, stooping may be required while performing these job duties.
  • Able to lift or move (push or drag) 50 lbs.
  • Frequently carrying more than 20lbs.
  • Able to handle or feel frozen objects.
  • Requires an employee to have adequate communication and observational skills.
  • Frequent head, neck, and hand/wrist movement.


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.

  • Able to operate and work with mechanical and electrical machines.
  • Employee may be required to work in areas that are cold, wet, dusty, slippery, or hot.
  • Frequently working in areas of loud noise.
  • May require employees to work in small/confined, or elevated areas.
  • Production schedule subject to change, based on needs.
  • Weekends, Holidays, and Overtime as required.