Packaging Operator

Summary Tends machine that performs one or more packaging functions such as marking, labeling, packing or wrapping product by performing the following duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Starts machine and observes operation to detect malfunctions of machine.

Stops machine and reports malfunction to supervisor.

Makes minor adjustments or repairs such as opening valves, changing forming and setting guides, or clearing away damaged product or packages.

Inspects packages to ensure that product is packaged according to specifications.

Feeds product to conveyors and unloads packaged product.

Replenishes packaging supplies such as film, card stock, ribbon, ink, or labels.

Mounts supplies on spindles or other feeding devices.

Performs metal detector checks and documents results on approved forms and documents product information on approved forms for tracking and traceability.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Assist Packaging Supervisors to supervise 10 to 20 employees in the Packaging Lines. Carries out assigned responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include assisting packaging supervisors with assigning and directing works.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

Technical Skills - Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.

Planning/Organizing - Uses time efficiently.

Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Monitors own work to ensure quality.

Quantity - Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly.

Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Reports potentially unsafe conditions ; Uses equipment and materials properly.

Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time.

Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions.

Initiative - Asks for and offers help when needed.

Typical Work Schedule: 1st Shift- 4:00am-4:00pm

Required Skills

Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Three to six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Skills

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups or one on one with employees or management personnel.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of American weight measurement.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Manufacturing software utilized in the packaging machines and metal detectors.

Physical Demands 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.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to handle or feel. The employee is occasionally required to walk; reach with hands and arms and smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

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 is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The temperature in the environment is cold, ranging from 55 F to 65 F. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate and hearing protection is required.

ARYZTA is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer


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Job Location
Cicero, IL

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