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Packaging Operator

Company: Red Collar Pet Foods, Inc.
Location: Joplin
Posted on: October 17, 2020

Job Description:

Job Location:: Joplin, MO - Joplin, MORed Collar Pet Foods is looking for a Packaging Operator to join our exciting new pet food business at one of our manufacturing plants. Who is Red Collar? We are pet people, and to us pets are family. We believe that they deserve good food made with wholesome and balanced nutrition in every bag and bowl. It is our commitment to quality ingredients and manufacturing exclusively in the U.S. which makes us all proud of our company and the pets we ultimately feed.

As part of our overall total compensation package, Red Collar Pet Foods offers a competitive benefits package to all associates which includes: Medical, Dental, Vision & Life Insurance, Short & Long Term Disability, and 401k match. Associates are also immediately eligible (based on hire date) up to three weeks of vacation, Paid Holidays per year, Sick Pay, Maternity & Parental Leave and annual/quarterly bonus earning potential, plus many other ancillary benefits not listed here.

Purpose of Role

The Packing Operator position assembles shipping containers, packs finished product into them and prepares them for shipment. They may also function as a relief operator when needed.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Plan, assemble, fabricate or repair crates, boxes, cartons and other packaging containers of large or unusual size or shape
  • Prepare finished products for shipment or storage by placing them in proper shipping containers
  • Mark or identify containers with destination information
  • Function as a Relief Operator in all areas of the plant where assigned
  • When assigned to specific operation area, complete all duties as associated with that assignment in a safe and effective manner
  • Perform sanitation duties as required by the Master Sanitation Schedule with particular attention to lockout/tag out and confined space entry when required
  • Assist the plant to meet or exceed production goals
  • Maintain a clean, safe work environment that promotes associate safety and product integrity
  • All associates are responsible for the safety, quality and food safety in their work area
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned

    Key Functional Skills/Knowledge
    • Standing on a concrete floor
    • Wearing proper personal protective equipment (hair net, bump cap, ear plugs, safety shoes, and uniform)
    • Bending, stooping, twist, turn, standing for extended time periods, reaching, climbing stairs, and lifting up to 55 lbs.
    • Must be able to adapt to temperature and environmental extremes, such as hot to cold, dust, dirt and chemicals
    • Team player
    • Action oriented
    • Problem solving abilities
    • Strong communication skills
    • Continuous self-development
    • Must be capable of working at elevated heights and or confined space
    • Wearing proper personal protective equipment (hair net, bump cap, ear plugs, safety shoes, and uniform)
    • Bending, stooping, twist, turn, standing for extended time periods, reaching, climbing stairs, and lifting up to 55 lbs.
    • Must be able to adapt to temperature and environmental extremes such as hot to cold, dust dirt and chemicals
    • Knowledge of local, federal, and industry regulations with regards to: Food Safety (GMP, HACCP), Food Quality (Product and Process)
    • Q&FS testing practices and procedures, QMP polices and SPC
    • Forklift assignments require OSHA certification and getting on and off frequently

      Qualifications

      Minimum Qualifications:
      • Be 18 years of age or older
      • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a team environment with a positive attitude and minimal supervision
      • High school diploma or equivalent
      • Good basic math, reading and writing skills
      • Basic knowledge of personal computers
      • Good problem solving and/or troubleshooting skills
      • Working knowledge of Safety, Quality and Material Management Systems and procedures
      • Ability to read and understand the daily production run schedule, and execute to that plan
      • Ability to communicate to managers and team members any production, quality/food safety or other business critical information vital to operations and customer service
      • Must be willing and able to work and accept varying shifts and schedules
      • Ability to understand and effectively communicate in the English language
      • Successful completion of a substance screening and background check

        Preferred Quali?cations:
        • 3+ years of manufacturing experience operating a variety of machines
        • 2 years of work experience within manufacturing, or a technical and/or trade discipline
        • Demonstrated competency in computer and pc software including MS Office and email
        • Knowledge of inventory control principles
        • Ability to operate a forklift/OSHA certification
        • Experience with JD Edwards

          Red Collar Pet Foods is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request PI124819867

Keywords: Red Collar Pet Foods, Inc., Joplin , Packaging Operator, Other , Joplin, Missouri

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