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Line Operator

Company: B&G Foods, Inc
Location: Ankeny
Posted on: January 4, 2022

Job Description:

Ready to be part of something special? Join our Family! Job Title: Line Operator Hourly Rate: $21.62 (will increase to $24.02 after one year of service) Shift Premium: $0.55/hour Shift Hours: M-Th 3:15 p.m. to 1:45 a.m. Benefit Package: 1st of month following 60 days Health, Dental, Vision, Life; 401(k) 1st of month following 90 days 100% match up to 4% of employee's salary; uniforms provided; on-site cafeteria Job Summary: A member of the line production team which processes, fills, and packages products in a safe, efficient, and effective manner consistent with company safety and quality standards. Primary Job Responsibilities: * Follows standard operating procedures and participates in resolving production problems, where indicated, by communicating ideas to team members or supervisory staff. * Demonstrates safe work practices to prevent on the job injuries by following all company and OSHA safety regulations. * Sets up, operates and makes adjustments on machines that perform one or more packaging functions, such as filling, marking, labeling, banding, packing or wrapping containers. * Observes production machinery during operation to detect machine malfunction and makes adjustments for optimum operation and to ensure conformance to production specifications. * Completes accurate and timely record keeping functions such as downtime and production recording, items count, HACCP logs and data collection using a computer. * Stops machine, clears jam(s) and re-supplies packaging components to operating machines; complies with all lock out-tag out requirements. * Performs hand fill functions by filling containers with dried product, then weighs and labels container. * Observes and inspects product moving along conveyor to identify product defects and defective packaging and removes those containers that do not meet quality assurance standards. * Performs line operations, using standard change-overs and set-ups for production runs. * Removes cartons and containers filled with product from the packaging machine conveyor and palletizes on skids. * Complies with company standards of cleanliness on the production lines and in surrounding work areas. * Reads work orders/schedule specifications and follows oral instructions of others to determine work procedures, machine set-up and material requirements in order to meet product specifications. * Works as a member of the production team by communicating line operation information to coworkers in a timely manner to ensure efficient operation of the production line. * Communicates with and informs Material Handler to dump product into machine bin. * Assists in training new line operators and ongoing training of current production employees. * Performs other duties as assigned - not an essential function Skills, Knowledge & Abilities: * Mechanical aptitude including a basic understanding of the various types of tools, tooling, and equipment used to complete job responsibilities. * Performs basic math operations (add, subtract, multiply, divide). * Ability to control the operation of machines and equipment and observe gauges, dials, or other indicators to assure the machine is working properly. * Ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions. * Ability to identify and analyze problems associated with work processes. * Ability to work as a productive member of a team. * Ability to organize and work on multiple tasks concurrently. * Ability to deal effectively with persons representing widely diverse backgrounds, interests, and points of view. * Ability to work at a rapid pace and stand in one place for continuous periods of time. * Communicates effectively with other line personnel and trainees in a polite, courteous, and cooperative manner. Expectations: * Demonstrates efficient line operation on a regular basis by observing and following Standard Operating Procedures. * Displays a high level of initiative, effort, and commitment towards completing work tasks efficiently and safely. Demonstrates responsible behavior and attention to detail. * Responds appropriately to supervision. * Actively participates in resolving production problems. * Maintain good attendance and punctuality. * Employees are expected to work at other work centers where job qualifications allow. * Commitment to high quality standards of workmanship and production of quality product. * Complies with all lock out-tag out requirements. Education/Training: * Possess high school diploma or GED * On-site training specific to job responsibilities * Employee will learn how to use tooling, and operate and set up equipment and machinery used at the work site. Equipment/Tools/Machinery Used includes, but is not limited to: Capper Sealers Filler Labeler Case Packer Bottle Unscrambler Zebra Fittment Applicator Colbra Metal Detectors R-pak Bottle Cleaner Banders Check Weigher Case Sealers Tray Formers Video Jet Pallet Jacks Bar Code Scanner Robots Palletizers Bottle Palletizers Pallet Wrappers Wrenches Pliers Rubber Hammer Screw Drivers Calculator Scale Hand Knives Protective Clothing and Devices: Many of the job duties of this position require you to wear personal protective equipment (PPE), if so, when and how to use this equipment will be explained to you at the time of hire. To determine ability to perform job functions where the use of a respirator is required, employees will be given a physical examination prior to performing this type of work. SQF: Responsible for reporting any and all food safety and quality problems to personnel with authority to initiate action. Responsible for following cGMP's Responsible for maintaining cleanliness and good housekeeping Ensure all food safety and quality records are completed accurately and timely Follow all appropriate equipment cleaning procedures Work Environment & Physical Requirements: This position is in a manufacturing plant environment, works around moving mechanical parts, is exposed to airborne particles, and works around motorized vehicles. Must be able to lift up to 40lbs Physical Requirements: Hearing, speaking: Continuously. Must communicate with others and discriminate sounds with machines Vision: Continuously Balancing: Occasionally to Frequently depending on the work environment. Standing: Frequently to Continuously Walking: Frequently to Continuously Forward bend in standing: Occasionally to Frequently Rotation in standing: Occasionally to Frequently Seated rotation: Occasionally Elevated work: Rarely up to 1-2 mins Floor to waist lift: Frequently up to 20 lbs, Occasionally up to 40 lbs, Rarely up to 50 lbs Waist to crown lift: Rarely up to 25 lbs Horizontal lift: Occasionally to Frequently up to 40 lbs, Rarely 50 lbs Front carry: Occasionally 40 lbs up to 15 feet One hand carry: Occasionally 30 lbs up to 15 feet Push: Occasionally up to 80 lbs Pull: Occasionally up to 80 lbs Left hand grip: Occasionally to Frequently up to 50 lbs Right hand grip: Occasionally to Frequently up to 50 lbs Pinch Grip: Occasionally to Frequently Right and Left hand coordination: continuous with average eye/hand coordination Stair Climbing: Occasionally to frequently: Up to 100 stairs/day Climbing: Occasionally Squatting: Occasionally Kneeling: Rarely Stooping: Occasionally Reaching: Frequently Crawling: Rarely Crouching: Occasionally Repetitive Motions: Shoulders, elbows, wrists, hands, fingers: Frequently to Continuously: Including twisting wrist, ulnar deviation, bag cutting, twisting caps, pinching envelopes. Moderate Work: Force from 20-30 lbs occasionally to frequently and up to 40-50 lbs rarely to occasionally. Maximum Physical Demands: Task: Maximum Demand: Floor to waist Lift Occasionally up to 40 lbs, rarely up to 50 lbs Waist to Crown Lift Rarely up to 25 lbs Front carry Occasionally 50 lbs up to 15 feet One hand carry Occasionally 30 lbs up to 15 feet Right hand grip Occasionally to Frequently up to 50 lbs Left hand grip Occasionally to Frequently up to 50 lbs Pushing and Pulling Occasionally up to 80 lbs Stair Climbing Occasionally to frequently: Up to 100 stairs/day Standing tolerance Frequently to Continuously Walking Frequently to Continuously Right & left hand coordination Continuously with average eye/hand coordination Kneeling Rarely Squatting Occasionally Pinch Grip Occasionally to Frequently Forward bend in standing Occasionally to Frequently Rotation in Standing Occasionally to Frequently Seated Rotation Occasionally Repetitive Motions Frequently to Continuously with wrists, hands, fingers: Including twisting wrist, ulnar deviation, box cutting, twisting caps, pinching envelopes. Reaching Frequently Crawling Rarely Crouching Occasionally Horizontal Lift Occasionally to Frequently up to 40 lbs, Rarely 50 lbs Elevated Work Rarely up to 1-2 mins Functional Job Analysis Rarely 1-5% of the day Occasionally 6-33% of the day Frequently 34-66% of the day Continuously 67-100% of the day Equal Employment Opportunity: B&G Foods is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you'd like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please see

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