Overs, small repairs and perform basic maintenance as required To ensure our product quality, we control the entire manufacturing process in Mishawaka, from consistent quality checks on all raw materials coming into the plant to the shipment of our finished product ,…
Full Description :
WellPet is home to the family of premium pet food and treat brands including Wellness®, Old Mother Hubbard®, Eagle Pack®, Holistic Select®, Sojos® and WHIMZEES®. For more than 100 years, WellPet has delivered on the promise of doing whatever it takes to make the healthiest natural products for the pets that depends on us. Today, our team of animal lovers, nutritionists and vets are committed to carrying forth our strong heritage, continuing to find new ways to bring innovation, nutritional excellence and product quality to our family of natural brands, always putting pet health first. Our Mishawaka manufacturing facility is committed to nutritional innovation, product quality, and safety. To ensure our product quality, we control the entire manufacturing process in Mishawaka, from consistent quality checks on all raw materials coming into the plant to the shipment of our finished product to customers. Our employees take pride in the product we produce for the pets who depend on us. We offer our employees a positive, friendly work environment where you can grow your skills, competitive pay and excellent benefits – Come join us! Position Summary: The Packaging Tech is responsible for correctly, safely, and efficiently packaging production. Must be able to operate, troubleshoot packaging equipment according to scheduled production needs. Our current opening is on the day shift, which runs from 5:45 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.. WellPet is a 24/7 manufacturing operation. All of our Packaging Technicians regularly work twelve hour shifts on a biweekly rotation. Weekends and overtime are required.
Essential Job Functions:
Responsible for setting up, starting up and operation of packaging equipment according to the production schedule.
Monitors equipment and uses tools to make adjustments, change over’s, small repairs and perform basic maintenance as required.
Operates bin discharge.
Performs sanitation tasks to ensure area meets quality standards.
Completes re-work as necessary.
Maintain records and logs during entire packaging process by entering appropriate information in order to document packaging process and reconcile usage of materials and transfers of product within RedZone system.
Perform and document in-process quality checks on a periodic basis on representative samples in order to ensure that product is correctly packaged.
Clean, disassemble and reassemble line equipment in order to prepare machine for inspection or deep cleaning.
Changeover/set up machine for run by loading product, components, printer material, etc.; adjusting settings; checking the line; and obtaining line clearance in order to prepare equipment for next packaging run.
Actively follow safety procedures and policies in all job tasks.
Live out our values around integrity, commitment to customers, commitment to the team, embracing change, continuous improvement and celebrating success.
All other duties as assigned.
Ability to work in an environment which includes frequent exposure to elements such as odor, noise, heat, cold, dust and chemicals.
Ability to stand for extended periods of time.
Ability to lift 35-50 pounds in order to move ingredients and finished product, stand, walk, push/pull up to 50 pounds, reach overhead, and bend to the floor.
Demonstrate mechanical aptitude.
Ability to use basic hand tools.
Experience with or ability to learn computerized equipment (i.e.: scales, controllers, computer based operator interfaces, etc.)
Ability to read, write, and communicate using the English language.
Previous experience work with packaging systems and conveying equipment.
Prior experience in a production environment, preferably food or beverage manufacturing.
Experience operating production machines.
Top 5 Competencies:
Decision Making/Problem Solving
WellPet LLC is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We celebrate diversity and are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or Veteran status.