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General Production Laborer (Packaging/Sanitation)

Waverly, NY USA
Requisition ID:  15661
No of Openings:  14
Posted Date:  Jun 16, 2022
Job Function:  Facilities
Description: 

Leprino Foods Company, a global leader in the dairy food and ingredient industry, is seeking a dedicated General Production (Packaging/Sanitation) employee to join our team located in Waverly, NY. Leprino Foods is the world's largest supplier of mozzarella cheese and one of the largest suppliers of premium dairy nutrition ingredients. Our customers and business partners span the globe and include many of the world's largest food companies, restaurant chains and distributors.

 

The General Production (Packaging/Sanitation) role performs a variety of duties to include: packaging the cheese, ensuring packaging quality, rework, and sanitation. This is an entry level position and individuals must be willing and able to learn various operator rolls in the Waverly facility for career advancement. 

 

In addition to working our packaging line, this position plays a key role in our sanitary procedures. This includes donning full-body protective equipment (PPE) and spraying machinery and equipment with a hot sanitizer. Employees in this role must be capable of withstanding high heat and humidity.  

 

Schedule:

  • Leprino Foods is a 24/7 operating facility and the employee must be willing and able to work days or nights. The current vacancy is on night shift, from 6:00pm-6:30am. Our schedules run 12 hours on a 2-2-3 rotation that allows for every other weekend off.

  • After training is complete, new hires will be assigned a regular schedule on the next available shift.

Pay Rate:

  • $20.53 per hour 

  • $0.75 Evening Pay Differential for every evening hour worked between 3:00pm-6:00am

  • $0.50 Weekend Pay Differential for every hour worked Saturday & Sunday

Responsibilities:

  • Inspect final cheese ribbon for product quality and report issues to team lead, supervisor, or manager as applicable. 

  • Package the cheese ribbon into a Bulk Tote and operate a sealer machine to seal the bags.

  • Properly clean and sanitize all equipment following good manufacturing practices as required by company policies and procedures, while maintain good housekeeping within the Bulk Packaging area.

  • Utilize Manufacturing Execution System (MES) on the computer to generate labels and track product.

  • Document all lot numbers and pallets, numbers of bags, boxes, and liners, utilized during the Shift and consolidate at the end of the Production Run.

  • Add slip sheets/inter-leaver sheets in-between layers of cheese in tote.

  • Fold bags into boxes so none is exposed when the box is closed.

  • Maintain a stock of boxes on the packaging line and inspect packaging materials for defects and report issues to the team lead, supervisors, or manager as applicable.

  • Observe proper safety policies and procedures at all times.

  • Perform the duties of this position per established Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s).

  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be a minimum of 18 years old.

  • Must be able to work Sunday - Saturday, off-shifts, weekends, holidays, and required overtime to support a 24 hour/7 day operation.

  • Must be willing and able to work in hot, humid environments. 

  • Must have a demonstrated ability to complete work assignments with high degree of accuracy.

  • Must be willing and able to learn other operator positions in the facility.

  • Prior food industry experience is preferred.

Language & Technical Skills:

  • Able to read, write, and communicate effectively with co-workers and leadership.

  • Proficient computer knowledge, including Microsoft Office products.

  • Familiarity or ability to learn SAP, or similar integrated manufacturing system.

Physical Demands & Environment:

  • This position will be exposed to working in a wet/slippery environment with loud noise in varying degrees of temperature.

  • Must be able to withstand high heat and humidity.

  • Specific vision may be required for this position, including close vision, distance vision, color and depth perception, and the ability to read computer screens for extended time periods.

  • Must be able to lift and carry moderate weights repeatedly throughout the shift.

  • Ability to pass a physical abilities lift test, including lifting up to 30 lbs, and climbing stairs.

  • Frequent walking and standing.

  • Climbing upstairs/ladders, bending and reaching required.

 

Why work for Leprino Foods in Waverly?

A career with Leprino Foods means you’ll be part of a worldwide family of individuals dedicated to producing high-quality products that help feed and nourish families around the world. Your contributions will be noticed and rewarded as you work to further our company, our customers and one another.

 

What we Offer:

  • Profit Sharing

  • 401k

  • Monthly Safety/Quality Incentive Bonus

  • Matched Retirement Savings

  • Paid Vacation (40 hours vacation every 6 months which increases with tenure)

  • 9 Paid Holidays

  • 56 hours of Paid Sick Time, annually

  • Healthcare Benefits starting the first of the month following your hire date (includes wellness incentive program) 

  • Educational Assistance

  • Discounts on Leprino Foods products

 

Leprino Foods Company supports a drug-free workplace and is an EEO / Affirmative Action Employer M / F / Disability / Veteran

 

Leprino Foods Company utilizes the services of Psychemedics to perform our Hair Follicle Drug Testing.  Additional information about this process can be obtained at www.psychemedics.com

 

Leprino Foods Company utilizes the services of Psychemedics to perform our Hair Follicle Drug Testing.  Additional information about this process can be obtained at www.psychemedics.com
 
Leprino Foods requires all individuals to wear the appropriate Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) as required by the role and location.
 
Leprino Foods Company supports a drug-free workplace and is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disability/Veteran


Nearest Major Market: Binghamton