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Packaging Technician Night shift

Mishawaka, Indiana
Job Type
8 Sep 2022
Packaging Technician Night shift

Department:Dry Production

Location:Mishawaka, IN

$1.00 shift differential

About Wellness Pet Company

The Wellness Pet Company crafts and produces premium natural pet food, treats, and dental chews. We believe that natural, premium nutrition focused on proven health outcomes is the foundation of creating a mutual wellbeing for pets and their families. As a community of people, Wellies are positively obsessed about how to win for pets and their parents. We believe in the difference we make every single day, and we know that when we work collaboratively, Wellies are unstoppable -- Not only in providing the best nutrition to pets, but in building a better tomorrow for pets, their parents, and the world.

When you join Wellness Pet, you join a team whose aligned values and purpose create a unique and exciting place to work every day. Join us on our adventure to fulfill a life of wellbeing together with pets and their parents.

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 natural products 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 for a walk with us today!

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. 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.

Duties & Responsibilities:
  • 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.
  • Follow and hold others accountable for following all company Good Manufacturing Practices.
  • All other duties as assigned.
Workplace Safety:
  • Completes safety system documentation and verifies compliance to program standards. Reports deviations to Supervisor.
  • Participates in mandatory safety trainings and adheres to all safety policies
  • Required to report all safety issues, near misses, and injuries
Quality & Food Safety:
  • Completes quality & food safety system documentation and verifies compliance to program standards. Reports deviations to Supervisor.
  • Participates in mandatory food safety and quality training program requirements
  • Preserves the integrity of the BRC system through adherence to the policies and procedures outlined. Takes actions necessary to resolve food safety and quality system deficiencies
  • Required to report food safety and quality system failures and take actions necessary to preserve the BRC system.
Required Qualifications:
  • 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.)
Desired Qualifications:
  • 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.
The Wellness Pet Company 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.

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  • Job Reference: 707285406-2
  • Date Posted: 8 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Wellness Pet Company
  • Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Manufacturing Operations
  • Job Type: Permanent