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Job Title:

Packaging Machine Operator

Job Post ID:


Posted Until:







All Shift


Full Time



Job Description:

Position Summary
The position is responsible for set up, operation and maintenance of various machines to ensure the interminable and efficient running of production. The Packaging Machine Operator will operate machines that perform one or more packaging functions including but not limited to filling, labeling, packing, or wrapping containers.

Essential Accountabilities
• Lead packaging machine set up and changeover for production runs
o Follow work instruction, standards and SOP’s for equipment set up and changeover
o Identify and resolve issues during set up and changeover
• Ensure packaging material, including but not limited to film, cartons, boxes and labeling meets specifications and quality standards; replenish packaging supplies as needed
• Feed product to conveyors, hoppers, scales, or other feeding devices
• Operate packaging equipment, including troubleshooting and making adjustments in accordance with established work standards; operate touch screen to program code date, product weight and other relevant product data
• Conduct detailed quality checks at regular intervals; inspect filled containers to ensure product is packaged according to specifications
• Remove rejected product as instructed by metal detector alarm
• Diagnose and resolve mechanical issues with equipment at the entry maintenance mechanic level
• Follow escalation protocol in a timely manner when troubleshooting efforts fail
• Work closely with maintenance when escalation to maintenance support is needed for a mechanical issue
• Understand and demonstrate the Company’s core values and operating principles
• Adhere to all company policies and procedures, GMP and safety standards
• Perform other duties as assigned to support Ferrara Candy Company business objectives

Job Requirements:

Knowledge, Skills, Education and Experience

• Minimum of 1 year experience operating packaging machinery and/or working in food manufacturing strongly preferred
• High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months’ related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
• Basic mathematical skills
• Basic understanding of equipment capabilities, standards and proper set points including but not limited to metal detectors, check weights and Ishida scales
• Ability to pass certification test on pallet jack and fork lift
• Ability to walk or stand for prolonged periods; ability to bend, stoop, reach and lift up to 50 pounds
• Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed written and/or oral instructions
• Promote teamwork; possess a good attitude, and exhibit flexibility and willingness to perform tasks as needed.
• Ability to problem solve by adjusting variables in standardized situations
• Able to read, write and communicate effectively in English
Working Conditions

This position requires knowledge and awareness of manufacturing and industrial sites. Protective gear will be required where appropriate. Position requires ability to work overtime, varying start times and weekends dependent on business needs.


3 weeks vacation
Medical, Dental, Vision
401k with a match
Tuition Reimbursement
11 paid company holidays
Paid Weekly!

Company Information

We take candy seriously around here, and focus all of our efforts on producing sweet treats for people to enjoy every day. We keep our finger on the pulse of what our consumers want: the legendary favorites they love and new flavors and products they desire. Some of our brands include Lemonheads, Redhots, Trolli, Black Forest, and Brach's.

Application Instructions:

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