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Company: Lamb Weston
Location: Hermiston, OR
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Food, Beverage


Job Description Summary

Under the direction of the Package Lead, the package operator is responsible to operate, monitor and adjust the packaging equipment in a manner consistent with production needs and quality standards.

Job Description

Maintains safe work practices at all times and participates in safety programs.

Monitors line-flow rates:

Regular checks for proper feed of product through baggers for maximum efficiency. Monitors and adjusts vibrators to gain optimum bagger performance.  Includes continuous scraping to allow for optimum product level. Monitors blend system in packaging to insure proper quantity and quality is being sent to Lamb-packs.

Orders packaging material (paper, poly, carton) from storage as needed.

Monitors bagger operation:

Insures by regular checks that baggers are being fed with enough product to run efficiently.  Notifies supervisor and Package Lead of problems. Checks bag weights and adjusts to meet Company standards. Changes tape and wires on jaws. Changes paper and poly rolls. Checks poly codes with Q.A. and continuously monitors for accuracy.

Monitors dyna-pack operation:

Adjusts for different fiber. Adjusts chair. Supplies COPs with fiber. Monitors and adjusts roller coder for each unit.

Monitors case settler operation:

Adjusts for different fiber. Monitors headspace on cases and adjusts settings accordingly (compression, time and height).

Monitors case sealer operation:

Adjust for different fiber. Monitors and adjusts glue patterns. Changes glue heads as needed. Insures proper sanitation and operation (changes or scrapes glue head and housing continuously).

Monitors Ink-jet coder:

Adjusts for optimum code placement and clarity on case.

Monitors Palletizer:

Checks cases for Company standards. Adjusts palletizer for different stack patterns. Supplies with slip-sheets. Supplies stretch-wrap with film. Maintains supply of pallets. (Must be able to operate electric lift.) Reworks bad cases sent to the hand palletizing station.

Monitors line sanitation:

Keeps baggers clean of crumbs. Cleans take-away belts. Keeps floors clean of debris. Cleans run-around system. Insures all of packaging is clean and food safe.

Ensures proper container sizing.

Monitor shaker room and round room, including changing screens and regulating shorts gate to control finished length.

Records packaging machinery efficiencies, downtime and fills out reports accurately and correctly.

Responsible for insuring complete package quality of product taking regular checks of weights, metal detectors, seals, codes, glue patterns, temperatures, etc…

Job Qualifications

Troubleshoots equipment operation:

Able to identify mechanical and electrical equipment problems and take action by notifying proper personnel. Operates equipment with minimum waste.

Reworks product in a expeditious manner reusing fiber when appropriate.

Assist Package Lead and Supervisors as needed.

Monitors and records secondary container conditions.


Must have good communication skills oral and written.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is constantly required to stand on hard floors and walk quickly.  The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms, climb or balance.  The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 90 pounds.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to slippery, wet and/or humid conditions and toxic or hazardous chemicals. The employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles such as fiber dust and tight confined spaces.  The employee works near moving mechanical parts, in high spaces, and is exposed to extreme heat and cold alternating through each shift.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

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