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Company: Lassonde Pappas
Location: Hendersonville, NC
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Food, Beverage




This position is eligible for a $1,000 sign-on bonus. 

Want to learn how to make juice? Lassonde Pappas & Co. is a US Leader in beverage manufacturing dedicated to our team members, customers and consumers satisfaction. We remain committed to our small-town roots and rural values. Hardworking and caring are qualities that make our teams special. Since 1942, we've been producing delicious products for our customers across the country!


To provide the best for our customers, we focus on building the best team by creating and advancing an inclusive environment amongst our diverse workforce. If you're passionate about customer satisfaction, reliable, and committed to being and doing better, join us! 


We value each of our employee's total wellbeing. To support employees in all stages of their wellness journey, we have a robust benefits program including: medical, dental, and vision coverage options, growth and development potential, along with 401-K, Life & Disability Insurance, PTO, Tuition Reimbursement, Health Fairs, Gym Membership Discounts, and so much more!


The Label Operator I reports to the Production Supervisor and is based out of our Hendersonville, North Carolina location. This individual will be responsible for operating 1-2 production line labelers associated with the line the employee has been assigned to in an efficient manner.  Employee must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with close attention to detail through many changes. 


PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES (essential functions of the job) 
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Responsibilities include:

  • Set up and operate a production label machine in accordance with established procedures and guidelines
  • Use computer-controlled labeling equipment to select, position, and secure automatic or semi-automatic machines for different bottle sizes.
  • Control and adjust machine settings to complete simple tasks accurately, according to specification, and in a timely fashion.  
  • Understand and properly operate all machine controls.
  • Know the purpose and follow the proper operation of all safety switches, interlocks, and safety devices
  • Perform and record all required quality checks and documents on provided documentation.
  • Perform label changes properly and documents in accordance with standard operating procedures.
  • Adjust the pick-up glue, lap end glue, glue brushes, and label basket for changing application needs
  • Clean all labeler and labeler parts
  • Clear jams and re-time the machine
  • Monitor the flow of bottles from the cooler, through the labeler, and into the landing / packing equipment and adjust rails for proper flow
  • Perform changeovers of labeling equipment by removing and installing change parts and adjusting/setup for new bottle sizes
  • ·         Set up and change cap coding equipment.   Perform computer work to scan bottle labels and enter the necessary cap coding information into the cap coding equipment
  • Proficient in all assigned maintenance tasks on the labeler and complete documentation of these tasks.
  • Keep the work area clean and orderly on an ongoing basis, in compliance with the company's good housekeeping practices.
  • Train new employees that are hired in the work area assigned
  • Advanced knowledge of field
  • Lead by example and assist others who may need guidance
  • Be accessible for employees to ask questions regarding their area of expertise 
  • Provide positive recognition to employees who exhibit good behavior in their work area
  • Provide feedback to managers on individual and team performance
  • Accountable for food safety, food quality, and regulatory requirements for their position 
  • Encouraged to notify management about actual or potential food safety issues
  • Adopt and maintain all SQF requirements for their position
  • Empowerment to work with supervision to resolve food safety and food quality issues within their scope of work
  • Perform other related duties as required and assigned





Minimum Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma/GED Equivalent; or equivalent work experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Detailed oriented and can multi-task
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Must be able to read operating procedures and quality documentation


Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in the food/beverage industry a plus
  • Previous experience in manufacturing or production environment
  • Consultative, influential, strategic thinking and problem-solving skills




This position requires sufficient physical ability to work in a typical office setting; driving a motor vehicle and occasionally working in the field.


FREQUENT:  Sitting, upward and downward flexion of neck; fine finger dexterity and light to moderate finger pressure to include extended periods of keyboard and mouse use, side-to-side turning of neck, walking, standing, bending and stooping, pushing/pulling, twisting at the waist, moderate wrist torque to twist equipment knobs and dials.


OCCASIONAL:  Squatting, kneeling, reaching above and at shoulder height, moderate grasp to manipulate reference books and manuals; lifting objects weighing up to 50lbs. from below waist to above shoulders and transporting distances up to 50 feet.


VISION:  Ability to use close and distance vision, as well as color and peripheral vision with or without correction.  Must be able to visually detect obstacles and potential dangers in a fast-paced production environment involving high-speed equipment and powered industrial lift equipment.


HEARING:  Ability to hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.  Exposure to noise levels from pumps, machinery, forklift traffic, bottle lines and exhaust fans.


This job description is not intended to contain a comprehensive list of the responsibilities that are required to successfully perform in this position.  Other duties as assigned are part of every job description.   The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential job functions.

Lassonde Pappas & Co., Inc provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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