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Hand Packer

Department: Production

Reports to: Production Supervisor

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Job description includes but not limited to the following:
The Packer is to inspect, catch and package finished goods in designated boxes according to quality specification sheets, customer specifications and company policies. Adhere to food safety, legality, quality and company policies.

Key Job Responsibilities:

Inspect, Communicate and Discard

  • Inspect the finished goods for proper size, adequate coating of product, check for product that does not meet company standards, and keep product evenly dispersed on the conveyor belt. Communicate quality and equipment problems with both your Line Leader and Supervisor.
  • Pack onion rings with parchment between each layer while nesting the rings.
  • Responsible for discarding waste in the designated garbage bins.
  • Responsible for catching finished goods in properly labeled boxes, maintains packing rate that is consistent with the line speed and minimizes product losses through proper handling.
  • Responsible for the proper set-up of the packing area. Ensures the use of the correct packaging, labels and codes. Minimize over packing by maintaining standard weight for each individual product and minimize the amount of waste falling to the floor.
  • Package product at a rate consistent with the line speed. Ensures packaged product is properly closed. Sort out those materials that are sub-standard per quality specifications.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Work area maintained in a safe and clean environment at all times.
  • When line is down seek further direction from your line lead or supervisor as to what you can do to stay productive.
  • You must be able to rotate through four positions (catching, weighing, packaging and inspecting) at the standards set by each line.


  • Minimum High school diploma preferred but not required.

Scope of Authority

  • All employees have the right to question or refuse a work related directive that is unsafe.
  • All employees are expected to take appropriate measures regarding employee, product or equipment

Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here 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 with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls and talk or hear. The employee is constantly required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, and taste or smell.

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, extreme heat, and vibration.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate and will be loud in the plant.

Potential Hazards and Environmental Factors

  1. Mechanical (potential for and injury due to moving forklift, wrapping machine, conveyor belt, and boxcar )
  2. Electrical
  3. Chemicals (cleaning)
  4. Fumes, odors, box fiber dust
  5. Wet or slippery surfaces
  6. Vibration
  7. Noise (hearing protection required)
  8. Concrete floor, uneven footing
  9. Falls
  10. Knife (cutting bands on easer bundles)
  11. Inside temperature variable: 10-32 degrees
  12. Stair steps/ladder
  13. Product jacks

The above statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and skills required for the position. Flexibility and improvement of job skills are essential to all positions at Great American Snacks.

Great American Snacks is an equal opportunity organization. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.


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