• Operations: Packaging Machine Operator - OP3B (3rd Shift)

    Job Locations US-AL-Birmingham
    Req No.
    2018-1909
    Category
    Operations: Production & Quality Control
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Shift
    3rd Shift
  • Overview

    Royal Cup, Inc. is the proven leader in sourcing, roasting, blending and providing high-quality coffees and fine teas since 1896 and is the chosen partner for restaurants, hotels, offices and commuters across the country.

     

    We are a family-owned business rooted in a longstanding tradition of coffee roasting excellence who takes pride in our unparalleled dedication to customer care.

     

    BENEFITS:

    Royal Cup Coffee offers a competitive compensation plan and a comprehensive benefits program. On top of being a part of a well caffeinated team, the benefits program includes healthcare, dental, vision, company paid disability, 401(k), life insurance, Flexible Spending Account plan, and paid vacation. Tuition reimbursement plan includes up to 80% reimbursement per company criteria. Ongoing trainings designed to provide maximum success for our employees is offered. 

    Responsibilities

    The OP-3B Machine Operator is training for the most senior level of Machine Operator (OP-3B) and reports to the Packaging Lead(s) and Packaging Manager(s).  The role will begin as a training position with an OP-3B status.  Within 180 days, the Employee must successfully and consistently demonstrate required core competencies and achieve certification as an OP-4B on designated Machines/Operation Lines (40, 35, and 34).

     

    The Machine Operator (OP-3B) Training function has the following essential duties and areas of responsibility:

    • Always be willing to learn how to operate all packaging equipment in the plant. 
    • Always be mindful of and adhere to GMP’s, Quality and Food Safety requirements.
    • Assist in keeping the plant in tour ready status, at all times.
    • Always be alert/mindful and successfully identify when the following quality control measures are needed and follow through as required to resolve by completing the following (including, but not limited to):
      • Learn to Centerline the machine per the Retail Centerline document.
      • Learn to perform all specific quality assurance procedures as outlined in the Retail Quality Testing Protocol.
      • Learn to adjust weights and bag length as needed.

    Learn to recognize when there is a heat problem and adjust heat as needed.

      • Put tape on the tape machine and adjust as needed for different products.
      • Put labels in the computer and thread the label through the label maker.
      • Change the case count.
      • Learn to adjust the film and keep the vertical lined up at film change and during the run.
      • Setup pack printer, thread and adjust for package appearance.
      • Setup and adjust film registration.
      • Perform quality checks during the run, weights, seals and appearance of package.
      • Clean jaws and knife at every film change.
      • Ensure all cases are presentable and sealed tightly.
      • Ensure all labels are as straight as possible when applying to cases.
      • Ensure all pallets are stacked as straight as possible.
    • Strict adherence to all company policies, procedures and safety rules.

    Qualifications

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill(s), and/or abilities (including physical abilities) required to satisfactorily perform each essential duty.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • Minimum of a High School Diploma or equivalent (for example a GED).
    • Prior experience of 1+ years working in a manufacturing setting is highly preferable.
    • Ability to become OP-2 certified.
    • OP-3B typically work 40 hours per week, which may mean 8 hours or more a day as needed to meet demand.  An individual must be able to work within that structure.
    • Must have basic reasoning abilities, to include:
    • Applying common sense in carrying out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.
    • Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
    • Ability to perform quality checks during the run, weights, seals and appearance of package.
    • Ability, beyond basic skill performance levels with Reading, Writing, Mathematical & Computer Functions, to include:
      • Ability to read, write and interpret basic correspondence, including daily production line sheets, operator check off sheets, machine operating instructions, safety instructions and any training materials (including safety instructions for forklifts and hand jacks).
      • Ability to understand the data line sheet system and fill out all appropriate paper work.
      • Ability to perform simple mathematical calculations: add, subtract and multiply using units of American currency and weight measurement, volume and distance.
    • Basic inputs into computer via keyboard and bar code scans into computer system.
    • Ability to read, write and interpret basic correspondence, including daily production line sheets, operator check off sheets, machine operating instructions, safety instructions and any training materials (including safety instructions for forklifts and hand jacks).
    • Ability to understand the data line sheet system and fill out all appropriate paper work.
    • Ability to perform simple mathematical calculations: add, subtract and multiply using units of American currency and weight measurement, volume and distance.
    • Basic inputs via keyboard and bar code scans into computer system.
    • Basic abilities with Microsoft Office Software, specifically with Word and Excel

     

     

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

    • Ability to perform the physical demands of the position which are required to successfully perform each essential responsibility.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the core responsibilities.  These physical demands may include, among other functions:
      • Ability to safely climb up and down stairs, and stand and walk for extended periods of time.
      • Ability to use hand tools and fingering/handling to operate buttons/levers of equipment to perform quality checks during the run, weights, seals and appearance of package by squeezing and physically handling packs, and turn knobs.
      • Ability to lift up to 35lbs and carry 25lbs.
      • Ability to stoop, kneel, crouch, squat and other movements as needed to stack product and to clean/maintain equipment.
      • Ability to balance and reach up and forward up to 48’’ and overhead up to 84’’ to access equipment, machinery, or product.
    • Must be at least hand jack certified or willing to train and acquire proper certification to prove safe operation.  Any forklift certification (Standup, Reach, Sit down) is a plus.
    • Ability to work within the work environment characteristics experienced while performing the essential functions for this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:
      • Frequently working near production machinery and occasionally near hand jacks or forklifts.
      • Frequently working in an environment with variable temperatures.

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