Packaging/Distribution Operator

Franklinton, NC 27525

Posted: 08/15/2019 Industry: Supply Chain Job Number: 61172 Pay Rate: 14-15

We are seeking a Packaging/ Distribution Operator for a full-time opening in Franklinton.

Job Duties:
  • Unload inbound shipments safely, verify product quantities and documentation accuracy, and move product to storage locations.
  • Efficiently stack and store product in the appropriate area.
  • Pull and prepare product for shipment, or dispersal to manufacturing areas, ensuring that the exact number and type of product is loaded and shipped.
  • Perform picking duties in an efficient manner that meets departmental standards.
  • Utilize and understand all required technology including SAP, SATTline, Barcode technology, and other installed tools.
  • Efficiently move product from staging and/or storage area into trailers and/or tankers.
  • Load, unload, move, stack, and stage product and materials using a forklift.
  • Maintain the facility's equipment and materials in a neat, clean, and orderly fashion.
  • Keep appropriate records and product movement documentation to ensure accurate inventory control is maintained.
  • Conduct cycle counts and physical inventories.
  • Ensure proper stock rotation.
  • Perform retapping, processing, or packaging of granulated material in accordance with SOP.
  • Maintain a clean, neat, and orderly work area in accordance with GMP.
  • Assist in maintaining the security of the warehouse.
  • Conduct operations in a manner which promotes safety.
  • Perform or assist in building, grounds, and equipment maintenance as required.
  • Perform job duties in a manner that supports NZNA Quality, Safety and Environmental Policies and regulations, and contribute to improving results in these areas.
  • Prepare raw materials for use in process equipment and operate all process equipment.
  • Clean equipment, walls, floors, etc., and maintain plant cleanliness in accordance with good manufacturing practices, FDA and NZNA standards.
  • Complete log sheets and other data sheets neatly and accurately, as required.
  • Notify supervisor of all errors, irregularities, equipment problems, etc.
  • Effectively work with other departments to meet plant and customer needs.
  • Observe FDA regulations and NZNA standards for personal hygiene.
  • Responsible for the retapping or packaging of all solids finished goods.
  • Make recommendations for improving throughput.
  • Assist in planning of batch flows and equipment utilization to avoid plant bottlenecks.
  • Troubleshoot equipment problems as needed (Utilize Total productive Maintenance techniques).
  • Prepare maintenance work orders as needed and assist shift mechanics as required to ensure timely repairs of faulty equipment.
  • Assist in the training of new employees.
  • Participate in departmental and cross-departmental kaizen events.
  • Attend Safety Meetings and other required departmental meetings or events.
  • Perform other duties as requested by Distribution Management.
  • Use Lean techniques to minimize waste in all process steps within areas of responsibility.

Job Qualifications:
  • High school diploma or GED preferred.
  • Prior experience in distribution/warehouse/manufacturing preferred.
  • Prior forklift experience preferred.
  • The satisfactory completion of a forklift training program is required within the first 30 days of employment.
  • CDL License is preferred.
  • The Packaging/Distribution operator must be able to read, count accurately, do simple math, and write legibly.
  • He/she must be capable of sitting, standing, and walking for extended periods of time.
  • Able to lift materials weighing 50 or more pounds.
  • The physical requirements also include bending, and turning valves using tools such as wrenches, etc.
  • Must be able to climb stairs and work in cold storage environment and confined spaces, e.G., loading tractor trailer compartments.
  • Must possess visual acuity necessary to perform duties of position.
  • Work requires the employee to evaluate work environment and begin new tasks without being directed and assisting other team members when needed.
  • Must understand LEAN concepts.
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