Packaging Operator

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Perform packaging operations including quality control operations and close management of packaging team.



  • All PPE must be worn in compliance with the OHSA/RC requirements
  • Enforce/Respect the safety rules and the internal policy
  • Stop any equipment / operative works / external company works if safety/environment protection/fire protection rules are broken


  • Guarantee and apply ISO 14001 (Environment), and all related working procedures
  • Ownership of environmental responsibilities listed in ENV-REF-002 - Associates SEA Matrix


  • Guarantee and apply ISO 9001, FSS/ISO22000, Mars Standards, and all related working procedures
  • Support the HACCP program in the department
  • Follow GMP-GHP in the area
  • Inform Shift Supervisor of quality deviations according to product standards and production procedures
  • Maintain CCPs and oPrPs in the department
  • Perform the CCP and oPrP's procedure according to SOPs
  • Sampling of products to ensure quality control (micro sampling)
  • Report any pest activity to related Manager
  • Perform and record quality control tests


  • Adhere to multi-skills policy and acquire at least one additional competence as established with and by Management
  • Training: attend any training program as scheduled by company management and train any designed person in the position
  • Lead packaging workforce on line in order to comply with the production planning


  • Set up packaging machines
  • Operate packaging machines
  • Stack packaged products in case / on pallets
  • Monitor packaging machines
  • Identify bags / case / pallets according to GMP
  • Perform inventory of raw ingredients / packaging materials / finished products in bins, silos and racks (cyclical and period end inventories)
  • Perform daily monitoring swabs (M swabs) as required
  • Perform area-related equipment first level maintenance
  • Any task as delegated by Manager
  • Work closely with the extruder operator in order to maintain the highest efficiency of the plant for completion of the production planning
  • Full knowledge of packaging operations (Paper bag machines, Plastic bag machines, Sampling machine, On-Process Check-Weigher, Inkjet, Labeler, Wrappers, Screeners, Scales, Quality control, Forklift / Pallet truck operations, Packaging materials / Finished goods...)


  • Perform Housekeeping Checks to ensure compliance to 5S
  • Perform operational cleaning operations
    • Change over cleaning
    • Weekly cleaning
    • Hypo cleaning


  • Provide any requested documentation to other Departments according to internal rules
  • Shift changes: communicate with co-worker of next shift about machine problems, progress on production schedule, bin inventories, quality issue...
  • Complete production reports as required by manager and record any production events (stops, quantity, quality...)


  • Training and/or experience in functional tasks (opt: knowledge of feed/food industry)
  • Leadership, Good communication, Cost conscious, Initiative, Self-motivated, Team player, Safety & Hygiene & Quality conscious, Technically inclined, Unrestricted range of motion, Color discrimination, Olfactory & texture perception, Depth perception, Tolerance to hot environment