Flexible Packaging Lead – 3rd Shift

Martin's Famous Pastry Shoppe, Inc.

Chambersburg, PA

This position will be working as an operator as well as supporting the Leads in the department with being a back up Lead.

Hours: 10:30pm - 6:40am (8 hour shift) and 6:30pm - 6:40am (12 hour shift)

Schedule: Sunday-Thursday (October-April) and then Friday-Tuesday (May-September)

Come join our team as a Packaging Laborer! We started with pastries handmade by Lois and Lloyd Martin inside of a garage and we have boomed into a multi-facility company where our many products are produced by machines and shipped domestically and internationally. Talk about a rich history and exciting future! As an employer of choice we offer physical, emotional, financial and professional benefits including 401k, disability insurance and paid holidays.

Pay rate: $20.83/hr. + $3.00 pay differential and Weekend Premiums, paid weekly!

Summary: As a member of the Martin's Family, the Packaging Laborer is responsible for machines that perform packaging functions and ensures that unpackaged and packaged products are of exceptional quality. The packaging laborer openly gives and receives truthful feedback, shares helpful knowledge with teammates, goes the extra mile, and represents Martin’s by being an ambassador of superior quality and service.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Evaluates product entering packaging for quality standards.
  • Removes substandard product from the line.
  • Communicates quality issues to Line Control Supervisor for correction.
  • Removes packaged product from conveyor line.
  • Places packaged product into baskets
  • Monitors packaged product for quality standards.
  • Packs special arrangements or selections of product.
  • Verifies that the date packaged is correct.
  • Starts and adjusts slicers and packaging machinery; requests necessary repairs from the maintenance team.
  • Straightens product progressing along a conveyor line.
  • Starts, adjusts, and monitors economy packaging equipment.
  • Operates palletizing equipment.
  • Operates the bagging and kwickloc equipment.
  • Maintain counts of finished product to meet orders generated via the load coordinating department.
  • Communicate product clip demands to Line Control Supervisors.
  • Remove full or partial pallets of product from equipment for staging.
  • Refill boxes of bagging equipment.
  • Monitor clips on finished product and perform checks for accuracy in regards to clip color, date, product, and price.
  • Monitor and operate sticker machines and pattern makers.
  • Maintain cleanliness of area.
  • Assists co-workers when system is not running properly.
  • Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance.
  • Supports organizational culture and values by following policies, working with integrity, building morale, and respecting and putting others before oneself.
  • Adheres to safety, food safety, quality, and Good Manufacturing Practices regulations.
  • Reports safety, food safety, and quality problems to personnel with authority to initiate action.

*Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.*

Supervisory Responsibilities:

There are no supervisory responsibilities.

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 and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED;
  • Related experience in food manufacturing and/or machine operating experience.

Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to operate or learn to operate machinery and equipment.
  • Ability to be flexible in order to adhere to changes in consumer demand.

Language Skills:

Ability to read and comprehend safety rules, simple instructions and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to other employees of the organization. Ability to speak clearly, listen and respond.

Mathematical Skills:

Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, commons fractions and decimals.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand for long periods of time. Employees uses hands to finger, handle or feel’ reach with hands and arms; talk or hear and smell. Employee is required to walk, sit, climb, balance, stoop, crouch and/or crawl. Ability to frequently lift and /or move up to 15 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.

Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and airborne particles. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; hazardous materials; risk of electrical shock and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. The temperature in the production area is may be impacted by outside weather conditions.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO)