Skilled Packaging Technician – 3rd Shift

Biery Cheese Co.

Louisville, OH

Job Title: Skilled Packaging Technician

Job Overview

The Skilled Packaging Technician (SPT) should be able to demonstrate the skills needed to perform every job function on their respective section. This will include the ability to operate all equipment to a proficient operational level. This position may also perform sanitation duties, as needed. 

Typical positions filled by SPT’s are as follows:

• Slicer 

• Hayssen Operator

• Material Handler

Essential Accountabilities

• Have the ability to safely operate all of the equipment/machines on the line in the most efficient manner.

• Have in depth knowledge of E21 functions. Have the ability to track quantities per order, input lot numbers and start/stop work orders on time.

• Have a basic understanding of the vision system and how to change programs when needed.

• Responsible for completing all tracking sheets throughout shift accurately and in detail.  

(Downtime, Metal Detector, Line Checks, Redzone)

• Have the ability to track orders as you go and ensure you have enough cheese to complete orders without running out.

• Responsible that product is ran to specification ensuring the highest quality and help perform root cause analysis on all quality defects.

• Have an understanding of the equipment in the back of the line. Be able to use it on a daily basis and make adjustments when needed. (Robots, matrix, taper, labeler, scale)

• Operate fork lift/high lift.

• Checks work orders and stages material according to demand for production lines. 

• Ability to record tracking information from bulk cheese containers/LP’s to table placards.

• Ability to operate Swiss and 640 lifts to load respective machines. 

• Ability to set up and operate Single Stages. 

• Demonstrate the ability to perform the function of process/trim position.

• Checks correct recording on computer screens, in reports and documents, verifies accuracy of calculations. 

• Assist in supporting a safe and healthful work environment for all personnel through consistent support of the company’s Safety Process.

• Participate/support the SQF program and assist in the development of the system and operational standards and corrective actions.

• Understanding of all plant GMP’s.

• Perform routine quality checks. 

• Hold yourself and team members accountable. 

• Makes verbal reports to Section Leader and provides spoken information about a problem or issue.

• Participate in 5Y methodology.

• Ability to record tracking information from bulk cheese containers/LP’s to table placards. 

• Fill-in for other personnel per production needs. 

• Also required to perform all PT1 and PT2 duties as needed.

• Additional duties and/or projects may be assigned.

• Available to work overtime, as needed.


• Must be able to demonstrate the skills needed to perform job description. 

• Must be able to maintain skillset

• Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

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

• Ability to deliver outstanding results.

• Demonstrate reliability and good work ethics, quality work performance, attention to detail is a must, and maintain a good working relationship with all other departments.

• Must be able to work independently with little supervision.

• Ability to multitask and work in a team oriented fast-paced environment.

• Willingness to grow with the organization.

• Must have the ability to exercise considerable judgment and be able to identify and solve problems.

• Must have excellent attendance

Work Environment

Work environment involves moderate risks or discomforts which may require special safety precautions working around moving machines in production facilities, protective clothing or gear such as goggles, gloves and shoes may be required. Must be able to work in a cold environment.

Physical Demands

• Ability to stand, walk, sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl.

• Ability to use hands/arms to reach, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls.

• Ability to work in multiple areas of the plant and may be exposed to wet and humid conditions.

• Must be able to lift up to 50lbs.

• Must have excellent vision, distant and peripheral, with the ability to identify and distinguish colors, and adjust focus.

• Will work near moving mechanical parts, high and/or confining places. 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.