Packaging Operator
Lamb Weston

American Falls, Idaho


Title: Packaging Operator

Location: American Falls, ID

Country: United States of America

About Lamb Weston

Lamb Weston is a leading supplier of frozen potato, sweet potato, appetizer and vegetable products to restaurants and retailers around the world. For more than 60 years, we've produced innovative, inventive products that make life better for our customers and their customers.

Job Description Summary

Packaging Line Operator
American Falls, ID/Pocatello, ID

About Lamb Weston
Started in 1950 on a small farm in the Northwest region of the U.S., Lamb Weston has grown to be one of the world's largest frozen potato companies, happily delivering the delicious goodness of fries to more than 100 countries. Lamb Weston has created inventive products and processes that are standards in the industry. When we look at a potato, we see possibilities.

Our people are a valuable and integral part of our business and play a vital role in our success as an organization. At Lamb Weston we offer the financial stability and career potential of a true industry leader.

Lamb Weston will offer you the opportunity to put your education and skills to work as part of a great team, contributing to the achievement of the organization's goals and objectives. You will be challenged to take responsibility, drive results, show creativity, and display initiative - and you will be rewarded for your contributions and impact.

When you choose a career with us, every day is fry-day!

Job Description

Located at our American Falls facility just outside of Pocatello, the packaging operator is responsible for operating, monitoring, and adjusting the packaging equipment in a manner consistent with production needs and quality standards.

This list includes regular activities expected to be completed by a Packaging Operator in this role. Training will be provided, and additional duties may be assigned by the supervisor.

  • Responsible for ensuring complete package quality of product taking regular checks of weights, seals, codes, glue patterns, etc.
  • Record packaging machinery efficiencies, downtime and fill out reports accurately and correctly.
  • Maintain safe work practices, participate in safety programs, and follow safety rules and practices to ensure the safety of employees in their work areas.
  • Train and monitor the performance of other Packaging Operators.
  • Monitor line-flow rates and perform regular checks for proper feed of product through baggers for maximum efficiency.
  • Monitor and adjust vibrators to gain optimum bagger performance. Includes continuous scraping to allow for optimum product level.
  • Troubleshoot equipment operations, identify mechanical and electrical equipment problems, and take action as needed or by notifying proper personnel.
  • Order packaging material (paper, poly, carton) from storage as needed.
  • Monitor bagger operation:
    • Ensure that baggers are being fed with enough product to run efficiently.
    • Notify team leaders of any issues/problems.
    • Check bag weights and adjust to meet Q.A. standards.
    • Change tapes and wires on jaws.
    • Change paper and poly rolls.
    • Check poly codes with Q.A. and continuously monitor for accuracy.
  • Monitor dyna-pack, dyna-cop, blueprint, and wexxar operation:
    • Adjust for different fibers.
    • Adjust chairs.
    • Supply COPs with fibers.
  • Monitor case settler operation:
    • Adjust for different fibers.
    • Monitor headspace on cases and adjusts settings accordingly (compression, time, and height).
    • Adjust bag settlers as needed to minimize breakage.
  • Monitor case sealer operation:
    • Adjust for different fibers.
    • Monitor and adjust glue patterns.
    • Change glue heads as needed.
    • Ensure proper sanitation and operation (changes or scrapes glue head and housing continuously).
  • Monitor Ink-jet coder:
a. Program proper code statements.

b. Adjust for optimum code placement and clarity on case.
  • Monitor line sanitation:
a. Keep baggers clean of crumbs.

b. Clean take-away belts.

c. Keep floors clean of debris.

d. Clean run-around systems.

e. Insure all of packaging is clean and food safe.

Basic & Preferred Qualifications

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
  • Ability to effectively present or listen to information in one-on-one and small group situations with all other employees of the organization in English.
  • Ability to read and comprehend basic instructions, short correspondence, and memos in English.
  • Ability to write accurate information on basic forms in English.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is constantly required to stand on hard floors and walk quickly.
  • The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, and talk or hear.
  • The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must be able to regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 90 pounds with assistance.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Location(s): American Falls, ID

Country: United States

Posting Status: Full Time

Lamb Weston is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

Current Lamb Weston employees, please click here and apply via the Career worklet.

Industry-Competitive Benefits

Coupled with our compensation and bonus incentive programs, our benefits deliver rewards that are market competitive. Some of the most attractive elements of our benefit programs include:
  • Health Insurance Benefits - Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for Health and Dependent Care, and Health Reimbursement Accounts
  • Well-being programs including companywide events and a wellness incentive program
  • Paid Time Off
  • Financial Wellness - Industry leading 401(k) plan with generous company contributions, Financial Planning Services, Employee Stock purchase program, and Health Savings Accounts, Life and Accident insurance
  • Family-Friendly Employee events
  • Employee Assistance Program services - mental health and other concierge type services

Benefits may vary based on location, job role/level, job status, and/or the terms of any applicable collective bargaining agreements.

Job Requisition ID: Req-230850

Time Type: Full time

Lamb Weston is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law



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