Packaging Operator

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Crystal Geyser Water bottled at the source

Crystal Geyser Roxane, a state of the art Alpine Spring Water Manufacturing Facility, continues to grow our operation in Moultonborough, NH.

Primary Purpose of Position:

Safely and efficiently perform all tasks related to the operation of high-speed, automated machinery system that puts finished bottles into plastic-wrapped trays and boxes of various sizes. The system includes high-speed, automated equipment to wrap bottles of product in plastic film (Called “Shrink Wrap” or “Film”), and heat the shrink wrap to a high temperature, to shrink it aound the bottles. Complete all written forms required by Production and Quality Control . Use a Pallet Jack to bring in raw materials, including Shrink Wrap, cardboard boxes and possibly bottle caps. Use appropriate Hand-Jacks in the Packaging Room to load rolls of Shrink Wrap into the Packaging Machines (called “Kisters” or Cermex” machines).
Cap Handling rooms are located in some Packaging Rooms or Packaging area. Packaging Operators may be assigned to load Caps into the Cap Hoppers, following established food safety and quality control practices, which are separate from the rest of the Packaging area. This includes wearing special protective clothing and handling the caps in a sanitary manner. All packaging tasks are performed in compliance with all company rules and practices of human safety, quality, food safety, and hygiene. Specific cap-related checklists and forms must be completed.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Operate all machinery and associated parts, including, but not limited to, powered industrial conveyor belts and rollers, power driven chains, turn-tables, rotating machinery and machinery moving in 3-D space, and high temperature machinery.
  • Perform routine cleaning and maintenance operations including clearing jams, using appropriate tools, cleaning techniques and materials and PPE and Cap Handling clothing as needed.
  • Verify all raw materials and machine settings are correct using the production schedule and instructions from shift leader and quality control.
  • Visually check materials and operations during the shift to maintain the quality of the product.
    Complete all checklists and forms as required by Management.
  • Maintain a constant supply of raw materials including Shrink Wrap and/or boxes to the machinery to maintain a constant operation and avoid downtime.
  • This may include Caps. Insure a supply of raw materials is available for the next shift.
  • Inspect all raw materials prior to use for correct selection, condition and quality.
  • Respond appropriately to alarms (both sound and visual) and warning lights on all machinery. Be able to differentiate between audible alarms from different sources.
  • Unjam/clear stopped machines using hands and tools, keep hands and body out of moving machinery. Jammed cases can include the 40-pack case which weighs 47 pounds and the 6 pack gallon case that weighs 52.5 pounds.
  • Use computerized screens and manual switches, safety interlocks, and powered controls to ensure smooth operation of machinery.
  • Run multiple Packaging Equipment (Kisters” or “Cermex” machines) and associated machines and parts, as instructed.
  • If applicable, run the Cap Hopper machinery.
  • Use appropriate hand-jacks to safely lift and move rolls of Shrink Wrap, which weigh approximately 100-150 lbs, and load it into the wrapping machines.
  • Able to thread and unjam the Shrink Wrap as necessary.
  • May requires occasional kneeling during the shift.

Cleaning: Continuously keep floors clean, dry and free of debris and fallen products or materials. Use approved cleaning supplies as directed. Rework damaged or rejected product for shipment, recycling, or trash. Perform daily and special cleaning as instructed and at package changes and at beginning and end of shifts. Use appropriate bins for used supplies and trash. Use compressed air safely.

  • Work with Maintenance technicians to ensure machine set up is correct for the product, or to resolve problems, assist as directed.
  • Maintain safe operation of machinery.
  • Never operate controls when a technician is working on machinery.
  • Understand and report any mechanical issues to Maintenance department technicians, shift leader or management.
  • Identify and report any issues to QC technicians or managers.
  • Report any issues to QC department or Shift Leader or Production Manager to maintain quality packaging and products.

General Qualification Standards:

  • Able to read and neatly print, high school diploma or equivalent, strong ability to communicate with co-workers and supervisors.
  • Treat others with tact and respect, regardless of their status or position.
  • Act as a team member, maintain a harassment-free and bullying-free workplace, demonstrate honesty and integrity in workplace interactions with others.
  • Understand diagrams, drawings and training presentations.

Mechanical skills:

  • Able to understand, use, and explain the operation of any and all machine controls on equipment related to Packaging equipment (and Cap Hoppers if included) including sensors, safety interlocks and emergency stops, computer screens.
  • Understand power sources on all machines used and machine hazards. Ability to maintain awareness of surroundings and position relative to moving machinery, other employees, and forklifts.

Mathematical Skills:

  • Add, subtract, multiply and divide.
  • Understanding of decimals and fractions. Recognition and use of numbers.
  • Accurately record numbers on checklists and forms.
  • Analyze and report numbers used in the production setting.

Physical Abilities:

  • Able to stand and walk on a concrete floor for on a continuous basis for the duration of the shift; climb industrial stairs and ladders and work at elevations on industrial platforms as necessary.
  • Physically able to bend/stoop/squat/crouch/twist/climb/kneel and balance as needed to ensure, or assist with, the continuous operation of the machinery.
  • Able to lift, carry, push and pull objects of various sizes and up to 60 pounds at one level or from one level to another at varying heights.
  • Perform repetitive finger, arm and upper body movements to reach or move materials or controls, able to turn head and neck to look over shoulder.
  • Vision requirements include focus at different distances, color vision, depth perception, peripheral vision.
  • The company will consider possible variations of such requirements as a reasonable accommodation if necessary to provide individuals with disabilities an equal employment opportunity.
  • Environmental Demands of the Position: 
  • Work areas include different levels of noise, areas close to other forklifts, and close proximity to moving and powered industrial machinery which the company takes steps to guard adequately, and train employees of the related hazards involved.
  • Heat and cold in the workplace, and water on floors and dripping water can occur.
  • Driving forklift outside in a covered area, in different weather conditions including snow and rain.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including but not limited to hearing and eye protection are required in some parts of the workplace and when performing certain tasks.

CG Roxane offers exemplary benefits including:

  • FREE Insurance Platinum Coverage Medical, Dental and Vision for Employee, Spouse (or Domestic Partner) and Children
  • FREE STD, LTD and Life Insurance for Employee
  • FREE 401K Matched % from Employer Contributions
    FREE PAID Training
  • Bi-Weekly pay. Starting rate based on existing skill set and pre-employment skill evaluation.
  • Bi-Weekly Efficiency Bonus – earn additional money working together in a High Speed Team Environment.
  • Requirements:
    Excellent Attendance, On Time, Positive Attitude, Team Player
    1st shift Monday thru Friday and Saturdays when required
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