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Packaging Tech, Day Shift

Wellpet, LLC
Mishawaka, IN 46544
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About WellPet

WellPet is home to the family of premium pet food and treat brands including Wellness, Old Mother Hubbard, Eagle Pack, Holistic Select, Sojos and WHIMZEES. For more than 100 years, WellPet has delivered on the promise of doing whatever it takes to make the healthiest natural products for the pets that depends on us. Today, our team of animal lovers, nutritionists and vets are committed to carrying forth our strong heritage, continuing to find new ways to bring innovation, nutritional excellence and product quality to our family of natural brands, always putting pet health first.

Our Mishawaka manufacturing facility is committed to nutritional innovation, product quality, and safety. To ensure our product quality, we control the entire manufacturing process in Mishawaka, from consistent quality checks on all raw materials coming into the plant to the shipment of our finished product to customers. Our employees take pride in the product we produce for the pets who depend on us. We offer our employees a positive, friendly work environment where you can grow your skills, competitive pay and excellent benefits Come join us!

Position Summary: The Packaging Tech is responsible for correctly, safely, and efficiently packaging production. Must be able to operate, troubleshoot packaging equipment according to scheduled production needs. WellPet is a 24/7 manufacturing operation. All of our Packaging Technicians regularly work twelve hour shifts on a biweekly rotation. Weekends and overtime are required.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for setting up, starting up and operation of packaging equipment according to the production schedule.
  • Monitors equipment and uses tools to make adjustments, change overs, small repairs and perform basic maintenance as required.
  • Operates bin discharge.
  • Performs sanitation tasks to ensure area meets quality standards.
  • Completes re-work as necessary.
  • Maintain records and logs during entire packaging process by entering appropriate information in order to document packaging process and reconcile usage of materials and transfers of product within RedZone system.
  • Perform and document in-process quality checks on a periodic basis on representative samples in order to ensure that product is correctly packaged.
  • Clean, disassemble and reassemble line equipment in order to prepare machine for inspection or deep cleaning.
  • Changeover/set up machine for run by loading product, components, printer material, etc.; adjusting settings; checking the line; and obtaining line clearance in order to prepare equipment for next packaging run.
  • Actively follow safety procedures and policies in all job tasks.
  • Follow and hold others accountable for following all company Good Manufacturing Practices.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Workplace Safety:

  • Completes safety system documentation and verifies compliance to program standards. Reports deviations to Supervisor.
  • Participates in mandatory safety trainings and adheres to all safety policies
  • Required to report all safety issues, near misses, and injuries

Quality & Food Safety:

  • Completes quality & food safety system documentation and verifies compliance to program standards. Reports deviations to Supervisor.
  • Participates in mandatory food safety and quality training program requirements
  • Preserves the integrity of the BRC system through adherence to the policies and procedures outlined. Takes actions necessary to resolve food safety and quality system deficiencies
  • Required to report food safety and quality system failures and take actions necessary to preserve the BRC system.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ability to work in an environment which includes frequent exposure to elements such as odor, noise, heat, cold, dust and chemicals.
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to lift 35-50 pounds in order to move ingredients and finished product, stand, walk, push/pull up to 50 pounds, reach overhead, and bend to the floor.
  • Demonstrate mechanical aptitude.
  • Ability to use basic hand tools.
  • Experience with or ability to learn computerized equipment (i.e.: scales, controllers, computer based operator interfaces, etc.)

Desired Qualifications:

  • Ability to read, write, and communicate using the English language.
  • Previous experience work with packaging systems and conveying equipment.
  • Prior experience in a production environment, preferably food or beverage manufacturing.
  • Experience operating production machines.

WellPet LLC is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We celebrate diversity and are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or Veteran status.


Posted: 2021-06-03 Expires: 2021-07-05

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