Agropur inc

For Current Agropur Employees:Please apply for this job through the Career application of your Workday Home Page.

Job Type:Regular

Working at Agropur means being a member of an extended family where simplicity and honesty are part of everyday life, and where the management style is based on integrity, openness and autonomy. You too can join the Agropur family!

Who we are:

We are an employee-focused organization that promotes from within and are looking for enthusiastic, team-oriented employees to join our growing team. Founded in 1938, Agropur is a top 20 global dairy processor. In addition to being one of the largest award-winning cheese manufacturers, Agropur is a leader in high quality and diverse nutritional whey proteins.Agropur's 10 US-based, SQF Certified plants are behind some of the most prominent food, beverage, and nutrition brands in the industry. Vertically integrated by design, Agropur provides future-forward solutions in the areas of cheese, ingredients, beverages, and custom contract manufacturing services. "Better Dairy. Better World."

What this role is all about:

We are looking for a Packaging Operator I in Grand Rapids, MI to work 7:15pm to 7:15am.

The Packaging Operator is primarily responsible for efficiently and properly operating packaging equipment/machinery, consistently maintaining the highest standard in food quality and safety. The Packaging Operator is responsible for all operations, cleaning and efficiencies of the packaging line, maximizing operating performance, uptime, waste reduction, quality and productivity.


  • Safely and efficiently operate packaging equipment and machinery.

  • Perform troubleshooting and predictive maintenance inspections, as well as minor repairs as needed.

  • Maintain working area as clean (free of floor debris), organized, and free of standing water.

  • Closely monitor packaging quality, make necessary adjustments and communicate changes.

  • Keep detailed records and document changes made to the machine during the shift.

  • Perform set-up activities such as mechanical assembly as well as loading of packaging materials, such as caps, corrugate and inner cartons.

  • Responsible for detailed cleaning activities in all packaging equipment as well as other areas of the plant on a regular basis; this can occasionally mean entire shifts of cleaning duties.

  • Consistently meet production needs and goals while making efforts to minimize product shrink and downtime.

  • Maintain levels of glue, lubrication, ink and other consumables as needed.

  • Maintain proper levels of consumables in correct locations in work area.

  • Actively participate in shift exchanges and work team meetings.

  • Able to identify Critical Control Points (CCP).

  • Follow Good Lab Practices and safety SOP's regarding proper labeling and use of chemicals.


  • This position may provide limited work direction to Case Stackers.

  • Understand and adhere to Good Manufacturing Practices and Standard Operating Procedures.

  • Separate liquid product waste from packaging waste and properly dispose of.

  • This position requires the ability to work with dairy and nut products in addition to other related ingredients and allergens.

  • Safety Protocol

    • Stop any observed unsafe acts, and obey facility safety rules and procedures.

    • Correct or report any observed safety hazards.

    • Support safety policies and programs.


      This list of duties and responsibilities is not all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities, as management may deem necessary from time to time.





The Requirements (Minimum Qualifications):


  • Forklift and pallet jack certification required; in-house training for certification provided.

  • Ability to be Lockout Tagout (LOTO) certified.

The Extras (Preferred Qualifications):


  • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred.

  • Minimum one (1) year of experience running a production/packaging line is preferred.

  • Minimum one (1) year of experience in a food manufacturing environment preferred.

What we offer you:


  • Agropur offers its employees a competitive and comprehensive compensation and benefits package focusing on your physical, financial and emotional health to include the following:

    • Health, Dental and Vision options

    • Health Savings and Flexible Spending Accounts

    • Company paid life insurance, short and long-term disability

    • 401(k) Retirement Plan with a 4% company match

    • Tuition Reimbursement Program

    • Health and Wellness Programs to include Wellness Incentives and Employee Assistance Program

    • Opportunities for discretionary bonus' and discretionary 401(k) contributions based on Company financial performance.

    • Paid Time Off Program, Holiday Pay and Bereavement



  • An environment that upholds our five core values: Boldness, Collaboration, Communication, Excellence and Integrity

  • Opportunities for advancement

  • Training programs

  • Employee Referral Program

  • Community Involvement

The Location:

Our Grand Rapids, MI, plant is home to approximately 250 employees. This facility produces aseptic beverages.

Grand Rapids, MI, is one of the country's desired locations for relocation considering the cost of living, great public schools, and a booming downtown district. It has also been labeled beer city USA and an amazing foodie experience with a wide variety of restaurants. Visit the Grand Rapids Chamber site for more information on local events.

AA/EEO - Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity


AA/EEO - Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Locations

Kent

More Info