Packaging Lead

Location: Reno, Nevada
Date Posted: 29-11-2017

Packaging Lead
The Packaging Lead is responsible for coordinating the activities of the Packaging employees during a given shift. These activities ensure that the Distribution team received the correct product in order to fulfill orders. The Packaging Lead reports directly to the Manufacturing Manager.
Essential Functions
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions.
  • Responsible for the direct supervision and training of team members engaged in the packaging of all Finished Products.
  • Plans for and adheres to the daily packaging schedule to ensure efficiency goals are achieved.
  • Monitors the activities of Packaging employees to ensure that all employees scheduled are in attendance and manages all required breaks and meal periods.
  • Verifies that all necessary rooms, equipment and packaging components needed are ready, clean, and in working order prior to the start of the shift. Notifies department manager, supervisor or maintenance department when repairs or adjustments to equipment are needed.
  • Exhibits thorough knowledge product sku’s and their corresponding line setups and packaging standards.
  • Ensures that all work activities are performed with attention to the highest standards for quality, safety and compliance with all appropriate legal and food safety requirements and a focus on continuous improvement.
  • Observes packaging operation packaging lines and inspects Finished Product to verify conformance to specifications on a regular schedule.
  • Completes related Quality Assurance paperwork throughout the shift and submits to Manufacturing Manager or designee at the end of each shift, such as manufacturing activity checklists, metal detector, pallet log, & weight verification documentation.
  • Ensures proper communication during changeovers between shifts.
  • Ensures compliant Finished Product chain of custody transfer from the Packaging group to the Finished Product storage personnel.
  • Follows and enforces all company policies & procedures, GMP's, & Quality Standards.
  • Maintains a high level of safety awareness for an accident-free work place and reports any unsafe or hazardous work conditions or safety-related issues to Management.
  • Ensure compliance with all Food Safety, cGMP and other regulatory requirements.
  • Ensures the maintenance of packaging component inventory levels.
  • Ensures the maintenance of Clean Room hygiene standards.
  • Performs packaging manual, semi-automatic and automatic activities as required.
  • May assist Manufacturing, Bakery and/or Kitchen activities as required.
  • Ensuring staff training documentation is completed on a timely basis,
  • Ensures that all technicians performing manufacturing activities have been properly trained.
  • Assigns staff duties (you may have this one covered well enough in your first JD bullet).
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Enjoys working with others and sees that teamwork produces a more productive environment.
  • A highly responsive ability to react to daily production priorities in a calm and focused manner.
  • Communication skills & decision quality - Must have the ability to make good decisions and communicate effectively with others and leadership team.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position. Requires a work schedule to ensure all goods are baked for the day. Expected days and hours of work are as follows:
  • Shifts may vary
  • must be willing to work weekends
  • Some overtime may be required.
Required Education and Experience
  • High school diploma or its equivalent required.
  • One year of supervisory or team lead experience.
  • A minimum of 3 years of food manufacturing or packaging experience.
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
  • Good interpersonal, written and oral communications skills.
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with a variety of diverse individuals within the plant.
  • Ability to read, interpret, and keep records on a variety documents such as safety rules, operating instructions, formulas, and policy and procedures manuals.
  • Exceptional math skills – the ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure.
  • Ability to thrive in a constantly changing environment.

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