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Pouch Machine Operator

 Description of Duties

  • Set up and operate Pouch machine and support equipment to form pouches of printed/laminated/unsupported flexible plastic film, paper, and nonabsorbent stock for use in making products for, but not limited to, food packaging.

  • Setup and operate trim winding units.

  • Reads entire job ticket for information required for the set up and running of production order.

  • Retrieve all necessary components such as bag and gusset formers, side seals and zipper crush die sets, zipper application dies and zipper spools, case labels, etc.

  •  Must possess the ability to read and understand the job specifications to properly ensure the finished product meets all customer expectation.

  • Identify defects found in production and communicate those to the packer to make sure those pouches affected are excluded from packing.

  • Operate within standard operating procedures (SOPs).

  • Responsible for quality control. Make adjustments, as necessary, during production ASAP to minimalize waste of raw materials and time. 

  • Ensure the machine is operating in a safe condition with all safety equipment operational.

  • Ensure that finished product is properly labeled and documented to provide traceability.

  • Ensure that finished product is properly packed according to specification.

  • Ensure a clean and safe work area.

  • Optimize safety (food and workplace), quality, yield, and productivity

  • Complete production paperwork.

  •  Train new associates.

  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Be available to cover absences within the department as requested by management.


SQF / Food Safety Responsibilities

  • Assure compliance with all SQF Procedure requirements

  • Assure compliance with all GMP requirements

  • Assure compliance with all 5S procedures and requirements.

  • Assure all products are manufactured in a safe, quality manner

  • Assure compliance with all customer specifications

  • Promote and enforce compliance with all employees

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