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Dairy Farmers of America Packaging Technician in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania

Reference #: 25145 Starting wage: $17.49/hr. 4 days/week schedule with additional OT available. The shift we are hiring for is 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.  and 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Benefits include - Medical, Dental, Vision, PTO, 401K

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Load cheese for packaging machines onto conveyors.
  • Remove cheese from brine cages.
  • Stack cheese boxes on pallets neatly, so that the finished goods pallets fit into the cooler racks without damaging.
  • Construct boxes and pack product in boxes
  • Remove packaging material from rejected cheese and ready cheese for repackaging.
  • Inspect product and packaging for foreign material and imperfections.  If found, segregate suspect product.  Rerun product through metal detector and if unacceptable, document vat number and inform supervisor.
  • Perform cleaning and sanitation tasks as required to maintain plant equipment.
  • Maintain work areas in a neat and orderly fashion.
  • Assist in other production areas as required.
  • Assist in training of new personnel.
  • Minimize water usage and the generation of wastewater within the scope of the position.
  • Follow all DFA GMP's and works in a manner consistent with all corporate and regulatory, food safety, quality, and sanitation requirements.
  • Must adhere to all safety policies and procedures.

Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma or GED preferred
  • No prior experience is required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to use simple writing, adding, subtracting and multiplication.
  • Ability to carry out instructions.
  • Must be able to read, write and speak English.