Job Description

Reference # : 20-00051Title : Downline Operator
Location : Bridgeton, NJ
Position Type : Contract
Experience Level : Start Date / End Date : 01/09/2020 / 02/29/2020
Pay Rate : $ 14.00 /Hour
This position is responsible for ensuring the packaging line runs efficiently by monitoring equipment, trouble shooting minor mechanical issues, clean-inspect-lubrication (CILs), completing the appropriate documentation and stocking the equipment


Monitor case packing equipment to ensure it is functioning correctly
Stock equipment with cardboard wraps and 2pk & 3 pack sleeves
Troubleshoot and correct minor issues with the case packing equipment, including size change-overs / 2pk-6pk
Maintain machine standards per our Centerline (CL) programs.
Document and report Operator Quality Inspections and take line samples per guidelines
CIP and ensure the work area is always clean and straightened
Provide break relief to operations personnel, which may include Filler Operators and line take-away drivers as needed
Record downtime data participate in root cause analysis and engage in corrective actions as directed by BU Supervisors/Team Lead.
Provide expert user advice and/or data as required to process observers, improvement teams and /or management for continuous improvement and process excellence initiatives
Flex Matrix training to accommodate Autonomous Maintenance, CIPs, and Allergen Turns events
Forklift Qualified, perform duties as assigned
Perform other duties as assigned


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


A High School Diploma or GED is required. Manufacturing experience and/or packaging experience is preferred


Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP?s)
Knowledge of safety programs and procedures
Experience operating packaging equipment
Available and willing to be contacted by phone in the event of an emergency and be able to work flexible schedules including weekends, late shifts and overtime


Ability to read, write and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedures manuals. Ability to read, comprehend and follow simple instructions. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one, and small group situations, to customers, clients and other employees of the organization. Ability to hear and perceive information at normal spoke word levels.


Must have the ability to apply commonsense and understanding when carrying out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Must have the ability to prioritize and organize.

Must have the ability to demonstrate superb decision-making skills to determine the best course of action when performing the responsibilities of the job


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hand to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel or crouch.

Occasionally required to lift and / or move up to 50 pounds.

Must be able to distinguish colors accurately


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, extreme cold, noise, vibration, hazards, and atmospheric conditions

The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

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