Packaging Specialist in Milwaukee, WI at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 12/8/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job #:  1025110
Packaging Specialist
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Pay: $9-$12/HR

Hours: 4 days on, 4 days off, 6 AM - 6 PM rotation for packers. 12 hour shifts.
Candidates will train for one week on 1st shift (6 AM-2 PM).

PPE Required: Slip-Resistant Steel Toe Shoes

Once in the building you will stay in the building until the end of your shift. Employees must not have any jewelry, artificial fingernails, OR fake eyelashes.The employees wear jump suits in the plant with a helmet, hairnet, ear plugs and safety glasses.
Position Essential Functions: (include required skills and physical abilities): Operate packaging equipment to fill, label, stack, and stretch wrap product containers.
It is where the bagged chips get put into boxes and where Break-up pieces of chocolate get wrapped and shipped to stores for sale.

Essential Job Functions
  • Communicate with packers from the previous shift to determine if there are any problems on the packing portion of the line.
  • Operate packaging equipment to fill, label, stack, and stretch wrap product containers.
  • Monitor packaging equipment performance; make adjustments to equipment as necessary.
  • Record and review production data as required on log sheets.
  • Contact supervisor or lead person in the event of any problems with the lines, product quality, or critical control points.
  • Perform product and packaging change-overs as scheduled.
  • Restock boxes, skids, and liners for next shift and current shift as needed.
  • Clean work areas and equipment as assigned or scheduled.
  • Must obtain forklift/pallet handling equipment certification, and use forklift/pallet handling equipment to move product or packaging materials as required.
  • Maintain all production areas in a neat and clean condition.
  • Properly account for any product rework.
  • Comply with all GMP, safety, sanitation and any other plant rules as established by the company.
  • Follow all Food Safety (HACCP), GMP’s, Occupational Health and Safety, and Environmental programs.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Packaging and Molding Supervisor.

Minimum Job Requirements – To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each primary duty satisfactorily. The requirements cited below are representative of the minimal knowledge, skills and/or abilities required.

Education/Training & Experience — High school diploma or GED; and one to three months related experience and/or training is preferred. Must be able to read, write and perform basic math.

Language Skills – Ability to read and communicate effectively is required. Must be able to interpret work instructions, formulate plans, and express ideas and concerns effectively to co-workers, maintenance personnel and supervisors. Log all incidents and actions taken in a clear and concise method. Ability to read and write at a grade 12 level preferred.
Mathematical Skills — Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide 4 digit numbers. Ability to perform these operations using units of weight (pounds, kilograms), percentages, or fractions.
Reasoning Ability — Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out multiple step instructions. Ability to remember and prioritize multiple job tasks. Must be able to work with minimal supervision.
Working Conditions – Temperature and humidity conditions in the work area can vary from temperatures ranging from 65 degrees F up to or exceeding 100 degrees, and very humid (near or over 80%) to ultra-low humidity (less than 40%). Manufacturing processes are highly reliant on machines and as a result, noise levels can reach up to 115 decibels requiring the use of hearing protection for most of the day. Employees will be required to wear plastic gloves while performing duties involving potential direct contact with the product. Personal protective equipment (such as safety glasses, boots, or gloves) must be worn per company work rules. Employee must be available to work weekend hours as needed.
Physical Requirements— Employee is required to stand and reach with arms and hands, as a regular occurrence. The employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is regularly required to walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and climb stairs. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will frequently and consistently be required to lift and carry objects weighing up to 50 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.

  • Health Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • Dental Insurance 

  • Life Insurance

  • Short Term Disability

  • Long Term Disability

  • 401k investment plan

EEO Employer
Apex Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at 844-463-6178.