Packaging Operator (Nights & Days)

Job No: NPB50
Location: Blaine, WA

The Packaging Operator is accountable to the Shift Supervisor for the satisfactory performance of their duties. They are responsible for the Triangle Packaging Line as a unit along with any equipment required to perform the daily tasks for production (i.e. safety, quality and production procedures).  In the course of their duties, they will communicate with other departments. The Packaging Operator is responsible for every aspect of their job to ensure the Triangle Packaging lines continue to operate in a safe and efficient manner.

About Nature's Path

Nature’s Path is a sustainably-driven, deliciously-healthy organic food company that believes in "leaving the earth better than we found it". At Nature’s Path, we believe in the idea that you can come to work, and help make the world a better place in the same day.

As a family-run, privately-owned company supplying both Canada and the US, our company was founded with strong entrepreneurial spirit which has become a part of everything we do. Since our establishment in 1985, we have expanded to employ a team of just under 500 employees in US and Canada!

Our goal is to be a trusted name for quality organic foods in every home. We believe that everyone should have access to delicious food that is both good for people and the planet. If you share our vision, please explore our opportunities and take the Path to a new and exciting career!

About the Opportunity

Nature’s Path Foods is hiring a Packaging Operator-NIGHT SHIFT and DAY SHIFT for its Blaine, WA facility.

Working in a team-focused environment, the ideal candidate will focus on these critical outcomes:

  • Package required product and quantities per packaging schedule and packaging specs.
  • Must attend and participate in crew transition meetings, and must attend and participate in daily packaging meetings with other packaging operators
  • Perform machine changeovers, set-up, adjustments and calibrations of packaging machines to maintain continuous production.
  • Insure all areas are free of contamination and coordinate the sanitation of equipment during product changeovers and production run time.
  • Responsible for ensuring proper product weight is packaged according to the packaging spec sheet and package printed weight.
  • Ensure all proper packing material is used.  This includes inners, outers, film, product, pallets and finished skid labeling paperwork and documented accordingly.
  • Ensure all printed labeling of inners, outers and finished skids are correct according to the spec sheet.
  • Ensure product meets quality standards as set by management and QA.
  • Responsible for proper start up and shut down of Triangle Packaging equipment and associated support equipment needed to run.
  • Responsible for compliance with GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) as set by management.
  • Ensure company Lean Initiatives are followed as set forth by management.
  • Ensure all finished goods are properly labeled and staged for shipping.
  • Maintain an accurate and detailed operator’s log and transition with the oncoming operator. 
  • Maintain daily waste reports to accurately recorded wasted material or product during a shift.
  • Perform other duties and tasks as set forth by the shift supervisor or lead when required.
  • Knows what chemicals are used to clean with.

Practice and perform according to the established safety practices that are set in place by Nature’s Path Foods  by:

  • Abiding by all rules and safety regulations as set forth by Nature Path Foods.
  • Maintaining a safe work environment for the team, and taking necessary and proper action when a problem or safety concern arises with equipment, product, materials or personnel.
  • Following all aspects of the Lock Out Tag Out (LOTO) program.
  • Knowing where the MSDS is located and how to read them.

You’d be an excellent fit for the role if you are able to work well under pressure in an organized fashion. Ideally, you have previous experience with machine operation and production.

About the Benefits

Here at Nature’s Path, we understand that our employees are our most important investment. To support our goal to recruit and retain great talent, Nature’s Path offers extensive benefits to help you create a happy, balanced lifestyle.

Along with a competitive hourly wage, you can look forward to taking advantage of the following benefits:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision with an FSA option
  • Life Insurance and Short- and Long-Term Disability (company paid)
  • 401(k) with matching program
  • Results-based quarterly bonus program
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Subsidies for adopting greener modes of transportation
  • Wellness programs at each location including our Get Fit program where staff are reimbursed for fitness and health activities

In addition to these benefits, you will become part of a vibrant team that contributes to bringing healthy, organic food to the world in a sustainable way. At Nature’s Path, we follow 5 core competencies and, as a result, strive to build a culture that is: performance driven, always improving, team focused, honorable and respectful, and sustainably and socially conscious.

Nature’s Path is in a new growth stage and wants you to jump on our path to success – apply today!

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