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Labeler Operator

Phillips Distilling Co
Princeton, MN
Posted 836 days ago

Description: Reports to: Production Supervisor Department: Production Shift: 2nd Shift, M-TH, 4pm-2am FLSA: Non-Exempt Since 1912, Phillips Distilling Company (PDC) has produced high-quality spirits and popular brands. As one of America's oldest family-owned spirits companies, we pride ourselves on our independent spirit and our commitment to safety, quality, innovation and community. This position will work under the direction of the assigned Line Lead, operate all labeler machines without assistance and assist with providing direction to team members on the assigned line. Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to 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. Essential Functions: Sets-up the labeler machine prior to shift start to ensure preparation and proper functioning. Operates the labeler and performs minor adjustments or changes as needed. Collaborates with Quality Control Inspectors and Line Mechanics to keep line running efficiently while producing a high-quality product. Completes labeler operating documentation. Verifies that the control card matches the intended product and tracks/documents production downtime and bottling efficiency. Monitors materials supply to ensure Quality Control Inspectors have extra labels for comparison and repairs. Makes sure that cap bins are adequately supplied with the correct cap for the production line run. Monitors all the equipment as the line is running to ensure efficient and safe operation. Stops or slows the line down when necessary. Cleans and maintains the labeler machine to keep it in good working order. Notifies the supervisor or manager if parts or a machine is not functioning properly. Screens product at predetermined time intervals to check for defects and completes corresponding quality check paperwork to ensure quality standards are met. Removes labeler parts to be washed and makes sure the labeler completes its proper wash cycle at the end of the day. Completes label operator’s report neatly and accurately. Constantly inspects equipment, labels, and finished product while maintaining contact with line personnel. Sweeps and mops the floor in the work area, removes trash from area, and places/crushes the trash and cardboard in the compactor. Programs and operates auto splicer, auto rewinder, and camera systems on the appropriate production lines. Assists and backs-up Line Leads as necessary. Additional Responsibilities: Operates other production line equipment and assists line teammates to take corrective action when the production line is not working properly or if additional help is needed. Assists with the training of new Labeler Operators. Assists with filler washouts, cleaning labeler parts and cap changes between products. Performs other duties as assigned by the Production Supervisor. Maintains a clean production area and stocks cleaning supplies properly. Actively participates in Lean Manufacturing teams to improve business processes. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Ability to read and write English and perform basic math. Must have basic computer skills and the ability to communicate effectively via email. Knowledge of machinery and related equipment. Ability to focus for extended periods of time and anticipate potential glitches. Ability to use deductive reasoning in troubleshooting to solve work-related problems. Ability to pay close attention to detail. Must have good communication skills, the ability to work well with others, and the ability to multitask to meet production goals. Ability to take the initiative and fill a leadership role when needed Commitment to Safety and Continuous Improvement: Must be able to work in a safe and courteous manner while abiding by the Company’s safety policies and procedure and assisting with eliminating and/or controlling safety hazards. Must have the ability to work and participate in an environment that expects all employees to support wellness, safety, quality, and environmental responsibility. Must have the ability to participate in and support Continuous Improvement; including process improvement and Lean Manufacturing activities. Minimum Requirements of Training, Experience, and Education: Should have experience in one or more Level I and Level II positions at USDP or have other manufacturing experience operating machines. Previous experience with labeler equipment a plus. Physical Requirements and Environmental Conditions: The ability to tolerate 90°F heat and stand or sit for periods of 2½ hours. The ability to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally and fold / fan labels.

Industry: Food & Beverage

Category: Other

Employment Type: Full time

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