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Mane 'n Tail Canada - Packaging and Filling Machine Operator

Packaging and Filling Machine Operator

  • We are growing! With new manufacturing facilities under construction, this is the time to join Straight Arrow Products, Inc. For forty-five years it has been providing exclusive hair and skin care products renowned for quality and performance in both the Equestrian and Human markets. We’ve honed our roots by initially producing under the brand names Mane ‘n Tail®, Hoofmaker®, and Mineral Ice®. Naturally expanding to accommodate humans as the equestrian audience discovered a valuable ‘secret’, that the products they were using on their horses, created remarkable results when used on them, as well. Straight Arrow continues to manufacture all of its own products right here in the USA, adhering to strict quality assurances, guidelines and consistently meeting that same performance standard.
    Our credo is to “Satisfy the Customer” which has been our company’s tradition from day one. Straight Arrow presently sells its products in over 150,000 locations throughout North America and internationally.

    Summary Performs repetitive bench or line assembly operations by filling, and packaging, for finished products such as bottles and other containers by performing the following duties.


    Qualifications/Educational Requirements
    High school diploma or general education degree (GED) or one to three months related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    Experience with FDA rules and regulations.
    Experience with equipment and process validation.
    Excellent oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and superior organizational abilities.
    Ability to take initiative, maintain confidentiality, meet deadlines, and work in a team environment essential.
    Ability to read, write, and understand English.
    PC-based computing experience (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access).

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned:

    Responsible for placing bottles on middle-line conveyor.
    Responsible for placing bottles in unscramblers.
    Able to work overtime even on short notice.
    Packs bottles into cardboard shipping containers.
    Places shippers in Combi case-erector/packer as needed.
    Repairs loose caps or replaces missing caps.
    Checks for correct labels, label placement, and correct/legible date codes.
    Places finished cartons on skids.
    Cleans and sanitizes production room and machinery as needed in order to maintain a clean work environment.
    Works on line where tasks vary as different model of same article moves along line.
    Complies with good manufacturing practices.
    Change and thread label rolls.
    Identifies and participates in the resolution of safety related issues; reports all accidents to the Production Supervisor as soon as they occur.
    Complete a line clearance procedure during changeover.
    Maintain a peripheral view, i.e.; “see” and be aware of all that is visible on other parts of the filling line while working in the production room.
    Assist with packaging material changes during product changeover.
    Set up and troubleshoot filling equipment regarding fill levels and indexing.
    Adjust carton taper as necessary.

    Work Environment:
    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 of this job.
    Work in assembly around machinery and in the warehouse. Exposure to shop elements such as noise, moving parts, dust, and fumes. The noise level is considered usually moderate to loud.
    Physical Requirements
    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.
    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required, for a period of 8-12 hours per day, walk, stand, walk, and use hands and arms to handle or feel objects, controls, or tools. The employee is frequently required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance, and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and to stoop, kneel, or crouch.
    The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distant vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus

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