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Shift Utility Person

Company: TreeHouse Foods
Location: Tonawanda
Posted on: July 3, 2024

Job Description:

Employee Type:Full timeLocation:NY TonawandaJob Type:Production OperationsJob Posting Title:Shift Utility Person About Us:
TreeHouse Foods (NYSE: THS) is a leading manufacturer of private label packaged foods and beverages, operating a network of production facilities across the United States and Canada. At TreeHouse Foods, our commitment to excellence extends beyond our products and revolves around our people. We are investing in talent and creating a performance-based culture where employees can do their best work, directly impacting our mission to make high quality, affordable food for our customers, communities and families. We hope you will consider joining the team and being part of our future . What You Gain:
Competitive compensation and benefits program
Enrollment in our wellness and employee assistance programs
Paid holidays, vacation, and other competitive paid time off opportunities
An inclusive working environment where you can build meaningful work relationships with a diverse group of people
Leaders who are invested in supporting your career growth
Opportunities to be recognized for outstanding contributions to your
team through our employee recognition programs Job Description:Specific Job Duties & Tasks:
Packager
Chutes 1Responsible for maintaining two first and back rowsResponsible for having basic understanding of proper speeds required to keep chutes full. If going too slow, the cookies will drag in the chutes causing the machine to shut off.
It is the responsibility of the packager to ask the PMO to change the speed of the machine to ensure proper continuous flow of cookiesRemove sidewinders, burnt, chipped and backwards cookies - this ensures quality and continuous operation. Cookies that are not level with others must be pushed down to level with other cookiesIf line shuts off, packager must release the chutes by pulling back on the two black levers which will allow cookies to fall into re-grind barrels. (If gray grinding barrels are full, packager will be responsible for notifying others that a new grinding barrel is needed.)If cookies are not falling into barrels, ensure that cookies are not stuck. If stuck, hold back the row of cookies stuck which will allow cookies to fall properly.Unjamming cookies in the stacker when necessary. If this happens, take handfuls of cookies and toss them into gray barrel. Then use the unsticking tool to push the cookies through easier. (When using this tool, use caution so there is not damage to the blower) Continue until cookies are flowing freely down into the chutes. Communicate to the PMO that the machine may be restarted and close your black levers to begin flow of cookies. If the jam is caused by the inside rows, fix the jam as noted above and notify the person on chutes 2 that a mess is coming their way. Packagers should be aware of the reasons for the sticking - too big cookies, overlapping, or the electronic eyes are covered with crumbs. The packager should notify supervisor or lead person the reasoning for jam ups so that the problem may be corrected.If at any time the line is down, employee must make trays of cookies while waiting. These trays are to be used when there are small gaps in cookies, to replace burnt or chipped cookies.Chutes 2Responsible for maintaining middle four rows on the beltResponsible for having basic understanding of proper speeds required to keep chutes full. If going to slow, the cookies will drag in the chutes causing the machine to shut off.
It is the responsibility of the packager to ask the PMO to change the speed of the machine to ensure proper continuous flow of cookiesRemove sidewinders, burnt, chipped and backwards cookies - this ensures quality and continuous operation. Cookies that are not level with others must be pushed down to level with other cookiesIf line shuts off, packager must release the chutes by pulling back on the two black levers which will allow cookies to fall into re-grind barrels. (If gray grinding barrels are full, packager will be responsible for notifying others that a new grinding barrel is needed.)If cookies are not falling into barrels, insure that cookies are not stuck. If stuck, hold back the
row of cookies stuck which allow cookies to fall properly.If at any time the line is down, employee must make trays of cookies while waiting. These trays are to be used when there are small gaps in cookies, to replace burnt or chipped cookies.Inspection 1 and 2Responsible for insuring that cookies are presentable in the trays before going into the wrapping machine. Any burnt, chipped, backwards, or messy looking cookies must be removed and replaced with acceptable cookies. Cracked trays must also be replaced with good trays.Duplex cookies - chocolate and vanilla cookies must not be facing the same wayAssorted cookies - All chocolate must be in one cell while vanilla will be in another.Bucket Jams - emergency stop button must be engaged and bucket then taken out for cleaning. Communication with PMO is required to re-start the machine. (At no time should the bucket be removed without engaging the E-Stop button)No trays - if cookies are coming down the belt and are not in trays, employee must notify PMO that trays are needed. The loose cookies must be pushed into pig food barrels.Conveyor shut off - if conveyor shuts off, cookie trays must be placed on tables beside you and then added back to the belt once it is re-started and the person on the merger is consulted.MergeSplit between 2 employees - 15 minutes eachResponsible for keeping loader full. Do not let trays get backed up or trays will jump pins and cause wrapper jam ups.Watch for jamming of two lines coming together.Date or Paper changes - remove trays and place on tables until wrapper re-starts.If help is needed to remove trays, ask for assistance.Conveyor shut off - if conveyor shuts off, cookie trays must be placed on tables beside you and then intermingled back on to the belt once it is re-startedExtra SpotNot on -- hour rotationsResponsible for opening up packages that need to be re-workedResponsible for dumping pig food, garbage, sweeping, and grinding1.
Grinding oat base goes into gray wheeled tote2.
Grinding vanilla goes into white bins3.
Grinding duplex goes into blue bins4.
Grinding chocolate goes into gray binsWill give breaks and/or share spots so that one person is not in the same spot continuouslyWill make displays if necessaryWill make lids and/or putting them on certain productsHand Packing when doing displays with a partnerAny reasonable request by a lead person or supervisorChange OversChange Overs - during a change over, each position will do as follows:Chutes If changing cookies, employee will dump trays of cookies and/or crumbs into grinding barrels. Gray barrels must be changed when changing flavors. Metal tray under blowers must be emptied and blown out when changing flavors. Stacker, chutes and side rails must be blown off (top, bottom, front, and back).
Wipe out chutes - use scraper if necessary. Clean platform and grates.Inspection Responsible for washing bucket and wiping down conveyor when there is a flavor change. Disengage the conveyor bottom and check for stray cookies along curves and rails of conveyor. Rails, inside rails and rails in overhead must be wiped out in addition to cleaning out metal end flap door. Any cookies that will not be used will be dumped into yellow pig food barrels. Pig food will also be dumped. Sweeping and general housekeeping of area. Air hose may be used if necessary.Merge
New plastic will be put on all tables Unused cookies will be dumped into yellow pig food bins
Assist with barrel and bin washing if necessary Plastic sheets on table must be changed if there is a flavor change Spray out Peters Machine if directed by lead person or supervisorExtra People Wash barrels and bins, dust pans sweep floor open any excess packages needing to be re-workedPeanut Change Overs - Same as above with the addition of the following:All rails and conveyor belts must be wiped down Bags must be replaced in all boxes Yellow barrels must be washed out Gloves and aprons must be changed Use proper sink designated for peanutMiscellaneousOccasional stacking of boxes/cases due to equipment malfunction or staffing issuesGood housekeeping and following all good manufacturing practicesMake Food Safety and Employees safety top priorityAdjust rails and conveyor belts must be wiped downAssisting other personnel as required or directedAny reasonable job or task assigned by a lead person or supervisor (ie: blowing out machines, housekeeping, etc.)Important Details: This is a full-time permanent role on 1st shift, which operates from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., on a rotational schedule including every other weekend . Starting pay $23.77/hr. and after six months $24.27/hr. AuthorityMaking adjustments to railsOperation of grinder Basic Skills Required:TeamworkListeningEffective communication - both written and verbal Your TreeHouse Foods Career is Just a Click Away!
Click on the "Apply" button or go directly to
www.treehousefoods.com/careers
to let us know you're ready to join our team! At TreeHouse Foods, we embrace diversity and inclusion for innovation and growth. We are committed to building inclusive teams and an equitable workplace for our employees to bring their true selves to work to help us "Engage and Delight - One Customer at a Time".
TreeHouse Foods is an Equal Opportunity Employer that prohibits discrimination or harassment of any type. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Applicants who require an accommodation to participate in the job application or hiring process should contact
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