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Night Shift Packaging Operator

Coopersville, Michigan
Job Type
7 Sep 2022
Packaging Department Operator - Night Shift

$20.25 an hour

company information

fairlife, LLC is a Chicago-based dairy company that creates great-tasting, nutrition-rich and value-added products to nourish consumers.

With more than $1B in annual retail sales, fairlifes growing portfolio of delicious, lactose-free, real dairy products includes: fairlife ultra-filtered milk; Core Power High Protein Shakes, a sports nutrition drink to support post-workout recovery; fairlife nutrition plan, a nutrition shake to support the journey to better health; and fairlife Light Ice Cream.

A wholly owned subsidiary of The Coca-Cola company, fairlife, LLC has been recognized by both Fast Company and Nielsen for its industry leading innovation.

The company is driven by its values of caring for the people, animals, and planet it touches across its business. By providing nourishing products, implementing stringent care standards for animals, and stewarding efficient operations and responsible packaging, fairlife, LLC puts a focus each day on making a positive impact for all.

To learn more about fairlife and its complete line of products, please visit .

COVID-19 Vaccine Information: fairlife, LLC complies with the federal contractor COVID-19 vaccination mandate, which requires all employees and new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 18, 2022, except for those with documented and approved medical or religious accommodations. Prior to starting with fairlife, successful candidates will be required to: (i) be at least partially vaccinated against COVID-19 and in the process of getting fully vaccinated; (ii) be able to provide fairlife with proof of vaccination, or (iii) have applied for and received a medical or religious-based accommodation to be exempt from the mandatory vaccination policy.

job purpose:

A Packaging Operator sets up, changes over, operates and assists with operating the labeling, case packing and blow molding equipment. Observes the operation, ensures the manufactured products meet specifications, makes adjustments as necessary and tears down the equipment for cleaning. They feed various materials into the machines such as corrugate, film, labels, preforms and carriers. They clean the machines, trouble shoot, perform minor repairs and clear any jams that may occur.

  • Reports to and follows the directions of the Production Supervisors.
  • Ability to safely operate moving equipment and make the appropriate adjustments to the process and equipment to manufacture a correctly, defect free, packaged case and labeled bottle.
  • Observe machine operations to ensure quality and conformity to specifications and standard operating procedures.
  • Inspect formed cases, shrink wrapped cases, labeled bottles, and bottles placed in carriers, verifying and adjusting the process and equipment to meet finished goods specifications.
  • Stop or reset machines when malfunctions occur, clear machine jams, and report malfunctions to a supervisor.
  • Supply packaging equipment with materials such as corrugate, shrink film, labels, and carriers.
  • Proactively monitor the production line, packers, conveyors, labelers and watches for problems such as pile-ups or jams. Efficiently clears jams and continues production.
  • Count and record finished and rejected materials.
  • Clean the packaging equipment, coder, conveyors, labelers and surrounding areas. Maintain the entire packaging area in an audit ready condition during production.
  • Troubleshoot problems, perform minor repairs using the correct tools, oil and perform Preventive Maintenance on the packaging and labeling equipment.
  • Demonstrate monitoring skills, using visual observation of gages and listening to mechanical sounds to make sure the equipment is working properly.
  • Aid in the training of new personnel.
  • Follow all safety, working, and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) rules.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by management.
skills/qualifications required:
  • A High School diploma or General Education Degree (GED) is required.
  • High School level verbal and written communication skills.
  • Basic computational skills required. Simple math and reasoning required.
  • Must be able to operate the equipment effectively after the appropriate break-in period.
  • Must possess or be able to obtain an Industrial Truck Operator License and understand line controls.
working conditions and 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 this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Sitting/Standing/Walking/Lifting/Carrying: The Labeling/Bundling Operator stands throughout their shift. The Labeling/Bundling Operator walks on uneven concrete and tile surfaces. The Labeling/Bundling Operator lifts up to 60 pounds on a frequent basis and 80 pounds on occasional basis. Two or more employees complete lifts of greater than 80 pounds.

Pushing/Pulling/Bending/Stooping: The Labeling/Bundling Operator pushes/pulls rolls of labels onto labeler or stacking collapsed boxes on a pallet or recycle container. The Labeling/Bundling Operator pushes/pulls while using brooms, dust mops and brushes during cleanup duties. The Labeling/Bundling Operator bends and stoops occasionally throughout the workday for varying lengths of time.

Squatting/Kneeling/Crawling/Twisting/Turning: The Labeling/Bundling Operator may squat to pick up product from the floor, or during various cleanup duties. Occasional slight twisting and turning at the waist when loading material, or when performing responsibilities.

Climbing/Balancing/Reaching: TheLabeling/Bundling Operator steps on and off the platforms and steps. The Labeling/Bundling Operator reaches below and/or above shoulder level when removing or adding boxes to a pallet, loading materials or dumping and climbs on ladders to access equipment.

Grasping/Manipulation: Frequent use of the hands and fingers is required.

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 duties. Employees will be subject to ambient temperatures.

food safety requirements:
  • Notify supervision of any repairs or adjustments that are required that may affect product quality or food safety.
  • Understand, observe, and comply with the handling and usage of the color-coded container policy while in the Production Areas.
  • Perform all duties necessary to meet Company, Customer and/or Government requirements/standards as prioritized by the Company.
  • Ability to initiate action to prevent the occurrence of nonconformities relating to Food Safety and the Quality of the product, processes, quality system, or safety system.
  • Identify and record any problems relating to Food Safety and the Quality of the ingredients, processes, quality system, or safety system.
  • Control further processing or delivery of nonconforming product in terms of Food Safety and Quality issues until the deficiency or unsatisfactory condition has been corrected.
  • In the event of absence, another employee with the same skill level will assume the duties and responsibilities as required.
position location: Coopersville, MI

reports to: Packaging Supervisor

travel requirements: Little to None

exempt/nonexempt: Non-Exempt

fairlife, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by law. All qualified applicants and employees will be given equal opportunity. Selection decisions are based on job-related factors.

In addition to its nondiscrimination commitment, the Company will also provide reasonable accommodation of qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the Company. If you have a disability and would like to request accommodation in order to apply for a position with us, please email .

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  • Job Reference: 706387136-2
  • Date Posted: 7 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Fairlife, LLC
  • Location: Coopersville, Michigan
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Manufacturing Operations
  • Job Type: Permanent