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Packaging Technician in Somerville, NJ at Synerfac

Date Posted: 2/28/2019

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Job Description

Work directly for a Central New Jersey (Somerset County) area leading name brand consumer products manufacturer.

Packaging Technician:


The Packaging Tech is responsible for providing the Technical and Operational Skills needed to deliver world class results in the key areas of Line Efficiencies, Quality, and Cost while meeting our high standards of Safety, Customer Service, and Teamwork.

The Packaging Tech Line Owner is a critical step in the development towards more senior operations roles. A typical career progression looks like the following:
Packaging Tech I → Packaging Tech II → Packaging Tech III

? Operate packaging line equipment like Can Depalletizers, Sorters/Orienters, Filler/Capper, Valve Inserters, Labelers, Sleevers, Heat Shrink Wrap Tunnels, Case Formers, Case Packers, Conveyors, Palletizers, Unitizers, Gasser, Crimper, Thermoform, Blister Machine, etc.
? Operate packaging line and related equipment from startup; including all manual adjustments (like clearing jams), to shut down.
? Troubleshoot packaging line equipment problems to determine root cause and make effective repairs and adjustments in a timely manner.
? Performs scheduled Preventative Maintenance (PMs) to ensure equipment efficiency.
? Ability to set up and change over all Packaging Line equipment in a timely manner to ensure minimum down time and smooth start up.
? Use of computers for data entry and reporting purposes.
? Achieves required OEE levels on assigned Packaging Line(s).
? Follows all applicable waste, scrap reduction and recycling guidelines.
? For future promotional opportunities, mechanical and/or electrical experience operating maintenance equipment like the lathe, drill press, welding equipment, power and hand tools, pipe threader, hydraulic press, band saw, table saw, etc. and appropriate measurement tools like micrometers, scales, gauges, PC for CCMail, on-line SPC, etc.

  Job Requirements  

• High School diploma or GED equivalent required
• Minimum 3 years of relevant work experience in a team-based manufacturing environment; on high speed
packaging equipment preferred
• Must be able to work any shift, weekends and mandatory overtime as needed
• Demonstrated competency in attention to detail, accuracy, work standards, initiative and managing work
• Must have strong communication skills and command of English, both verbal and written
• Proficient with computers, software, and data processing
• Must have working knowledge of OSHA requirements as they pertain to maintenance activities
• Must be able to perform duties with minimal/no direct supervision
• Strives for Continuous Learning to Keep Skills up-to-date