Machine Operators 3rd Shift

Location: Denmark, Wisconsin
Date Posted: 03-19-2018
Salm Partners has an unwavering commitment to living our lives by these values: Respect, Trust, Credibility, Collaboration and Appreciate.  Do you want to grow within a company and get paid for it?  Want a chance to earn extra vacation days with perfect attendance?  Salm Partners is hiring for Rapid Pak Machine Operators on 3rd shift.

Salm Partners, LLC, located in Denmark, WI, is the largest co-manufacturer of smoked sausage and hot dog products in the United States. We lead the way in technology for producing sausage product, making us one out of five companies in the US that use the co-extrusion process. Salm Partners is driven to provide an avenue of growth for our partners. Our success is based on our partnerships with our internal, supplier, customer, and community partners.

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Performs all Rapid Pak packaging line equipment set-up and monitoring to ensure optimal machine performance to meet production needs, conducts in-process product quality checks and equipment maintenance, and completes sanitation activities.  Maintains compliance with all safety, food safety, quality, SQF, GMP and USDA requirements.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
  • Verify the product specifications using the Operational Parameters and standard work check sheets.
  • Ensure all material from previous production run is removed from the area prior to setting up the equipment with labels and film for the next run.
  • Set up the Rapid Pak packaging machine line per the product specifications in the Operational Parameters.
  • Adjust the pocket size, temperature and vacuum settings, trim knives, code date, label placement, film and film registration.
  • Verify the code dates are correct and in the proper format prior to production run.
  • Secure start-up verification of setup and code date by the Facilitator or QA representative as required.
  • Complete Perfect Package checks to ensure good quality packages.
  • Monitor quality concerns during production, making adjustments to the equipment and components as needed to ensure high quality packages throughout the production run.
  • Conduct time, temperature and weight checks per the established standard procedure.
  • Take hourly HACCP temperatures and ensure they are within specifications; enter the data into the HACCP Log.
  • Periodically check for leakers and low vacuum packages, and make adjustments and corrections to the process to address deviations in a timely manner.
  • Work with Case Pack to confirm any unacceptable packages they are receiving and make equipment adjustments as needed to correct the issue.
  • Communicate with all departments concerning production quality issues as appropriate and in a timely manner.
  • Work effectively and cooperatively with the Rapid Pak Line Workers.
  • Monitor rework product to ensure they do not remain on the production floor beyond the permissible time limit.
  • Assist Production Stagers with resolving MAS 500 system inventory discrepancies with packaging materials utilized in the production process and returned to inventory at the end of the production run.
  • Tear down the packaging machinery and components for sanitation at changeover, mid-week sanitation and end of week.
  • Perform sanitation duties that include the following:  sweep, mop and squeegee floors; wipe down equipment, foam clean and rinse belts and conveyors; wash parts and walls; empty and clean bins and barrels; remove and dispose of all waste; mop and clean the stuffing room, coolers and/or the tower.
  • Follow all Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) as required.
  • Exercise safety precautions when using chemicals; use the appropriate cleaning chemicals designated for the task.
  • Follow Lockout/Tagout procedures without fail.
  • Follow all safety rules and regulations per established company policies.
  • Provide backup assistance in all areas of the packaging line as necessary.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.
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.  Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and with changing environmental conditions, including heat, cold and wet.  Must have strong mechanical aptitude.
Education and/or Experience                                                
A minimum of a high school diploma or GED equivalency and minimum of 6 months experience as a Backup Rapid Pak Operator is normally required.  Certification in Industrial Maintenance, Mechanical Technology or related field is preferred.  Previous experience operating packaging equipment is also strongly preferred.
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