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General Laborer - Packaging

Location: Boardman, OR, United States

Job Function: Operations

Req Number: 301

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We are a leading food and agri-business, supplying food ingredients, feed, and fiber to over 19,800 customers who range from multi-national, world famous brands to small family run businesses.

Each customer depends on us to provide goods and services that are safe, on-time and consistently in line with the required specification. They also rely on us to help them innovate and create new opportunities.

Established in 1989, and now listed on the Singapore Exchange, our team of 74,500 full-time, seasonal, and contract employees have built leadership positions in many of our businesses such as Cocoa, Coffee, Edible Nuts and Spices.

 As well as growing crops in our own orchards and estates, and sourcing from around 4.8 million farmers globally, we operate over 160 processing facilities, and through our 14 innovation centers. We develop ingredients and find solutions for our customers. Our value chain spans over 60 countries. We also provide support services including risk management solutions and agri-logistics. 

 ofi is a global leader offering naturally good food & beverage ingredients and solutions. At the forefront of consumer trends, we provide manufacturers and retailers with products and ingredients that will delight their consumers. Making a positive impact on people and planet is part of that delight. From plant to palate, we take care of the ingredients. We are closer to farmers, enabling better quality, and more reliable, traceable and transparent supply. We add value through our unique manufacturing footprint and natural, delicious and nutritious products. Our fresh ideas help our customers unleash the sensory and functional attributes of cocoa, coffee, dairy, nuts and spices to create naturally healthy and delicious food & beverage products. Whoever we’re with, whatever we’re doing, we always make it real.

Reporting to the Packaging Supervisor, the Packaging General Laborer will assist in all aspects of packaging which include operating packaging equipment, cleaning equipment, inspecting finished product & packaging and ensuring weight is accurate to orders.

The ideal candidate will have the ability to work independently, read and interpret safety, operating and maintenance instruction and procedure manuals. Ideal candidate must be willing to walk and stand up to 10 hours per day, frequently push, pull, and lift up-to 55 pounds continuously scoop 3 pounds. Must be dependable, a team player and have good communication skills and wear PPE specific to position.

Position Responsibilities
  • Weigh completed products or workpieces to verify conformance to specifications.
  • Sort materials or products for processing, storing, shipping, or grading.
  • Clear equipment jams.
  • Notify others of equipment repair or maintenance needs.
  • Monitor equipment operation to ensure that products are not flawed.
  • Watch operating equipment to detect malfunctions.
  • Package products for storage or shipment.
  • Repair production equipment or tools.
  • Stack finished items for further processing or shipment.
  • Count finished products or workpieces.
  • Inspect packaging container to ensure it is properly filled and secured.
  • Inspect work to ensure standards are met.
  • Move materials, equipment, or supplies to and from line.
  • Set up and clean packaging equipment, or temporary structures.
  • Load materials into equipment for packaging.
  • Mark materials or objects for identification.
  • Clean facilities or work areas.
  • Follow all safety and GMP protocols and procedures.
  • Preform other duties as assigned.
Position Requirements
  • 'High School Diploma or equivalency preferred.
  • 3 months ' 6 months experience in a food manufacturing facility
  • Frequently stand, walk, climb or balance
  • Push, pull, lift up to 55 pounds frequently.
  • Visually inspect packaging supplies and equipmentofi provides equality of opportunity for all persons with respect to hiring without discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation. All employment will be decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.