Position:  Loader
Location:  Bern, KS
Job Id:  128
# of Openings:  1

JOB PURPOSE:
Load finished goods for transportation to clients’ specifications. Unload inbound materials. Track products and raw ingredients using computerized inventory system.
 
DESCRIPTION OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
  • Safely operate forklift (must obtain C.J. Foods certification) with accuracy and efficiency.
  • Inspect finished product for stack quality, count accuracy lot code accuracy, and defects before loading.
  • Load trucks with finished product according to customer requirements and document the process.  The documentation may include photos, notes and other required forms.
  • Make pick lists and Bill of Ladings.  Conduct cycle counts.
  • Operate semi tractor-trailer to move trailers on company premises (CDL preferred, but not required).
  • Move trailers and yard truck as necessary.
  • Operate trash compactor.
  • Responsible for knowing where to get information regarding product ticketing and customer palletization requirements and how to interpret that information.
  • Able to use computerized inventory system and hand-held scanners to run location, stock status, periodic inventory, and shipment summary reports, and create pick lists.
  • Pick and ship material both LTL and truckload.
  • Cycle count finished goods after each run.
  • Assist Receiving & Inventory personnel
  • Maintain assigned equipment and cleanliness of all areas.
  • Use GMP’s to maintain plant standards and SOP’s for all products.
  • Required to notify a supervisor or a lead employee of any situation or observation that may adversely affect food safety and/or quality.
  • Other duties as assigned or directed.
 
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:  (To perform this job successfully, and individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required).
 
  • Education level: high school diploma and/or GED required.
  • Experience: Experience in a manufacturing environment is desired.
  • Basic computer skills required.
  • Willing to work in a team environment and contribute to group goals
  • Ability to communicate both verbally and in written form
  • Ability to receive and provide instructions in a positive manner
  • Basic math skills to include addition and subtraction
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to read and follow simple written instructions.
 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  (The physical demands described here are representatives 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 function.  The phrases “occasionally,” “regularly,” and “frequently” correspond to the following definitions: “occasionally” means up to 25% of working time, “regularly” means between 26 and 75% of working time, and “frequently” means 76% and more of working time.)
 
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear, walk, and move from place to place.  The employee is occasionally required to sit, use foot/feet to operate machine, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl or reach above shoulders.  The employee is frequently required to stand and use hands to finger, handle or touch.
 
The employee must exert 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and / or up to 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and / or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT:  (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 functions).
 
The employee may be frequently exposed to allergens and/or airborne particles in the production area.  Production employees are exposed to temperatures ranging from 50 to 115 degrees, depending on the season and workstation, and may be working near moving mechanical parts. Occasional exposure to outdoor weather conditions may occur.
 
The noise level in the work environment may be loud while production equipment is running.
 
Personal Protection Equipment (including, but not limited to, boots, gloves, safety glasses, and/or face shields) is required during various processes in the production area. Ear plugs and bump caps are required at all times in the production area.

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