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Job Title: Bagger Operator (NSC)
Career Type: Frontline
Location: Bakersfield, CA
 
Bolthouse Farms is a farm located in California's fertile San Joaquin Valley, known for high-quality consumer brands and innovative products. Bolthouse Farms is a market share leader in growing and distributing carrots. In addition, Bolthouse Farms produces and sells super-premium juices, smoothies, protein shakes and café beverages under the Bolthouse Farms® brand name. In recent years, Bolthouse Farms diversified its offerings by launching a line of premium refrigerated yogurt dressings and extra virgin olive oil vinaigrettes. The Bolthouse Farms mission is to change the way people consume healthy foods and beverages. The company was acquired by Campbell Soup Company on Aug. 6, 2012. To learn more about the company's mission and see the entire line of current products, visit www.bolthouse.com

JOB DESCRIPTION: 
The Bagger Operator is responsible for the set up and operation of automated bagging equipment in a safe and efficient manner within the North Shortcuts area.  
JOB DUTIES:
Verify Bagger set-up with the scheduled production run, set machine controls accordingly, and change scoops as required
Ensure that proper packaging supplies (bag rolls / bag stacks / bag seals) are positioned to assigned workstation
Manually load reel of bag seals, load rolls, or stacks of bags onto bag machine feeder as required
Operate bagging machines, monitor the bagging process which feeds pre-weighed carrots into slots, bags carrots, and feeds full bags into quick lock machine
Ensure full bags are properly closed, monitor bag quality, remove non-conforming bags, and perform quality checks
Measure amount of water injected into package and periodically adjusts, change and adjust scales as required
Conduct routine equipment inspections and preventative maintenance tasks to identify unsafe conditions, defects or needed repairs
Responds to metal detector by stopping machine, pulling bag, and finding item that triggered detector
At direction of plant manager, change bags using proper process to stop machine, obtain and load correct bag
Maintain a clean, organized work environment and replenish supplies as needed
Performed other duties as assigned


REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Ability to work in a fast paced and high pressure environment
Must be able to work as a team and follow instructions
Able to use the equipment and tools used to perform the job
Obtain certification on bagging machines through Triangle ®
Complete Lock-out/Tag out Awareness Training
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 
High School Diploma or equivalent; or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
Proven, reliable work history
Communicate effectively in English both written and verbal
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Six months to one year experience in a food production or manufacturing facility
Prior working knowledge of OSHA, Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), FDA, USDA and EPA regulations
Bilingual (English/Spanish)
Prior experience with Triangle ® bagging machines
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Environmental exposure- cold/wet conditions (40 ° or below)
Material exposure-moving mechanical parts
Occasional exposure to fumes, airborne particles and vibrations
Able to lift, slide, and carry up to 32 lbs
Able to stand for an extended period of time
HOURS & WORKDAYS: 
2nd shift, when business requires overtime and weekends will be mandatory.


 
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