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fairlife, LLC Packaging Operator - Nights in Coopersville, Michigan

Packaging Operator

company information

fairlife, LLC is a Chicago-based dairy company that produces nourishing and great-tasting milk-based products made using a patented cold-filtration process that removes some natural sugars while concentrating the protein and calcium naturally found in real cows? milk.

Our line of delicious, lactose-free fairlife® products includes: fairlife® ultra-filtered milk, which has 50% more protein and 50% less sugar than regular milk; fairlife® with DHA, ultra-filtered milk with DHA Omega-3 fatty acids to support brain health; fairlife YUP!®, a line of flavored milks; Core Power® High Protein Shakes, a sports nutrition drink to support post-workout recovery; fairlife smart snacks®, a drinkable snack to help curb hunger between meals; fairlife® nutrition plan?, a nutrition shake to support one?s journey to better health; and the newly launched fairlife® creamers, coffee creamers designed to help enhance your coffee experience. In partnership with The Coca-Cola Company®, fairlife ultra-filtered milk and Core Power high protein shakes are distributed throughout the United States (U.S.) and Canada; all other fairlife drinks are available in the U.S.

To learn more about fairlife and its collection of products, please visit fairlife.com (http://www.fairlife.com/) .

job purpose:

A Packaging Operator sets up, changes over, operates and assists with operating the labeling, case packing and blow molding equipment. Observes the operation, ensures the manufactured products meet specifications, makes adjustments as necessary and tears down the equipment for cleaning. They feed various materials into the machines such as corrugate, film, labels, preforms and carriers. They clean the machines, trouble shoot, perform minor repairs and clear any jams that may occur.


  • Reports to and follows the directions of the Production Supervisors.

  • Ability to safely operate moving equipment and make the appropriate adjustments to the process and equipment to manufacture a correctly, defect free, packaged case and labeled bottle.

  • Observe machine operations to ensure quality and conformity to specifications and standard operating procedures.

  • Inspect formed cases, shrink wrapped cases, labeled bottles, and bottles placed in carriers, verifying and adjusting the process and equipment to meet finished goods specifications.

  • Stop or reset machines when malfunctions occur, clear machine jams, and report malfunctions to a supervisor.

  • Supply packaging equipment with materials such as corrugate, shrink film, labels, and carriers.

  • Proactively monitor the production line, packers, conveyors, labelers and watches for problems such as pile-ups or jams. Efficiently clears jams and continues production.

  • Count and record finished and rejected materials.

  • Clean the packaging equipment, coder, conveyors, labelers and surrounding areas. Maintain the entire packaging area in an audit ready condition during production.

  • Troubleshoot problems, perform minor repairs using the correct tools, oil and perform Preventive Maintenance on the packaging and labeling equipment.

  • Demonstrate monitoring skills, using visual observation of gages and listening to mechanical sounds to make sure the equipment is working properly.

  • Aid in the training of new personnel.

  • Follow all safety, working, and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) rules.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by management.

skills/qualifications required:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. 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 work in a safe, efficient manner and follow all safety procedures including the use of safety equipment.

  • Must have the ability to troubleshoot small problems, and be able to discern when issues may require input from levels of authority within the corporation.

  • Must be willing to ask for assistance when the process is unclear.

  • A High School diploma or General Education Degree (GED) is required.

  • High School level verbal and written communication skills.

  • Basic computational skills required. Simple math and reasoning required.

  • Must be able to operate the equipment effectively after the appropriate break-in period.

working conditions and physical requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative 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 functions.

Sitting/Standing/Walking/Lifting/Carrying: The Labeling/Bundling Operator stands throughout their shift. The Labeling/Bundling Operator walks on uneven concrete and tile surfaces. The Labeling/Bundling Operator lifts up to 60 pounds on a frequent basis and 80 pounds on occasional basis. Two or more employees complete lifts of greater than 80 pounds.

Pushing/Pulling/Bending/Stooping: The Labeling/Bundling Operator pushes/pulls rolls of labels onto labeler or stacking collapsed boxes on a pallet or recycle container. The Labeling/Bundling Operator pushes/pulls while using brooms, dust mops and brushes during cleanup duties. The Labeling/Bundling Operator bends and stoops occasionally throughout the workday for varying lengths of time.

Squatting/Kneeling/Crawling/Twisting/Turning: The Labeling/Bundling Operator may squat to pick up product from the floor, or during various cleanup duties. Occasional slight twisting and turning at the waist when loading material, or when performing responsibilities.

Climbing/Balancing/Reaching: The Labeling/Bundling Operator steps on and off the platforms and steps. The Labeling/Bundling Operator reaches below and/or above shoulder level when removing or adding boxes to a pallet, loading materials or dumping and climbs on ladders to access equipment.

Grasping/Manipulation: Frequent use of the hands and fingers is required.

food safety requirements:

  • Notify supervision of any repairs or adjustments that are required that may affect product quality or food safety.

  • Understand, observe, and comply with the handling and usage of the color-coded container policy while in the Production Areas.

  • Perform all duties necessary to meet Company, Customer and/or Government requirements/standards as prioritized by the Company.

  • Ability to initiate action to prevent the occurrence of nonconformities relating to Food Safety and the Quality of the product, processes, quality system, or safety system.

  • Identify and record any problems relating to Food Safety and the Quality of the ingredients, processes, quality system, or safety system.

  • Control further processing or delivery of nonconforming product in terms of Food Safety and Quality issues until the deficiency or unsatisfactory condition has been corrected.

  • In the event of absence, another employee with the same skill level will assume the duties and responsibilities as required

position location: Coopersville, MI

reports to: Packaging Supervisor

exempt/nonexempt: Non-Exempt

fairlife, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by law. All qualified applicants and employees will be given equal opportunity. Selection decisions are based on job-related factors.

In addition to its nondiscrimination commitment, the Company will also provide reasonable accommodation of qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the Company. If you have a disability and would like to request accommodation in order to apply for a position with us, please email careers@fairlife.com.