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Packaging Operator - 3rd Shift

Company: NOW Foods
Location: Bloomingdale
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Founded by Elwood Richard in 1968 on the belief that natural is better, NOW Health Group (NHG) is still a family-owned company today. NHG comprises Puresource, Canada's leading national distributor and manufacturer of natural health products; The Fruitful Yield, a chain of 14 natural food stores in the Chicagoland area, and NOW, the largest division of the company and manufacturer of more than 1,400 dietary supplements, foods, sports nutrition, beauty & health products and essential oils that are sold in more than 80 countries. In addition, NOW offers an additional 200 skus through its health practitioner brand, Protocol For Life Balance and recently acquired SuperNutrition vitamins. NOW also private labels for a variety of brands and health food retailers across the country. NHG has over 1,800 employees across North America. After more than 50 years in the natural products industry, NHG remains committed to its original mission - to provide value in products and services that empower people to lead healthier lives. NOW offers a competitive compensation structure and a comprehensive benefit package which includes medical, dental and vision plans from tier one companies, Paid Time Off, 401k match up to $6,500 per year, educational assistance and company-paid disability and life insurance. NOW employees also enjoy a wide array of unique benefits such as company-paid profit sharing, quarterly bonuses, employee discount, wellness program, company-paid Teladoc and Rx'nGo, and much more! Many of our benefits are 100% paid by NOW - this is why NOW Foods has been awarded as one of the "101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work for" in Chicago THIRTEEN years in a row, and on the National Level EIGHT years in a row! NOW Foods currently holds EDAWN's 2019 Employees First-Large Award, and has been recognized as a Finalist for the 2018 Best Places to Work in Northern Nevada! To learn more about NOW Foods, visit, like us on Facebook at, or follow us on Twitter at or on Instagram at POSITION SUMMARY The Packaging Operator I sets up, runs and adjusts packaging machines by performing the following duties. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. * Reads job specifications to determine machine adjustments and material requirement; sets stops or guides to specified length as indicated by scale, rule, or template. * Activates machine and observes machine operation to detect work piece defects or machine malfunction. * Inspects finish product to determine accuracy of machine operation. * Performs minor machine maintenance such as oiling machines and making adjustments. * Assists coworkers to set up machine, and to stack, mark, pack, and transport finished product. * Reduces downtime by assuring these tasks are performed promptly. * Complies with safety and GMP requirements. SAFETY STATEMENT RESPONSIBILITY * Supports a culture of safe production and operations; follows all safety rules and procedures. * Actively participates in the safety program by: engaging in training activities to learn what constitutes a safety hazard; reporting safety concerns to the supervisor, submitting safety suggestions, and correct or report to the appropriate people when you see a workplace health or safety hazard, until it is resolved. * Assists with communicating safety information to new employees. * Fulfills responsibilities as outlined in the company safety management plan. QUALIFICATIONS 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 will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE * High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and six months related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience. LANGUAGE SKILLS * Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos * Ability to write simple correspondence * Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one situations to other employees of the organization. MATHEMATICAL SKILLS * Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. REASONING ABILITY * Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. * Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES * Basic understanding of mechanical principles * Ability to troubleshoot and adjust machine. PHYSICAL DEMANDS 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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and/or walk; ascend and/or descend stairs; use hands to finger, handle, and feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. The employee must regularly lift, move (in some cases drag items), slide, raise and/or place: * Up to 30 lb. force for up to 25 feet and then pull to original position. * Up to 33 lbs. from 5 inches off ground and raise to 47 inches and then return 33 lbs. to original position. * Up to 50 lbs. for 3 feet at waist level; lift bag/box onto side and return to original position. * Up to 60 lbs. from 31 inch high shelf and 2-hand carry for up to 5 ft. and then return 60 lbs. to 31 inch surface. 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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately loud. It is the policy of NOW Foods to prohibit discrimination of any type, and to afford equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and prospective employees, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law

Keywords: NOW Foods, Chicago , Packaging Operator - 3rd Shift, Other , Bloomingdale, Illinois

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