Hourly Production Olympia, Washington


Position at Empire Packing

Job Title: General Production 1 Department: Production
Reports to: Production Lead Classification: 100
JOB SUMMARY: Must demonstrate the ability to consistently operate in a role that is: labor intensive; with some computerized tools and machines requiring a basic selection
of a pre-programmed setting that may require minor adjustments as needed. Must
be able to perform all job functions safely in accordance with food safety, GMP’s
and quality standards.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES: • Prepare work area for pre- and post-operational activities.
• Load, unload, and transfer product to and from equipment and or conveyors.
• Monitor production lines, identify issues, supply and replenish packaging
materials as necessary.
• Sort, weigh, wrap, label, verify or measure product to meet product
• Inspect and remove defective product and or packaging materials from the
• Arrive to your workstation prepared to perform tasks at a scheduled time,
and staying until work is complete, or until supervisor and/or manager
indicate work is done. Overtime may be necessary and is required when
• Maintain a clean and organized work area.
• Set up, tear down of equipment, selection of pre-determined settings and use
of proper lifting, bending, reaching techniques.
• Perform other duties as assigned. Identify any safety concerns and or hazards
and report them.
QUALIFICATIONS: ▪ Proficient in General Production 1 duties
▪ Must be 18 years of age or older
▪ High school diploma/GED preferred
▪ 1+ years’ production industry experience preferred
▪ Must be able to understand and comply with company, plant, and safety
▪ Basic understanding of production and procedures
▪ Ability to use knives and a variety of machinery
▪ Ability to use both arms and hands to lift, load, cut and package product.
▪ Ability to work at a production conveyor line
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ACTIVITIES: Very active position, requiring standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping,
crouching, and climbing.
HEARING: Must be able to hear average or normal conversation and receive ordinary
information. Depending on work assignment must be able to work in a noisy work
REPETITIVE MOTION: Must be able to frequently and regularly use wrists, hands, and or fingers.
VISUAL ABILITIES: Acute closed vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth
perception, and ability to adjust focus.
PHYSICAL STRENGTH: Must be able to frequently lift light to heavy objects throughout the day. Must be
able to lift up to 50 pounds frequently, and up to 100 pounds occasionally. Ability
to stand 8-12 hours per day on a cold, wet concrete floor.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Must be able to work for long hours in a food processing environment, where it is
wet, damp, and cold. Temperatures are frequently around 34 degrees, and
employees are expected to remain in these conditions for most of their work days.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
functions. The list of essential functions, other duties, mental visual ability, and physical demands, requirements
and licenses is not meant to be exhaustive. Management reserves the right to revise job descriptions and to
require other tasks be performed when the circumstances of the job changes.

Empire is an equal opportunity employer