Lead Machine Operator - Vertical Form Fill and Seal

General Labor Dauberville, Pennsylvania


Lead Machine Operator – Vertical Form Fill and Seal

Excellent leadership opportunity for an experienced Vertical Form Fill and Seal Machine Operator!  Take your career to the next level by training and mentoring a team of machine operators, ensuring high quality products, enforcing SOPs and GMPs, and leading the team to meet daily department metrics. 

About Us
Appeeling Fruit prides itself on being an industry leader in quality, food safety, and innovation of fresh sliced apple products. We believe in customer service, satisfaction, and product quality above all other standards in our continuous strive for excellence. AFI places a high value on sourcing locally grown fruit and supporting our community to the best of our ability. At Appeeling Fruit, we recognize the value of supporting our local community and its people. We do our best to support the people of Berks County and surrounding areas through our involvement with various local nonprofit organizations.  Located in Dauberville Pennsylvania, we are proud to be celebrating our 25th year in business!

What Makes this Job So Unique?
As the Vertical Form Fill and Seal Machine Operator, you will have a unique opportunity to make a significant and meaningful contribution to the success of Appeeling Fruit and its customers through the following core job responsibilities:

  • Operate and adjust ALL models of the vertical form fill and seal packing machines and multi-weigh head scales, including an understanding of all SKU’s produced
  • Train and supervise machine operators on all vertical packaging systems and scales.
  • Understand the work flow and adjust volume to different machines accordingly
  • Ensure the department meets all daily metrics
  • Ensure the highest quality product possible by following and enforcing AFI’s and our customer’s SOPs and GMPs
  • Ensure finished bags are sealed correctly are labeled with correct date codes and country of origin
  • Weigh and record weights of bags as outlined during the shift.
  • Collect retains as outlined by SOPs.
  • Document possible issues on machines, notifying production management and maintenance before stoppage/downtime is require.
  • Ensure machines are cleaned daily to promote longevity and reduce the risk of contamination
  • Keep changeover times to less than 5 minutes

Qualified Candidates Should Possess:

  • At least 1 year related experience in Food service/Manufacturing required. Previous vertical form fill and seal machine knowledge preferred.
  • Professional oral and written communication skills. Bilingual a plus!
  • Strong detail orientation
  • Basic math skills including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
  • Understanding of GMP, HACCP, FSA and USDA programs
  • Experience training and developing team members
  • Experience meeting assigned department metrics
  • Ability to stand for the entire shift and lift up to 50lbs on a regular basis
  • Ability to work on a cold-maintained environment

What We Offer You 
At Appeeling Fruit, our team of dedicated employees love what they do and love where they work. We offer great perks like:

  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental and Vision insurance
  • Voluntary Short and Long Term Disability benefits
  • 401k plan
  • Vacation time and Holiday pay
  • Community Service Opportunities
  • Company Sponsored Events

How Do I Apply?
To apply please submit the following:

  • An updated resume
  • A brief cover letter outlining your experience and interest in working for Appeeling Fruit
  • Salary Requirements

Please note: If you are offered employment, it may be contingent upon the successful completion of any and all background verifications and drug screenings.

Our hiring management partner is myHR Partner.  myHR Partner is not a staffing service or recruiter. All resumes/applications will be reviewed for this position and only for our organization. Applicants who meet the initial qualifications will be contacted for a phone interview.

All applicants can check the status of their application by logging on to the myHR Partner web portal at www.myhrpartnerinc.com and logging on to your personal profile in the Job Postings area.

We realize that it takes time and effort to go through our application process and we thank you for considering applying for this position. We kindly ask for no emails or phone calls as a means to further your application process. These efforts will not enhance your opportunity for consideration and we are not equipped to respond to these requests. We thank you in advance for your adherence to this request.