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Packager - 1st Shift

Company: E.A. Sween Company
Location: Eden Prairie
Posted on: June 3, 2021

Job Description:

We are always looking for talented, hardworking people to join the E.A. Sween family.

We are a family-oriented company that understands the significance of our employees and we are successful because of our incredibly committed team. We have a great opportunity for a Packager on 1st shift. The hours for this position are 6am - 4:30pm, Monday - Thursday with occasional overtime on Fridays.

Take a Virtual Tour and see what it looks like out on the production floor at EA Sween Company and learn more about our amazing company: https://vimeo.com/528352764/88eb84e77e

E.A. Sween is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority/Female/Veteran/Disability


The Packager is responsible for completing all daily paperwork correctly and turn into the Pack off Lead on a timely basis. Label boxes / trays and pack sandwiches in bun trays and corrugated boxes at designated line speeds. This position plays an active role in the Company's Lean initiative.

Essential Functions and Duties:

  • Execute assigned food safety, quality and continuous improvement activates to support SQF 2000 requirements, regulatory requirements and customers requirements.
  • Team player promotes a friendly and positive work environment.
  • Assist in maintaining a clean, safe, organized work area.
  • Packager:
  • Box Maker:
  • Place label on the box in the correct position.
  • Open box and fold flaps to prepare for boxers to place product in box.
  • Bower:
  • Monitor the print on the sandwiches for correct price and day code according to standard work for each sandwich.
  • Verify face and ingredient labels are correct for the sandwich being produced.
  • Place product in the box/bun tray in the correct designated format.
  • Racker:
  • Place the completed bun trays into metal racks or finished case on pallets according to the standard work for each product.
  • Monitor the printing on each case / tray to ensure date and codes are correct and legible.
  • Complete all paperwork and turn in after each period to Pack off Lead.
  • Pack Off Runner
  • Work with Production and Pack-off Lead to supply the correct amount of materials for all lines.
  • Adequate racking and good quality pallets should be available to production lines at all times in specified locations.
  • Ensure that pallets, racks and dollies are stored and transported with safety in mind to help facilitate a Zero Safety Incidents Policy.
  • Must be able to read a production schedule to determine the correct supplies and product specifications required on a daily basis. (Such as case labels, cell labels, corrugate etc.)
  • Occasionally perform hourly metal detector tests or line changes when Pack-off Lead is not available.
  • Help ensure labeled packing materials are properly addressed before returning to stock (ie: give to pack off lead to remove labels)
  • Set up work stations for each line, including floor mats.
  • Remove garbage, plastic and waste cardboard from all pack off areas.
  • Communicate any packaging shortages, problems or issues immediately to the Pack off Lead.
  • When main scanner is on break or falls behind this position may assist in scanning products into the JDE Edwards system.
  • Down time may be used to clean areas of the pack-off, work with line employees to increase their speed and accuracy, or help other pack-off support positions such as Pack-off Scanner/Product Mover, Corrugate Supply and Shipping person.
  • Help Pack-off Lead ensure that all rejects are reworked in RTE, this includes monitoring volumes of rejects on each line, communication with RTE and pack-off lead about rejects, cleaning product that has fallen on the floor, and helping bring rejects around to bread area to be reworked in RTE.
  • Rotate all positions on a 30 minute basis
  • Follow all GMP's, standard work and safety practices. Report any incidents where such procedures are not being followed to Pack-off Lead or Support Supervisor.
  • Maintain a good attendance record.
  • Follow all standard work.
  • Wear all required safety gear. ie: Hard-Hat, gloves, ear plugs.
  • Must be flexible as it relates to the basic work schedule.
  • Follow all GMP's.
  • Successfully complete the mandatory E.A. Sween quarterly safety training sessions for the purpose of complying with both OSHA regulations and E.A. Sween policy.
  • Perform all activities in accordance with current Good Manufacturing Practices and company policies.
  • Other duties as assigned by your Supervisor.


  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must be able to speak and understand basic English
  • Must be able to work with all kinds of meats, including pork, and cheeses
  • Previous assembly or food experience preferred
  • Ability to stand and work in temperatures of 30-40 degrees for duration of shift

COVID-19 considerations:

To keep our employees and guests safe, we have implemented temperature/visual screening upon entry, have face masks available upon request and are sanitizing work stations daily.

Keywords: E.A. Sween Company, Eden Prairie , Packager - 1st Shift, Other , Eden Prairie, Minnesota

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