Packaging Operator

Job Locations US-CA-Visalia
Posted Date 1 month ago(2/8/2023 12:03 PM)
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Perfection Pet Foods, LLC (PPF) is a leading manufacturer and packager of private label and co-manufactured pet food and pet snack products.


State of the art manufacturing facility
Highly capable and versatile
High meat, Meat First, Super Premium diets
Soft-Moist pieces and traditional dry brown dog and cat kibble



Up to $22.00/hr pay starting pay (depending on experience)

Competitive Medical, Dental, Vision Plan, and 401K w/ up to 4% Company Match (Medical plan is supplemented with HRA Benny card, funded by company, to pay for out of pocket medical expenses)
Vacation Pay, Sick Pay, Holiday Pay, Birthday Pay
Up to $2/hr Production Bonus


Great pay.
Growing and Innovative Company


This is a mid-level position responsible for safely and efficiently operating the packing machine to ensure product compliance to Company and customer standards. This position sets up, adjusts, maintains, operates and troubleshoots various pieces of computerized/manual packing equipment.  Strict compliance with the facility Food Safety and Quality Management System Policies, Procedures, and Work Instructions is required.


  • Deliver daily objectives determined by plant management.
  • Operate packing equipment using several touch screen computers.
  • Verify the equipment is set up for proper coding of the packaging and labeling machine.
  • Verify operation/performance of packaging line metal detectors, and document results.
  • Supplies machine with necessary materials, maintaining quality of machine output.
  • Legibly date code product.
  • Monitor products and packages for quality control.
  • Complete records/quality checks with accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Act on any deviations from Critical Control Limits, as required by company procedures.
  • Escalate any non-conforming product/equipment/material to the appropriate manager/supervisor immediately.
  • Become familiar with all machines in assigned area and share responsibilities for preventative maintenance, troubleshooting/repair, cleanliness, and escalation of assigned equipment.
  • Report any food safety issues, security breaches, attempts at product tampering or contamination, and/or other suspicious behavior observed to Manager or Supervisor
  • Complete and comply with the Master Sanitation Schedule (MSS), Daily Routine List (DRL), HACCP procedures, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Compliance.
  • Responsible for housekeeping of the packaging machine and plant area (e.g., sweeping the floor, removing trash, cleaning the machine at the end of the shift, preparing for next shift’s production, and finalizing any paperwork in an accurate, clear, and concise manner).
  • Maintain a food-safe sanitary environment at all times.
  • Follow Company’s quality assurance procedures and protocols at all times while on duty (e.g., Labeling of containers, Inventory Control, PM programs).
  • Communicate with other employees in the packaging department in a proactive and professional manner.
  • Maintain standards as they apply to packaging equipment (e.g. quality, finished products, and machine operations).
  • Relieve operators for meal periods and breaks.
  • Train/Mentor new employees in the department with direction from the manager/supervisor.
  • Provide back-up support for other roles as necessary.
  • Available for overtime work on a scheduled or call-in basis, as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned by the manager/supervisor.


  • A high school diploma or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to communicate in English effectively verbally and in written form.
  • Previous “hands on” machine operating experience.
  • Experience operating high speed packing equipment is desired.
  • Experience troubleshooting issues and performing preventive maintenance required.
  • Three to five (3-5) years’ related experience in a manufacturing environment; increasing levels of responsibility preferred.



  • Basic computer skills (touch screen).
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Attention to detail and a commitment to quality.
  • Takes direction well, open to feedback and does not have a problem submitting to authority.

Physical Requirments

  • Regularly required to walk, stand, push, and work long hours.
  • Regularly lift and/or move 50 pounds; occasionally lift/move objects weighing greater than 75 pounds.
  • Regularly climb ladders and occasionally work at heights of 100 feet.


  • Regularly exposed to work near moving parts/equipment.
  • Regularly exposed to major amounts of dust.
  • Regularly exposed to a moderate to severe noise levels.
  • Occasionally exposed to outdoor/uncontrolled weather conditions.
  • Occasionally exposed to chemicals used in the manufacturing process.

Note:  Valid Driver’s License required for insurance purposes. Plant Management retains the discretion to add to or change the duties of this position at any time.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and requirements, which may change from time to time based on business needs.  When appropriate, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.


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