Packaging Day Shift Lead-Warehouse 330

  • 2167 W 49th S, Idaho Falls, ID 83402, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Do you enjoy working with your hands? Are you looking for a new and exciting career with a growing company? We may just have the opportunity for you!

Idahoan Foods is located in the heart of the Intermountain Region of the Pacific Northwest. Our company is fast-paced, but our community has maintained the slower pace of life with plenty of outdoor recreation; we are just a couple hours from Yellowstone National Park, Grand Targhee Resort and Sun Valley.

Currently we are looking for a Packaging Shift Lead in our Idaho Falls Facility. Compensation is $21.05 an hour plus shift differential. 

Job Description

The Packaging Lead is responsible for monitoring the Packaging Department to ensure that employee schedules, paperwork and all other responsibilities are being met. Lead the Department in the absence of the Packaging Supervisor. Assists Machine Operators with the crewing of their respective lines, maximizes operating performance, uptime, waste reduction, quality and productivity. The Packaging Lead must understand the operation, maintenance, safety and sanitation requirements of the packaging lines and supporting equipment. Monitors the forklift traffic at the stretch wrapping location ensures correct tagging of pallets and proper pallet patterns are maintained. Ensures all the paper work is completed correctly for incoming and outgoing materials and finished goods.

Principle Accountabilities:

1. Packaging: Ensures all lines have adequate Packaging Employees. Assists the line in the event of reduced work force. Will be required to relieve Machine Operators during breaks to maximize productivity. Assists with product and equipment changeovers and confirms the correct packaging specifications are followed, the equipment is set up properly and that the specified ingredients and materials are packaged.

2. Materials & Supplies: Ensures the Department is fully stocked with WIP (Work in Process), ingredients and supplies – roll stock, cartons, boxes, pallets, etc. and ensures those materials are staged for their efficient utilization. Communicates with palletizer to get the right amount of supplies. Checks to ensure the right box item number, product, roll stock, and codes are being used. Communicates with box companies to ensure enough boxes are available for daily production.

3. Training: Trains and tracks the progress of new employees. Contacts Payroll to setup scan number for temporary help – and enrolling all temps into the hand scan system. Communicates on a regular basis with the temporary service to ensure help is available at all times.

4. Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE): Learns and practices the principles of OEE, 5 Why Analysis (root cause) and Autonomous Maintenance. During the shifts monitors line Performance (run rate), Quality (efficiency and waste reduction) and Availability (uptime) to maximize OEE. Monitors and corrects issues affecting materials waste, expedites maintenance response when required and assists machine operators with trouble shooting and corrective actions. Keeps track of and reports ingredient, WIP, products and packaging materials waste.

5. Statistical Process Control (SPC): Employs the fundamentals of SPC to better understand and control the capabilities of the equipment, maintain target fill weights and control the addition of seasonings, sauces and other ingredients added at the time of packaging.

6. Administration: Maintains confidential employee documents, records production papers, types paperwork and memos. Updates all Quality Assurance materials, records production on white board, maintains employee schedules.

7. Paperwork: Takes responsibility for daily packaging report as well as M3. Researches old records for problems concerning staff or products. Maintains and organizes all current paperwork and time sheets. Picks up Machine Operator work sheets, dump sheets of product used (bar code stickers), metal check sheets and down time pages. Sorts, and hands out payroll checks. Prepares all paperwork on incidents – accidents.

8. Safety: Responsible for incident reports dealing with employees or machines. Informs Packaging Manager of any problems or concerns. Responsible for keeping the lines cleaned and free of cross contamination. Plans and organizes safety meetings. Maintains first aid certification. Responsible for roll call in an evacuation situation. Provide Training for the STOP program to all employees for their shift and completes (3) observation cards each month. Encourages employees to complete (1) STOP observation card each month. Ensure the Safety Incident rate for the plant is below the industry standard by being proactive with and responsive to safety investigations by applying the rules of SQF to Safety. These rules are: Review the incident, implement a solution for the incident and develop prevention step to keep the incident from happening again.

9. Other Duties: All other duties as assigned by Shift Supervisor or Manager.


Education and/or Experience: A Bachelor’s Degree, or a minimum of five years manufacturing experience.

Language Skills: Ability to read, comprehend, and compose simple to complex instructions, polices, procedures and correspondence. Exhibits effective speaking and written communication skills in dealing with small and large groups. Bilingual language skills (Spanish and English) are preferred. Conducts professional and compelling presentations and responds to questions. Effectively facilitates meetings.

Computer Skills: Proficient in using M3, Microsoft applications Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

Reasoning Ability: Demonstrates the self-confidence and maturity to make decisions and solve problems with minimal direction. Organized and able to manage and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously. Possesses strong analytical, quantitative, communication, problem solving, and technical skills. Has the ability to creatively apply experience, and common sense for processes and employees.

Interpersonal Skills: Team player, flexible and accepts changing assignments and accountabilities.

Work Environment: The position is located in a food processing facility. Eighty percent of time will be on the packaging floor and twenty percent of time will be in an office setting. Must be able to work rotating shifts including weekends when needed.

Additional Information

Idahoan Foods, LLC is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state, or local law.