Pickle Packer

Claussen Pickles Kraft Heinz   Woodstock, IL   Full-time     Manufacturing / Production / Operations
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Posted on December 31, 2020

Pickle Packer Relief/Part-Time
Woodstock Plant

Benefits & Compensation Overview:

  • Starting Pay: $12.50- after 6 months’ salary increases to $13.00.
  • First 90 days of employment would be part-time with the possibility of moving to full time based on a good performance
  • Full-time employees receiving free Health/Dental/Vision benefits
  • Potential 11 Paid Holidays per Year

Work Schedule:
2ND  (M-F 03:30PM – 12:00 AM)

  • Opportunity for either daily or weekend overtime
  • Flexible rotation between the first shift and second shift

Plant & Community Overview:

Plant Overview:

  • Union plant employing about 245 employees across 3 shifts
  • Kraft Heinz Claussen Pickles is the only manufacturing location in the world that produces Claussen brand pickles.  Founded in 1870 by CF Claussen & Sons.
  • Kraft-Heinz Claussen Pickles is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all our employees- while also meeting our obligations to preserve the environment.

 

Community Overview:

  • Kraft Heinz Claussen Pickles Plant is located in Woodstock- IL; and it is an integral part of the Woodstock community

Job Overview:

Kraft Heinz Claussen Pickles is excited to help you start your career today!   

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Packing pickles.
  • Ensure quality product is produced and continual improvement.
  • Packs quality jars of Claussen product at the Standard Pack Rate and/or line rates using the correct pack method.  Packing Whole Pickle- Icicle- Mini Dills- Sandwich Slices- Super Slices- Chips- and Spears in 20 oz. jars- 24 oz jars- 32 oz jars- 750 ml jars- Five Gallon Pails- 64 oz jars- and 80 oz jars.
  • Understands product specifications and informs the Supervisor of Pickle Quality Problems.
  • Serves as the final inspection of cucumbers to be packed.
  • Inspects glass and plastic jars for defects.
  • When production downtime occurs- stacks jars on carts or skids.

The following duties may be performed:

Make-up knocked down boxes- spicing- adding or removing empty jars to/from the line- adding boxes to the conveyor- top cutting of halves product when required- jar inspections for various reasons (leakers- floaters and other packaging defects)- feed pickles into the Spear or Auto packaging machines- topping off jars of Chips or Whole Pickle- putting labels/bands on Gallon line jars- inserting coupons into jars when required.

Informs the Supervisor/mechanical Department of mechanical or safety problems that arise within their work area. May also perform additional miscellaneous duties as directed by the Supervisor. 

Work Environment

  • Standing 8 hours shifts
  • Plant temperature can fluctuate (humid- cold- or warm based on seasonality)
  • Work environment would have a strong smell of vinegar and/or spices
  • Physical Demand Classification (PDC):  Reaching- handling- fingering- twisting- high repetition- turning.

Equal Opportunity Employer–minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity

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