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Savencia Cheese USA Packaging Laborer - 1st and 2nd Shift in Lena, Illinois

Kolb-Lena, Inc.

Job Posting

Job Title:

Packaging Laborer – Positions open on 1st and 2nd shift

Hours Required:

1st Shift – Friday, 6:00 am - 2:30 pm approximately, end time varies depending upon production

2nd Shift; Monday – Friday, 2:30pm – 11:00pm approximately, end time varies depending upon production

(OT & Weekends as required)


Kristian Hinrichs - 1st Shift Supervisor

Nancy Huber - 2nd Shift Supervisor

Summary of Position:

This position is responsible for packaging the product. This includes general packaging, stacking, lifting and restocking of material into equipment. This position follows standard work methods and practices safe work habits to ensure production is as efficient and safe as possible.

Major Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Make sure machines are set up and have the proper paper, drums and boxes for the product you are going to package;

  • Assist in changing over materials for the line, safely and efficiently to reduce down time;

  • Spot-check and remove product and packaging that does not meet our quality specifications;

  • Maintaining the work flow of a group of 3 or more people;

  • Stack product on pallets verifying correct pattern;

  • Assembles boxes for hand packing product;

  • Operate metal detection and x-ray equipment as needed;

  • Help and assist coworkers when the line is down;

  • Visual inspections of codes, seals, packaging during production. Alerts operator of nonconformance and makes corrections;

  • Completes all paperwork required;

  • Actively participates in continuous improvement process;

  • Able to change their machines over to the correct product;

  • Able to set the video jets to the correct date;

  • Able to perform routine maintenance on machines when needed;

  • Able to make adjustments and basic repairs on tape machines, labelers (including refilling), box makers and conveyors, check level and fill glue pots throughout shift.

    Required Education and Experience

  • Ability to speak, read, write and comprehend English;

  • Ability to lift/carry/push/pull 50 lbs.

    Preferred Education and Experience

  • Experience working in a food manufacturing environment;

  • High school diploma or equivalent;

  • Basic mathematics and calculating tools;

  • Capable of operating without direct supervision;

  • Capable of following instructions.


Eligible to receive a $600.00 sign on bonus after completion of your 90-day review


1st Day Insurance (Medical, Dental, Vision)

Life Insurance

Short Term Disability

401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with Employer Match

Paid Vacation and Holidays

Perfect Attendance Program