The Bakery Cos.
  • Nashville, TN, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Packaging Operator


Job Summary:

Our Packaging Lead is responsible for packaging and overseeing a range of products as they complete their travel through the line. The Packaging Lead is responsible for leading result- oriented, winning teams, and providing assistance in duties related to keeping the line running smoothly. Leads direct activities for production in order to focus on equipment and process. The Bakery Cos. Mission, Vision, and Values should be carried out by the Packaging Lead when addressing our employees.


Essential Functions:

  • Lead team in line setup and changeover of product, identifying critical controls and issues.
  • Monitor hourly production vs. targets and apply countermeasures if necessary.
  • Review staffing needs for the shift such as absences, new employees, and onboarding.
  • Monitor and enforce control plan and maintain machine checks as a critical check point.
  • Analyze root causes of production issues and develop corrective actions.
  • Provide production run sheets to packaging machine operators to complete daily production run.
  • Update production system and/or case total board with completed case counts in order to communicate production goals to next shift.
  • Maintains raw material inventory and communicate discrepancies as needed.
  • Set up and operate multiple machines in the packaging area.
  • Ensure enough materials are staged for product being produced
  • Ensure the correct amount of product is in bag and/or case
  • Train, develop, and motivate team members on job performance, quality expectations, and standardized work.
  • Adheres to production schedules, ensures production orders are met for finished goods inventories, minimizing waste to ensure conformance to safety and quality standards.
  • Removes all out-of-spec product from the line and notifies Production Supervisor of all non-conforming product or processes on the line.
  • Ensure a safe operation, complying with the corporate accident prevention program, and following safe work practices.
  • Attends Monthly required safety meetings when applicable.  
  • Inform Management for maintenance and repair of production equipment, and for machine parts and manufacturing supplies.  Recommends improvements in machinery and equipment and in manufacturing methods.
  • Ensures company standard practices and procedures are followed.
  • Maintains and reports production-related information regarding yields, efficiencies and labor utilization to management and/or related tracking programs.
  • Participates in weekly GMP, sanitation, and safety inspections throughout the production departments and corrects any identified deficiencies.
  • Performs other related responsibilities, as needed or directed by Production Supervisor and Manager, to support The Bakery Cos. business objectives.



Education and Experience

  • 3+ years of leadership experience.
  • Have received a High School Diploma or Equivalent


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be flexible with schedule, including start times and weekend work.
  • Willing to acquire a wide variety of skills to assist the surrounding team and fully understand the processes.
  • Drive for Results, Process Management, Integrity & Trust, Conflict Management, and Time Management.
  • Able to problem solve, learn on the fly, process and technical learning, and quality decision.
  • Must be able to work in a team environment as well as work independently.


Physical Demands:

  • Work in a noisy environment for length of shift.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Reach above shoulder height.
  • Able to bend, twist, stand, climb stairs/ladders, push/pull, and walk for the length of shift.
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