Jun 14, 2019

Depalletizer Operator: day shift

  • Nor Cal Beverage Co Inc
  • West Sacramento, CA, USA
Full-Time Manufacturing

Job Description

If interested, please apply at http://www.ncbev.com/careers/job-opportunities/


Company Profile

Nor-Cal Beverage Co., Inc. (Nor-Cal), founded in 1937, is California’s largest independent beverage bottler. Family-owned for three generations, Nor-Cal mixes and packages such well-known beverage brands as Arizona Tea, Vitamin Water, PowerAde, Hansen’s, and Monster Energy, as well as Florida Natural and Minute Maid Juices, and its own brand - Go-Girl energy drinks. Nor-Cal has facilities in West Sacramento, Anaheim and Fullerton.  As a result of its innovation and sound business decisions, Nor-Cal has expanded and is planning continued growth.


Nor-Cal Beverage Co., Inc. is seeking a Depalletizer Operator for the day shift for our Production facility in West Sacramento, California.


Medical benefits eligible first of the month following 28 days of employment.

Hourly Rate Range:  $14.30-20.33 DOE

Position Summary: Operates machines that perform one or more packaging functions such as depalletizing, banding, tying, packing, or wrapping containers by performing the following duties.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Follow all safety procedures and work as safe as possible at all times.
  • Starts machine and observes operation to detect malfunctions of machine.
  • Stops machine and reports malfunction to supervisor.
  • Cleans the Depalletizer machines and area following specific work instructions.
  • Maintains a clean work area.
  • Perform the required testing, monitoring, and recording of packaging checks.
  • Perform primary package inspections for PET.
  • Notify Supervisor when material/package quality issues are observed.
  • Notify Supervisor/Maintenance of any equipment issues.
  • Operates the bailing machine and removes bails of cardboard.
  • Operates the floor scrubber and cleans the floors.
  • Complete accurate documentation of closure lot numbers for traceability.
  • Complete and turn in Depalletizer Can Loss Summary and Depalletizer Bottle Loss Summary reports.
  • General
    • Maintain a positive work atmosphere and interaction with customers, co-workers, and management.
    • All other duties as assigned.
    • Regular and punctual attendance.
  • Follow Pre-Start Up process - inspect tiersheet and top frame bins, production selection, and staged empty PET, can, or bottle pallets to ensure correct pallets are staged.
  • Removes broken bottles following the specific work instruction or work aid for glass breakage at the Depalletizer.
  • Operates Depalletizer machine in “Manual” and “Automatic” operations.
  • Operates Depalletizer machines for Lines 1, 2, 3 and 4 in “Manual” and “Automatic” operations.
  • Makes minor adjustments or repairs such as opening valves, setting guides, or clearing away damaged packaging.
  • Completes accurate and legible Depalletizer Empty Container Report and Log on Depalletizer Loss Report documentation and turns in operator report(s).
  • Feeds product to conveyors, combiners or other feeding devices.
  • Replenishes packaging supplies such as PET, can, or bottle pallets.
  • Places supplies in hopper, on conveyor, or other feeding devices.
  • Depresses pedal, presses button, or moves lever to clean or operate Depalletizer machines.
  • Operates Bulk System Conveyor machine in “Manual” and “Automatic” operations.
  • Sets up and ensures the proper operation of changeover on the Depalletizers (Lines 1, 2, 3 and 4).
  • determine last load to arrive.
  • Makes minor adjustments or operates the Bulk System Conveyor in “Manual” mode to dislodge or free pallets that have become jammed.
  • Verifies (counts) total number of pallets of empty selected containers on hand, both on the line and on the floor.
  • Checks filler speed and calculates number of pallets that will run in one hour, and pushes out or pulls up loads accordingly.
  • Sends emails to communicate – Refers to “Can and Bottle Delivery Contact” folder procedures.
  • Makes Depalletizer machine adjustments for product and vacuum height.
  • Monitor tier sheet grippers to ensure proper gripping and adjust as necessary.



  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Ability to understand, remember, and apply oral and/or written instructions or other information.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet productivity standards.
  • Observes safety and security procedures.
  • Strong ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide and to record, balance, and check results for accuracy.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills with excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate professionally with customers and co-workers.
  • Have a strong work ethic and be able to work independently as well as working in a team.
  • Demonstrates attention to detail, a professional attitude, and produces accurate work product.
  • Must be enthusiastic and proactive.
  • Must have a cooperative attitude.
  • Must have the ability to follow-up.
  • Must be able to work in a fast paced environment.


Education and/or Experience:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (G.E.D.)
  • Must be computer literate and proficient in math.


Language Skills: English is required, and the ability to speak Spanish is desirable.


Supervisory Responsibilities: This position has no supervisory responsibilities.


Amount of Travel Involved: None.


Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently required to talk or hear, reach with hands and arms, stand, walk, push, and pull. The employee is regularly required to climb up and down stairs, and perform repetitive motions. The employee is regularly required to balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, pull, lift, pick/pinch, or grasp. The employee must frequently lift and /or move 10 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.   The employee must be able to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. The employee is required to have visual acuity to perform an activity such as operate production machines where the seeing job is at or within arm’s reach.


Work Environment:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts and environmental conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places, extreme heat, vibration, atmospheric conditions that could affect the respiratory system, and must function in narrow aisles or passageways. The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud.


If interested, please apply on-line at http://www.ncbev.com/careers/job-opportunities/


Nor-Cal Beverage Co., Inc. is an equal opportunity employer-----M/F/D/V



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