Dec 04, 2020

General Laborer (F-Su, 5:00 am - 6:30 pm)

  • Professional Diversity Network
  • Niles, IL, USA

Job Description

Rich Products Corporation

Rich's, also known as Rich Products Corporation, is a family-owned food company dedicated to inspiring possibilities. From cakes and icings to pizza, appetizers and specialty toppings, our products are used in homes, restaurants and bakeries around the world. Beyond great food, our customers also gain insights to help them stay competitive, no matter their size. Our portfolio includes creative solutions geared at helping food industry professionals compete in foodservice, retail, in-store bakery, deli, and prepared foods, among others. Working in 100 locations globally, with annual sales exceeding $3.8 billion, Rich's is a global leader with a focus on everything that family makes possible. Rich's-Infinite Possibilities. One Family.
PURPOSE STATEMENTResponsible for the inspection, packing, and palletizing of finished product while adhering to associate safety, food quality, and product quality guidelines.

***Position scheduled to work Friday-Sunday, 5 am to 6:30 pm. Work 13 hours per day, 3 days per week. Work 39 hours but get paid for 40.***
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES/OUTCOMESMaintain a safe, clean, and organized work area in compliance with housekeeping safety and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) requirements
Responsible for maintaining supply of packaging materials which may include bags, pails, labels, lids, boxes and tips to ensure efficient operation
Support startup of all equipment by ensuring area is clean, removing product from the line until product is in spec
Communicate to operators
Pre-whip pails: supply pails, label pails, de-nest pails and place under fillers, lid and seal pails, palletize pails up to 15 lb each
Liquid pails: supply pails, label pails, lid pails, palletize pails up to 35 lbs
3-fill and 9-fill packing: quality inspection of bags, case configurations for palletizing, pack bags into proper case count and configuration at a speed of up to 60 bags per minute
Performs process control and quality checks, and may assist Quality Assurance technicians in obtaining product samples
Assists with product changeovers for packaging materials
Completes re-work / re-melt process for out of specification pails or bags
Adhere to break relief and job rotation guidelines for specific product lines
Administers technical training of other general laborer or temporary associates
Ability to manually palletize of cases and pails when required on pallets to a height up to 72 inches
Support proper start-up and shut-down of equipment and related checklists
KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/EXPERIENCEMust have a high school diploma or general education degree (GED)
Must have the ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
Must have the ability to write simple correspondence and effectively communicate information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, other employees in the organization and vendors
Must have the ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole number, common fractions and decimals
Must have the ability to work in and contribute to Production Improvement Teams and other temporary teams as assigned or as a volunteer
Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations
Ability to conduct basic troubleshooting to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions
Ability and desire to train other associates

Rich Products Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates ("Rich's"), are committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state, or local law. The information collected by this application is solely to determine suitability for employment, verify identity, and maintain employment statistics on applicants.

Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on Rich's. Please contact Rich's Human Resources department at [email protected] you need assistance completing this application or to otherwise participate in the application process.



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