Packaging and Machine Operator - First Shift in Milwaukee, WI at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 6/6/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Packaging/Palletizing Operator – 1st Shift

Milwaukee, WI

Frist Shift: 8:00am – 4:00pm, Monday - Saturday
Start Date: ASAP 

Pay Rate: $12.60/hr
Duration: 3 months or more 
Work Environment: Production - Meat plant 
Dress code: Full length pants, shirt, close toe shoes. PPE required and will be provided 


Position Essential Functions:

  • Operate packaging equipment to fill, label, stack, and stretch wrap product containers.
  • Palletizing complete packaging into boxes, check labels and palletize per order requirements. 

Essential Job Functions 

  • Communicate with packers from the previous shift to determine if there are any problems on the packing portion of the line. 
  • Operate packaging equipment to fill, label, stack, and stretch wrap product containers. 
  • Monitor packaging equipment performance; make adjustments to equipment as necessary. 
  • Record and review production data as required on log sheets. 
  • Contact supervisor or lead person in the event of any problems with the lines, product quality, or critical control points. 
  • Perform product and packaging change-overs as scheduled. 
  • Restock boxes, skids, and liners for next shift and current shift as needed. 
  • Clean work areas and equipment as assigned or scheduled. 
  • Maintain all production areas in a neat and clean condition. 
  • Properly account for any product rework. 
  • Comply with all GMP, safety, sanitation and any other plant rules as established by the company. 
  • Follow all Food Safety (HACCP), GMP’s, Occupational Health and Safety, and Environmental programs. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Supervisor. 

Minimum Job Requirements

Education/Training & Experience

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Must be able to read, write and perform basic math. 
  • Preferred: 1-3 Months working in Meat Production or related experience

Working Conditions

  • Temperature in the work area is at 36 degrees 
  • Employees will be required to wear plastic gloves while performing duties involving potential direct contact with the product.
  • Personal protective equipment (such as safety glasses, boots, or gloves) must be worn per company work rules.
  • Employee must be available to work weekend hours as needed. 

Physical Requirements

  • Employee is required to stand and reach with arms and hands, as a regular occurrence.
  • The employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
  • The employee is regularly required to walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and climb stairs.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will frequently and consistently be required to lift and carry objects weighing up to 60 lbs.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception. 

EEO Employer

Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at or 844-463-6178.