Packaging Operator - Day Shift



Read and follow batch ticket instructions.

Stand and walk continuously on a cement floor.

Maintain a clean operating area.

Bend and lift using proper techniques, up to 50 lb. occasionally to a lifting height of 44".

Bend, using proper lifting techniques to a height of 8" occasionally.

Climb and balance on 6 to 10 ft ladders occasionally.

Twist at waist and reach at or below shoulder height frequently.

Input and retrieve information using a computer.

Input data in documents relating to SPC, batch tickets and finished product evaluations.
  • Operate, adjust, and change over automatic VFFS, Cartoning and Casepacking Equipment


Work in a safe manner.

Proactive in quality and follow GMPs and housekeeping guidelines.

Mechanically inclined.

Flexible to work overtime and other shifts as business needs require.

Committed to internal and external customer expectations.

Confront and solve problems.

Communicate well and provide meaningful feedback.

Manage time effectively and efficiently while working unsupervised.


High school diploma or equivalent preferred.

Accurate reading, math, and organizational skills.


Food processing and packaging machinery experience preferred. Forklift experience helpful.

Key Requirements & Environmental Factors. This is not an exhaustive list.
  • Work graveyard shift from 7:00am - 7:30pm.
  • Ability to operate packaging equipment (machinery) at standard.
  • Read and follow directions correctly, written and verbal, continuously.
  • Use your entire body to bend, twist, push, pull, reach, squat, climb, maneuver, stand, walk, sit, and lean in awkward positions in order to perform a variety of tasks at each level.
  • Climb and balance on an 18 to 20-foot ladder (i.e., some tasks require short periods of working at heights on platforms).
  • Work in a safe manner; lift 50 pounds, occasionally.
  • Pro-active in quality and follow GMP's and housekeeping guidelines.
  • Flexible to work other shifts and overtime as business needs require.
  • Ability to work with people in a team environment.
  • High School diploma or equivalent required; accurate reading, math, and organizational skills.
  • Food processing and packaging machinery experience preferred.

We've got the right mix of ingredients for a better career:

(1) Excellent Pay - The pay for this position is pre-determined at $21.66 per hour. Compensation for this role has been determined based on required experience, education, certification, and training.

(2) Pay for Skill Environment - After next level certification, the packaging operator can expect a significant corresponding pay increase, AND there are annual level increases based on market and budget factors. Additional achieved levels pay even more and perform project work and leadership tasks.

(3) Incentive Pay - Quarterly bonus incentives - earn up to 7% per quarter based on safety, quality, and other metrics.

(4) Benefits - We are proud to offer generous benefits including comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance (starting at $50/month for employee only coverage on the PPO Plan or starting at $25/month for employee only coverage on the HDHP), 401(K) matching, 3 weeks of paid vacation, 10 paid holidays, company provided life insurance and disability insurance, flexible spending account, healthcare saving account, voluntary accident insurance, voluntary critical illness insurance, and tuition reimbursement.

Before you apply, here's what we want you to know:

(1) You are not assigned to one piece of equipment - we have several different work areas, and you'll be learning a few at a time. The more you learn, the more likely you will achieve the next levels.

(2) This is hard work. You'll need more than physical strength - you'll need fortitude and gumption to handle equipment ownership, solve problems, and maneuver through the unexpected. If you are not suited for a dedicated and fast-paced working environment, this job may not be for you.

We make a difference by enriching the lives of consumers through products we are proud of.

You can THRIVE in a culture built on forward-thinking in a supportive, family atmosphere with outstanding benefits (i.e. just ask any of our current employees)!

The Krusteaz Company products and brands bring people together so we do our part to ensure those experiences are great! Our goal is to be the most innovative, creative, and admired company in food, and we recognize that our people are the key to achieving that goal. That's why we strive to foster a passionate, caring, and quality-focused workplace where people know they are valued and understand how their contributions impact the business. We have a small company feel, and many employees appreciate a variety of broad responsibilities as well as the caring, family-like culture. If this sounds like the kind of company you'd like to work for, and the kind of role you'd excel at, we encourage you to apply today!

The policy of The Krusteaz Company is to hire, train, and promote all persons in all job groups in accordance with law, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital or military status, national origin, gender identity, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, genetic information, or any other status or characteristic protected by local, state, or federal law.

Get to know us:
  • A people-focused company that cares: We're a 90-year-old company with the entrepreneurial spirit of a startup and a focused eye on the future. As a midsized, privately held company with a portfolio of beloved food and beverage brands, our people are the most important ingredient in our success.
  • A valued and supported workforce: We place tremendous value in our employees and provide competitive pay and comprehensive benefits to ensure our employees can create the best life for themselves. Benefits include a top tier health insurance plan with lower-than-average employee cost share, generous PTO, 401(k) match, and more.
  • An engaged and energized culture: At The Krusteaz Company, collaboration and ingenuity drive our fierce commitment to creating extraordinary product experiences that people love.
  • A place to grow and make a difference: An entrepreneurial spirit has been at the core of our company since the beginning, attracting self-starters who are curious and love to learn and to share ideas.