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Packer (Part-Time)

Company: Prairie Farms
Location: Lafayette
Posted on: October 7, 2021

Job Description:

This is a part-time position as an ice cream packer on 2nd shift at Ice Cream Specialties (a division of Prairie Farms Dairy) in Lafayette, IN. Ice Cream Specialties has been a part of the Lafayette community for over 50 years and prides itself in producing delicious ice cream novelties, as well as a safe and friendly atmosphere to work! Apply today and see the benefits in store for you.

2nd shift hours: 4 PM - 12 AM, Monday - Friday (some mandatory Saturdays)

What is a Packer?

A Packer is responsible for placing raw product onto the machine, and packaging individually wrapped ice cream novelties into cartons for shipping and retail sale for the external customer. The machines at our facility run products such as: ice cream cones, popsicles, fudge bars, ice cream bars, doggie sundaes, and ice cream sandwiches! Did we mention you can eat free ice cream on your breaks?

 What are the responsibilities of a Packer?

  • Filling dispensers with cartons, cones cups and other raw materials and supplies
  • Packing cartons into cardboard boxes or sleeves
  • Taping and/or wrapping
  • Rotate positions on different fill machines
  • Work with different filler machines setups throughout week
  • Monitor quality of the product
  • Other duties assigned by supervisor

What are the essential Skills and experience needed to be a Packer?

  • Ability to adjust to speed and setup of filler machine operation
  • Hand and wrist movement to grasp, hold and pack consistently
  • Put correct number of items for placement into machine
  • Time Management
  • Strong team player: ability to communicate with a multitude of plant personnel     
  • The ability to work Saturdays is necessary!

Nonessential Skills:

  • This is an entry level position, but previous food service experience or packaging is great!

What is the work environment for a Packer at Ice Cream Specialties?

While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to work at various speeds. The noise level in the work environment can be extremely loud. While the decibel is not high enough to require hearing protection, it is offered. The production floor is room temperature (you won't be working in the freezer itself).  

What are the physical demands of the job?

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to be able to work standing over 8+ hour shift. Must be able to stoop, kneel, reach, lift and must be able to work under these conditions every day. This job requires frequent lifting of supplies and raw materials up to 50 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. This position requires good corrected hearing.

Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM (some OT past 12AM may be necessary)
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday: 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM (some OT past 12AM may be necessary)

Keywords: Prairie Farms, Lafayette , Packer (Part-Time), Other , Lafayette, Indiana

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