Reports directly to the Production Manager.
Daily pack the fresh apples and other fruit in accordance with the customer’s specifications and meeting Champlain Orchards Inc. quality and productivity standards.
Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities
Ensure that all federal, state, and company regulations and standards for product freshness and quality, food safety, weights and measures, store safety, employee safety, refrigeration, and sanitation are met.
Ensure accurate sizing and quality for packaging of fresh apples and other fruit occurs.
Visually inspect each apple or other fruit for quality so it can either be packed, directed to cider or discarded.
Maintain high quality standards for cleanliness of packing and associated areas.
Inspect packaged produce for conformance to customers' specifications and quality.
Monitor and recommend improvements in processes to increase efficiency of packing line.
Get supplies (boxes, labels, packing materials, etc.) throughout the day.
Clean each station and packing area at the end of each day, and completing all required Food Safety records as required.
The position requires an individual who has at least one month of fruit processing and packing experience.
Skills & Abilities Required
Must be able to stand for long periods of time, lift 50 pounds, carry a 20 lb. ladder, and be able to work Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
The individual must be honest, trustworthy, respectful, work well on a team, and have exceptional work ethics.
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday (Saturdays as needed), 7 am – completion of orders/project