Delivering on Every Detail

Tomato Packer

Full-Time | Landover, MD

Job Objective:

Pack or package by hand a tomatoes and other various product.

Job Functions:

Essential Job Functions:
  • Measure, weigh, and count products and materials.
  • Examine and inspect containers, materials, and products to ensure that packing specifications are met.
  • Remove completed or defective products or materials, placing them on moving equipment, such as conveyors, or in specified areas, such as loading docks.
  • Seal containers or materials, using glues, fasteners, nails, and hand tools.
  • Lift 25 pound cases repetitively.
  • Place, stack, and transport large amount of cases to a pallet.
Additional Job Functions:
  • Load materials and product into package processing equipment.
  • Assemble, line, and pad cartons, crates, and containers using hand tools.
  • Clean containers, materials, supplies, or work areas, using cleaning solutions and hand tools.
  • Mark and label containers, container tags, or products using marking tools.

Working Conditions & Job Environment:

Degree of physical demands (strength) usually associated with this position:

  • Minimum lift requirement 50-60 lbs. on a regular basis
  • Requires repeated stooping and bending
  • Frequent lifting and carrying of boxed/bagged fruits and vegetables (primarily tomatoes)
  • Requires continuous standing for extended periods of time

Environmental conditions (physical surroundings and hazards) usually associated with this position:

  • Working in a 55 degree (F) processing area for 8-10 hours on a daily basis
  • Working in a damp environment 8-10 hours on a daily basis
  • Moderately noisy environment
  • Fast paced environment
  • Operation hours start time begins 6:00 am -until 3 pm , Monday thru Friday and occasional Saturdays

Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

Education

  • Ability to recognize letters and symbols

Experience

  • 1-2 years direct order pulling experience, preferably in the produce industry

Knowledge

  • Basic awareness of produce types
  • Basic warehouse distribution

Skills and Abilities

  • Able to lift and load products into boxes
  • Able to make judgments on product quality
  • Able to work in a fast paced, multi-tasked environment and have good organizational skills
  • Able to break 50 and 25 pound bags into 5 pound and dozen counts
Preferred Qualifications:

Education

  • High school diploma or equivalent

Experience

  • 2-3 years direct order pulling experience, preferably in the produce industry

Knowledge

  • Advanced warehouse distribution and advanced produce knowledge

Skills and Abilities

  • Flexibility and adaptable to change in work assignments and priorities
  • Must be a self starter, assertive, decision maker, forward thinker, and problem solver