Filler / capper operator is involved in the manufacture of food products intended for the
customer. Being a producer of peanut butter products, the filler / capper operator is aware of
risks involved with regard to proper jar size, fill, temperature, rates, proper cap to use, and consistent flow of
peanut butter from surge kettle to filler. The filler / capper operator must maintain a clean and sanitary operation.
The filler / capper is trained in various areas pertaining to the job required.

Essential Duties and Description:

 Expected to arrive at his/her workstation 10 minutes prior to the beginning of the shift to allow time for a
proper shift passover discussion with the operator of their equipment from the previous shift.
 Inspect, adjust, and calibrate the machine as required to ensure consistent operation
 Verify and make sure correct jars, labels, caps are used
 Verify with the ingredient operator there is peanut butter in the kettle.
 Change over the filler, capper, sealer, cap hopper, heuft, checkweigher, and Depal as needed. You may
sometimes need to adjust the conveyors
 Maintain a consistent and constant product (peanut butter) flow
 Verify with QA and Setup Video Jet printer, verify the information is correct
 Ensure machinery is properly started and stopped to minimize maintenance and downtime
 Ensure product type and containers are correct matching daily production sheet
 Ensure all information on packaging and boxes is correct
 Record all downtime, length of time, and explanation on Down Time Report. Turn in the report to Shift
Supervisor/team lead
 Record any other issues or concerns during your shift
 Clean and maintain the jar depal area during and after your shift
 Fill out other reports assigned
 Assist QA Management in any task that needs to be done as assigned.
 Help fellow employees in other areas when needed and remove all trash daily at end of shifts

 Open pallet of jars for the Depal machine unit to sweep
 Make adjustments and corrections to the Depal unit.
 Monitor the Depal unit for smooth continuous supply of empty jars
 Must dump caps as needed (consistently)
 Be familiar with the conveyor system (Nercon)
 Clean the filler including disassembly as required
 Cross-train with other areas of the packaging line to help expedite changeovers
 Assist other operators during breakdowns and/or scheduled cleanings

Problem Solving:
 Solution-Oriented works to solve problems or achieve the outcome
 If needed, find alternative ways to complete a task
 Reacts to challenges by locating or providing solutions.
 Responsible for identifying all requirements of a task, evaluating opportunities or strengths
then takes the appropriate action as required.
 Makes timely, well-considered decisions based on current data available and is flexible with
scheduled work hours/shifts

Education and Experience:
 High School diploma or equivalent(GED).
 Experience with food manufacturing Principles and implementation.
 1-3 years’ production manufacturing experience.
 Must be able to work well both independently and collaboratively.

Job Physical Demands:
Continuous standing in one location for long periods (2-3 hours before break)
Lifting: Intermediate lifting up to 55 lbs for up to half your shift (up to 4 hours)
Climbing : ladders, stairs, etc. –using feet and legs or hands and arms 1/3 of the time
Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist
Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending legs and spine
Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction
Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning, or otherwise working with hand or hands
Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds by ears
Depth Perception: Three-dimensional vision. Ability to judge distances
Color Vision: Ability to identify and distinguish colors

Company Information

Tidewater Staffing Offers:

  • Weekly Pay
  • Full-Time Employment
  • Insurance Benefits
  • Referral Bonus Program
  • Temp-to-Hire Job Opportunities
  • Free Training Programs
  • Direct Deposit | Money Network Cards
Tidewater Staffing is an Equal Opportunity Employer*

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