Packaging Technician
The Packaging Technician operates, installs, troubleshoots, and repairs packaging equipment
Yonkers, NY 
Posted 1 day ago
Job Description
Job Title Packaging Technician Today’s Date June 14, 2016
Location Yonkers, New York; Requisition # 2963
Reports To Packaging Manager FLSA Status Hourly
ASR Group’s companies have more than 150 years of experience taking sugar cane from the field to the table.  Our expertise in every aspect of the cane sugar process is without equal.  We are the largest vertically integrated cane sugar refiner in the world.  Our nine refineries are found in five countries across the globe and collectively can produce more than six million tonnes of sugar.  We also own and operate sugar mills in the United States, Mexico and Belize.  As an expert in raw sugar procurement, our reach spans more than 40 countries and our network of partners and suppliers has never been stronger.  Our brands are leaders in their respective markets.  We sell our branded and private label sugars, sweeteners and syrups in the grocery, food service, industrial and pharmaceutical channels in the Americas, Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East, India and Asia.
 The Packaging Technician operatesinstalls, maintains, troubleshoots, repairs and dismantles packaging equipment and related equipment.
  • Preforms preventative maintenance work
  • Monitors equipment operations and makes adjustments and/or repairs (mechanical and/or electrical) on various types of packaging and related equipment such as but not limited to baggers, case erectors, case sealers, packers, etc. as necessary
  • Reports to Supervisor the general condition of equipment and recommends replacement when necessary
  • Installs and dismantles packaging and related equipment
  • Operates various packaging equipment
  • Responsible for machine and work area cleanliness
  • Responsible for keeping required records and documentation
  • Performs other duties as may be assigned
Required Skills
Ability to:
  • start the machine and observe the operation to detect malfunction(s) of the machine
  • troubleshoot and repair packaging machine problems with competent speed and accuracy under time and delivery pressure
  • work from electrical schematics, blueprints, drawings, sketches, layout, and other specifications both verbal and written
  • program and maintain coder systems, metal detectors, and check weighers
  • square, lace, replace, and track all types of conveyor belts
  • align, tension, and replace all types of power transmission devices (v-belts, sheaves, chain and sprockets, bearings)
  • utilize his/her tools and equipment in a safe and proficient manner
Must be able to:
  • work within precise limits and standards of accuracy
  • set up and operates shop tools
  • use all power and hand tools normal to the trade
  • perform simple metal work
Required Experience
  • At least two (2) years of electrical experience working with voltages up to 480 or more in a manufacturing / industrial environment
  • Must have knowledge and use of electrical test equipment
  • Must have electrical skills including the understanding and the ability to troubleshoot up to 480 volt equipment
  • Must have a working knowledge of electrical circuits and power supplies, gearboxes, motors, agitators, actuators, valves, wiring and unwiring of equipment
Preferred Experience
  • Previous Packaging Technician experience
  • Journeyperson electrician
  • PLC troubleshooting experience
  • Fanuc robotic controllers
  • Experience in hydraulic and pneumatic fields
Required Education
  • High school diploma or GED
Required Qualifications
  • Ability to:
    • lift up to 50lbs
    • use hands and arms to reach, push, pull, lift, carry, and manipulate materials and tools
    • walk, stand, stoop, kneel, crouch, stoop, crawl, and climb constantly throughout the shift
    • reach, bend, twist, rotate, push and pull frequently
    • work in confined spaces
    • work independently as well as a team player
    • climb up and down ladders
  • Must be fully qualified on the operations of at least two packaging stations within 90 days from date of hire
  • Ability to work rotating shifts, weekends, holidays, and overtime
  • Must be able to perform tasks wearing required PPE such as but not limited to protective footwear, clothing, safety glasses/goggles, etc.
  • Must regard safety as a core value; Must be able to work safe and in a proficient manner

Equal Opportunity Employer
Our Company is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy and practice of this Employer to comply with all applicable fair employment practices and equal opportunity laws in every country where our employees work, and to provide employment opportunities, as well as administer all terms and conditions of employment, to all qualified persons on an equal basis. The Employer prohibits discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other category protected by law.


Job Summary
Start Date
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Hours per Week
Required Education
Required Experience
2+ years
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