Production Worker

At Yogi, we believe the purpose of business is to serve. Our company was founded on that belief and uses service as its guiding principle: “Feel Good, Be Good, Do Good.” We are committed to providing healthy and delicious teas that are accessible to as many people as possible. With more than 40 years of experience, we strive to support the health and well-being of our consumers by incorporating the highest-quality natural and organic ingredients in our teas. It is the strength of our people and our guiding principle that have contributed to Yogi tea becoming and remaining the #1 tea brand in the US natural channel and one of the fastest growing brands in conventional food and mass markets.

Job Summary:

The Production Worker is responsible for providing support within the production team – working most often in the Conveyor Area. This person must demonstrate an excellent attention to detail, safe and steady operation of machines on the production floor, and have good interpersonal communication skills.

 

Job Duties:

Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Remove and stack finished product on pallets
  • Prepare packaging and palletizing materials
  • Knowing where packaging materials are stored to refill as they are consumed in the packaging process
  • Reviewing inkjet information for accuracy and record on batch tickets
  • Entering SKU & Batch numbers into inventory
  • Starting/stopping the conveyor system when needed
  • Performs QC checks and First Article records using inventory tracking system
  • Communicate to team members as needed any changes or special instructions
  • Perform inventory counts as needed and make appropriate adjustments within the ERP system
  • Assist in daily clean-up
  • Operating machinery with a high degree of safety and accuracy at all times
  • Other duties as requested by the Production Supervisor

Preferred Competencies & Knowledge:

Knowledge of:

  • Active and current knowledge of production conveyor machinery and operation
  • Understanding of efficient use of equipment and production run time
  • Relevant equipment, policies, GMPs, safety, production procedures, and strategies for the protection of people, data and property
  • EWTC Batch Ticket Completion processes for audit purposes

Skill in: 

  • A personal focus and commitment on safety, quality and policy
  • Attention to detail and thorough completion of work tasks in assigned order
  • Intermediate math skills and inventory accuracy
  • Demonstrable proficiency, accuracy and analytical skills in Exact and SharePoint
  • Effectively written and verbal communication skills with all levels of Production, Maintenance, Quality and Warehouse staff

Ability to: 

  • Understand and retain instructions and knowledge
  • Work effectively with coworkers in a constructive and positive manner
  • Respect coworkers in actions and communication
  • Work with minimal supervision
  • Work on off shifts if required by Company needs

Proficiency in:  

  • Exact
  • MS Office
  • EZ Labor and SharePoint (with training)

Work Environment:

  • Work is primarily in a warehouse/production setting
  • Exposure to dust, noise, ambient temperatures, forklifts and moving machinery
  • Dress code includes hairnet and/or beard guard and company issued clothing cover/uniform

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to stand and walk for up to an 8-hour shift and sometimes longer with breaks
  • Must possess good mobility and dexterity
  • Must be able to frequently lift up to 40 lbs
  • Must be able to occasionally lift up to 60 lbs

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be able to attend work on a regular and reliable basis; show up on time and the ability to work overtime as required
  • Intermediate math and computer skills
  • Excellent and sustained attention to detail
  • Experience in a warehouse environment preferred but not required
  • Experience in a manufacturing production environment preferred but not required

 

To be considered for the Production Worker position, please submit an application through the Yogi Career Center.

 

East West Tea Company, LLC is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and compliance with federal, state and local laws prohibiting employment discrimination. Employment decisions are based on merit, qualifications, performance and business needs.


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