Job Family Operations/Production/Warehouse - Hourly
Location Eugene Plant
City Springfield
State OR

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Production Associate

Eugene Plant

With our pioneering Horizon Organic, Silk, International Delight, Land O'Lakes, Earthbound Farm and So Delicious Dairy Free brands in North America and Alpro and Provamel brands in Europe, WhiteWave Foods has made healthy, alternative food choices mainstream, creating not just new categories, but a new consumer mind set. At heart, we are creators, engaged in the making of a new kind of Food Company. We are unique in possessing both the creativity and the scale not only to meet the world's emerging needs, but to shape them, and help define the future of food.

Our company's history is rooted in the spirit and principles of small food. But The WhiteWave Foods Company has the scale and resources of big food, which allows us to bring better food to more people.

As we experience growth, and as our portfolio of products grows, we maintain a constant focus on our environmental and social responsibilities. We pursue reductions against waste, water usage and greenhouse gas emissions throughout our operations, focusing on our plants and our company owned farms. We are also champions for food security, lending our support to national hunger relief organizations and those that operate in our local communities.

Job Description:

POSITION DESCRIPTION:  

Packages products manually. Performs basic quality control checks, including accurate packaging, package counts, and weight, and evaluates product or package appearance. Folds and tapes boxes, applies labels, and stacks boxes on pallets according to direction.

Applicants must specify what shifts they are willing to work.
1st shift - 6am - 2:30pm
2nd shift - 2pm - 10:30pm
3rd shift - 10pm - 6:30am
Additional days and overtime is often required
 
 
 RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Prepares for and packages products manually.
  • Performs basic quality control checks, including accurate packaging, package counts, dates, and weight, and evaluates product or package appearance.
  • Folds and tapes boxes, applies labels, and stacks boxes on pallets according to direction.
  • Moves pallets to finished goods storage.
  • Workers may use bar code readers or computer devices to track production efficiencies.

Job Requirements:

PREFERRED CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS:
 
 Education and Experience: 
  • High School diploma or equivalent.
 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Reads, writes, speaks, interprets, and understands English written and verbal instructions, policies, and procedures.
  • Apply basic mathematical skills such as add, subtract, multiply, and divide.
  • Must be quick with hands, packing product into multi-packs at the rate of 140-150 pieces per minute.
  • Must adhere to strict “Good Manufacturing Practices” for work in a food environment. 
  • A high degree of attention to detail and accuracy is required.
  • Physical abilities: Stand for a full work-shift (10-13 hours) on concrete flooring, 2-3 hours at length; lifting less than 10 pounds frequently and up to 40 pounds occasionally; wear personal protective equipment daily; continuously reach, push/pull; frequently twist; occasionally stoop/bend; intermittently crouch, climb, and balance; use hands for repetitive fine manipulation, pushing and pulling, and simple grasp; and talk and hear under noisy conditions.
  • Working conditions frequently includes a cool indoor food production environment with water on the floor, and occasional freezer environment, and intermittent outdoor environment. Clean environment, requiring hand washing every time you go on the floor 20+/- times a day. We have allergens such as tree nuts, soy, peanuts, cinnamon, and coconut in the work environment. In our food production areas you cannot have painted fingernails, jewelry, no sparkles, or anything that may come off your clothing or body that may get into products.
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WhiteWave Foods is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to give equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, genetic testing information, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, military service, status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran, disability or any other consideration made unlawful by state, federal or local law. All employment practices and personnel actions, including hiring, termination, job assignment, compensation, discipline, and access to benefits and training are made without regard to any status protected under applicable law. It is our policy to select the most qualified person for each position in the organization, whether that is a new hire, a transfer to another position, or a promotion.

This policy applies to all persons involved in the operation of WhiteWave Foods, including, but not limited to, employees, vendors, customers and their employees, contract and temporary workers and anyone else on the Company's property.