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Pouch Assistant (Packer)

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Salary:
18,125 P.A. ?
Location: Brackley
Company: ePac Flexible Packaging
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Put simply, ePac provides digitally printed flexible packaging. We offer our customers fast and easy access to custom flexible packaging, with a mission to help small brands obtain big brand presence. We are technology driven and solution centred. Our core values are;
• Provide exceptional customer service
• Help our customers grow
• Support the communities and local businesses we serve
• Develop sustainable solutions

We are currently seeking Pouch Assistants/Packers to join our team. Our pouch assistants work with our Pouch Operators to support the production of our flexible packaging pouches and are responsible for quality checking and packing those pouches for shipment to the customer.

Our Pouch Assistants work 6am - 4pm and 4pm - 2am Monday to Thursday. Alternating between earlies and lates every two weeks.
Enhancements are paid for working lates and for any authorised overtime worked.
Base Hourly Rate is £9 per hour, shift and overtime enhancements apply

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Ensure personal compliance with all company Quality System, Operational, and Human Resource policies, procedures, and practices, including safety and housekeeping procedures.

Assist Pouch Operator with pouch machine

Check pouch quality continually during production run

Inform Pouch Operator of any defective material, maintenance issues and safety issues

Prepare proper equipment and secondary packaging (boxes, pallets, labels, etc) necessary for production jobs based on the production schedule

Package finished product at one of several workstations as assigned

Make and record packing labels as required by the Work Order.

Support the correct set up and running of the machine to expedite quality and run speed

Maintain production standard of quality and effective run rate

Follow established material handling procedure

Follow all instructions on work order and S.O.P.

Maintain quality control check sheet, and production and waste reports

Support the cleaning and maintenance of equipment in preparation for next production run

Make recommendations to supervision and management for improvement of production in terms of efficiency and workflow

Support the changing of rolls and cut out splices

Quality Control checks and data entry

Trash and trim removal

Observe safety rules.

NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Could be asked to support other parts of the operations including press assistant, slitting, and lamination

JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
Possess and foster a positive attitude of learning and respect
Ability to understand and follow verbal and written directions
Ability to take ownership of work and also work as part of a team
Strong verbal communications skills
Visual acuity to color consistency
Manual coordination and dexterity
Ability to use basic hand tools
Manual coordination and dexterity while utilising hand tools, cleaning equipment
Be able to work safely around operating machinery

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION
Experience working in a manufacturing environment is preferred.
Basic knowledge of flexible packaging films advantageous
Must be flexible in work schedule.

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