Pearl Buck Center
  • 15-Feb-2017 to 16-Apr-2017 (PST)
  • Production
  • Eugene, OR, USA
  • $12.00 DOE
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Medical, Prescription, Dental, 401k, Life, Holidays, PTO


The primary responsibility of the Assistant Food Packaging Manager (AFPM) is to be a visible and proactive force in implementing and maintaining the ongoing Continuous Improvement efforts in the food packaging department.  The AFPM should spend the majority of their time in the food packaging areas working with and directing the efforts of both staff and clients.  This position will support the Food Packaging/Food Safety Manager and the various programs and procedures at Pearl Buck Center.  



  Production Direct Tasks           

  1. Complete all tasks as assigned related to the food processing/packaging department.  These tasks may include, but are not limited to assembly, packaging, machine operation, scheduling and daily cleanup.
  2. Maintain responsibility and accountability for all tools, equipment, materials and company property used in the course of work.


  Quality Control 

  1. Review the work of other staff and clients to assure the quality meets our customers' standards.
  2. Correct deficient products. 
  3. Provide reports to the Food Packaging Manager and as requested related to the number of deficient products and where the errors originated. 
  4. Keep clear and accurate Quality Control documentation for each product that they work with.



  1. Learn and stay current on the various tasks assigned to production to assure sufficient skill and knowledge to fill in as necessary.
  2. Provide direct training to Production Assistants and clients on the proper completion of production tasks. 
  3. Implement a regular training schedule to facilitate clients' access to work in the food production areas. 
  4. Review the work and assess the skill development of individuals being trained, and provide supplemental or extended training as needed. 
  5. Be the lead "Go To" person in assigning responsibilities, identifying needs and scheduling training.


 Data Collection 

  1. Facilitate the collection of data related to production, costs, staff time needed and used to actually complete jobs, and other information.
  2. Utilize a personal computer, and work in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word. 
  3. Keep clear and accurate records for mixing, cleaning, and filling for each product according to established methods.



  1. Bring any employee performance issues promptly to the attention of the Food Packaging/Food Safety Manager. 
  2. Participate in departmental meetings as directed. 
  3. Fill in for the Food Packaging/Food Safety Manager as needed.


  1. Proactively support all PBC safety programs, procedures and policies.
  2. Assist clients and others, when needed, during safety evacuations




  1. High School diploma or acceptable substitute.
  2. Six months experience in a food production/packaging facility or in a similar manufacturing environment.                       


  1. Good communication skills in order to effectively interact professionally with others, including customers and clients. 
  2. Must possess basic Microsoft Office skills. 
  3. Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. on a daily basis. 
  4. A current Oregon Driver's License and driving record sufficient to be insured to drive Pearl Buck Center vehicles. 
  5. The ability to drive a forklift. 
  6. A very limited or no criminal history background. 
  7. Ability to demonstrate accuracy in general math. 
  8. Reading and writing skills sufficient to interpret complex manuals which describe the operation of various machines. 
  9. Ability to lead work teams to accomplish tasks and meet production goals.



Environment and Hazards

  1. Warehouse environment.
  2. Possible limited exposure to manufacturing and/or cleaning chemicals.
  3. Possible driving of personal or company vehicles and forklift.


Physical and Mental Effort

  1. Must be capable of lifting 50 lbs. periodically and up to 35 lbs. many times throughout a day. 
  2. Must be mentally alert to avoid accidents, to program and operate machines, and to communicate effectively with others.




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