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Label Operator

at ReadyPac

Posted: 9/20/2019
Job Reference #: 5000289822106
Categories: Customer Service

Job Description




Bistro Bowl

Position Title:

Label Operator

Reports To:

Team Lead (Bistro)


Main Purpose of the Job

California based Ready Pac, is a premier producer of convenience fresh foods, including fresh-cut produce. The company is entering a new chapter of transformation and is on a mission to give people the freedom to eat healthier. By focusing on a strong performance culture, lean operations, and innovative product development, Ready Pac is poised for growth. With processing facilities throughout the United States, Ready Pac manufactures a complete range of value-added products featuring fresh produce and protein. Offerings include fresh-cut salads, fruits, vegetables, snacking, complete meals and prepared foods that are distributed in supermarkets and restaurant chains across North America. For more information, visit This role is a key position within our manufacturing plants and supports our production team leads as they drive production to the highest safety, quality and efficiency standards by fully embracing the Company's RCE philosophy. This position operates and maintains the label applicator equipment and owns the quality of the label application process.


Key Outputs (list the main areas in which the job must deliver in order to achieve its purpose)


Measurements/Performance Indicators

Drive profitability of our products

Performance efficiency, Rework, OEE, Changeover Time, Label Quality, Production Specification compliance

Delight consumers with a commitment to quality

FO, KPI , Consumer Complaints

Maintain a safe work environment


Drive growth of our products & Ensure continuous improvement

Fill Rate and labor and yield efficiencies

100% engaged on the Company's RCE Culture

Engagement survey and RCE Phase Assessment results


Tasks (what are the standard processes/tasks performed in the position?)

Follow good manufacturing practices (GMPs), Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), SQF, and Safety guidelines.

Verify date, lot code, plant code, are printed correctly on labels/cases every time labels are changed

Follow and maintain of HACCP, cleaning and Sanitation guidelines and processes.

Test run labels

Ability to communicate (verbally & in writing) to complete required documentation.

Adjust equipment settings (position, speed of label, start position of labels) during startup and throughout the run

Completes product change over tasks on the label and case applicator.

Ensure orienter /guide is setup correctly

Ability to be crossed trained and multitask in multiple positions

Verify correct bowl labels with QA (each order and roll changes)

Follow daily pre-flight inspections

Conduct changeovers

Confirm correct labels are being applied to product/case

Clean Herma applicator

Thread labels into equipment

Confirm correct labels are being applied to product case

Program information into equipment

Setup label applicator

Follow and enforce the 5S Methodology including

maintaining tools and equipment as defined by the 5S marking

Perform preventive maintenance (PMs) on the label applicator, case applicator, case formers, and the tape machine.

Autonomous Maintenance activities including

Four Equipment related skills for operators:

  • Ability to detect abnormalities
  • Ability to correct and restore functioning
  • Ability to set optimum equipment conditions

Ability to maintain optimal equipment conditions

Perform equipment adjustments (position, speed of label, start position of label) and equipment center lining

Ability to maintain Bistro Bowl efficiency (Production Rates and bowls per minute (BPM).

Machine trouble shooting as needed.

Verifies product meets quality standards for size and color without having foreign objects or defects

Follow shut down procedure


Knowledge (What special information does the person need to know?)


  • GED/High School Diploma
  • Reading, Writing, Speaking English
  • Comprehension of basic math
  • Mechanically inclined

Key Experiences (What experiences are key to the success to this job?)


  • Willingness to work in a cold environment
  • Able to work flexible schedule
  • Ability to work in fast paced environment
  • Team player-able to work on a team
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to understand plant KPI's (production, quality and safety)


Core Competencies (individual skill, talent or insight that allows a person to perform a task masterfully)



D or HD

(Developed or Highly Developed)

Drives the Business


Results Orientation-the ability to identify actions necessary to achieve task completion and to obtain results; the ability to meet schedules, deadlines, quotes, and performance goals.


Ability to work in a team -- the ability to work within a team to collectively execute a process. Is skilled at listening to different points of view, offers own perspective and is focused on the greater good of the team than on personal gain


Priority Setting -- is able to manage competing demands and identify those that are most important to complete first in order to ensure efficient operations.


Urgency- The job requires decisiveness, quick response, and fast action. It will often be involved in critical situations demanding that on-the -spot decision be made with good judgment. The job will repeatedly face important deadlines that must met on time.


Commitment to Excellence


Attention to Detail-The ability to see and pay attention to details; the ability to recognize the component parts of a procedure or object, and to verify the correctness or error in an individual part or procedure.


Flexibility-The ability to readily modify, respond to, and integrate change with minimal personal resistance.


Following Direction- The ability to effectively hear, understand, and follow directions or instructions; the willingness to postpone making personal decisions, or taking action, until you have openly listed to what you are being to do.


Problem Solving/Critical thinking - ability to analyze information and see future impacts


Make the Difference


Commitment to the job- Motivation from within oneself to stay focused and committed to a task.


Emotional Control-The ability to maintain a rational and objective demeanor when faced with stressful or emotional situations; a measure of self-composure in a difficult situation and the ability to act objectively, rather than impulsively or emotionally.


Communicate Effectively -- can get messages across that have the desired effect, can clearly articulate an instruction or message, is able to understand communication from leaders and translate into day-today actions.


Personal Accountability-The ability to be responsible for the consequences of one's own actions and decisions; taking responsibly for these decision and not shifting focus on blame or poor performance somewhere else or on others.


Initiative-The ability to direct one's energies towards the completion of a goal, without an external catalyst; the ability to initiate actions based on one's own interpretation or understanding of a situation.



Core Values/Other Personal Qualities (Behaviors the person needs to exhibit)


Treats everyone with dignity and makes others feel appreciated

Is candid with peers in a ways that maintains self-esteem

Leverages diversity of backgrounds and experience in their work

Results for Orientation

Can be counted on to achieve or exceed expectations

Uses metrics to understand, communicate and monitor progress

Makes necessary course corrections to achieve results

Bias for Action

Seizes opportunities and acts decisively

Maintains a sense of urgency

Takes responsible risks in order to move quickly


Demonstrates curiosity and gains insights through asking questions

Shares information and teaches others

Creates an environment that is comfortable for others to speak and actively listens


Takes winning seriously while not taking themselves too seriously

Truly enjoys others achievements as much as their own

Spontaneously celebrates victories and actively finds ways to make work fun