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Production Associate - Palletizer (1st Shift)



Crystal Farms is a leader in the food processing and distribution industry with business in cheese and refrigerated grocery. We offer exciting job possibilities throughout our organization where you can enhance your career, sharpen your talents and make an impact. Join our company and be part of an innovative team that’s First in Food.


Palletizers are responsible for transferring product to shipping pallets, recording finished product, box usages, and box labels on recap sheet. Must be able to properly operate taper, box label, and computer.


  1. Adhere to safe work practices, follow GMP’s, maintain sanitary conditions and ensure that product quality is maintained. Report to management any conditions or practices that may adversely affect food safety, food quality or personnel safety.
  2. Adhere to all safety policies and procedures.
  3. Demonstrate Good Manufacturing Practices.
  4. Follow all company policies and procedures.
  5. Inspect product for defects, foreign objects, etc.
  6. Keep work area clean.
  7. Places finished product on pallet using correct pallet configurations.
  8. Record finished product on recap sheet and in computer.
  9. Record daily box and box label usage.
  10. Provide proper boxes to line workers.
  11. Operate proper equipment (taper, box labeler, computer, etc.)
  12. Manage/communicate product changes.
  13. Obtain over run orders from master schedule.
  14. Perform other duties as assigned.



Less than high school education.



Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups, customers/vendors or employees of the organization.


Ability to add and subtract two-digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10’s and 100’s. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume and distance.


Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


  • Annual pallet jack training.
  • PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds.


  • Basic computer and keyboard skills.
  • Excellent communication, time management, and work ethic.
  • Willingness to work efficiently and safely.
  • Ability to work independently and/or in a team setting.
  • Desire to produce a quality product.
  • Excellent attendance.
  • Qualifications

    Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

    The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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