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Blending Packaging Technician

Date: Jan 15, 2022

Location: New Century, Kansas, US, 66031

Company: IFF Family of Companies

Job Description

We offer a comprehensive benefits package which includes:

Best in class 401K plan
12 holiday + 120 hrs. vacation/yr
Discount on medical premium $500/yr
Basic Life Insurance – no cost
Legal and Pet insurance
Free Gym @ work

IFF is seeking a Packaging Technician to join our team in New Century, KS! If you are a dependable and hard-working individual who has a great attendance record, then this is the role for you! 

As a Packaging Technician, you will be responsible for the safe and efficient operation, troubleshooting, preventive maintenance, and general maintenance of all automated, semi-automated and manually operated packaging equipment. The environment can consist of excessive dust and powders. You will also be required to operate a fork lift on a minimal basis. Fork truck certification will be provided during your first week of training.
Main responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

•    Safe and effective operation and preventive maintenance of all automated packaging equipment
•    Proper handling, packaging and labeling, coding and marking of product
•    Accurate and timely sampling and reporting of production and packaging usage to production management
•    Clean dusty vessels
•    Accurate and timely reporting of production and transfers
•    Safe, healthy and clean work environment.  Report all accidents or near misses to supervisor
•    Timely back up of other production staff
•    Regular on time attendance
•    Effective and efficient I/return and/or remelt processing
•    Proper communication with maintenance is required concerning the performance of equipment
•    Effective evaluation of the quality of all packaging raw materials consumed in the operation
•    Housekeeping:  Ensure all production areas are kept clean and free of clutter
•    All changes are completed in an efficient and timely manner

Job Requirements

High School Diploma/GED
Ability to follow written and verbal instructions
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Ability to work independently and in accordance with the company safety & sanitation standards
Able to maintain a good attendance record while also showing up ontime consistently
Basic computer skills
Willing and able to lift up to 55 lbs
Willing and able to stand for extended periods (approx. 95% of the day)
Willing and able to climb stairs and vertical ladders on a frequent basis 
Willing and able to wear a respirator and other personal protective equipment (PPE)
Willing and able to work both outdoors and indoors in hot, cold, wet and dry conditions
The following are preferred:

•    A two-year technical degree 
•    Production line or manufacturing experience
•    Previous food plant experience
•    Exposure to automated packaging equipment
•    Mechanical aptitude
•    Fork lift experience 


Nearest Major Market: Kansas City