A candy packer is responsible for removing candy from an automated conveyor belt, wrapping it, and arranging it neatly into boxes. Candy packers work on a production line, and you will rotate between positions periodically throughout the day. In addition to packing the candy, you will need to assemble the packing boxes, make sure you have enough packing material, and turn the conveyor belt on and off as scheduled.
Depending on the specifics of your work location, you may also need to document your work in a computerized system and inspect the automated equipment regularly. Candy packers also serve as quality control, ensuring that mangled or damaged candies don’t make it into the boxes.
At OneSource Staffing, we have several open positions for candy packers in Dunmore, PA. Three shifts are available. The second shift pays $1 per hour more than the first shift, and the third shift pays an additional $1 per hour. Since the positions involve food packaging, you will need to follow a dress code, including proper footwear. Although you will start out as a temporary employee, temp to hire is a possibility.
What You Should Know About Candy Packing
If you’ve ever seen the classic I Love Lucy episode, you already know that candy packing requires focus, speed, and accuracy. You must be detail-oriented and able to maintain a steady pace for an hour or more at each station.
Although a specific educational background is not required, many warehouses prefer that candy packers have a high school diploma or GED. You should be mechanically inclined and able to troubleshoot and fix basic equipment problems. You will also need a basic familiarity with computer systems. You may need to pass a health screening for contagious illnesses such as tuberculosis, as well as a drug test and background check.
You must be physically fit and able to lift 50 pounds. You will be on your feet for most or all of each shift. You should also have strong communication skills, work well as part of a team, and be willing to treat both the packed and unpacked candy with care.
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To learn more or start the application process, contact OneSource Staffing today.