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Byrne Dairy Packaging Operator - Sidel (2nd shift) - East Syracuse in East Syracuse, New York

Title:Packaging Operator - Sidel (2nd shift) - East Syracuse


Department:Ultra Plant


Employment at a well-known, family-owned company is something that brings pride and value to all of our employees at Byrne Dairy. We know our employees are hard-working members of the community and we support them with great benefits, incentives, and appreciation every day. As an employee at Byrne Dairy, you are a member of a quality-driven team that is family-based, and encourages great ideas and quality workmanship.

Byrne Dairy offers the following Benefits:

  • Paid Holidays

  • Paid Time-Off

  • Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision, Supplemental Life Insurances, etc

  • 401K

  • Free Life Insurance Benefit

  • Education Reimbursement

  • Employee Referral Bonus

    We are looking for a Sidel Packaging Operator

Job Location: East Syracuse, NY

Job Type: Full-time

Shift: 2nd shift - 2:00pm - 10:30 pm (Monday-Friday)

Department: Plant Production

General Description:

The Sidel Packaging Operator is responsible for completing assigned production duties to ensure customer, team member, and vendor satisfaction. The Sidel Packaging Operator does this by learning and operating Sidel’s secondary packaging equipment and ensuring all packaging and finished good inventory meetings required quality and production standards. Equipment includes, but is not limited to: (i) Hartness Dynac Vertical Accumulator; (ii) Fuji Sleever and Shrink Tunnel; (iii) Videojet Coder; (iv) BarTender and Labelview Software; (v) Arol Overcapper; (vi) Geosaf Baumer and Shrink Tunnel; (vii) Zebra Print and Apply Label Applicator; (viii) FKI Logistics Palletizer; (ix) Wulftec Stretch Wrapper; and (x) all related human machine interface (HMI) and operator panels. The Sidel Packaging Operator completes these functions in the support of the manufacture of dairy related products.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for achieving assigned goals in the area of production, safety, quality, performance, and cost.

  • Responsible for following proper operating procedures to: clean line equipment and complete provided checklist to verify each step; set up line equipment to include size changes, and complete provided checklist to verify each step; complete cleaning checklist once line has completed production run and prepare equipment for next production run to include size changes as needed

  • Responsible for operating and monitoring equipment while completing all required documentation and scheduled quality checks.

  • Notifies others of mechanical malfunctions to increase productivity and equipment capabilities and begins to identify areas where operators can assist in resolving concerns.

  • Responsible for complying with GMP’s, SOP’s, corporate and/or plant policies, rules, and regulations.

  • Provides assistance and support to all areas in the production facility as assigned by supervisor/lead and begins to train and build competence on key areas in production such as fillers, forklifts, and production lines.

  • Covers breaks and lunches and other staffing needs as assigned by their supervisor/lead.

  • Compliant with all legal requirements concerning dairy processing and safety on their assigned shift and reports concerns to their supervisor/lead.

  • Works in a safe manner and reports safety concerns promptly to their supervisor/lead and takes corrective actions as necessary to ensure a safe environment.

  • Responsible for reporting food safety problems and initiating action and for supporting SQF by maintaining food safety and food quality.

  • Ensures work areas are sanitary and strictly adheres to sanitation practices

  • Communicates effectively between shifts and other departments

Essential Knowledge, Skills:

  • Ability to apply basic to complex mathematical concepts such as adding, counting, subtracting, multiplying, dividing and knowledge of weights and measure, to sufficiently handle job tasks.

  • Understand and respond appropriately to basic to complex employee, vendor, and customer inquiries.

  • Knowledge of general computer functions.

  • Knowledge of basic mechanical fundamentals and ability to determine and make basic mechanical adjustments.

  • Skill in analytical thinking and multi-tasking.

  • Skill to actively seek out and identify opportunities.

  • Read, write and communicate using English language sufficient to perform job functions (Other preferences will be given for special language skills when there is a business need).

  • Knowledge of company's mission, purpose, goals and your role in achieving each of them.

  • Ability to operate facility equipment as required in assigned area.

  • Satisfactorily complete all company training requirements.

  • Ability to interpret company documents and literature and UPC/code information.

  • Work in a team with the ability to trust, develop, maintain and strengthen partnerships with others inside or outside of the organization in a courteous and professional manner.

  • Ability to work in a face paced environment with attention to detail.


  • Minimum of GED or High School Diploma is preferred

  • 6 months direct manufacturing experience required

Performance Standards:

  • Responsible for reporting to work at scheduled times and communicating tardiness and absences with the assigned Supervisor/Manager prior to the occurrence.

  • Responsible for reporting to work in a condition to work.

  • Responsible for being well-groomed and dressed in a business-and position-appropriate attire at all times including ensuring compliance with GMP dress code standards.

  • Comply with performance criteria, standards of conduct as contained in company policy, employment procedures and responsibilities as described in the company handbook.

  • Maintain a safe work environment at all times and immediately report and take appropriate action to correct a safety concern.

  • Responsible for completing all assigned tasks and responsibilities as assigned.

Work Schedule:

  • Requires morning, afternoon and overnight availability any day of the week based on assigned shift.

  • Requests to be scheduled off for a specific day require advance notification and approval by Supervisor/Manager.

  • Hourly: Generally scheduled for 40 hours; more hours may be required based on the needs of the business.

Environmental Concerns:

  • Normally protected from weather and temperature changes possible exposure to hot cold wet, humid or windy weather conditions does exist.

  • May be subject to exposure to ingredients used in the manufacture of food products including allergens.

  • May be subject to exposure to chemicals involved in the manufacture and sanitation of a food processing facility.

Physical Job Requirements:

  • Ability to move throughout all areas of the facility including but not limited to office, production, and warehouse environments. Including the outside perimeter of the building.

  • Able to wear all necessary personal protective equipment to perform job functions.

  • Stand and/or sit continuously and perform job functions for a full shift with meal break.

  • Physically able to stand, bend, stoop, kneel, reach, twist, lift, push, pull, climb, balance, crouch, handle and move items weighing up to 50 pounds without assistance and move objects exceeding 50 pounds with reasonable accommodations.

  • Visual acuity corrected to perform job functions.

Byrne Dairy is an Equal Opportunity Employer