Career Opportunities with Kagome Inc


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Caser Operator

Department: Production
Location: Los Banos, CA

With relation to current production schedule, will assist production floor leads in coordinating crew assignments
and ensuring position rotation throughout shift, setting equipment parameters and performing various product
quality inspections. Employee will be responsible for the day to day operation and upkeep of the case erector,
case sealer, case coder, checkweigher, palletizer system. Maintain effective communication with production
supervisor, production line lead, filler, batcher and QC personnel.

Support the review, understanding and compliance of all programs, policies and procedures contained in the Food Safety and Quality Management System.


1. Startup, setup, operate and monitor packaging equipment: case coders, case barcoders, case checkweighers, palletizer, carton former and sealer in accordance with specific product MSP. Assist floor leads in coordinating crew assignments and ensuring position rotation throughout shift.

2. Measure internal pouch temperature, seal integrity, water temperature and chemical tests. Complete packaging reports, end of run, re-work and reprocessing documentation in accordance with SOPís. Complete weekly sanitation tasks and documentation in accordance with SSOPís. Assist floor lead in ensuring packaging crew follows GMPís and plant safety rules. Monitor glue levels, chlorine levels, manual labeled cases, and fiber usage for cost reduction and to minimize downtime and loss of production. Monitor rework to make sure that it is cut according to procedures and within the allotted time limits, monitor reprocessing to minimize the loss of product. Employee shall ensure completion of all associated paperwork with rework and reprocessing included, at the end of their shift.

3. Case-maker operator shall assist floor lead with relieving packaging crewmembers and forklift drivers for breaks, and meal periods. Assist floor leads with on the job training for new and temporary employees. Thorough shift pass-down will be required with oncoming operators.

4. Perform other duties as needed or assigned by supervisor.


Internal Contacts:
Production supervisor, sauce packaging crew, sauce batch and filler operators, temporary personnel and QC/QA

External Contacts:

Education Level and Focus:
High School diploma or equivalent preferred

Years and Type of Related Experience Required:
Production line experience preferred


Interpersonal and Communication:
Ability to function with minimal supervision, including the capacity to follow verbal and written instruction, team player, ability to speak and write English. Ability to direct crew members to achieve efficiencies and maintain open communications

Technical and Analytical:
Ability to count accurately, attention to detail

Administrative and Operations:
Ability to read labels and codes on boxes and product

Physical Demands:
Agile, ability to stand for long periods of time, reaching, bending, lift 40+ lbs, pushing, pulling, stretching

Work Environment:
Food plant operating 24 hours a day 5-6/days a week, cold, hot and humid ambient conditions, wet/dry floors, high noise levels, moving machinery, forklift and pedestrian traffic

Special Equipment Used:
Forklift, thermometers, scales, case forming and sealing machines, palletizer, glue pots and machines, case packer, tape sealing machines, label machines. Communication radios

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