General Utility Sollich in Reading PA

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General Utility Sollich
Job ID: 
Reading PA
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Job Types:
Packaging Technician, Production Worker, Utilities/Refrigeration

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Transports and supplies creams to extruder, supplies truffles to feeder device and operates shrink wrap machine when running bulk products.


  • Perform shrinkwrap operator job function.
  • Set up and check overall operation to ensure proper wrapping.
  • Verify proper film size, load and thread through machine.
  • Check codes for proper information and perform HACCP responsibilities.
  • Feed truffle balls into feeder device, using earliest day code first.
  • Record total weight of truffle balls being enrobed and transfer any un-enrobed portion back to cooler.
  • Weigh and record excess chocolate, rework, and scrap when running truffles.
  • Assist in removing cream from bowl and feeding into extruder.
  • Sift and transport bins of truffle coating ingredients from packing area to enrobing room for reuse.
  • Follow all GMP Guidelines


  • Back-up for Enrober and Extruder operators
  • Back-up material handler
  • Back-up plant utility
  • Sort and return 031 supplies to appropriate area.
  • Follow all standard operating procedures (SOP), Policies, and GMP s.
  • Assure adherence to Food Safety Requirements and Work Instructions.
  • Train new employees as required.
  • Comply with all safety policies, report safety violations, and attend safety meetings.
  • Maintain home department in a clean and orderly manner.
  • Perform other related work duties as requested by leader.
  • Required to work until end of production shift daily.
  • When utility job function is not needed, the utility person will assume packaging duties.
  • Performing all machine operator and material handler functions will qualify for that rate of pay.


Some direct supervision of others.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Ability to add and subtract three or more 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 commonsense understanding to carry out detailed written and oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hand to finger, handle objects. Reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch talk and hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include the ability to adjust focus.

Lifting Demands

HEAVY: Lifting 100 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying objects up to 50 pounds

Required Activities/Frequency:

At Least Once Per Day: Reaching forward > 22 , Kneeling

Sometimes/Up to 2 Hours Per Day: Lifting/Carrying 51-100 pounds, Pushing/Pulling 100+ pounds, Sitting, Climbing Legs Only/Stairs, Squatting, Crouching, Balancing, Writing, Work on Computer

Frequently/2-4 Hours per Day: Reaching Above Shoulders

Routinely/4 + Hours Daily: Lifting/Carrying 26-50 pounds, Standing, Walking, Bending Over, Twisting, and Reading


Vision: Near, Far, Color, Depth Perception


Twisting of Head and Neck

Grasping: Light R, L, Firm R, L


Finger Dexterity: Right, Left

Repetitive Use of Hand: Left and Right

Repetitive Use of Foot: Left and Right


  • This position requires high degree of mechanical aptitude.
  • This position requires the ability to operate pallet hand jack.
  • Perform Under Time Pressure
  • Make Independent Decisions
  • Variable Type of Work
  • Working more than 5 days/week
  • Working Overtime
  • Work shifts greater than 8 hours
  • Afternoon or Night Shift

Environmental Factors/Frequency:

Rarely/ Once Daily: Humid/Wet, Elevated Work Surfaces, Working Alone

Sometimes/2 hours per day: Temperatures (cold and hot temperatures)

Routinely/4 + Hours Daily: Moving machinery, Noise > 85 dBA

Use of Non-Standard Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)/Frequency:

Routinely/4+ Hours Daily: Hearing Protectors, Rubber Floor Mat


Routinely/4+ hours daily: Slip-resistant shoes

Required Exam Components:

Pre-Assignment:Math Test, Physical Ability Test, Fork Lift Training, Fork Lift Test, Electric Fork Lift License

Periodic/Annual:HACCP Test, Audiometric Test

Godiva and affiliates, is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to hiring a diverse workforce. All openings will be filled based on qualifications without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law.

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