PM Lead Packaging Department in Reading PA

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PM Lead Packaging Department
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Reading PA
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Job Types:
Packaging Manager/Supervisor, Packaging Technician, Production Supervisor

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Sets up and runs line according to Schedule V, Bill of Material, and finished product specifications. To accomplish this they must: assist in training of all Shift Packing personnel, interpret production and labor schedules, know the operation from a machine, product and labor standpoint, operate packing production complying with all departmental and plant safety standards, food safety standards, GMP and Quality guidelines.


  • Assures compliance to Plant Food Safety programs, to include but not limited to HACCP, GMP s, etc.

  • Assures compliance to Plant Safety standards, promotes employee safety awareness and takes corrective actions when necessary.

  • Complete production paper work and HACCP forms.

  • Check candy set up, using subs with approval.

  • Ensure proper set up of line for scheduled product including supplies, equipment and machines.

  • Identifies operations problems and recommends corrective actions, to include safety, food safety improvements, cost saving initiatives, loss control and operational procedures.

  • Improve efficiencies, reduce losses, and decrease downtime.

  • Instruct, guide, counsel and coach employees to achieve desired efficiencies, maintain effective employee relations, stressing quality guidelines and production objectives

  • Interpret and execute company policies and ensure adherence to Production Work Rules.

  • Interprets production schedules and other planning resources to ensure customer service

  • Leads all Packing shift personnel in a safe and efficient manner

  • Maintain effective communication and coordination with other shifts.

  • Make decisions on packing candy when quality is in question, based on QA and defect standard training guidelines.

  • Responsible for product change overs and to ensure that the next shift is set up as per schedule.

  • Run computer reports to ensure that proper components, specifications and crewing are being utilized.

  • Takes proactive measures to avoid business interruption and unnecessary costs.

  • Follow production specs according to creative standards.

  • Demonstrate leadership abilities by adhering to Campbell Leadership Model.

  • Execute lean manufacturing initiatives (5-S, DDS, etc.)


  • Monitor production floor inventory control.

  • Follow all standard operating procedures (SOP), Policies, and GMP s.

  • Assure adherence to Food Safety Requirements and Work Instructions.

  • Report problems regarding food safety to supervisor or manager.

  • Train new employees as required.

  • Enforce GMP s, promote general safety awareness, comply with all safety policies, report safety violations & attend safety meetings.

  • Complete required safety behavioral safety observations and provide employee feedback.

  • Record paper work, and place entries in computer as required.

  • Maintain home department in a clean and orderly manner.

  • Note: This position requires flexibility as job responsibilities are subject to change due to business needs.

  • Complete accident investigation form as needed.

  • Perform other related work duties as requested by supervisor.

  • Required to work until end of production shift daily.

for all employees on packing line to perform all daily activities accurately and in a timely manner.


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.

  • P Prior leadership experience demonstrated (Backup role)

  • R High School diploma

  • R Above average communication skills, to include but not limited to written, oral, one-on-one and small group presentations

  • R Above average math skills, including working with weight conversions, averages and percentages

  • R Ability to interpret and apply company human resources policies

  • R Ability to interpret plant safety policies

  • R Working knowledge of plant quality programs and food safety programs, such as HACCP.

  • R Ability to quickly adapt to change and to effectively communicate change to subordinates and peers

  • R Above average organizational skills

  • R Strong knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)

  • R Must pass Departmental leadership test with a passing score.

  • R No documented instance of breach of conduct for a minimum of 2 years

  • R Ability to maintain flexible hours and work overtime on short notice

  • R Ability to investigate, analyze and resolve work related problems to include but not limited to: accident investigation, employee conflict, etc.

  • P Computer skills to include basic computer aptitude. Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel and AS400 preferred.

  • P Individuals with more than 3 attendance points may not be considered.


Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out detailed written and oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving many concrete variables in standardized situations.

Individuals with more than 3 attendance points may not be considered.


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

Physical ability to lift up to 25 pounds regularly.


Routine/4+ hours daily: Lifting/Carrying up to 10 lbs., Pushing/Pulling up to 10 lbs., Reaching Forwards (>22 ), Standing, Walking, Twisting, Reading, Writing, Work on Computer

Sometimes/ 2 hours daily: Lifting/Carrying 11-50 lbs., Pushing/Pulling 11-25lbs. also 100 lbs + , Reaching Above Shoulders, Sitting, Bending Over, Squatting/Crouching, Balancing

Rarely (Once/Day): Pushing/Pulling 26-50 lbs., Kneeling


  • Vision Far, Near, Color, Depth Perception

  • Hearing

  • Twisting of Head & Neck

  • Grasping Light - Right & Left

  • Grasping Firm - Right & Left

  • Talking

  • Finger Dexterity Right & Left

  • Repetitive Use of Right Hand


Routinely/ 4+ hours daily: Moving Machinery , Noise (>85 dBA)

Sometimes/ 2 hours daily: Elevated Work Surfaces, Mechanical Work, Working Alone

Rarely (Once/Daily):Temperature (Hot Temps), Vibration, Dust, Fumes or Gases (Inhalation)


Routinely/ 4+ hours daily: Hearing Protection


  • Direct Supervision of Others

  • Perform under Time Pressure

  • Make Independent Decisions

  • Variable Type of Work

  • Working more than 5 days/week

  • Overtime

  • Work Shifts > 8hrs

  • Off-Hour Call-in

  • Afternoon or Night Shift


Pre-Assigment: Math Test, Physical Ability Test

Periodic Annual: HACCP Test, Audiometric Test

Periodic (every 2 yrs.): Electric Fork Lift License


This position requires high degree trouble shooting ability as well as low-medium mechanical aptitude. This position requires the ability to operate pallet hand jack.

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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