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Packaging Lead in Bellevue, NE at Jack Link's

Date Posted: 12/13/2018

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Bellevue, NE
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    Not Specified
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Job Description

Jack Link’s Protein Snacks began with treasured family recipes passed from generation to generation, transforming a small North Woods business into one of the fastest-growing meat snack manufacturers in the world. Over the years, as consumer demand for convenient, high-quality snack foods increased, so has the company’s product offerings. Today Jack Link’s is the fastest-growing meat snack manufacturer in the world, and sells more than 100 different meat snack products in more than 40 countries. The Link family principles and traditions remain the same: hard work, integrity and a commitment to earn consumer respect by delivering the best-tasting meat snacks in the world.


The Packaging Lead provides support in the production environment by providing leadership/direction to employees to ensure all products meet production demands and appropriate specifications. Completes documentation and carries out responsibilities in accordance with company policies and procedures.


• Support a culture of openness and accountability within (and outside) the Packaging Department.
• Support a culture at the plant which values Personnel Safety and Food Safety.
• Demonstrate professionalism; encourage and insist on positive attitudes and behaviors from team members.
• Encourage employee initiative and innovation, and show recognition for effort & achievement.
• Create and cultivate positive work relationships at all levels of the plant.

• Communicate with peers, subordinates, and leaders in an effective, timely manner.
• Keep Supervisor informed daily of problems incurred during the shift.
• Communication to and for the team.
• Report all accidents and deficiencies to the supervisor.
• Confer with appropriate personnel to coordinate activities between departments.
• Meet with supervisor to ensure smooth shift change.
• Work with QA personnel to ensure all standards are met.
• Suggest improvements; continuously improve the quality of all support activities.


• Ensure good manufacturing practices are followed at all times, along with company SOP’s, and SSOP’s.
• Enforce all safety rules and company policies.
• Coordinate team member training and morale building with the supervisor. Training includes proper machine training and documentation.
• Continuously provide cross training and skill development to staff in order to build bench strength.
• Address employee concerns and coach employees on proper behaviors and performance.
• Contribute to the employee performance appraisal process by providing behavior and performance feedback to the supervisor.
• Ensure team members are properly attired and ready to start production promptly at start time, and after authorized breaks.


• Manage start-up to make sure equipment is in proper operation condition, including proper safety equipment. This includes Pre-Op inspection.
• Monitor first piece check at start of shift and each new product and document on paperwork, i.e., temperature, ingredient label, weight, diameter, length.
• Coordinate with the supervisor as to the supplies and products needed to keep machine performance at maximum specified output.
• Monitor workflow and adjust personnel and resources to maximize production efficiencies.
• Meet with the supervisor on a regular basis for the purpose of updating progress on the daily production schedule. Complete all paperwork at end of shift or production run.
• Maintain an accurate inventory of Work-in-Process; including, proper identification of all batter in holding cooler areas staged for further processing.
• Monitor paperwork for accuracy including, but not limited to: line check data, machine speeds, metal detection, and defect material lists.
• Ensure products are correctly labeled and identified for proper disposition, and FIFO rotation.
• Prevent and minimize rework and inedible.
• Ensure work and storage areas are maintained safe, clean and organized.
• Carry out daily operational sanitation report duties in a timely manner. Properly document sanitation related issues.

Job Requirements

• Values - Must demonstrate the Jack Link’s Values: Be Real - Relationship Driven – Stewardship - Speed Matters - Self Discipline - Show Awesome Character
• Safety – Perform all duties within OSHA and company safety standards
• Problem Solving - Ability to find a solution for or to deal proactively with work-related problems
• Multi-tasking - Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines and handle multiple projects simultaneously
• Initiative - Ability to make decisions or take actions to solve a problem or reach a goal
• Accuracy - Superior accuracy and attention to detail
• Detail Oriented - Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task
• Relationships - Establishes and maintains professional relationships with vendors, customers and employees at all levels based on credibility, integrity and trust
• Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions
• Honesty / Integrity - Ability to be truthful and be seen as credible in the workplace
• Organized - Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task
• Time Management - Ability to utilize the available time to organize and complete work within given deadlines
• Reliability - The trait of being dependable and trustworthy
• Verbal/Written Communication Skills - Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English; Excellent verbal communication in Spanish
• Drug Screen - Ability to pass a drug screen
• Attendance - Regular attendance is essential

Education: High school diploma or GED, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience: One to two years of related experience preferred. Prior knowledge of food processing and related equipment helpful.

Other Requirements
• Bi-lingual in English/Spanish strongly preferred
• Knowledge of SAP preferred
• Basic mathematical and analytical skills
• Working knowledge of computers and basic knowledge of Microsoft Office suite helpful
*** This position is for our second shift which is Monday - Thursday from 4:30 pm - 3:00 am.

Physical Demands Lift/Carry
Stand C (Constantly) 10 lbs or less O (Occasionally)
Walk C (Constantly) 11-20 lbs O (Occasionally)
Sit O (Occasionally) 21-50 lbs O (Occasionally)
Handling/Fingering F (Frequently) 51-100 lbs O (Occasionally)
Reach Outward O (Occasionally) Over 100 lbs O (Occasionally)
Reach Above Shoulder O (Occasionally) Push/Pull
Climb O (Occasionally) 12 lbs or less O (Occasionally)
Crawl O (Occasionally) 13-25 lbs O (Occasionally)
Squat or Kneel O (Occasionally) 26-40 lbs O (Occasionally)
Bend O (Occasionally) 41-100 lbs O (Occasionally)
101+ O (Occasionally)

N (Not Applicable) Activity is not applicable to this occupation.
O (Occasionally) Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.5+ hrs/day)
F (Frequently) Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5+ hrs/day)
C (Constantly) Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)

Other Physical Requirements
Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):
 Earplugs
 Hairnet
 Beard-net
 Protective eyewear
 Cut resistant glove
 Slip resistant boots
 Hard hat


Work is performed in production environments where temperatures range from 35-55 degrees. May perform work in an office environment which is not subjected to extreme temperatures. There is a moderate level of noise. Flooring can be very slippery at times. 


EEO/AA Employer M/F/D/V

VEVRAA Federal Contractor