Pinnacle Foods

Production Handpack/Empacador

US-MI-Imlay City
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We are the maker, marketer and distributor of branded food products that have been American favorites for decades. Our employees located in more than 20 offices and plants across North America rally around our mission, Reinvigorating Iconic Brands. We work to transform our brands to be more profitable for our customers and more enjoyable for our consumers.


At Pinnacle Foods, every employee has the opportunity to make an impact—from marketing and research & development, to manufacturing, finance and sales—each function plays a critical role in our success. By living our values of trust, candor and ownership we create great relationships that help us deliver results and drive meaningful change for our brands and business.




The Handpacker packs quality produce for Vlasic brand pickles. Primarily packaging fresh cucumbers for spears and stacker brands.  There is a technique and skill to this position that will allow you to earn bonus pay.  In past seasons Handpackers have earned an average wage of over $15/hr.  


The Handpacker assists in the production process working on the production line. The Handpacker is responsible for maintaining the expected level of production of finished product, in a safe manner, and maintaining the highest quality at all times.


The Handpacker will follow the process for doing each task as trained. Handpackers will receive direction from Supervisors, Production Leads, and Crew Leaders. The duties of the job are listed below.  


  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions
  • Ability to use calculator and perform basic math skills
  • Ability to complete all paperwork properly, in a neat an orderly fashion, and to maintain those records
  • Must work closely with QA Lab, production supervisors and Crewleaders
  • Ability to learn to understand SPC checks as they relate to packing
  • Ability to stand in one area constantly during each shift
  • Ability to constantly turn from side-to-side during each shift
  • Ability to push, pull, and reach constantly during each shift
  • Ability to accurately place product in jars at a rapid and constant rate during each shift
  • Must be able to recognize and establish priorities
  • Understand and follow Pinnacle Foods policies and procedures
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as; safety rules, operating instructions, procedure manuals
  • Ability to maintain area in a neat and sanitary fashion
  • Ability to work accurately and safely with equipment
  • Must be available to work different shifts as needed
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Must ensure actions are consistent with and support plant safety goals and procedures
  • Any manufacturing and production experience is preferred
  • Other duties to be assigned
  • HS Diploma / GED – preferred


El Empacador o empacadora ayuda en el proceso de producción trabajando en la línea de producción. El empacador o empacadora es responsable de mantener el nivel esperado de producción de producto acabado, de una manera segura, y mantener la más alta calidad en todo momento.


El empacador o empacadora seguirá el proceso para hacer cada tarea como fue entrenado. Los empacadores recibirán dirección de Supervisores, líderes de producción, y los líderes de grupo. Los deberes del trabajo se enumeran a continuación.


  • Habilidad para seguir instrucciones escritas y verbales
  • Capacidad para utilizar la calculadora y realizar las habilidades básicas de matemáticas
  • Capacidad para completar toda la documentación correctamente, de manera ordenada, y mantener los registros
  • Debe trabajar en estrecha colaboración con el Laboratorio del Dpto. de Calidad, supervisores de producción y líderes de grupo
  • Capacidad para aprender a entender los controles SPC en su relación con el embalaje
  • Capacidad para estar parado constantemente en un área durante cada turno
  • Capacidad de moverse constantemente de lado a lado durante cada turno
  • Capacidad para empujar, tirar, y alcanzar los frascos constantemente durante cada turno
  • Capacidad para colocar con precisión el producto en frascos a un ritmo rápido y constante durante cada turno
  • Debe ser capaz de reconocer y establecer prioridades
  • Comprender y seguir las políticas y procedimientos de Pinnacle Foods
  • Capacidad para leer e interpretar documentos tales como; reglas de seguridad, instrucciones de uso, manuales de procedimientos
  • Capacidad de mantener el área de manera limpia y sanitaria
  • Capacidad para trabajar con precisión y seguridad con el equipo
  • Debe estar disponible para trabajar diferentes turnos según sea necesario
  • Capacidad para comunicarse de manera efectiva
  • Debe asegurarse que las acciones sean coherentes con los objetivos y los procedimientos de seguridad y el apoyo de la Planta
  • Se prefiere cualquier experiencia en la fabricación y producción
  • Otras tareas que se asignen
  • HS Diploma / GED - preferiblemente


Pinnacle Foods is an Affirmative Action/EEO Employer –
qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to
protected veteran or disability status, race/color, religion, gender, national
origin, age, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any
other legally protected basis.


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