COMPANY OVERVIEW

Kwik Lok has been producing a product that most of us have depended on our entire lives – the clip that closes your produce and loaves of bread to keep it fresh! Kwik Lok is an innovation and engineering organization focused on sustainability. We are in the business of “hacking the package” – innovating clever advantages in packaging to get food to the table faster, fresher, and safer while reducing waste. Kwik Lok is a 3rd generation, family-owned company headquartered in Yakima, WA with 8 offices and 6 plants worldwide. We are a mid-size company delivering our product to almost 100 countries.

We know that people are looking for jobs that are a better fit in their lives right now. Here are a few pieces of information that might help you decide whether Kwik Lok is a good fit for you:

  • Inclusive culture: Kwik Lok is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion to increase the success of our employees and customers. We want every person to feel part of the team! Our team members come from a variety of backgrounds and we see value in learning from each other’s different perspectives.
  • Innovation: Our goal is to create an environment where employees can be curious and express ideas to identify new and better solutions. We want every employee to be engaged in improving our workplace and work processes. Innovation isn't just for engineers!
  • Meaningful work: We know that every job has things you'll love doing and things you'll love less. Our goal is to engage our employees in our vision for the company and provide them with meaningful work where they can learn, grow, and be part of solutions that improve the lives of our customers and their communities while protecting the health of our planet. No matter what your job entails, we want you to know that what you do makes a difference.
  • Impacting the community and environment: Kwik Lok takes corporate social responsibility seriously, and we appreciate that our position in the industry gives us the ability to help do good in so many areas. We are committed to providing educational and economic opportunity, improving well-being, fostering innovation, and protecting the planet. You can read our most recent Sustainability Report on our website.
  • Work-life balance: At Kwik Lok, we know that in order for you to be your best at work, you need time to recharge as well. Whenever possible, we offer flexibility in start/stop times and work location. We want you energized at work, and when the day is done we want you to go home and enjoy your personal life!

ROLE OVERVIEW

We are currently seeking energetic and highly motivated individuals to join our team in our New Haven production facility. If you are a self-driven, detail-oriented individual with a strong work history, high work ethic and you are someone who likes working in a fun & fast-paced environment, then we are looking for you! These positions support Kwik Lok production activities through the manufacture of Kwik Lok closures with a focus on continuing improvement of quality, food safety, and manufacturing processes.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES AND RESULTS

  • Safely operate Die Cutter machine as assigned. Run orders as assigned by production management in the proper sequence.
  • Ensure the quality of product through constant monitoring, including observation regarding color of material, thickness, lok series, opening size, reel size and the tightness of the reel.
  • Monitor product and packaging materials to ensure cleanliness of finished product and food safety for our customers.
  • Stock and clean assigned area daily to ensure the efficient operation by the following shift and the integrity/safety of our finished product.
  • Follow all company established food safety and quality guidelines and procedures.
  • Maintain traceability by tracking roll lot numbers used in production of the finished product. This information must be tracked for every order and written legibly on the job card.
  • Monitor the production area to ensure all personnel in the area are authorized to be there, report anything suspicious or anyone without a badge. Immediately, ask the person without a proper badge if they are supposed to be in the building and if they have signed in.
  • Additional functions as assigned and needed for the good of the organization.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ability to frequently lift 40 lbs
  • Ability to pass a drug screen
  • Occasionally bends, squats, reaches, and kneels
  • Regularly sits, stands, and walks
  • Constantly hearing, seeing, and attention to details

KEY SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES

  • Self-motivated, takes ownership of position
  • Good work ethic
  • Team player, works well with co-workers and able to take direction from management
  • Strives for continual improvement
  • Seeks and accepts feedback for personal development

ALL THE DETAILS…

  • Salary starts at $15.00 per hour, with a $.50 per hour shift premium for 2nd shift
  • Benefits included are Major Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription coverage following 60 days of employment
  • Paid Sick Time after 90 days of employment
  • 401K plan with employer match after 90 days of employment (restrictions apply)
  • Paid Holidays and Vacations

To learn more about Kwik Lok, visit www.kwiklok.com.

Kwik Lok is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. We strongly encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply. We value a diverse workforce and provides equal opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, genetic information, or status as a veteran. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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