Temporary Product & Packaging Associate

OVERVIEW & JOB SUMMARY

Dr. Bronner’s is busier than ever and we are immediately hiring temporary contract workers to keep up with the demand. The Temporary Product & Packaging Associates are temporary assignments that we train to work alongside our full-time Associates during the busiest months of the year. This position is located at Dr. Bronner’s headquarters in Vista, CA. The temporary Product & Packaging Associate will assist with short-term projects, shifts are 8 hours, with the possibility of working overtime depending on business needs. This temporary position will be contracted through a third-party staffing agency and will be eligible for benefits that are available for contractors following the staffing agencies’ guidelines.

As Dr. Bronner’s grows, so does our demand for hardworking, dependable, passionate people to join our team. Under direct and general supervision of the Plant Operations Manager, the Temporary Product & Packaging Associate will perform various production and packaging duties that may include filling of liquid soaps, solid soaps, lotions, creams, gels, and balms. This position will prepare items for shipping, applying labels, properly pack inventory into boxes, stack packed boxes in preparation for shipments, organizing stock in the warehouse, and will work successfully in a fast-paced environment. We pride ourselves in the work that we do every day and want you to feel valued and part of our team.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are important values at Dr. Bronner’s. All employees are called to practice acceptance, treat others with dignity and respect, learn from and celebrate each other’s differences, recognize one’s own privilege, root out one’s own and speak up against prejudice, and work to create a healthy and respectful workspace where colleagues feel valued and part of our community.

Shift Schedule: Must be available to work all shifts on any day of the week, including weekends and holidays

  • 1st Shift 5:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • 2nd Shift 1:15 p.m. – 9:45 p.m.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

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

The following duties and responsibilities are those considered to be essential but do not represent all job functions that may be required to be performed by this position.  Other comparable duties and responsibilities may be assigned as needed. 

  • Acquire necessary bottles, caps, labels, and packaging boxes from inventory.
  • Fill differing bottle sizes by hand or machine with proper soap, lotion, cream, gel or balm product, including necessary hose, machine or other devise adjustments to ensure proper amount and quality is maintained during entire production cycle of each product.
  • Construct and prepare differing sizes and shapes of packaging boxes by hand or machine.
  • Label and code bottles as needed or instructed.
  • Label boxes with proper product labels and codes.
  • Place packaged boxes on pallets and move pallets to the shipping area.
  • Break down boxes after loading the bottles for the filler
  • Bring bottle pallets to the work area
  • Load caps to the capper machine
  • Assist with loading of boxes as needed on to automated box machine
  • Print labels using internal FDH system for labels
  • Evaluates and takes necessary actions for any filled product before the product is packed.
  • Packs and seals all approved quality products produced.
  • Assists with all supporting documentation for the day-to-day production.
  • As instructed by the lead will check-in and out country product labels
  • Other duties as assigned within the job scope.

INTERACTION

The incumbent will interact closely with the Lead Production Operator, Plant Operations Manager, Plant Operations Coordinator, and co-workers.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
None

EDUCATION/YEARS EXPERIENCE

Minimum: Completion of a high school diploma or GED. One year of a warehouse, logistics, or similar experience.  Experience operating a forklift and pallet jack. Must be able to arrive on-time each workday.

Preferred: Two years of progressive experience in manufacturing.

Any combination of education and work experience that would be equivalent to the stated minimum requirements would qualify for consideration of this position.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Attitude: Confident, positive, enthusiastic, down to earth, flexible, & passionate
  • Communication: Excellent, adaptive, creative, and concise verbal and written communicator in meeting spaces as well as over the phone, and e-mail; polite, professional, patient, and diplomatic in navigating inquiries; strong grammar skills. Requires strong interpersonal, communication, and organization skills including a good sense of judgment and the ability to build positive work relationships.
  • Confidentiality: Maintain a high degree of confidentiality over all matters in the course of business operations including customer and employee information and demonstrate tact, discretion, exercise good judgment and discretion in handling and disseminating information.
  • Critical Thinking: Ability to reason and analyze, to set and adhere to a timeline, accurately and independently, and to solve problems.
  • Initiative: Responds promptly to requests, works quickly, accurately, and independently; effectively executes strategies, identify upcoming needs and potential risks; proactively manage tasks, meets challenges with resourcefulness, and present ideas and information in a manner that moves the team forward
  • Leadership: Highly motivated and cooperative, takes initiative and responsibility for individual and group work, possesses a strong desire to succeed, accepts feedback from others, works with a spirit of enthusiasm and a sense of urgency.
  • Organization: Exceptional proficiency in tracking deliverables, tasks, and project deadlines, juggling competing priorities, and multi-tasking efficiently
  • Respect: Consciously learn from and celebrate differences among identities while recognizing commonalities and shared experiences; practice inclusive language and promote acceptance, safety, respect, inclusion, and value of individuals within the workplace, and those with whom you interact on behalf of the organization; become aware of all forms of bias, prejudice, and discrimination, and work to eliminate personal vestiges of racism, homophobia, and sexism in thought, action, and word; promptly report incidents of bias, prejudice, and bigotry to the Human Resources Department or any member of the Executive Team.
  • Teamwork: Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views, contributes to building a positive team spirit, is flexible to modifying work style to be effective within the group, able to work within a team environment and independently.
  • Technical Proficiency: Advanced knowledge of MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook); digital file sharing and project management systems (Google Drive, Dropbox, and SharePoint)

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED 

Must be proficient in the operation of standard office support equipment including, but not limited to, personal computer, copier/scanner, fax, telephone system, etc.

LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS

Must have reliable transportation and possess and maintain a valid California driver’s license including proof of personal vehicle insurance coverage and insurability under the Company’s insurance carrier standards.

PHYSICAL, MENTAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:

  • Perform work in a climate-controlled office setting.
  • Sit, stand, walk, bend, kneel, and uses hands, arms and legs for dexterity and balance frequently.
  • Occasionally lifts, carries, and balances objects weighing up to 35 pounds.
  • Pulls and pushes objects such as file drawers, loaded carts, audio/visual equipment, computers, and similar office equipment and supplies.
  • Prioritizes and multi-tasks work and projects requiring good memory, concentration, and analytical thinking.
  • Occasionally is required to perform the safe operation of a vehicle, office equipment, and machines, and recognize and abate safety hazards within the workplace.
  • Must be able to hear, see including the distinction of colors, read and communicate verbally and in writing frequently with a wide range of people from divergent socioeconomic backgrounds and origins.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate (in a plant environment).

Dr. Bronner’s is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Bronner’s staff are required to be tested for COVID-19 prior to entering the facility. We host weekly drive-thru Rapid Antigen COVID-19 testing onsite.
  • Personal protective equipment provided or required
  • Temperature screenings
  • Plastic shield at workstations
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Virtual meetings
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place

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