Utility Laborer/Packager

Buffalo, NY

Posted: 08/21/2023 Industry: Industrial Pay Rate: $17-18.50/hr

Job Description

Local packaging company looking for production laborers in Buffalo, NY!!

1st, 2nd & 3rd shift hours available.

Pay starts at $17/hr + depending on shift

Please respond with resume for immediate consideration!!


  • Pack finished goods into cases, place finished case onto pallet (must be able to lift 50 lbs.).
  • Check individual packages for quality issues:
    • Back seal
    • End seals
    • Production date code both on bags and boxes
    • Bags and boxes are the same item
  • Maintain cleanliness of production area around assigned production line.
  • Open re-work, both daily and returned product when necessary.
  • Assist machine operator as needed (changing poly, learn basic operations to stop/start machine in event of problems).
  • Label boxes as necessary.
  • Must know the difference between edible and non-edible products.
  • Assist in the cleaning of the plant as required.
  • Must understand the basics of the Metal Detectors in terms of rejected bag handling and the basics of the HACCP program.
  • Be vigilant for any product contamination and report any contamination or otherwise dangerous issues to line operator or shift supervisor.
  • Assist in the plant when needed
  • Other duties as assigned


Job Requirements


  • Prior packaging experience is preferred but not required
  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs
  • Must be able to work 12 hour shifts as scheduled
  • Must possess great attention to detail and the ability to multitask in a fast-paced industrial environment
  • Must be able to understand verbal and written English
  • Results-focused and detailed oriented
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision, Distance vision, Peripheral vision, Depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear.
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Flexibility to perform other duties when necessary

Meet Your Recruiter

Eric Gunderson
Recruiting Coordinator

Eric received his undergraduate degree from University at Buffalo before beginning his career in the staffing industry. After two years of recruiting experience in the Rochester area, he joined the Kenmore branch of APS and has been in this role for over a year. Eric is a Certified Staffing Professional who specializes in the recruitment and placement of individuals within skilled trades, manufacturing, industrial, and administrative roles for a wide variety of companies in Western NY. His prior experience in landscaping, skilled trades, and heavy labor allows him to identify with applicants and potential candidates in order to match them up best with opportunities for our clients. Timeliness and feedback are very essential for speed to market recruitment, and this is something that Eric pushes for on a daily basis for both applicants and clients.
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