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Level 1 Packer Technician

Owens Corning
United States, Kansas, Kansas City
November 25, 2023

Level 1 Packer Technician

Kansas City, KS, US, 66115-1393



Work Arrangement:

On Site
Requisition ID:


Level 1 Packer

Job Description

Job Title: Level 1 Packer

Department: Production

Reports to: Shift Supervisor and/or Group Leader

Supervises: Not Applicable

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Date: 01/01/2010


Performs the role of providing support to packaging and production operations by performing processes which include, but are not limited to, procuring and placing bags on packaging equipment, hauling scrap, salvaging insulation and feeding same into reconditioning equipment, transporting direct materials, cleaning designated equipment and areas, loading material onto ware-trucks, and operating designated vehicles. Sets up, operates, monitors, adjusts, troubleshoots and maintains equipment related to these processes.

Measures, monitors and maintains quality standards.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Visually inspects, selects, packages and labels products according to specifications.
  • Positions and loads ware-trucks, racks, etc., manually or by using assigned material handling equipment.
  • Sets up, operates, adjusts and inspects semiautomatic and automatic packaging equipment, (including, but not limited to, stretch wrappers, baggers, shift/code printers, manual overwraps, bales, autobaggers, unitizers, retail packaging, conveying systems, etc.). Obtains schedule information from SAP.
  • Performs packaging operations (including, but not limited to, palletizing, closing bags, wrapping bundles, etc.).
  • Disposes of off-quality material, scrap and other debris.
  • Reselects, repiles, relabels and/or repacks non-conforming finished goods.
  • Operates reconditioning machine to salvage offware (including, but not limited to, feeding, packaging, weighing, etc.).
  • Locates and Retrieves direct materials. Takes inventory of direct and in-process materials.
  • Assists Level 2 Packer and Group Leader.
  • Operates manual and power operated walking material handling equipment.
  • Notifies appropriate personnel of any equipment or quality problems and takes corrective actions within the scope of the job.
  • Assists in oven cleanouts, rebuilds and other downtimes.
  • Completes records and reports, (i.e., finished goods tallies, charts, etc.).
  • Applies protective coatings to equipment, floors, etc.


The employee should hold the following abilities:

  • Must be able to read, write, and speak English
  • Must be able to understand verbal and written instructions
  • Must have the ability to multi-task
  • Must work well in team environment
  • Must be able to secure and maintain fork lift drivers license


The employee must be able to:

  • Must be able to operate a computer


The employee should have the following:

  • Minimum high school diploma or equivalent is required
  • Must have Kansas Work Ready Certificate
  • Possess valid forklift driver certification
  • Must be a US citizen or have the right to work in the US
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must be drug and alcohol free
  • Must have Kansas Work Ready Certificate


This position requires:

  • Exposure to temperature extremes
  • Exposure to sounds or noise levels that maybe uncomfortable
  • Prolonged sitting or standing for 8 hour shifts (and/or rotating shifts)
  • Repetitive movements
  • Bending or twisting
  • Handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls
  • Lifting/carrying/moving up to 50 pounds
  • Wearing respirator protection
  • Regular attendance on site and the ability to work varying or rotating shifts
  • Participates in the Safety and good housekeeping programs as established within the Plant

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employee(s) will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

A review of this position has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements. To perform this job successfully, the incumbents(s) will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, and abilities.

This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" relationship.

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