Packer 1 (3 and 6 lane Packaging)-NIGHT SHIFT 6 p.m.-6 a.m.

Company Name Edesia Nutrition (view profile)
Location North Kingstown
Date Posted October 18, 2022
Job Type Full-time



Edesia is a nonprofit, social enterprise on a mission to end malnutrition globally. Since we opened our doors in 2010 we have reached over 17 million children across 60 countries with the life-saving foods we make 24 hours a day here in Rhode Island in partnership with UNICEF, World Food Progamme and USAID. Our dedicated team of over 100, hails from over 26 countries. Every day we work together to reach children caught in humanitarian crises all over the world and need mission-driven, energetic, passionate, problem solvers to join our team.


The Packer 1 (3 and 6 lane Packaging) position is responsible to learn and operate the 3 lane packaging machines. Once mastered, they will learn 6 lane packaging machines and their respective robots. Last, learn the Insert Cobot, Checkweigher and x-ray processes.


  • Follow Edesia’s Good Manufacturing Procedures (GMP’s), work in compliance to all company safety, quality and production procedures.
  • Learn and understand basic 3 lane machinery operations and functions, such as:
    • Turning machine and conveyor on and off
    • Inspect sachets for quality compliances, such as:
    • Monitor and troubleshoot basic issues with packaging equipment, strong communication skills with Lead and Supervisor when issues persist and require maintenance assistance.
    • Use daily basic tablet for Quality data documentation and complete accurately in real time.
    • Responsible for station organization, cleanliness of line, conveyor belt, packaging machine and area surrounding machine, robots, and floors. Completing daily and weekly Master Sanitation Schedule jobs and documentation. Use of cleaning tools, such as brooms, mops, cleaning chemicals, as needed.
    • Communicate with team members through continuous use of a walkie talkie.
    • Ability to learn and transition to operating the 6 lane machines as well as learn the Flexi-Cell Case Packer robots, their functions and operating their HMI’s.
    • Ability to learn and transition to operating the Checkweigher, box weight tolerance sheets, Insert Cobot and barcodes, label applicator, tape machine and x-ray (approx. 1-3 months training required).
      • Making minor adjustments to the Nova dosing units.
      • Operate Form-Fill-Seal machine to produce sachets
      • Hand pack and weigh boxes to assure product weight is within spec., referencing sachet tolerance weight sheets for guidance.
      • Clean jaws and blades, change and tighten screws.
      • Change film, use Film Jack according to company safety policy.
      • Check accuracy of Box printers and sachet printers, clean the printers when needed.
      • print legibility and accuracy
      • seal quality, subject to leaks, spills
      • sachet weight tolerances and performing weight checks


  • Required:
    • Must be 18 years or older
    • Proficient written and spoken English
    • Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs. for short distances
    • Basic computer and tablet knowledge for data input


  • Preferred:
    • Prior experience working in food manufacturing facility
    • Accommodate overtime schedules as requested
    • High school diploma/GED equivalent




  • Industrial food manufacturing/ fast-paced continuous production line environment
  • Work in close proximity to known allergens peanuts, milk, soy
  • Work in close proximity to inconsistent loud machinery
  • Continuously stand for duration of time spent on production floor, up to 12 hours. Occasional kneeling, squatting required. Frequently lift, push, up to 50lb. Occasional pulling or pushing of wheeled carts.
  • Occasional use of cleaning chemicals.

The requirements described are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions. 

TO APPLY: Interested candidates should complete the online application at