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Pretzel Production Coordinator, Hourly - Lawrence, KS

Company: The Hershey Company
Location: Lawrence
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Location: Lawrence, KS

We are mixing up something new in Lawrence, KS. This is an exciting time to join our team. Pretzels, Inc is now a part of Hershey Salty Snacks. We are starting a new line and looking to hire you. We have over 40 years of experience in making pretzels and delivering high quality snacks to consumers.


  • Starting at $20.00/hr, overnight shift has $1/hr shift differential
  • Pay increase to $22.00/hr after 180 days
    Total Rewards:
    • Health Insurance (Medical, Dental, & Vision) Starting Day 1
    • 401(k) Retirement Plan- with generous company match
    • Paid Time off
      • Training will begin in June, during the day
      • Move to shift in July, starting with 4 days on and 3 days off
      • Schedule will be 2-2-3, every other weekend- TBD
      • Day and Night shifts available
      • 12 hours shifts, 6am- 6pm or 6pm-6am
        Candidate Process:

        Please note- communication will be through phone, email, and text. Ensure you have access to a valid email address
        • Qualified applicants will receive a phone call to schedule an onsite interview
        • Post Offer Background Check, Drug screen, and Physical required

          Job Summary

          This position is responsible for setting up and maintaining the packaging areas safely and effectively.

          Essential Functions/Duties and Responsibilities

          • To adhere to Pretzel's GMP's (Good Manufacturing Practices)
          • To maintain the Daily Cleaning Checklist SSOP compliance
          • Set up and maintain the packaging area safely and effectively
          • Communicate accordingly with supervisors, PMO's and packers. Also communicate effectively with PC on previous or next shift.
          • Review line sheets for changeovers, special labels, chep pallets, etc.
          • Follow schedule priority according to line sheet
          • Understanding Epicor and use of job tracker
          • Communicate changeover status (pounds left or cases left) with Supervisor, PMO, Baker, and QC
          • Minimize and rework any overruns on shift. Communicate all overruns to Supervisor
          • Print off lead labels and first case verifications (provide to packers for each sku ran) and order all supplies needed for the job
          • Set up the job accordingly with boxes, labels, a scale, tape, and skids
          • Refill the Zebra printers with labels and ribbon as needed
          • Set up the tape machine
          • Load job into computer for Zebra printer and verify with lead label
          • Set up the bulk lines accordingly to lead label, color bags, boxes, etc
          • Bulk/Rework needs completed before shift end. If bulk is not completed by shift end PC will store and mark all WIP properly filling out the correct paperwork or WIP tickets and put into oven room. No WIP should be left in warehouse. PC should report all WIP/Rework to Supervisor before leaving.
          • Understand and follow WIP procedure
          • Assist quality with hold procedure as needed
          • Ensure no damaged cases leave packaging room assist with repack as needed
          • Pull finished product to the wrapper or to the warehouse staging area
          • Ensure all skids have correct LP
          • Wrap skids and place them in the holding area until they are license plated (No skids are to be taken out to the warehouse until they are plated)
          • Do not throw away license plates
          • Print license plates and apply accordingly (do not make license plates ahead of time)
          • Report any errors with LP's immediately to your supervisor
          • Help other PC's if your lines are down or as time permits
          • Keep all bags, boxes, bulk bags, and edible containers off the floor
          • Properly dispose of all scrap cardboard in the baler before the end of the shift
          • Continually work on housekeeping
          • Follow all safety rules and policies
          • Follow all general work rules and policies
          • Regular attendance
          • Able to follow directions as required by management
          • Complete all required trainings, including Alchemy, timely
          • All other duties as assigned by supervisor


            • High School diploma or GED preferred
            • 1-month related experience or training

              Required Skills/Abilities

              • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions and short correspondence
              • Ability to write simple correspondence
              • Proficiency of the English language.
              • Read, write, and speak English
              • Ability to effectively present information to other employees of the organization
              • Basic skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals and be able to pass math test
              • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but involved written or oral instructions
              • Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations

                Physical Demands and Work Environment

                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. The working conditions are normal for a manufacturing environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

                Whileperforming the duties of this job, the employee must be in good physical condition to perform the tasks assigned. The employee must lift, carry or move up to 50 pounds. The employee is required to stand, walk, climb, and reach with both hands and arms, bend and twist. The employee must be able to demonstrate agility of both hands and all fingers to push, pull, grasp, touch and feel. The employee must be able to lift with both hands and lift overhead with both hands. The employee must demonstrate good visual acuity and hand/eye coordination. Must be able to talk/communicate and hear.

                The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud. Work environment conditions may require the use of safety equipment to include but not limited to eye safety glasses, side shields, steel toe or composite toe shoes, hearing protectors and hair nets.

                The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by team members assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, qualifications or working conditions.

                Nearest Major Market: Lawrence

Keywords: The Hershey Company, Lawrence , Pretzel Production Coordinator, Hourly - Lawrence, KS, Professions , Lawrence, Kansas

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