Standard Functional Foods Group

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Standard Functional Foods Group appreciates the hard work and dedication of its employees. SFFG associates enjoy competitive wages, benefits packages and opportunities for a long career with a proven industry leader in the contract manufacturing of bars and other nutritional products.

Employment Information

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Job Title:         Packer
Reports To:     Production Supervisor
Department:    Operations Direct Labor
Status:             Hourly/Non-Exempt


The incumbent’s position consists of but is not limited to the following operations: 

  • Intermittently verify lot code information on the bars that are being packed. If lot code information is missing or eligible advise the machine operator. Monitor the lot code information for readability during every 30 minutes of the shift.  Make sure it matches the daily lot code information sheet as directed by the department supervisor or QA.
  • Hand-pack cartons with product and make sure all bars that are packed have been oriented in conjuction with the customer specification for their product or as directed by your supervisor or lead person. Please check with QA or your supervisor if you are unsure or are in doubt about the orientation of the bars.
  • Inspect product packages to ensure product registration is within product specifications as described by QA or your supervisor. If product is not with in specification, contact the Machine operator and advise them of the problem.
  • Monitor and remove scrap from line, packing only product with secure packaging seals that have no evidence of compromise.
  • Keep area clean and free of congestion (manage product overflow trays).
  • During down time or no product flowing from the wrappers, ensure the product overflow trays when present, are being worked in to finished cases. These trays will be present during the day if the line is experiencing mechanical down time. Wrapped bar will be accumulated into trays to be packed into cartons in the event of down time or at the end of the shift.
  • During down time if no product over flow trays are available, open and inspect for re-wrap any and all product scrap that has been accumulated.
  • Prevent any and all product from falling on the floor wrapped and unwrapped.
  • Assist with other production-related duties as directed by supervision or management.


  • Education equivalent to completion of High School
  • English speaking or bi-lingual
  • Demonstrated positive interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and project a positive image
  • 1 year or more of manufacturing experience
  • Must have a working knowledge of established food safety regulations and good manufacturing practices, high-speed packaging operations and the ability to differentiate product or materials lot codes and an ability to count carton and case quantities, or material usage requirements


The incumbent must possess the physical ability to pack/unpack product into trays, cartons and/or cases to a precise location an within prescribed times, perform visual quality checks, audibly and visually detect out-of-tolerance conditions and/or mechanical problems and must possess vision correctable to a degree required to read production schedules, written instructions, packaging lot codes, posted safety guidelines and plant policies.   Must be able to perform basic mathematical calculations as needed to ensure product quantities are accurately packaged.  Must be able to safety operate foot and hand activated equipment and utilize material handling and packaging devices.  The above functions must be performed in limited access areas which are inherent to machine design, production packaging conveying systems, hot and cold temperatures, and moderate noise levels.

The incumbent must demonstrate strong hand-eye coordination and possess the physical ability to perform the following:  continuous standing, frequent walking, frequent lifting with both arms (weights up to 20 lbs.), occasional lifting with both arms (weights up to 30lbs.), frequent pushing, pulling, twisting, stooping, reaching, grasping and repetitive movements with both hands, occasional climbing (stairs) and balancing.

Note:    In relation to an 8-hour day:
               Occasional    =   1 – 3 hours
               Frequent       =   3 – 5 hours
               Continuous   =   5 – 8 hours

No hazardous substances are utilized in the position; however, incumbents must be able to work with known food allergens, in a food production environment that may contain low levels of dust and/or slippery walking surfaces.


To download our employment application, click here (PDF format).
Fax completed appllications to (615) 889-7775.