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AM General Utility Bindler

Company: Godiva
Location: Reading
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

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Primary function is to perform any available utility work consisting of mould feed, supplying trays, foam, or other packing supplies to the line, washing moulds, melting chocolate, supply inclusions at drop areas, all functions at decorator area and housekeeping duties. When an 5:00 start is needed to help feed moulds, this position will be first to cover that need. This position will also perform all Backup Mould Feed and Operator functions when needed. All duties are at Leader discretion based upon crewing and scheduling requirements.


Inspects candy pieces, inserts trays of product into 031 containers. When needed supply inclusions at nut drop area, melt chocolate, wash moulds, and perform housekeeping duties as assigned. Primary job is packer but required to perform any available utility work at leader discretion based upon crewing and scheduling requirements.


  • Supply Packing Supplies to the Line
  • Wash Moulds
  • Melt Chocolate
  • Supply Inclusions to the Line
  • Mould Feed/Swaps when Instructed
  • Inspect Moulds for spots, defects and remaining candy and remove defects
  • Tend Mini Tempering Unit and Decorator area
  • Follow all GMP Guidelines ADDITIONAL DUTIES
    • Back Up Mould Feed and Operator functions
    • Order of Operator Backup will be first Mould Feed, then Machine Operator
    • Performing Machine Operator functions will qualify for that rate of pay
    • Follow all SOPs
    • Train new employees as required
    • Shut down Line if serious Safety or Quality problems arise
    • Comply with all Safety policies, report Safety violations, and attend Team Safety Meetings when required
    • Report problems regarding Food Safety to Lead, Supervisor or Manager
    • Maintain Home Department in a clean and orderly manner
    • Perform other related duties as requested by Lead
    • Required to work until the end of Production shift daily SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:



      To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


      Rarely, once a day or less: Lifting/Carrying 51-100+ pounds, Crawling, Work on Computer

      Sometimes, 2 hours per day or less: Pushing/Pulling Up to 100+ pounds, Sitting, Walking, Climbing-Legs Only (Stairs), Kneeling

      Frequently, 2-4 hours per day: Lifting/Carrying 26-50 pounds, Squatting/Crouching, Writing, Reading

      Routinely, > 4 hours per day: Lifting/Carrying up to 25 pounds, Reaching Forward (> 22"), Reaching above shoulders, Standing, Bending, Twisting


      Vision: Far, near, color, depth perception

      Hearing: Twisting of the Head and Neck,

      Grasping: Light, R/L, Firm, R/L


      Repetitive use of Hand: R/L

      • Perform Under Time Pressure
      • Variable Type of Work
      • Working More than 5 days/week
      • Job Rotation
      • Overtime
      • Work Shifts > 8 hrs. ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS:

        Rarely, once per day: Temperature (Cold) Dust, Fumes or Gases (inhalation), Mechanical Work

        Sometimes, 2 hours per day or less: Temperatures (hot), Elevated Work Surfaces

        Frequently, 2-4 hours per day: working Alone

        Routinely, more than 4 hours per day: Moving Machinery, Noise (> 85 dBA)


        Routinely, more than 4 hours per day: Hearing Protectors


        Pre-Assignment: Math Test, Physical Ability Test, HAACCP Test

        Periodic Annual: Electric Fork Lift License, Audiometric Test


        Ability to add and subtract three or more digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight and measurement, volume, and distance.


        Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out detailed written and oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.


        While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, handle objects or controls. Reach with hands and arms, stoop, crouch, talk and hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include the ability to focus



        Lifting 100 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying objects up to 50 pounds

        • This position requires some mechanical aptitude.
        • (UTILITY MOULD FEED ONLY)This position requires the ability to operate electric pallet jack, and qualify for license. DEPARTMENT SPECIFIC ESSENTIAL DUTIES

          • Inspect bottom of candy pieces, place color coded label to designated candy, then place card or tray on candy mould
          • Inspect & straighten candy pieces, making decision based on QA guidelines
          • Place paper or foam and stack, counting layers, and place in 031 container (per schedule V), and slide to weigh position
          • Add nut or cherry inclusions at creamer area. UTILITY MOULD FEED
            • Start shell room; verify machine set up and chocolate type according to schedule, adjust oscillators to keep shells in "spec" until relieved by relief operator.
            • Verify proper amount of moulds are available DEPARTMENT SPECIFIC ADDITIONAL DUTIES

              • Supply and inspect cards & trays, to prevent powder or chocolate debris
              • Form boxes and insert bags
              • Inspect candy when staked off: and record, weigh, and bag x-pack
              • Perform all related duties on knobel decorator.
              • May be required to pull and wrap skids UTILITY MOULD FEED
                • Adjust demoulder as needed.
                • Back up Bindler Machine Operator Position (reference Bindler Machine Operator Job Description).

                  Godiva and affiliates, is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to hiring a diverse workforce. All openings will be filled based on qualifications without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law.

                  Search Firm Representatives please read carefully:
                  Godiva is not seeking assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms for this employment opportunity. Regardless of past practice, all resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Godiva via-email, the Internet or directly to hiring managers at Godiva in any form without a valid written search agreement in place for that position will be deemed the sole property of Godiva, and no fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Godiva as a result of the referral or through other means.

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