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Utility Operator (1st Shift) - South Tree

Mountville, PA
Job Description

Hain Celestial / Garden Veggie Straws South Tree Lancaster facility is searching for a Utility Operator (1 st Shift) to join our team. We believe in offering choices that make healthier living a little bit easier through better-for-you brands. Healthier living for all starts here! If you thrive in a detail-focused and hardworking environment this is the place for you.


The Utility Operator assists with transporting full skids of finished product to the skid wrapper for final wrapping.

Tasks are to be completed while maintaining the highest safety, food safety and quality, cost and GMP standards in a high-speed manufacturing environment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Ensures correct number of cartons is placed on skid in the correct configuration.
  • Provides packaging line with needed quantities of secondary packaging material to sustain continual operations.
  • Provides production with WIP to ensure continuous line performance.
  • Collects from production lines black and wooden pallets.
  • Wrapping of WIP toes including double stacking and placing into trailers.
  • Completes assigned documentation in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Verifies and validates the accuracy and legibility of all case code dates throughout assigned shift.
  • Follows HACCP and Food Safety principles and verify compliance to all Critical Control points and Preventative Quality Checkpoints to ensure a safe quality product is produced consistently.
  • Responsible for reporting food safety and quality issues and initiate action, as necessary.
  • Follow all Food Safety guidelines, such as, but not limited to:
    • GMP's
    • Allergen Program
    • Quality
    • HACCP
    • Sanitation
    • Safety
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Minimum six months experience in a Production capacity or related role in a manufacturing environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate PIT forklift in pedestrian congested areas and close quarters racking.

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Ability to make simple math calculations and measurements.
  • Ability to read and speak basic English.
  • Possess manual dexterity to manipulate hand jack and strength to pull +30lbs
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds to shoulder height on an intermittent basis.
  • Understanding of basic principles of the SQF program and other food safety policies/procedures
  • Ability to use basic tools and make simple mechanical adjustments.
  • Willingness to work in hot, humid, and noisy environment.
  • Willingness to work independently with minimum instructions.
  • Willingness to work some weekends and overtime as needed.
  • Adhere to all GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) Procedures.
  • Maintain records, communicate, and correct out of control conditions.
  • Read and understand basic flow charts.
  • Wear all required protective equipment.
  • Obey all food and human safety rules and regulations.
  • Comply with all company policies and regulations.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment:

Physical Demands:
  • Operating PIT forklift 35%
  • Wrapping totes 15%
  • Walking 35%
  • Standing 15%
  • Stooping and bending
  • Fingering-computer keyboard
  • Hearing-ordinary conversation

Work Environment:
  • Exposure to fluorescent lights
  • Climbing stairs and ladders
  • Extreme climate or climate variation
  • Lifting and carrying up to 70 lbs.
  • Heat up to 100 degrees and lows of 40 degrees
  • Rotating and oscillating equipment
  • Changes of >30 degrees within a shift
  • Near acuity (clarity of vision at 20 inches or less)
  • Humidity
  • Speaking-ordinary speech
  • Conveyors, elevators, and lifts
  • Compressed Air and live steam lines

Compensation and Benefits:
  • New starting wage is $17.50 per hour (commensurate with experience and location). *Note that rate could change based on shift schedule.
  • Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision Coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Disability coverage
  • Life insurance
  • Critical illness and accident insurance
  • Legal and identity protection insurance
  • Pet insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Commuter benefits
  • Tuition assistance
  • Adoption and surrogacy assistance
  • 401(k)
  • PTO
  • Parental Leave
  • Maven Family Planning

Hain Celestial is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. The Company does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, expression, genetic information, protected veteran status or any other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

If you need accommodations for any part of the employment process because of a disability, please send an e-mail to talent@hain.com or call 516-587-5000 to let us know the nature of your request.