* PACKER SUPPLEMENT *
FOR PACKER APPLICANTS ONLY
Since the plant is open 7 days/week, 24 hours/day your work schedule will change from week to week and you must be available to work weekends. Packers must be able to work rotating shifts on a continuous seven day schedule.
FULL-TIME: If you are applying for full-time work, you must be available to work on weekends as well as ALL THREE SHIFTS:
DAY SHIFT - 7am to 3pm
AFTERNOON SHIFT - 3pm to 11pm
MIDNIGHT SHIFT - 11pm to 7am
Note: We do have some steady afternoon & midnight shifts whenever there are open slots.
PART-TIME: If you are applying for part-time work, you must be available to work weekends and on all FOUR HOUR or FIVE HOUR Shifts:
7am to 11am/12pm * 10am/11am to 3pm * 3pm to 7pm/8pm * 6pm/7pm to 11pm
Note: We do offer a steady 6pm to 11pm and a steady part-time midnight (11pm to 7am, 3nights/week) shift. These steady shifts are granted when there are open slots.
CASUAL - If you are applying for casual employment, you must be available for work all 12 months of the year and you must be available to work most weekends (defined as beginning at 3pm on Friday and lasting through 11pm Sunday.) On weekdays, you will be scheduled according to your request. However, this means that if we cannot fit your requested schedule into our production schedule, YOU WILL NOT BE SCHEDULED. Casual employment status is ideal if you are a high school or college student, or for those who have other part-time commitments. HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WILL NOT BE SCHEDULED ON THE 7-11PM SHIFT IF THEY HAVE SCHOOL THE FOLLOWING DAY AND WILL HAVE WEEKLY HOURS LIMITATIONS WHILE SCHOOL IS IN SESSION.
TEMPORARY – Each year we hire Temporary employees starting in mid February through mid April so that we can have them fully trained and ready for our peak season which is May through August. We generally have no work available after the 1st week in September for temporary employees. Weekly work schedule rules for temporaries are the same as for full and part-time employees above. However, we will accommodate students while school is in session. Temporary employment status is ideal for college students and other individuals who need/want summer employment only.
PACKER JOB DESCRIPTION - PACKING CONES IS AN EXTREMELY PHYSICALLY DEMANDING JOB.
Packers are required to stand on their feet between 5 & 8 hours per day. Packing cones requires constant bending, turning, twisting & lifting. Constant movement of fingers, hands, wrists & arms at a fast pace is required. Even though we employ environmental controls, it can get hot (80-85 degrees) in the production areas during the summertime. Packers must be able to lift a maximum of up to 50 pounds on a consistent basis throughout an 8-hr shift.
Joy Cone will not knowingly expose an employee to the risk of injury. Packing cones involves repeated stretching and reaching. This repeated motion is potentially hazardous to employees shorter than 5’2”. Additionally, our packer tables are set at 36” and are not adjustable due to the configuration of the cone baking process. Again, this motion is potentially hazardous to employees taller than 6’. Consequently, if the applicant is either shorter than 5’2” or taller than 6’, he/she will be required to demonstrate to our satisfaction that they will be able to pack cones without exposing themselves to the risk of strain related injuries.
Packers are also required to strictly adhere to Food Safety and Quality guidelines. They must read and understand a packer booklet that describes these guidelines. Some of the things this booklet includes are: baking processes, various defects found in cones, packing procedures, and coding procedures. The job of packing cones requires the mental alertness to inspect product and to stop equipment when jam-ups occur.
I have read the above carefully and by my signature, I am stating that I am able to comply with the above requirements, with or without reasonable accommodation. I understand the scheduling requirements of the status for which I am applying.