Packager

February, 2019

GENERAL SUMMARY 

The Packager Production position typically works 7:00 am-3:30 pm Monday through Friday.  This position is required to work mandatory overtime (extended hours and/or Saturdays) to meet our customer demands.

Is responsible for conducting a final inspection of windows prior to packaging and loading windows.  Conducts all steps necessary to ensure the quality of the product.

SUMMARY MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

High school education or GED or 1 year experience in production or assembly environment or proficiency with power tools i.e. carpentry experience or combination of education and experience.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 Include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Operates packager machine, ensuring quality of product and safety of employees prior to staging for packaging.
  • Selects appropriate window by comparing labels to computer screen.
  • Places window on packager and scans.
  • Wraps window using appropriate packaging material determined by type of window.
  • Apply printed labels.
  • Moves to window cart using correct lifting techniques.
  • Transports full window cart to shipping using pallet jack.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Although this position has no supervisory responsibilities, this position requires the employee to be capable of training those employees less skilled.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  1. Must have the ability to use good judgment when carrying out written or oral instructions.  Ability to deal with problems involving situations from production issues to effectively communicating with co-workers.
  2. Ability to add, subtract.  Must be able to read and understand the U.S. measurement system to 1/32 of an inch.
  3. Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos written in English.  Ability to write simple correspondence in English.  Ability to present information to supervisors and co-workers.
  4. Must be safety conscious and be aware of his/her surroundings with the ability to follow all safety program requirements.
  5. Must have good hand dexterity and attention to detail.
  6. Must be able to read a U.S.Tape measure and understand measurements to the 1/32.
  7. Works at different work stations as production needs require and must be flexible with the ability to change positions and work priorities.
  8. Must have good organizational skills.
  9. Must have basic computer skills.
  10. Must be self-motivated and capable to carry out duties with minimal supervision
  11. Must have excellent communication skills.
  12. Must have good understanding of paperwork.
  13. This position requires the ability to work as an effective team member in close proximity with other employees.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS

  1. The employee must regularly lift, move, or carry 50-75 pounds.
  2. While performing the essential duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and use hands to pinch, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms. 
  3. The employee is regularly required to stoop, twist, crouch, work above shoulder and talk as well as hear. 
  4. Must be able to stand and/or walk for extended periods of time.
  5.  Must have good hand dexterity and attention to detail with the ability to operate hand tools and recognize quality defects.
  6. Must have ability to perform repetitive tasks with frequent pinching, gripping and pulling using both hands.
  7. Temperatures can be hot or cold according to the season.
  8. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  9. While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles and vibration.
  10. The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. 
  11. The noise level in the work environment is moderately loud. Employees must be able to wear hearing protection.
  12. Must be able to work in a fast paced environment. 

The intent of this position description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job.  Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Established in 1981, Portland-based Paradigm Window Solutions specializes in a wide range of premium-quality and Energy Star-rated vinyl windows and patio doors for new construction, replacement and institutional markets in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions. Their premium-quality products are designed and fabricated in Maine and exceed requirements of the American Architectural Manufacturing Association (AAMA) Gold Label Certification for integrity and quality.

In 2014, Paradigm Window Solutions consolidated all operations into a larger 109,000-sq. ft. facility at 56 Milliken Street, off Riverside Industrial Parkway. That same year, Paradigm launched the 500 Series New Construction and 5000 Series Replacement Window lines, thereby introducing a value-priced window product option. The following year, three new paint process interior wood grain finishes were added to the 8300 series, which gave Paradigm the ability to compete with the wood window market to reach consumers who wanted the natural wood look without the maintenance of real wood.

In 2018, Paradigm expanded its production schedule by adding a second shift, which created 14 new full-time jobs, and the company is actively hiring. Currently, the company employees 230 people and offers supplemental health/dental/vision, company-paid life insurance, short-term disability insurance, 401(k) retirement plan, eight holidays, paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and quarterly bonus.