Dole Packaged Foods

  • Associate Product Handler

    Job Location US-CA-Atwater
    Temporary Part-Time
  • Overview

    The primary responsibility for this position is to handle fruit products by dumping, moving, stacking cases & trays and packing of finished products on conveyor belts within Consumer Pack, Plant I and Plant II as well as other designated areas within the plant. Clean up tasks may be required as needed. This is a job with on-call status throughout the year as needed.



    • Reliable attendance is an essential function of the job
    • Responsible to comply with all Quality and Food Safety Management standards and/or systems to ensure continual improvement and effectiveness of the Food Safety Management System.
    • Follow all GMP’s (good manufacturing practices) and HACCP (hazard analysis critical control points) set for by the company.
    • Comply with all Safety Standards, rules and regulations.
    • Follow all SOP’s (standard operating procedures) for the operation of the equipment you will be using.
    • Will perform a variety of production tasks: including lifting, stacking, dumping, pushing and pulling of frozen fruit boxes.
    • Will make card board boxes manually and pack finished goods into correct packages and boxes
    • Responsible for the operation of the packing stations to insure product meets or exceeds specification
    • Notify supervisor immediately of any unsafe work conditions.
    • Notify supervisor immediately of any mechanical or material issues/quality issues so appropriate corrective action is taken
    • Place finished goods on the designated pallet
    • Maintain a clean and safe work area
    • Performs clean up tasks
    • Follow company polices
    • Performs other related duties and assignments as required within physical job requirements of the position.


    • Must be able to understand and carry out instructions regarding the job and safety procedures.    
    • Must be able to work any shift including weekends
    • Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds
    • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment
    • Must be able to work in a teamwork environment
    • Prior working experience in a Food Manufacturing setting preferred
    • Reliable attendance is an essential function of the job
    • Requirements - MUST be available to work as needed in all Plant locations without exception to include, Consumer Pack, Pre-Mix, Plant I, Plant II to include all IQF areas, Ipack, Shelf-Stable, Tub & Cup, Puree, Special Projects (Room #1)

    Physical Requirements:       

      • Must be able to pass job specific Physical Ability Test (PAT)
      • Temperature ranges vary from extreme cold to hot
      • Noise produced by manufacturing machinery up to 92 decibels
      • Must be able to climb stairs up to 20ft daily  
      • Must be able to do repetitive movements of bending, reaching up to 54” overhead and forward up to 24”, squatting, and pushing & pulling an average weights up to 30 lbs.
      • Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds
      • Must be able to stand for prolonged periods of time on concrete and/or metal grating
      • Requires climbing, standing, stooping, twisting, lifting and other physical movements to perform job
      • Flexibility to work different shifts and days when required

    Employment is contingent upon drug screen, background verification and skills test required for some positions.


    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.




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