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Processing Employee / General Labor

Category:  Gray & Company
Date:  Mar 14, 2023

Hart, MI, US, 49420

Custom Field 1:  2180

Seneca Foods is one of North America's leading providers of packaged fruits and vegetables with facilities located throughout the United States.  Our high quality products are primarily sourced from over 2,000 American farms. Seneca holds the largest share of of the retail private label, food service, and export canned vegetable markets, distributing to over 90 countries. Products are also sold under the brands of Libby’s®, Aunt Nellie’s®, READ®, Seneca Farms®, Green Valley®, CherryMan®, Paradise®, Pennant®, and Seneca labels, including Seneca snack chips. Seneca also provides vegetable products to other companies under various co-pack arrangements.



Position Summary

Remove covers, open bags, and remove empty bags from totes. Put bags in and syrup/brine totes, make sure the totes weigh out, repair totes as needed, etc. Keep the work area clean and be able to perform moderate to heavy labor. If any problems develop, notify foreman or supervisor.


Essential Functions

  • Prepare totes for processing by removing covers and opening bags prior to loading tank
  • Repair and or reject totes or other materials not meeting specifications
  • Inspect, clean, and sanitize totes and materials for conformance to specifications
  • Prepare totes for finished product by lining with bags
  • Weigh tote containers to verify ingredient quantities
  • Notify supervisor of production problems and assist in identifying and correcting these problems
  • Fill out necessary paperwork
  • Plant clean-up
  • Hand palletize (stack) finished goods onto pallet
  • Operate sizer
  • Sort and package product, poke stems, cut stems and other tasks on moving lines/belts.
  • Other tasks as assigned


Qualifications & Certifications Required

  • Internal GMP/HACCP/SQF Training
  • Trained and knowledgeable in the use of  PPE (personal protective equipment)
  • Must pass respiratory fitness test
  • Must be able to read, write, and converse in English


Physical Demands of Job

The employee must be able to perform the physical demands listed below to perform this specific job functions:


  • Frequent standing and walking
  • Occasional climbing, bending, stooping, and twisting
  • Occasional lifting and/or pushing/pulling up to 50 pounds


Work Environment

The work environments listed here are representative of those that may be encountered by employee while performing the functions of this job:


  • Wet or humid conditions
  • Extreme temperatures
  • Exposure to brine (sulfur dioxide)
  • Exposure to bleach (sodium chlorite)
  • Exposure to cleaning chemicals



Seneca Foods Corporation is committed to providing equal opportunity for all, through a positive and continuing affirmative action program. No employee or applicant will be discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, military and/or veteran status or any other Federal or State legally protected classes. Seneca Foods Corporation will make reasonable accommodations for known physical or mental limitations of otherwise qualified employees and applicants with disabilities unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you are interested in applying for an employment opportunity and feel you need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact us at or call 315-926-8100.

Nearest Major Market: Grand Rapids