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Sorter / General Labor

Category:  Gray & Company
Date:  Mar 14, 2023

Hart, MI, US, 49420

Custom Field 1:  2179

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

Inspect and sort fruit or products for defects and deviations from specifications. Weigh filled cases and/or pails on a scale. Poke stems into retail maraschino cherry containers. Manually attach lids and/or shrouds to foodservice containers. Assemble packing materials (boxes) for finished goods.


Essential Functions

  • Discard or reject product not meeting specifications
  • Inspect, weigh, or measure materials and products for conformance to specifications
  • Notify supervisors and other personnel of production problems and assist in identifying and correcting these problems
  • Discuss inspection results with those responsible for products and recommend necessary corrective actions
  • Grade and sort products according to sizes, weights, colors, or other specifications
  • Inspect glass at light box inspection station
  • Weigh product containers to verify packaging weights and ingredient quantities
  • Push stems down with two fingers into jar before syrup filling
  • Place tamper resistant shrouds onto individual containers prior to heat shrink
  • Attach plastic lids to container
  • Form, tape, and line cases by hand for finished product packaging
  • Other tasks as assigned


Competencies & Certifications Required

  • Internal GMP/HACCP/SQF Training
  • Trained and knowledgeable in the use of  PPE (personal protective equipment)
  • Must pass respiratory fitness test


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 bending, stooping, climbing, and twisting
  • Occasional lifting and/or pushing/pulling up to 30 pounds
  • Ability to sort or pack on a moving conveyor belt
  • Ability to grasp, manipulate, and feel small items with hands



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 (calcium chloride)



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