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The Watkins Company
Winona MN
Job Type: Full Time
Posting Date: 10/15/2020

From the bluffs of the Mississippi River in Winona, Minnesota, The Watkins Company has been crafting award-winning gourmet products since 1868. Known for world-famous Vanilla Extracts, Cinnamon and Black Pepper, Watkins products have been family favorites for generations. As a leader in gourmet flavoring, The Watkins Company continues to be innovative in categories including the All Natural Baking Vanilla Extract, Organic Extracts, Organic Spices & Dry Seasoning Mixes, and natural Baking Decorations & Food Coloring that do not contain artificial dyes. The Watkins Company has an opening for a Full Time, Utility, located in our Winona, MN location. The duties and responsibilities include, but not limited to the following:Unpacks and feeds bottles, jars, and other containers to be filled on manual, semiautomatic, or automatic production line.Applies labels to container and/or wraps products, either manually or by operating semi-automatic equipment.Assembles, sorts, counts, weighs, and boxes filled containers.Places fitments, caps, protectors, dividers, platforms, and other parts on or in bottles, jars, or boxes.Ensures proper count and palatalizes packaged cases.Inspects feed materials, products, and components on the front end for quality and appearance.Inspects finished materials, components, products, and containers on the back end for quality and appearance; advises machine operators of any deficiencies.Assists with changeover of lines by filling labels, bundling wrap, caps, bottles, and boxes.Performs general housekeeping and cleanup on and around lines during downtime and at the end of runs as required.Our ideal candidate will have at minimum:High School Diploma or GED and demonstrate applicable reading and math skills.Previous manufacturing experience - preferred.The ability to adapt to changing working environments.Strong problem solving skills and utilize deductive reasoning to evaluate solutions.In addition to working in a strategic, dynamic and collaborative work environment, with a tight knit team, The Watkins Company offers a competitive benefits package including Medical, Dental, Life and AD&D Insurance as well as a generous PTO package available upon hire and 401k. The Watkins Company is an equal opportunity employer.