Suffield, CT , USA
1d ago


Are you a self-driven person looking to advance your career as a high-impact player on a team? If so, we have an exciting challenge for you and your future!

HP Hood’s culture is built on value commitments to innovation, quality, results, integrity, community, people, and collaboration that fosters a strong employee engagement, teamwork, safety and wellness.

The union offers a competitive benefits package that includes health , dental , vision , wellness programs, employee discount programs, retirement savings plan, advancement opportunities and more.

Founded in 1846, today HP Hood is one of the largest and most trusted food and beverage manufacturers in the United States.

Our portfolio of national and super-regional brands and licensed products includes Hood, Heluva Good, Lactaid, Blue Diamond Almond Breeze, Planet Oat, Hershey’s Milk & Milkshakes and more.

Job Responsibilities :

  • Properly form bulk cans in such a manner as to supply bulk can filler at all times;
  • Add designated lids to lid descrambler on scround / quart lines and ensure proper operation to supply filler at all times;
  • Calculate usage rates and operate ingredient feeder following SOP’s to ensure proper type and quantities of ingredients are consistently added into ice cream;
  • Assist in operation of banding machines and change rolls as needed;
  • Verify metal detectors are operating properly and complete documentation according to SOP’s;
  • Operate bundler in such a manner as to ensure a consistent / quality wrap is being applied to containers. Change rolls as necessary;
  • Palletize product if necessary to maintain production, e.g. during temporary breakdowns in hardening systems;
  • Assist filler operator during flavor changes and when problems arise in order to maximize productivity and quality of the work center;
  • Pack sandwich boxes into sleeves, and ensure finished cases are properly coded and shrink wrapped.
  • Operate PIT to move packaging and material in and out of work centers.
  • Maintain a clean and safe work area, as well as clean and safe work practices at all times;
  • Follow all Company, State, and Federal requirements, ensuring compliance with all GMP’s, SOP’s, and any other regulation;
  • Work effectively as part of a team and display a positive attitude;
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Safety Responsibilities :

  • Work in a safe and responsible manner at all times, following all safety policies, procedures, and rules;
  • Report unsafe observations or conditions to a supervisor or manager;
  • Immediately report an injury or accident to a supervisor or manager;
  • Meet all company requirements for training, including but not limited to Log Out / Tag Out Awareness, PPE, PIT, Ergonomics, etc.
  • SQF Requirements / Responsibilities :

  • Support SQF by maintaining food safety and food quality through completing job tasks and maintaining the work area in a sanitary manner following prescribed procedures;
  • Report food safety problems to a supervisor or manager;
  • Education and Experience :

  • A High School Diploma or equivalent;
  • Basic math and computer skills;
  • Ability to work independently and within a group / team atmosphere;
  • Good organizational and time management skills.
  • Physical Requirements :

  • Standing : Long periods of time (6-8 Hours).
  • Walking : Occasionally for short periods.
  • Bending : Frequently.
  • Twisting of Wrist : Frequently
  • Twisting of Spine : Frequently
  • Lifting : Light Heavy, (
  • 50 lbs Occasionally).

  • Carrying : Light (30-50 lbs) frequently, distance 15 yards.
  • Pushing / Pulling : >
  • 150 lbs Occasionally.


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