Packaging and Kitting Specialist

Position Title: Packaging & Kitting Specialist

Status: Full-Time

Wage/Salary: Negotiable

Package and kit products using manual and automated processes and equipment; with the support of related documentation; such as Work Orders, Work Instructions, Drawings and Schematics that to meet or exceed customer quality and on-time delivery standards.



  • High School Diploma or equivalent is required
  • Prior packaging or assembly experience is preferred
  • Forklift certification a plus



  • Must be able to read, write, speak and comprehend English.
  • Must be able to apply basic math skills and use standard and metric measurements.
  • Basic knowledge of computers and Microsoft Office is required, including internet and email and spreadsheet skills.
  • Must be willing and able to learn other software including ERP/accounting, databases and label printing.
  • Experience with Bills of Material, work instructions and customer drawings is preferred.
  • Understanding of hardware, hand tools, scales and equipment is preferred.


Team Leader/Coach


The requirements below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required for this position.  This list is not all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities at the discretion of Management, which will be discussed with the employee.


  • Produce products that meet high quality standards
  • Read and follow bill of materials, routings, complex schematics/multi-level assembly drawings and work instructions
  • Follow work order travelers and other production documents
  • Perform testing as needed
  • Work with Leader/Coach to ensure focus on goals and decisions in the best interest of Gardan, its employees and customers
  • Communicate regularly with Leader/Coach and fellow team members to resolve production and team issues
  • Suggest training needs for self and team
  • Interact with customers to answer questions and address concerns in a professional and timely manner
  • Participate in new job set-ups, providing feedback and ideas
  • Assist in the resolution of customer issues and implementation of changes
  • Assist with determining equipment, tooling and space needs for production
  • Work with Quality & Safety Department to identify and meet quality requirements
  • Work with Quality & Safety Department to address internal safety issues, including prevention of accidents
  • Work with Leader/Coach to research and identify quality specifications such as, but not limited to, crimp heights, pull test values, torque values and material identification
  • Assist with Production process change initiatives


  • Work with team members to conduct cycle counts and resolve discrepancies
  • Work with Leader/Coach to determine best practices for material movement within the work center

Space and Equipment

  • Adhere to 5S practices
  • Work with Leader/Coach and Maintenance to maintain equipment to prolong life, prevent accidents and minimize downtime
  • Perform minor machine and/or mechanical adjustments in addition to basic machine change/switch over and preventative maintenance


While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required to do the following, including but not limited to:

  • Sit and /or stand for long periods of time
  • Repetitive use of hands and arms to hold, feel, move and reach products, tools and controls. Use of feet on machine foot pedals.
  • Occasionally climb or balance, stoop, kneel or crouch
  • Frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
  • Vision requirements include, close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus to environment



  • Frequent exposure to moving mechanical parts
  • Occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions and risk of electrical shock
  • Noise level is usually moderate, but some equipment may produce a higher level of noise for a period of time.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



  • This is an hourly full-time position with an expectation of 40-45 hours per week, unless agreed upon otherwise.
  • Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm with flexibility to accommodate need for overtime and customer demand. Start time is flexible from 5:00 am to 8:00 am.
  • Consistent start time is expected.



While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

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