Material Handler/Co Packer

Location: McDonough, GA, US

Category: Warehouse

Job Type: Full-Time


The Co Packer is responsible for preparing finished product to be packaged and shipped. The associates are stationed at an assigned area in the warehouse, where they retrieve items as needed from inventory stock to complete various display builds. Their objective is to focus on the improvement of the processes to ensure the customer needs are being met in a timely fashion, while maintaining high-quality, cost-effective logistics services.



  • Understanding the machine operations and using safety precautions when the machine is in operation (pinch points, sealer, heater, moving conveyor). Manual labor, e.g., stacking, lifting, bending, building trays/flaps, and banding required.
  • Build multiple display pallets using finished good product onto or from pallets trays, racks, and shelves according to the established design.
  • Reprocess any raw material and packaging items for display builds.
  • Shrink wrap and label all finished display pallets with identifying information.
  • Sweep, dust, and mop work areas.
  • Organize warehouse, and work area for orderliness.
  • Ensure work area is accessible and safe for salespeople and customer traffic.
  • Follow order fulfillment to end to ensure a successful and timely conclusion.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Ship product free of contamination.
  • Follow all Ken’s Foods Security and GMP policies.
  • Report any suspicious activities anywhere in or around the facility.
  • Inspect work area for any possible product contamination issues on a continuous basis.
  • Report any leaking or spilled product immediately.
  • Inspect all incoming and out-going product for signs of contamination.



This job has no supervisory responsibilities. 



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Language Skills

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos in English.  Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating, maintenance instructions and procedure manuals; ability to write routine reports and correspondence, and communicate effectively to other employees and Team Leaders.


Mathematical Skills

Ability to add and subtract, and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. 


Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out simple one- or two-step instructions.  Ability to deal with standardized situations with only occasional or no variables.


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations




While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to walk and climb or balance.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.



  • Work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner
  • Ability to perform tasks involving high levels of cognitive function and judgment
  • Not mentally or physically impaired from any cause that can adversely affect ability to safely and competently perform the duties of the position
  • Ability to take prompt and appropriate response to operating conditions
  • Ability to work in an unfatigued state
  • Ability to accurately gauge lengths of time and distance
  • Ability to quickly store and recall instructions in one’s short term memory 
  • Ability to concentrate
  • Ability to cope with sudden changes in surrounding and/or emergency situations and/or alarms
  • Demonstrated caring, commitment and concerned attitude about safety



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; risk of electrical shock; and vibration.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


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