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Employee Skills Required to be a Food Packager

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We are currently seeking to fill multiple Food Packager openings with our client companies located throughout Indiana and Michigan. When searching our jobs on our website, you may find that Food Packager positions may also be titled, Packager, Packer and Material Handler. Food Packager positions can also be offered on 1st, 2nd and 3rd shifts.

Responsibilities of Food Packagers depend on the client and their needs, but most Packager positions include handling raw and cooked products, packing, pulling, or packaging products and/or other materials by hand. You may also be loading, packing, packaging, measuring, counting, sealing, scanning, weighing, labeling, assembling cartons, boxes, totes, or containers according to specifications in a large food production area. It is important that Food Packagers keep designated areas clean and orderly by cleaning the production floor, shoveling, squeegeeing, gathering and emptying trash. This may require you to use a cardboard baler or trash compactor.

Just like the responsibilities of Food Packagers, the requirements also vary depending on our client’s needs for a specific employee. For most Food Packager positions, you must be able to work in a colder environment and work overtime as needed. In most cases, these positions are entry level and you will not be required to have any previous experience in the industry. It is also important that all our Forge Industrial Staffing employees perform their jobs safely while adhering to company safety standards.

The compensation for Food Packager positions varies depending on the client, but the benefits offered by Forge are the same for each job and employee. In order to become eligible for insurance, you must work an average of 30 hours per week for a 60 day time frame. Once you meet those requirements you will become eligible for insurance and your coverage will start on the 1st day of the month following your 60th day of employment. The other benefits of working through Forge include: paid holidays, vacation pay, health insurance, referral bonus program, employee of month and employee appreciation days. Paydays are weekly and you will have the option of getting paid by direct deposit or Rapid paycard, having access to your money that same day.

For more information about our Food Packager openings and the other job opportunities we have available, please go to forgestaff.com/jobs.

At Forge Industrial Staffing, we pride ourselves on having the resources of a large-scale staffing agency while having the personal touch of a specialty agency. Our qualified staff will work with you to find the right job, or the right employees for you.

No matter where you are in your job search, whether you’re just starting out or you’re just looking for a better opportunity, Forge Industrial Staffing has hundreds of positions to meet every need. Experience the Forge difference today and see how we are Changing Lives, One Job at a Time.

Apply online at: forgestaff.com/apply

Employers can learn more at: forgestaff.com/clients

 

La importancia de los protectores de máquinas

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¡Hola!

Solo un recordatorio amistoso sobre la seguridad de las máquinas.

Las máquinas pueden ayudar a mejorar la eficiencia de la producción en el lugar de trabajo. Sin embargo, las partes móviles de las máquinas, bordes afilados y superficies calientes también pueden causar lesiones graves en el lugar de trabajo, como dedos o manos aplastados, amputaciones, quemaduras o ceguera.

Las salvaguardias son esenciales para proteger a los trabajadores de lesiones. Debe asegurar cualquier pieza, función o proceso de la máquina que pueda causar lesiones. Cuando la operación de una máquina pudiera resultar en una lesión de contacto al operador o a otras personas en el área, el riesgo debe ser eliminado o controlado.

¡Si observa una máquina sin vigilancia o una máquina que parece no ser segura, comuníquese con Forge y avísenos de inmediato! ¡Manténgase a usted y a los demás a salvo! ¡Podrías prevenir una lesión!

¿Tiene una idea o consejo que quisiera compartir con nuestro equipo? ¡Puede responder a cualquier tiempo con su idea o consejo! ¡Nos encanta escuchar de ustedes! También les daremos un regalo por su ayuda!

¡El equipo de seguridad de Forge está aquí para ayudarte! Siempre queremos cuidar a ti y a otros empleados de Forge en el trabajo. Esto significa que necesitamos su ayuda para comunicar cualquier cosa que usted sienta sea insegura.

 

 

 

Se puede comunicar con nosotros vía correo electrónico, llamando a nuestro número de teléfono o llenando la forma en nuestra pagina de internet (mire abajo)

safety@forgestaff.com

616.285.6860

https://forgestaff.com/job-seekers/safety-first/

¡Sigua trabajando con cuidado y no dude en comunicarse con nosotros!

– El equipo de seguridad de Forge

The Importance of Machine Guards

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Hello!

Just a friendly reminder about Machine Safety.

Machines can help improve production efficiency in the workplace. However, their moving parts, sharp edges, and hot surfaces can also cause serious workplace injuries such as crushed fingers or hands, amputations, burns, or blindness. Safeguards are essential to protect workers from injury. Any machine part, function, or process that might cause injury should be safeguarded. When the operation of a machine may result in a contact injury to the operator or others in the area, the hazard should be removed or controlled.

If you witness an unguarded machine or a machine that appears to be unsafe, please reach out to Forge and let us know immediately. 

Keep yourself and others safe!  You could be preventing an injury!

Do you have a safety tip you would like to share with our team?  Feel free, at any time, to reply with a tip!  We would love to hear from you! In fact, we will reward you with a free gift for helping out!

The Forge Safety Team is here to help you!  We always want to keep you and other employees of Forge safe while on the job.  This means we often need your help in communicating anything you feel is unsafe. 

You can email, call, or fill out the contact us form on our website (see below).

safety@forgestaff.com

616.285.6860

https://forgestaff.com/job-seekers/safety-first/

Stay safe and never hesitate to reach out with any questions you have!

– The Forge Safety Team

March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month

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Hello!

Did you know that March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month?

Common causes of workplace eye injuries are flying debris like metal pieces or glass, tools, chemicals, harmful radiation, and eye strain due to digital devices. Most injuries occur when eye protection is worn but it is improper or ill-fitting and when eye protection is not worn at all.  Luckily, almost all workplace eye injuries are preventable with the use of proper safety eyewear.

To prevent an eye injury at work, adhere to the following tips:

  • Know the eye safety hazards at work. Not sure?  Ask your supervisor.
  • Eliminate hazards before starting work. Use machine guarding, work screens or other engineering controls.
  • Use proper eye protection that correctly fits such as non-prescription or prescription safety glasses, goggles, face shields, welding helmets or full-face respirators.
  • Never remove your eye protection and rub your eye with a dirty hand or glove.  Always remove gloves and wash hands prior to touching your eyes or any part of your face.

Do you have a safety tip you would like to share with our team?  Feel free, at any time, to reply with a tip!  We would love to hear from you! In fact, we will reward you with a free gift for helping out!

The Forge Safety Team is here to help you!  We always want to keep you and other employees of Forge safe while on the job.  This means we often need your help in communicating anything you feel is unsafe. 

You can email, call, or fill out the contact us form on our website (see below).

safety@forgestaff.com

616-285-6860

https://forgestaff.com/job-seekers/safety-first/

Stay safe and never hesitate to reach out with any questions you have!

– The Forge Safety Team

Marzo es el mes del bienestar ocular en el lugar de trabajo

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Hola,

¿Sabías que marzo es el mes de cuidado de vista en el trabajo?

Cosas comunes que causan heridas en los ojos pueden ser restos en el aire como partes de metales, vidrio, radiación, productos químicos y tensión ocular causados por usar su teléfono. Heridas pueden pasar cuando usa protección, pero es usada en manera incorrecta o usando protección que no le queda apropiadamente y si no usa protección. Afortunadamente casi todos los lugares donde trabaja y se lastima los ojos pueden ser prevenidas con usar la protección correcta.

  • Para prevenir una herida a sus ojos en el trabajo, siga estas recomendaciones:
  • Asegúrese de conocer todos los peligros en su trabajo. ¿No los conoce? Hable con el supervisor.
  • Elimine cualquier peligro antes de empezar su trabajo. Use coberturas en su máquina, y controles de ingeniería para prevenir accidentes.
  • Use la correcta protección para sus ojos, puede usar lentes de protección de recetados, gafas, escudos facial y cascos de soldadura.
  • Nuca se quite su protección y rasguñe sus ojos con su mano o guantes sucios. Siempre quítese sus guantes y Lávese sus manos antes de tocas sus ojos o cualquier parte de su cara.

¿Tiene una idea o consejo que quisiera compartir con nuestro equipo? ¡Puede responder a cualquier tiempo con su idea o consejo! ¡Nos encanta escuchar de ustedes! También les daremos un regalo por su ayuda!

¡El equipo de seguridad de Forge está aquí para ayudarte! Siempre queremos cuidar a ti y a otros empleados de Forge en el trabajo. Esto significa que necesitamos su ayuda para comunicar cualquier cosa que usted sienta sea insegura.

Se puede comunicar con nosotros vía correo electrónico, llamando a nuestro número de teléfono o llenando la forma en nuestra pagina de internet (mire abajo)

safety@forgestaff.com

616-285-6860

https://forgestaff.com/job-seekers/safety-first/

¡Sigua trabajando con cuidado y no dude en comunicarse con nosotros!

– El equipo de seguridad de Forge

How job seekers find work with a staffing agency

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Have you found yourself overwhelmed with the job search process? If you’re finding that you’re applying to dozens of jobs without success, maybe you should consider expanding your search. While many companies post their job listings online there are others who do not post their open positions. Instead, these companies choose to have a staffing agency fill their open positions. Using a staffing agency is often quicker and prevents the company from having to go through the pre-screening and hiring process.

Specialized staffing agencies like Forge Industrial Staffing get to know the personality and skillset of each job seeker they work with. By understanding who you are and matching you with the agencies’ vast database of companies and listings, we can often place a new hire in far less time than traditional methods.

We can assist job seekers in a number of different situations.

Temporary or contract work

Often when a company chooses to use us for hiring, they opt to bring in the employee on a temporary basis. This allows the employee and employer to determine if it’s a good match. The company may then decide to offer the employee a permanent position if they feel the employee is a good fit.

With contracted work, a company will bring in employees for a set amount of time, or month-to-month. These types of positions typically do not evolve into permanent positions.

Direct placement

In many cases, companies will build a relationship with us to recruit top talent when it becomes available. Often referred to as a “headhunter,” we seek out well-qualified talent that we believe will help a company grow.

At Forge Industrial Staffing, we pride ourselves on having the resources of a large-scale staffing agency while having the personal touch of a specialty agency. Our qualified staff will work with you to find the right job, or the right employees for you.

No matter where you are in your job search, whether you’re just starting out or you’re just looking for a better opportunity, Forge Industrial Staffing has hundreds of positions to meet every need. Experience the Forge difference today and see how we are Changing Lives, One Job at a Time.

Apply online at: forgestaff.com/apply

Employers can learn more at: forgestaff.com/clients

 

Staying Active At Home

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Hello!

Our life outside of the workplace may not be as busy as it was pre pandemic however we still need to make sure we are moving around.  More often our personal time is spent in front of the TV, laying on the couch, sitting around taking in more screen time, etc.  Here are a few ways to get more active to help in your everyday body movements.

  1. Stretch every morning when you get up and every night before bed.
  2. Walk in place or around the house during commercial breaks.
  3. Walk in place or do light yoga during your favorite tv shows.
  4. Take 5 min breaks to do the above during screen time.

Every little bit of movement outside of work can make a huge difference when you are on the constant move during work hours.

Do you have a safety tip you would like to share with our team?  Feel free, at any time, to reply with a tip!  We would love to hear from you!

The Forge Safety Team is here to help you!  We always want to keep you and other employees of Forge safe while on the job.  This means we often need your help in communicating anything you feel is unsafe. 

You can email, call, or fill out the contact us form on our website (see below).

safety@forgestaff.com

616.285.6860

https://forgestaff.com/job-seekers/safety-first/

Stay safe and never hesitate to reach out with any questions you have!

– The Forge Safety Team

Mantenerse activo en casa

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Hola,

Nuestra vida afuera de nuestro trabajo no ha de estar tan ocupada por la pandémica, por esta razón hai que moverse un poco más. En tiempos como estos nos encontramos sentados enfrente de nuestra televisión, acostados en el sofá, o pasando tiempo en nuestros teléfonos. Aquí están unas cuantas maneras para estar mas activo y ayudar su movimiento por el día

  1. Estírese en le mañana cuando salga de su cama y antes de irse a dormir en la noche
  2. Camine en el mismo lugar o alrededor de su casa durante comerciales
  3. Camine un poco o haga yoga durante sus programas de televisión
  4. Tome 5 minutes de descanso para hacer estos ejercicios cuando este enfrente de su televisión

Un poco de movimiento fuera del trabajo puede hacer una gran diferencia cuando estas en movimiento durante las horas de trabajo.

¿Tiene una idea o consejo que quisiera compartir con nuestro equipo? ¡Puede responder a cualquier tiempo con su idea o consejo! ¡Nos encanta escuchar de ustedes!

¡El equipo de seguridad de Forge está aquí para ayudarte! Siempre queremos cuidar a ti y a otros empleados de Forge en el trabajo. Esto significa que necesitamos su ayuda para comunicar cualquier cosa que usted sienta sea insegura.

Se puede comunicar con nosotros vía correo electrónico, llamando a nuestro número de teléfono o llenando la forma en nuestra pagina de internet (mire abajo)

safety@forgestaff.com

616-285-6860

https://forgestaff.com/job-seekers/safety-first/

¡Sigua trabajando con cuidado y no dude en comunicarse con nosotros!

  • El equipo de seguridad de Forge

Can A Staffing Agency Help Recent Graduates Find Work?

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With all of the national statistics pointing to how hard it is to find employment after graduation, this year’s college and high school graduates should consider the advantages of using a staffing agency to help them launch their careers.

Staffing agencies know the employment market better than anyone and can connect you to jobs for which you are qualified. Agencies can assess your skills and help you find a match easier. They also know the best jobs available for graduates in your area and can save you time searching for job opportunities.

Ideally, an agency’s ability to match job qualifications to the available positions will mean a perfect match for you and the employer.

Applying for work through an agency might be the most efficient way to look for a job after graduation. The goal for new graduates is to find and connect to the best jobs, and agencies often know where those jobs are.

An agency can also help you avoid some of the pitfalls that you may experience when you try to go it alone. Forge Industrial Staffing specializes in a diverse roster of businesses including, automotive, packaging, and greenhouse industries, etc. and can help those wanting to break into those fields and more!

At Forge Industrial Staffing, we pride ourselves on having the resources of a large-scale staffing agency while having the personal touch of a specialty agency. Our qualified staff will work with you to find the right job, or the right employees for you.

No matter where you are in your job search, whether you’re just starting out or you’re just looking for a better opportunity, Forge Industrial Staffing has hundreds of positions to meet every need. Experience the Forge difference today and see how we are Changing Lives, One Job at a Time.

Apply online at: forgestaff.com/apply

Employers can learn more at: forgestaff.com/clients

 

 

Why employers should use a staffing agency in 2021

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Did your company spend precious time posting job listings, reviewing applicants, scheduling and performing interviews, when you could have been focusing on your company’s productivity? Make a change this year and choose a staffing agency that is right for your company.

Staffing firms can play a critical role in helping companies find talent. Specialized firms that work with specific industries can provide a second level of assistance by filtering talent down to those that are a better match for a company. Generally, qualified applicants will choose to work with specialized staffing agencies that understand particular industries and know which companies are hiring in the area. This two-way street creates a more efficient process for connecting employees and employers.

Specialized staffing agencies base much of their reputation on the success of employee/employer matches. If an agency has multiple candidates it believes are ready to hit the ground running, it will only present those who can immediately be an asset to the company.

Finally, it’s important for staffing agencies to gain a rapport with hiring managers in the area. By creating and strengthening these relationships, an agency can better gain a feel for the types of candidates the employer is looking for and can even contact a hiring manager when a new job seeker is available.

At Forge Industrial Staffing, we pride ourselves on having the resources of a large-scale staffing agency while having the personal touch of a specialty agency. Our qualified staff will work with you to find the right job, or the right employees for you.

No matter where you are in your job search, whether you’re just starting out or you’re just looking for a better opportunity, Forge Industrial Staffing has hundreds of positions to meet every need. Experience the Forge difference today and see how we are Changing Lives, One Job at a Time.

Apply online at: forgestaff.com/apply

Employers can learn more at: forgestaff.com/clients

 

 

 

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