Measures productivity on a daily basis, with the goal of meeting set standards. Under direction of Packaging Supervisor, assigns jobs and tasks and monitors the production process. Seeks out ways to improve production methods, equipment performance, and quality of product. Recommends changes related to equipment use and work crew to increase efficiency. Keeps supervisor informed of problem areas. Trains and orients production employees new to the department, acquainting them with details and functions of their new jobs, and how these responsibilities relate to functioning of company as a whole. Responds to and answers any questions new employees may have during their scheduled shift hours. Develops and/or assists in writing of Standard Operating Procedures for all tasks within department, based on direction and review of supervisor or manager. Maintain a clean, safe working environment. Maintains ability to operate various packaging machinery in a proficient manner. Performs basic supervisory duties as directed by the department supervisor, during periods when supervisor is absent from department.