DuPont Packaging Technician in New Century, Kansas

Packaging Technician (Job Number: 010300W-01)


DuPont is seeking a Packaging Technician in our New Century, Kansas facility. As a Packaging Technician, you will be responsible for the safe and efficient operation, troubleshooting, preventive maintenance, and general maintenance of all automated, semi-automated and manually operated packaging equipment. You will be exposed to cold and dry conditions in the winter, as well as hot conditions in the summer. The environment also consists of excessive dust and powders. As a Packaging Technician, you will be required to clean dusty vessels where half-face or full-face respirators may be required.

This position also requires loading bundles of cartons into a box machine (up to 20 lbs) and lifting full product cartons (up to 55 lbs). The majority of this position requires you to be standing on your feet 95% of the day. You will also be required to operate a fork lift on a minimal basis. Fork truck certification will be provided during your first week of training.

Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Safe and effective operation and preventive maintenance of all automated packaging equipment

  • Proper handling, packaging and labeling, coding and marking of product

  • Accurate and timely sampling and reporting of production and packaging usage to production management

  • Accurate and timely reporting of production and transfers

  • Safe, healthy and clean work environment. Report all accidents or near misses to supervisor

  • Timely back up of other production staff

  • Regular on time attendance

  • Effective and efficient I/return and/or remelt processing

  • Proper communication with maintenance is required concerning the performance of equipment

  • Effective evaluation of the quality of all packaging raw materials consumed in the operation

  • Housekeeping: Ensure all production areas are kept clean and free of clutter

  • All changes are completed in an efficient and timely manner


The following are required:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent

  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions

  • Ability to work independently and in accordance with the company safety & sanitation standards

  • Basic computer skills

  • Ability to lift up to 55 lbs

  • Ability to work on your feet the majority of the day

  • Moderate to heavy stair climbing (including vertical ladders)

The following are preferred:

  • Production line experience; Previous food plant experience

  • Exposure to automated packaging equipment

  • Two year technical degree is preferred

  • Mechanical aptitude

Primary Location: NA-United States-Kansas-New Century

Organization: Nutrition and Health

Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: High School Diploma/GED (±11 years)

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Entry Level