Pretzels Packer - Bluffton Plant

Posted Date:  Nov 25, 2023
Requisition Number:  120342

Location: Bluffton, IN

We are mixing up something new in Bluffton, IN. This is an exciting time to join our team. Pretzels, Inc is now a part of Hershey Salty Snacks. We have over 40 years of experience in making pretzels and delivering high quality snacks to consumers.



  • Starting at $17.76/hr, overnight shift has $.85/hr shift differential
  • Weekly pay
  • $500 sign-on bonus for eligible candidates


Total Rewards:

  • Health Insurance (Medical, Dental, & Vision) starting day 30
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • $500 attendance bonus every quarter and an earned paid day off.
  • $1000 referral bonus
  • Paid Time off



  • Day & Night shifts available
  • 12 hours shifts (7am-7pm or 7pm-7am) 
  • Working 3-4 days/week (One week: Sun, Wed, Thurs Next week: Mon, Tues, Fri, Sat). This is a 2-2-3 schedule (2 days on, 2 days off, 3 days on, 2 days off, 2 days on, 3 days off rotation)


Candidate Process:

Please note- communication will be through phone, email, and text. Ensure you have access to a valid email address

  • Qualified applicants will receive a phone call to schedule an onsite interview
  • Post Offer background check, drug screen, and physical assessment required


Job Summary

Responsible for visually inspecting, monitoring the filling process, manually packing, and stacking finished product, and completing sanitation activities


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain the 5’s and GMP’s (Good Manufacturing Practices)
  • Visually inspect and manually pack bags of product into boxes
  • Recognize and report product quality issues
  • Set up scales for bag, bulk, and/or tote weights
  • Weigh one bag per case
  • Understand the information on the lead label
  • Pallet stack as needed
  • Pour on rework
  • Fill out all paperwork completely, accurately, and timely (including first case verifications, daily 5S paperwork, changeover/sanitation paperwork, etc.)
  • Cover bulk lines and recognize and report bad product
  • Clean and organize the packing area using approved chemicals and PPE as applicable
  • Perform shut down, start up, and changeover procedures
  • Rework product as needed
  • Use pallet jacks


Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be at least 18 years of age at time of hire      
  • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred, but not required
  • 1-month experience or training in related field
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.
  • Ability to effectively present information to other employees.
  • Basic math skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals


Required Skills/Abilities.

  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations


Physical Demands and Work Environment

  • Frequently required to stand and walk.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to 35 pounds