Pinnacle Foods

  • Checker Operator

    Location US-TN-Jackson
    Job ID
  • Overview

    At Pinnacle Foods we are at the top of our game and the key to our success is clear. Everything we do is driven by our purpose: unleashing brand potential, dynamically evolving and improving our already beloved products to bring more convenience, taste, nutrition, and joy to today's consumers.


    The results? Our well-recognized products are found in 85% of American households and are leaders in their respective categories, holding the #1 or #2 market share position in 10 of the 14 categories in which we compete — and we're just getting started. We are committed to adding value through strategic growth that synergizes our portfolio of "Leadership" and "Foundation" brands and plays to our strengths in R&D, consumer insights, and senior management experience.


    The Checker Operator is responsible for providing SQF (Safe Quality Food); food safety and Quality Assurance by performing a wide variety of job assignments and the proficient operation of all material handling in and around the Distribution Center. Proper inspection of all industrial trucks utilized in the unloading, storage and transport of flour. Must adhere to Quality Assurance standards as outlined.

    Must follow all OSHA and Plant safety rules. Reports to Shipping Lead person.


    Individuals must be capable of performing all of the following job duties as required.

    • Proper inspection and operation of all industrial trucks utilized in the distribution center to include:
      • Stand-up forklift
      • Sit-down forklift
      • Clamp
      • Certified OSHA Forklift License
    • Proper inspection and operation of the crane, storage and retrieval of all finished goods in the high rise freezer.
    • Proper inspection and operation of all equipment utilized in the unloading, storage and transport of flour.       Some of this equipment includes:
      • Railcars
      • Semi-Trailers
      • Railcar Mover
      • Pressurized Pipelines
      • Flour Sifter
    • Proper inspection and operation of palletizer and all overhead conveyors utilized in the transport of finished goods from production to the distribution center.
    • Accurate selection, storage and unloading of all finished goods and raw materials.
    • Must know all product codes, pallet configurations and storage locations.
    • Proficient operation of all RF and bar coding equipment.
    • Proficient operations and understanding the Warehouse Management System.
    • General housekeeping in freezers 1, 2, & 3 and warehouse #4, exterior loading docks and the north/south docks.



    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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.


    Education and / or Experience:

    High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED).


    Physical Demands:

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; sit; use hands to fingers; handle; feel; reach with hands and arms; climb; balance; stoop; kneel; crouch; or crawl; talk and hear.  The employee frequently is required to walk.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    Work Environment:

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts and high, precarious places; outside weather conditions and extreme cold. Also; employee is exposed to temperatures ranging from + 45° (degrees) at the dock area and – 18º (degrees) in the freezer.  The noise level in this work environment is usually moderate to loud.


    Candidate Selection:

    Successful candidates will be chosen according to skills, knowledge, and ability in the following categories:


    • leadership skills and experience
    • responsibility/ownership of results
    • teamwork
    • technical/mechanical skills and experience
    • conflict management
    • problem solving/continuous improvement
    • ability to learn/develop new skills
    • initiative/contribution potential/flexibility
    • presentation skills




    Pinnacle Foods is an Affirmative Action/EEO Employer –
    qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to
    protected veteran or disability status, race/color, religion, gender, national
    origin, age, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any
    other legally protected basis.


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