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Bagger

Bagger
Beginning of shift Lock and Tag Workplace Exam Quality Control Palletizing Bagging
1. Beginning of shift
Boss will instruct on what product to bag
Get instructions on what bagger to use
Tells you if it needs to be covered and wrapped
Customer specs for the product
Know the storage location
Make sure you know the product you are bagging
Boss will inform you if there are any problems in the plants
Bring your PPE with you
Hard Hat
Safety Glasses
Not required but can be used
Gloves
Ear Plugs
Respirator
2. Lock and Tag
Zero Tolerance
First time - 3 to 5 days off
Second time - Fired
Air valves on the bagger
Drain air lines
Turn air valve off
LOCK valve off
Electrical
Report to foreman
Get proper help
One lock for every person
Use a rod to clear blocked spouts/pinch tubes
Do not use your hands
3. Workplace Exam
Check pinch tubes
Check fire extinguishers
Check that packing area is clean
Check for tripping hazards
Check for general housekeeping
Check the condition of the ramps in/out of the plant
Check for large piles of material
Check that guarding around blower belts are in place
Check stop locks on the ramps
Check previously stacked pallets for stability
If the pallets leaning notify your foreman
If properly trained they should be restacked
Ensure that proper materials in place
Supply of bags
Enusre that they are the proper type
Supply of pallets
Place trash in the dumpster
Notify foreman if the dumpster is full
Do not keep filling a full dumpster
4. Quality Control
Never use broken pallets
Make sure that you are bagging the right product
Make sure your tanks are properly emptied
Know the proper way to clean out the tanks
Check your weights (either 40 or 50 lbs)
Check weights three times a shift
If the weight is off adjust the machine
Check bags/supersacks for tears
Take samples as needed
Demonstrate proper sampling technique
If dates and names are required make sure they go on the bags
Blow off excess material if required
Outside products must be covered
Tuck your wrap tail in
Ensure the proper amount of bags/stacking pattern are on each skid
5. Palletizing
Never use broken pallets
Stack broken pallets outside the plant in an orderly fashion
Material handling
How to stack
Keep bags square within the skid
Keep the spout end of the bag pointed toward the inside of the skid
Stack with the label facing up
Always start staking at the back of the skid
Take your time to ensure proper stacking
Body positioning
Place empty skids down to raise up your skid
Make sure that you are comfortable
Position your pallet close to the bagger
Do not twist your body to stack bags
Use your feet to turn
Keep the bag close to your body
Observe proper lifting techniques
Lift with your legs not your back
Gloves are recommended
Snug sleeves are recommended
MD-3's or MD-5's
Five bags per layer
Explain pattern for each layer
10 layers high
Stamp each bag once finished
Take a sample every skid
Write your name and date on one of the bottom bags of each skid
Cover and wrap the skid
Affix your quality control packet
Put the product on stock
MD-10
Seven bags per layer
Explain pattern for each layer
8 layers high
Stamp each bag once finished
Take a sample every skid
Write your name and date on one of the bottom bags of each skid
Cover and wrap the skid
Affix your quality control packet
Put the product on stock
50-lb bags
Lawn and Garden
Place a slip sheet down
7 bags per layer
Explain pattern for each layer
8 layers high
Write your name and date on one of the bottom bags of each skid
Cover and wrap the skid
Put the product on stock
Industrial
Place a slip sheet down if the product is being stored outside
7 bags per layer
Explain pattern for each layer
8 layers high
Blow off each layer with the air hose for certain customers
Stamp the date on each bag for certain customers
Write your name and date on one of the bottom bags of each skid
Cover and wrap the skid
Number each skid
Staple PO number to skid for certain customers
Sample every 4th skid
Properly mark sample bag
Affix a quality control packet to the final skid of the order
Put the product on stock
40-lb bags - Lawn & Garden
Place a slip sheet down
First two layers
Seven bags per layer
Next seven layers
Eight bags per layer
Write your name and date on one of the bottom bags of each skid
Cover and wrap each skid
Put the product on stock
6. Bagging
Know what product you are bagging
Changing product
Empty bagger
Some pads should be dropped before putting new product in
Open air slide from tank for new product
Make sure all other air slides are closed
If bagging in plant 2 change the correct valves behind the bagger
Change tank selector switch beside bagger to the proper tank - 4, 4.5, 5 tank
Open/Close valve behind plant 3 based on what tank your using
Run new material to bagger
Bag 1 skid
This cleans out the bagger
Test sample
Grinding plant 1
Lab
If sample is good - begin bagging product
Every 4th skid needs a sample
Properly label sample bags
Properly label skids
If sample is bad - bag another and repeat testing process
40-50 lb bags
Check bagger
Have a bag on for safety before starting the machine
Squeeze open spout hole and slide bag on spout
Press the start button for the compressor
Press the start button on the blower to get material in the tank
Watch gauges to prevent overflowing
Shut off before gauge reaches 3.5
When material slows down - restart the blower
Place pallet in comfortable position on the ground
Place a slip sheet down for outside products
Place bag on skid in proper position
See palletizing for placement and handling
Repeat process to fill another bag alternating spouts
Super Sack
Get the proper super sack for the material that you are bagging
Ensure the loops on the sack are not damaged - no tears
Make sure the bottom draw string is tied
Retrieve tow motor #14
Tow motor has a special scale
Place the supersack loops on the forks
Move the tow motor to the appropriate bagger
Attach one end of the filler hose to the bagger and one to the supersack
Turn on bagger
Check the weight by shutting off the bagger and raising the forks
The boss will give you the required weight for each supersack
Make sure each bag is within +/- 20 lbs
If you are under weight keep filling the supersack
If you are over weight shovel out material
Certain products require a sample 4th supersack
MD 3,5,10 require a sample for every supersack
More frequent samples might be required for customer specs
Slide a pallet under the supersack and lower the supersack down
Place the date, your name, the product type, and the sack number on each supersack
Certain products need to have the weight written on them
Tie the supersack shut at the top
Place the supersack on stock (normally in a warehouse)