PRIMARY PURPOSE:

Under direct supervision, the employee will be assigned to work  at one of the various indoor production lines in the processing, blending area mixing product, dryer area moving product between conveyors to dryer to transport incline lines and packing departments; will be cross trained, outside on wash bin line washing large bins, and will rotated among 6 workstations within production areas; will manually move containers with various clean green products; on average will rotate into one of Heavy Labor positions every two  - four hours; will be responsible for lifting containers with product,  feeding dryers, adding rolls of film on bagger and  clam shell  lines,  will palletizing and move out pallet of finish product, quality control duties and general clean up duties, will perform addition job duties as needed and required.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS (other duties may be assigned as needed):

  1. Blending Line: Will lift plastic containers with product to be emptied into mix transfer conveyor. Pull product out of large bins, assist with moving pallet of product on roller racks.

  2. Dumpers: Will climb a stationary ladder to stand on a platform; will assist in loosening product from large bin using a plastic tool dump onto a transport conveyor; observe and inspect produce on conveyer belt visually, will use hands to move large bin.

  3. Dryer Area: Will be working in a fast paced area moving plastic containers with wet product from conveyors to put containers inside dryers; pull out container with product out of dryers to be stacked on pallets to be dumped onto transfer conveyors.

  4. Palletizing: Will be working in a fast paced environment pulling boxes of product off conveyor to stack on pallets. Stacked boxes will be tied before moving pallet out of the line area with manual pallet jack or electric pallet jack.

  5. PMO: Will work either individually or with coworkers to operate the bagger and or clam shell machines, adding and removing film rolls / label rolls, maintaining equipment speeds.

  6. Wash Bin Line: Will individually or with coworker outside, wash out large bins using pressure hoses; tilt bin upright when finished; clean blending / mixing equipment using pressure hoses standing on a platform.

  7. Quality Control:At all stages of production all employees are responsible for the quality control of product be managed or ran by employee. Will be responsible reporting any quality control issues immediately to supervisor and will perform additional quality control duties as needed and required.

  8. Clean Up Duties: Employee will be responsible for the cleanup and organization of his or her immediate work area. Will be responsible for immediately removing any safety hazards around immediate work area e.g. debris, trash. Will perform like cleanup of immediate work area at the end of shift.

  9. Meeting and Training Attendance: Department updates are conducted on a daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly basis.  All employees are required to attend and take notes of new policies and procedures and production standards.  Will attend safety in skill-based training as needed and required.

  10. Attendance and Punctuality:Employee is required to have punctual attendance for days assigned in work. Will be required to participate in cross training rotation program on production floor. Will need to be timely during transition periods production running. Will need to perform essential functions at assigned stationdepartment. Will need to be flexible and can be assigned to work in other departments/stations as needed. Will be required to keep up with production standards in the processing of produce goods. Will be required to engage in a professional manner with all coworkers and will perform additional job duties as needed and required.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Individuals must possess these knowledge, skills, and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

WORK EXPERIENCE:

  1. Previous food packing experience is preferred.

ABILITIES:

  1. Report to work on time and follow directions from supervisor.

  2. Understand and follow posted work rules and procedures.

  3. Work autonomously and work as a team.

  4. Ability to count, add, subtract for packing purposes.

  5. Maintain good grooming and personal hygiene.

  6. Understand and carry out oral and written instruction.

  7. Establish and maintain good working relationships with those individuals contacted in the course of workday and the ability to interact with the co-workers and management.

  8. Basic knowledge of industrial production flows and safety precautions.

LICENSES/CERTIFICATION:

  1. Legally documented to work in the United States.

  2. Pass employment drug screening.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

  1. Bi-lingual in English and Spanish is preferred

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to extreme cold (34-38 degrees in wet refrigerated areas).  The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts and outside weather conditions.  The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precaution places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; extreme heat; and vibration.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Department: Production
This is a non-management position
This is a full-time position

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