Process Operator - Day Shift

Description

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, RESPONSIBILITIES:

Supply indoor silo requirements through operation of bulk bag dump stations.

Manage indoor silo inventories through use of process computer systems.

Receive and unload bulk raw materials per established procedures.

Complete and process receiving, inventory, clean down, safety, shift tie-in, and other related documentation in a clear, accurate, and timely manner.

Perform routine and changeover sanitation tasks within AIB, GMP, lockout/tagout, and confined space entry guidelines.

Properly use and care for equipment used in the cleaning of process equipment and platforms.

Assemble goody barrels and operate Manual Weigh and AZO Database PC's and peripherals.

Match goody barrel contents, manual weigh ticket, and bag dump prompt to correct batch.

Production PC operation, monitoring, and problem solving.

Visually examine mixes for cross contamination, color, saturation, lumps, and other key attributes or defects.

Supply manual weigh and bag dump stations with a sufficient supply of the right ingredients.

Automatic and manual manipulation of various process equipment and devices.

Lift 100 lbs. and move 400 lbs. using proper lifting techniques and devices.

Frequently climb multiple flights of stairs, walk, crawl, stand and sit.

SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES:

Works in a safe manner.

Safeguards product quality and follows GMP, housekeeping, and food safety guidelines.

Processes information systematically to identify and eliminate problem causes.

Manages time efficiently and effectively, self-motivated.

Manages multiple tasks and priorities.

Clearly communicates using a variety of media.

Develops good working relationships with fellow team members.

Interacts with and comfortably utilizes computerized information systems.

EDUCATION:

High school diploma or equivalent. Accurate reading, math and organizational skills.

EXPERIENCE:

Previous food processing experience.

Key Requirements & Environmental Factors: (NOTE: This is not an exhaustive list.)
  • Work graveyard shift from 7:00pm - 7:30am.
  • Ability to operate processing equipment (machinery) at standard.
  • Read and follow directions correctly, written and verbal, continuously.
  • Use your entire body to bend, twist, push, pull, reach, squat, climb, maneuver, stand, walk, sit, and lean in awkward positions in order to perform a variety of tasks at each level.
  • Climb and balance on an 18 to 20 foot ladder (i.e. some tasks require short periods of working at heights on platforms).
  • Work in a safe manner; lift 100 pounds, occasionally.
  • Pro-active in quality and follow GMP's and housekeeping guidelines.
  • Flexible to work other shifts and overtime as business needs require.
  • Ability to work with people in a team environment.
  • High School diploma or equivalent required; accurate reading, math, and organizational skills.
  • Food processing and processing machinery experience preferred.

We've got the right mix of ingredients for a better career:

(1) Pay for Skill Environment - The path to your success is outlined in multiple levels. There are plenty of opportunities to contribute your skills to project work, safety, training, and continuous improvement.

(2) Excellent Pay - Starting Pay is $21.66 per hour for the entry level. After next level certification, the processing operator can expect a significant corresponding pay increase, AND there are annual level increases based on market and budget factors. Additional achieved levels pay even more and perform project work and leadership tasks. Plus $2.25/hour shift differential for working the night shift.

(3) Incentive Pay - Quarterly bonus incentives - earn up to 7% per quarter based on safety, quality, and other metrics.

(4) Work with phenomenal people - Krusteaz employees are truly fantastic. We come from all walks of life and work hard to make sure we all give, learn, and grow.

Before you apply, here's what we want you to know:

(1) You are not assigned to one piece of equipment - we have several different work areas, and you'll be learning a few at a time. The more you learn, the more likely you will achieve the next levels.

(2) This is hard work. You'll need more than physical strength - you'll need fortitude and gumption to handle equipment ownership, solve problems, and maneuver through the unexpected. If you are not suited for a dedicated and fast-paced working environment, this job may not be for you.

(3) We wholly depend on each other. Our generous PTO Benefit allows employees to take off of work up to three weeks per year when scheduled off. Rare and periodic call-ins are the exception as we rely on the unique expertise YOU bring to work each day. If you tend to have multiple urgent and emergent needs that fall outside of the scope of what is legal, job-protected leave of course, then this may not be the right job for you.

We make a difference by enriching the lives of consumers through products we are proud of.

You can THRIVE in a culture built on forward-thinking in a supportive, family atmosphere with outstanding benefits (i.e. just ask any of our current employees)!

You're a Great Candidate if:

You are a confident, mature adult:
  • When faced with a situation that doesn't seem quite right, you assume positive intent.
  • You fact find and dig deep before drawing conclusions.
  • You learn from your mistakes and move on.
  • You don't just show up every day. You show up and make great things happen.
  • Your co-workers can count on you being at work every day. They know something extraordinary must have happened for you to not be at work.
  • You handle daily pressure with fortitude and grace.

You want to be proud of where you work:
  • Quality and attention to detail are not just programs on a power point slide. You know that every product that goes out the door is someone's weekly breakfast with their elderly parent, or the blueberry muffins paid for an act of kindness. You're proud of where you work, because you know that what you make matters.
  • You have uncompromising ethics, refusing to cut corners or make concessions for the safe, legal, quality food we make.
  • You want to take ownership of your equipment, caring for its basic maintenance.
  • You possess a desire to learn the processes from start to finish.
  • You are a team player.
  • You can provide well-thought out, constructive feedback to your peers and management team that help improve processes, quality, and safety.
  • You receive feedback knowing those around you are supporting and encouraging you to be your best self.
  • You approach your work and the work of your co-workers with a teachable spirit, open to learning more and instructing others to learn more.

Krusteaz' products and brands bring people together, so we do our part to ensure those experiences are great! Our goal is to be the most innovative, creative, and admired company in food, and we recognize that our people are the key to achieving that goal. That's why we strive to foster a passionate, caring, and quality-focused workplace where people know they are valued and understand how their contributions impact the business. We have a small company feel, and many employees appreciate a variety of broad responsibilities as well as the caring, family-like culture. If this sounds like the kind of company you'd like to work for, and the kind of role you'd excel at, we encourage you to apply today!