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Machine Operator I- Direct Labor

Company: Hearthside Foods
Location: Gibson City
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Machine Operator

Who We Are:

We are Hearthside Food Solutions, a new kind of food company, and the industry's largest contract manufacturer. You won't find our logo on store shelves, but our passion for quality and efficiency is evident in every product we make.

We are one of the fastest growing food companies in the US; Part of the new wave of American manufacturers and we are looking for people with the right stuff!

Job Summary:

Ensure that Hearthside Foods meets and exceeds quality, efficiency, cleanliness and safety goals by working cooperatively with and assisting other members of the production team.

Job Duties:

* Inspects and prepares the line to start at the designated start time.
* Perform a wide variety of manufacturing and related tasks and be responsible for the overall efficiency, quality, and safety of assigned packaging operation and personnel.
* Responsible for work assignment, monitoring, training, recording line productivity, quality results, pallet completions, and related activities to support production activities.
* Perform visual quality check of bulk, packaging, and finished product to ensure that they are not damaged, defective, are properly marked and otherwise meet specifications.
* Perform periodic product and process quality checks to ensure material is not defective or damaged and that material is appropriate to the order being processed.
* Dispose of off quality, improper product and materials and empty material containers in designated areas.
* Maintain the productivity efficiency rates and keep performance monitors current.
* Make minor adjustments to equipment.
* Ensure proper documentation is maintained on time and accurate.
* Order, direct issue, return to stock, print SU tags, and navigate appropriately in SAP.
* Document and chart product weight to maintain weights to target.
* Perform any job duty on the line in support of line operations.
* Empty fines, trash, etc. at completion of order/shift or as needed.
* Assist other personnel to ensure that assigned packaging line runs at maximum safety, efficiency, and quality.
* Communicate effectively with production supervisory staff on line performance, employee performance, quality issues, and other daily needs.
* Receive verbal and written instructions on type of product, specifications, rate, material, allowed variations, special requirements and changeovers from production supervisory staff or other authorized personnel.
* Perform all other duties deemed necessary or required by the production supervisory staff and Production Manager.
* Maintain a clean and organized work area while sustaining 5S efforts.
* Willingness to work overtime when asked.
* Maintain a positive and productive relationship with co-workers and others with whom the position may have contact.
* Keep all information pertaining to our operations (products, customers, production details, etc.) confidential.

Education Requirements:

* Required - None
* Preferred - High School Diploma or equivalent.

Experience Requirements:

* Preferred - One or more years of experience working in factory.

Skills, Knowledge, and Ability Requirements:

* Receive verbal and written instructions.
* Basic math skills: addition, subtraction, division, multiplication.
* Ability to work well with a wide variety of people.
* Basic computer skills.

Knowledge and experience with SAP

Work Environment:

* Work in a non-climate-controlled production operation during summer months.

Physical Requirements:

* Work performed exclusively while standing and frequent walking of distances from 5 to 15 feet.
* Frequent lifting of weights 10 to 40 pounds from floor level to mid chest level.
* Frequent grasping requiring use of both arms.
* Frequent bending (knee) required to pick up raw materials.
* Frequent pulling (pulling skids to location, rolling hand jack with/without product to location).
* The ability to climb platforms using ladders.
* The ability to clearly see type faces of less than 6 point typeface in various colors; high degree of visual acuity to spot color changes, product defects.

Other details

* Job Family Skilled Labor
* Pay Type Hourly

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* Gibson City, IL 60936, USA

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