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Production Operator - Kitchen 2nd shift

Company: Jack Link's
Location: Minong
Posted on: May 4, 2024

Job Description:

Company DescriptionWhen it comes to being wild, we know a thing or two. We're not afraid of trying something new or the hard work it takes to make it happen. It's in our DNA. We've turned a family recipe into a new snacking category. And the wilderness into the world's largest meat snack business, that's still proudly family owned and operated.We're a company built by innovators, and are driven to not only satisfy your hunger, but to also feed your journey
whether that journey is on the road, on the run, at the campground, at the playground, in the office or in the moment. It s a journey we share with you. It s the journey forward of our people, of our communities, of our category with a reverence for quality and an irreverence for the status quo.--At Jack Link's Protein Snacks, we see every moment of every day as an opportunity to move forward, to forge new ground. To realize our vision of becoming the World s #1 Protein Snack Company. We never give up. You never give up. Together, we keep going. Are you wild enough to join us?Jack Link's Protein Snacks is a global leader in snacking and the No. 1 meat snack manufacturer worldwide. Family-owned and operated with headquarters in Minong, Wisconsin, Jack Link s Protein Snacks also has a large corporate hub in Downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. The company is made up of over 4,000 passionate team members, across 11 countries, who share an uncompromising commitment to delivering awesome products and feeding the journey of those who move things forward. The Jack Link s Protein Snacks portfolio of brands includes, Jack Link s, Lorissa s Kitchen, BiFi, Peperami, Wild River, Golden Island and Country Fresh Meats.Job DescriptionThe basic function of the Machine Operator is to perform all operational functions on the machines to achieve production goals on a daily and annual basis. Incumbent performs necessary functions in order to efficiently, safely, and correctly process materials in preparation for cooking or for packaging.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESThe duties and responsibilities of this position shall consist of, but not be limited to, the following:Manage start-up to make sure equipment is in proper operating condition.Set-up, operate, and perform change-over procedures of machine in accordance with operating standard protocols and machine settings.Change rolls (of film, zipper, scavengers, stickers, etc.) in a timely manner to minimize down time and lost material.Partner with Maintenance to minimized downtime. Communicate effectively with Maintenance personnel to prevent and address any machine malfunctions. Help complete basic troubleshooting or repair. Complete basic preventative maintenance.Continually strive to maximize productivity and efficiency while decreasing waste and work at full capacity.Ability to assemble and de-assemble machine.Perform necessary checks at start of shift and at each new product; document on paperwork, code date, correct label, upper/lower film, etc.Follow daily production schedule and achieve specified goals.Ensure quality protocols & SOPs are followed and openly communicate with FSQ in order to fix defects to ensure quality standards are consistently met.Ensure product conforms to specifications (i.e. weights & lengths) by performing periodic checks on output.Ensure products are correctly labeled and identified for proper disposition.Prevent and minimize rework and/or inedible.Record daily production paperwork, process monitors, and daily run logs sheets completely and accurately.Monitor workflow to maximize machine output efficiencies.Keep hard supplies for batch run, such as combos and v-mags stocked in the area.Accurately document all ingredients used and maintain a stock of necessary materials.Ensure Team Members working on line are efficient and completing work safety and with quality in mindClearly communicate work assignments, directives, and expected outcomes with line personnel.Ensure all associates on your line understand and follow all policies and standard operating procedures.Empower personnel to strive to improve and do their best; ensuring pride in their team and ownership of their line.Train and continually develop the skills of the personnel in your area.Encourage a team spirit where all associates have pride in their line, and therefore continually attempt to break records and set new production standards.Routinely communicate with your Supervisor in order to gain directives, discuss decisions and action plans, and share information.Follow Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) training, along with company pre-requisite programs, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP s), and Standard Sanitation Operating Procedures (SSOP s).Accurately complete all necessary paperwork as directed.Successfully complete all necessary technical training and skills verification as directed.Successfully complete all necessary soft skills training as directed.Perform all required sanitation functions within acceptable standards.Attend all department and company scheduled meetingsPerforms other duties and responsibilities as necessary.Safety:Perform all duties within OSHA and company safety standards; LOTO, wear PPE and maintain safety equipment.Maintain a safe, clean and organized work area.Immediately report all accidents and deficiencies to the lead/foreman/supervisor.Ensure safety devices are installed and working properly.REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCERequired Education/Experience:--Less than high school education; or up to 2-12 months related experience or training; or equivalent combination of education--and--experienceQualificationsREQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE and ABILITIES:Problem Solving - Ability to find a solution for or to deal proactively with work-related problemsMulti-tasking - Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines and handle multiple projects simultaneously and work in a fast-paced environment.Initiative - Ability to make decisions or take actions to solve a problem or reach a goal.Accuracy - Superior accuracy and attention to detailDetail Oriented - Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or taskRelationships - Establishes and maintains professional relationships with vendors, customers and employees at all levels based on credibility, integrity and trustAccountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actionsHonesty / Integrity - Ability to be truthful and be seen as credible in the workplaceOrganized - Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a taskTime Management - Ability to utilize the available time to organize and complete work within given deadlinesReliability - The trait of being dependable and trustworthyVerbal/Written Communication Skills - Excellent verbal and written communication skills in EnglishAbility to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and/or maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers.Must be able to perform repetitive functions.Additional InformationPHYSICAL DEMANDS:The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to be 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 stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and talk or hear.-- The employee is occasionally required to sit, and reach with hands and arms.-- The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.-- Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.WORK ENVIRONMENT:The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The work environment is a plant / office setting with varying degrees of temperatures and noise levels. Exposure to manufacturing equipment movement and wet / slippery floors. Travel may be required.Equal Employment Opportunity EmployerJack Link's is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.E-VerifyJack Link's provides the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new Team Member s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. IMPORTANT: If the Government cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, we are required to provide you written instructions and an opportunity to contact SSA and/or DHS before taking adverse action against you, including terminating your employment. We do not use E-Verify to pre-screen job applicants or to re-verify current employees and may not limit or influence the choice of documents presented for use on the Form I-9. In order to determine whether Form I-9 documentation is valid, we use E-Verify s photo screening tool to match the photograph appearing on some permanent resident and employment authorization cards with the official U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
(USCIS) photograph. If you believe that Jack Link s has violated our responsibilities under this program or has discriminated against you during the verification process based upon your national origin or citizenship status, please call the Office of Special Counsel at 1-800-255-7688 (TDD: 1-800-237-2515).All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Keywords: Jack Link's, Duluth , Production Operator - Kitchen 2nd shift, Professions , Minong, Minnesota

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