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Production Operator II - APC

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Job Details
Job Order Number
JC140484914
Company Name
Lauridsen Group Inc.
Physical Address

Sublette, KS 67877
Job Description

Job Description:

JOB DUTIES:

+ Operate production equipment under the supervision of the shift supervisor as follows:

+ Monitor product volume, temperatures, times, and pressure readings

+ Connect pipes and hoses

+ Adjust valves and operate pumps

+ Monitor gauges and record information as needed

+ Take color samples and clean outside of all equipment using chemicals (caustics, acids, and hot water)

+ Must know type of product, source, and all handling procedures involved in each processing procedure

+ Full understanding of product flow

+ Pump plasma to nano-filtration room, connect pipes, operate electrical pumps and clean equipment.

+ Maintain a safe, clean, organized work area throughout the facility

+ Maintain general housekeeping of production areas

+ Ensure all charts are charts are properly documented according to company and regulatory regulations

+ Ensure all paperwork is done correctly and completely

+ Operate pallet jack and forklift

+ Proficient computer skills

+ Fill silos and tanks with product

+ Unload liquid product (blood or plasma) from tanker, take samples clean tanker and related equipment

+ Assist in loading and unloading trucks

+ Complies with and follows company food safety and quality policies.

+ Sample product in according and adherence to all SOPs, procedures and quality requirements, document, and report raw material that is out of specification.

+ CIP silos and tankers as needed using chemicals caustics, acid, and hot water)

+ Performs elementary mechanical and carpentry repairs throughout plant as instructed by supervision.

+ Engage in continuous improvement and process improvement

+ Anticipate problems and implement solutions

+ Demonstrate good judgement in safeguarding customer, company, vendor and employee information.

+ Assume responsibility for the attainment of plant goals and objectives.

+ Maintain cooperative working relationships and communications with employees from all other departments and peers

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

+ Ability to prepare and operate all truck bay machinery.

+ General knowledge of production/manufacturing methods.

+ Ability to read gauges and record data in a legible manner and in accordance with established procedures.

+ Ability to learn to handle inedible protein materials in accordance with established sanitary procedures and practices.

+ Ability to understand and follow established work procedures, including mandated sanitary and safety guidelines.

+ Must be able to read, write and speak in English to prepare and comprehend logs, schedules, and communicate with fellow employees.

+ Must have good communication skills, both verbal and written.

+ Ability to operate forklift/pallet jack.

+ Ability to perform basic math skills.

+ Ability to move freely throughout plant with sustained physical/mental effort to climb, sample and clean equipment and work areas.

+ Ability to remain calm and professional during peak periods.

+ Ability to troubleshoot malfunctions and situations as they arise, notifying appropriate staff of problems beyond scope of normality.

+ Ability to cooperate with all staff.

+ Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

+ Ability to work daily and overtime as necessary.

+ Ability to assist in all work areas.

+ Takes on additional responsibility when both big and small tasks need to be done.

+ Firmly adheres to the values and ethics of APC

+ Willing to work with others, collaborating and compromising when necessary, promptly share relevant information with others

+ Is open to changing situations and is willing to perform all tasks when and where assigned

+ Able and willing to perform task and duties independently

+ Maintains a positive and professional attitude and work ethic

+ Follow all GMPs and work in a manner consistent with all corporate, regulatory, food, safety, quality and sanitation requirements.

BASIC PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Approximate: 12 Hour Day (may be longer during peak season)

Key:

Occasional = 0% – 33%

Frequent = 34% – 66%

Continuous = 67% – 100%

N/A = Not Applicable

Standing – Continuous

Sitting – Occasional

Walking – Frequent

Bending/Kneeling/Crouching/Stooping – Frequent

Reaching Above Shoulder – Frequent

Climbing (stairs, ladders, etc.) – Frequent

Confined Spaces – Occasional

Working on Heights:

Unprotected Heights – Occasional

Protected Heights – Occasional

Lifting weights from 1 to 80 lbs. at waist level – Frequent

Lifting weights from 1 to 60 lbs. at floor level – Frequent

Lifting weights from 1 to 50 lbs. at shoulder level – Frequent

Push/Pull/Maneuver Equipment/Products/Materials

Weighing with up to 80 lbs. of force – Frequent

Working with/or Operating Moving Machinery/Equipment – Continuous

Operating a Motor Vehicle (as a part of your job) – N/A

Read/Monitor Gauges on Various Equipment/Machinery – Occasional

Hand Movements:

Recording Data – Frequent

Operating Office Equipment – N/A

Operating Computer – N/A

Simple Grasping (right and left) – Frequent

Firm Grasping (right and left) up to 80 lbs of force – Frequent

Fine Manipulating (right and left) – Occasional

Foot Movements to Operate Foot Controls – Occasional

Good Vision, Corrected to Normal; or Ability to Access

Required Information and to Perform Job Duties – Yes

Color Definition – N/A

Good Hearing, Corrected to Normal; or Ability to Communicate

and/or Understand Required Information and to Perform Job Duties – Yes

Ability to be Mobile throughout Required Work Areas – Yes

Office – Occasional

Multiple Locations – Occasional

Plant – Continuous

Equipment/Maintenance or Repair Area – Continuous

Rough Terrain – Occasional

Other – N/A

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: High School Diploma or GED certificate required.

Experience: Previous work experience in agriculture, production, or manufacturing preferred.

LGI’s foundation began in 1916 as the Lauridsen Creamery, selling butter, eggs and poultry to the local community. Although our headquarters in Ankeny, Iowa, is not far from the old creamery in Dedham, Iowa, the company is now worldwide with more than fifty manufacturing and sales locations in twenty countries and sales in more than sixty countries.

Each company under the LGI umbrella is truly independent. They have the ability and the charge to be entrepreneurial, to seek out new markets, to develop new products and applications, and – above all – to discover new ways to add value through fractionation and novel application.

What’s more, because some LGI companies have offices and presence around the world, all LGI companies benefit from their exposure to new markets, new products, new applications and new thinking.


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