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Production Operator

Summary: Tends and coordinates activities of workers engaged in operating existing and new machinery in our production environment by performing the following duties.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.



  • Operate multi-function process control machinery through control panels, computer terminals or other control systems, mix, blend or otherwise process food products.



  • Observe gauges, visual monitoring to verify specified processing conditions and make adjustments to process variables such as ingredient inputs, and temperature settings.



  • Maintain shift log of production and other data (breaks/attendance).



  • Set up Production Equipment and start conveyers before Production resumes for the week.



  • Check products for defects and to ensure conformance to company standards and perform corrective machine adjustments as necessary.



  • Record production information such as quantity, weight, size, date and type of products produced.

  • Listen for malfunction alarms, and shut down equipment and notify supervisors and call maintenance when necessary.

  • Collect and examine product samples during production in order to test them for quality, color, content, consistency.

  • Observe gauges, dials, and product characteristics, and adjust controls in order to maintain appropriate temperature, pressure, and flow of ingredients

  • Read production schedules, recipes, or formulas in order to determine cooking times and temperatures, and ingredient specifications.

  • Make sure equipment is clean, washed, and sterilized before using in the production area.

  • Help maintain work area clean, following SOP's and GMP's.

  • Set ups machines and changes set ups as required

  • Makes adjustments to the machines as necessary

  • Observes operation to detect malfunctions of the machine

  • Performs trouble shooting and minor repairs

  • Communicates with Maintenance regarding mechanical problems and repairs

  • Checks product specification to ensure correct raw materials are being used and coding is correct

  • Continually inspects products to ensure that they are within specification and of high quality i.e. proper and accurate lot numbers, monitors and adjust weight control.

  • Must work safely at all times and comply with all safety policies and procedures

  • Comply with policies and procedure

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Supervisory Responsibilities: Assist Production Sub Manager to supervise 13 to 20 employees in the Danish Production and/or Fry Line Production departments. Carries out assign responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include assisting Production Sub Manager with assigning and directing works.


Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:


Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.


Technical Skills - Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.


Planning/Organizing - Uses time efficiently.


Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Monitors own work to ensure quality.


Quantity - Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly.


Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.


Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time.


Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions.


Initiative - Asks for and offers help when needed.


Typical Work Schedule: 1st Shift- 4:00am-4:00pm


Required Skills

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Education and/or Experience: One to three years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Language Skills: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups or one on one with employees or management personnel.


Mathematical Skills: Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of American weight measurement.


Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.


Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Manufacturing software utilized in the Production Area.


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 stand and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to handle or feel. The employee is occasionally required to walk; reach with hands and arms and smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


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 moving mechanical parts. The temperature in the environment is cold, ranging from 55 F to 65 F. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate and hearing protection is required.


ARYZTA is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer


(AA/EOE)


Required Experience
Job Location
Cicero, IL


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