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Process Operator

Company: Red Collar Pet Foods, Inc.
Location: Joplin
Posted on: January 12, 2021

Job Description:

Job Location:: Joplin, MO - Joplin, MORed Collar Pet Foods is looking for a Process Operator to join our exciting new pet food business at our Clinton, OK manufacturing plant. Who is Red Collar? We are pet people, and to us pets are family. We believe that they deserve good food made with wholesome and balanced nutrition in every bag and bowl. It is our commitment to quality ingredients and manufacturing exclusively in the U.S. which makes us all proud of our company and the pets we ultimately feed.

As part of our overall total compensation package, Red Collar Pet Foods offers a competitive benefits package to all associates which includes: Medical, Dental, Vision & Life Insurance, Short & Long Term Disability, and 401k match. Associates are also immediately eligible (based on hire date) up to three weeks of vacation, Paid Holidays per year, Sick Pay, Maternity & Parental Leave and annual/quarterly bonus earning potential, plus many other ancillary benefits not listed here.

Purpose of Role

This role is a multi-purpose process position in the manufacturing processes that can be process specific but also able rotate to all areas of processing as properly trained within a particular shift reporting to the shift managers. The primary responsibility for this position is to perform all functions associated with the manufacturing roles including but not limited to Inbound Bulk Unloading, Milling, Meat slurry and or Mixing. Extrusion Operator responsibilities are not included in this role.

Principal Accountabilities

Inbound duties:

  • Unloading trucks and rail cars, obtaining ingredient samples, obtain bin measurements, ability to operate Forklift (expert level), JDE, BOL responsibility /accountability, understands production schedules, production computer systems, work instructions and production inventories
  • Communicate with to ensure materials are replenished in a timely manner, manage FIFO program in regard to materials management, load super sacks and micros in dries rooms, cross training will be required
    Mill and Mixing Rooms:
    • Schedule and batch commodities and/or meat slurry into accurate batches of mixed meal delivered through the hammer mill mixing and screening systems
    • Participate in setting strategy for the processing system to ensure meeting or exceeding production schedule in the most efficient manner possible
    • Perform preventative and downtime maintenance of area equipment and help make incremental improvements
    • Assist maintenance/engineering to improve or upgrade current systems/equipment
    • Provide input on new projects
    • Develop and maintain proficiency in inventory management systems and other business systems as needed to ensure accurate reporting
    • Prepare and maintain SOP's and training modules
    • Demonstrate the ability to accurately perform quality checks and complete documentation without error
    • Maintain a safe and clean work area
    • Promote high quality team environment through teamwork and self-management
    • Performs all assigned activities and job tasks within a line or area
    • Takes corrective actions in solving problems to root cause level
    • Assess equipment operating reliability and perform routine repairs, adjustments and malfunction troubleshooting
    • Performs and/or works with Maintenance to complete equipment preventive maintenance
    • Maintains accurate records of QC checks, production numbers or waste performance
    • Inventory movements in JDE
    • Performs all shift support documentation in a quality matter
    • Performs QC tasks such as metal checks, inspection of date codes, item numbers, dump logs, etc.
    • Demonstrates high degree of ownership for product quality
    • Performs all standard quality checks & other quality related duties
    • Understands production schedules, production computer systems, work instructions and production inventories
      Meat Room:
      • Responsible for operating equipment to add slurry to extrusion process
      • Participate in setting strategy for the processing system to ensure meeting or exceeding production schedule in the most efficient manner possible
      • Perform preventative tasks and/or work with maintenance to complete equipment preventative maintenance, routine repairs, adjustments and malfunction troubleshooting
      • Assist maintenance and engineering to improve and upgrade current systems and equipment and provide input on new projects
      • Develop and maintain proficiency in inventory management systems and other business systems as needed to ensure accurate reporting
      • Prepare and maintain SOP's and training modules
      • Must accurately perform quality checks and complete all documentation without error
      • Inventory movements in JDE
        Other Duties as assigned by the line manager

        Key Functional Skills/Knowledge
        • Food manufacturing experience and knowledge of food safety, Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices and statistical Process Control
        • Team player, Action oriented, Problem solving abilities, Strong communication skills, Continuous self-development
        • Must be capable of working at elevated heights and or confined space
        • Wearing proper personal protective equipment ( bump cap, ear plugs, safety shoes, and uniform)
        • Bending, stooping, twist, turn, standing for extended time periods, reaching, climbing stairs, and lifting up to 55 lbs.
        • Must be able to adapt to temperature and environmental extremes such as hot to cold, dust dirt and chemicals
        • Knowledge of local, federal, and industry regulations with regards to: Food Safety (GMP, HACCP), Food Quality (Product and Process)
        • Q&FS testing practices and procedures, QMP polices and SPC
        • Forklift assignments require OSHA certification and getting on and off frequently

          Minimum Qualifications:
          • Be 18 years of age or older
          • Have a High school diploma, GED or equivalent education
          • Must be willing and able to work and accept varying shifts and schedules
          • Ability to understand and effectively communicate in the English language
          • Working knowledge of Safety, Quality and Material Management Systems and procedures
          • Ability to read and understand the daily production run schedule, and execute to that plan
          • Ability to communicate to managers and team members any production, quality/food safety or other business critical information vital to operations and customer service
          • Ability to operate a forklift/OSHA certification and able to work with minimal supervision

            Preferred Qualifications:
            • 3+ years of manufacturing experience operating a variety of machines
            • 2 years of work experience within manufacturing, or a technical and/or trade discipline
            • Working Knowledge of food safety, GMP, GHOP, HACCP, SPC
            • Demonstrated competency in computer and pc software including MS Office and email
            • Knowledge of inventory control principles
            • Experience with JD Edwards

              Red Collar Pet Foods is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request

              Qualifications

              Minimum Qualifications:
              • Be 18 years of age or older
              • Have a High school diploma, GED or equivalent education
              • Must be willing and able to work and accept varying shifts and schedules
              • Ability to understand and effectively communicate in the English language
              • Working knowledge of Safety, Quality and Material Management Systems and procedures
              • Ability to read and understand the daily production run schedule, and execute to that plan
              • Ability to communicate to managers and team members any production, quality/food safety or other business critical information vital to operations and customer service
              • Ability to operate a forklift/OSHA certification and able to work with minimal supervision

                Preferred Quali?cations:
                • 3+ years of manufacturing experience operating a variety of machines
                • 2 years of work experience within manufacturing, or a technical and/or trade discipline
                • Working Knowledge of food safety, GMP, GHOP, HACCP, SPC
                • Demonstrated competency in computer and pc software including MS Office and email
                • Knowledge of inventory control principles
                • Experience with JD Edwards

                  Red Collar Pet Foods is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request PI127305748

Keywords: Red Collar Pet Foods, Inc., Joplin , Process Operator, Other , Joplin, Missouri

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