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Forklift Packaging

Company: Red Collar Pet Foods, Inc.
Location: Joplin
Posted on: February 16, 2021

Job Description:

Job Location:: Joplin, MO - Joplin, MORed Collar Pet Foods is looking for a Forklift Packaging Operator to join our exciting new pet food business at one of our manufacturing plants. 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 position is responsible for ensuring finished products off the packaging line are fulfilled, prepared for delivery to the appropriate destination in a safe, quality, timely and cost effective manner. This shift based position is the final operation stage before placing into the warehouse requirements for high quality, damage free, on-time, correctly loaded and accurate delivery to the finished goods warehouse.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Correctly warehouse all palletized and non-palletized materials from the packaging lines using safe procedures while maintaining the quality of all products and using accurate inventory management procedures
  • Operate forklift and high lift equipment to move product within the warehouse to trailers and various other warehouse locations and operate in a manner maintaining required sanitation levels; Repair and recoup damaged goods as accidentally created during product movement and as required; Follow FIFO principles for finished products
  • Perform accurate inventory transactions into our warehousing systems; Tag pallets from the palletizer and record production, organize warehouse and all warehouse supplies and materials, supply materials to packaging lines, supply and service palletizer equipment
  • Accurately pick all products for mixed pallets, properly palletize and stretch wrap finished skid
  • Report or take appropriate action when quality checks do not meet set specifications
  • Improve operations through individual and group problem solving
  • Maintain a clean, safe work environment that promotes associate safety and product integrity
  • Must know the product "Hold" criteria of all applicable areas
  • All associates are responsible for the safety, quality and food safety in their work area
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned

    Key Functional Skills/Knowledge
    • Operate forklift equipment within functional area of responsibilities and accountabilities
    • Work as a team member within the maintenance department to improve the total reliability of the plant
    • Understand maintenance principles and develop self and department work practices to promote a proactive environment
    • Understand and utilize drawings, diagrams and equipment manufactures instructions
    • Troubleshoot electrical controls, motor circuits, single and three phase electrical systems
    • Team player
    • Action oriented
    • Problem solving abilities
    • Strong communication skills
    • Continuous self-development
    • Must be capable of working at elevated heights
    • Wearing proper personal protective equipment (hair net, 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
    • Forklift assignments require OSHA certification and getting on and off frequently

      Qualifications

      Minimum Qualifications:
      • Be 18 years of age or older
      • Knowledge in Forklift operation
      • Several years' experience in Facility maintenance preferred
      • Good overall knowledge of plant flow, operation and utilities
      • Excellent knowledge of hand tool application, operation and repair; Basic ability to operate machine tools
      • Good theoretical knowledge and ability to troubleshoot electrical circuits (AC/DC, single/polyphaser, low/high voltage) and all related equipment both power and logic
      • Working knowledge of Safety, Quality and Material Management Systems and procedures
      • Proficient in basic mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic
      • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a team environment with a positive attitude and minimal supervision
      • High school diploma or equivalent
      • Good basic math, reading and writing skills
      • Basic knowledge of personal computers
      • Good problem solving and/or troubleshooting skills
      • Good communication skills, to access relevant information about equipment and provide clear information about equipment condition and status. This would include any unscheduled downtime of equipment that hampers achieving the production schedule goals
      • Must be willing and able to work and accept varying shifts and schedules
      • Ability to understand and effectively communicate in the English language
      • Successful completion of a substance screening and background check

        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
        • Experience with CMMS
        • 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
        • Ability to operate a forklift/OSHA certification
        • 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 PI130336163

Keywords: Red Collar Pet Foods, Inc., Joplin , Forklift Packaging, Professions , Joplin, Missouri

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