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Production Lead

Company: Ajinomoto Foods North America
Location: Joplin
Posted on: June 8, 2024

Job Description:

Position Summary Operate all production machinery/equipment for daily production. Machine/equipment includes forklifts, palletizer, and conveyors, labeling equipment, metal detectors, tap machines, code daters, bagger and case/box erectors.
Position Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Supervises employees in the packout area
Comply with all company policies, procedures, GMP's code of safe practices, and SOP's
Check product specification to ensure correct packaging materials and raw materials are being used and coding is correct
Continually check products to ensure that they are within specifications and of high quality
Perform machine change-overs as required
Replenish packaging supplies such as film, boxes, cartons, glue, ink or labels
Make adjustments to machine as necessary and observe to detect any malfunctions
Clear away and damaged product containers
Keep work area clean following HACCP program
Perform cleaning and sanitation on machines as required between products
Perform trouble shooting, minor repairs and communicate with mechanics regarding any mechanical problems
Have constant awareness of production flow; upstream and downstream
Take packaging supplies from warehouse to production by using electric palletjakcs
Install 45 to 100 pound rolls of film or boxes onto packaging machine (anything over 50 pounds use the buddy system). These rolls or bundles have to be carried 10 to 12 feet and lifted to heights of 24 to 36 inches. This is done 3-4 times a shift
Operator has to climb stairs to top of platform to adjust equipment
Stack 24 to 30 cases of product onto skids to heights up to 6ft
Follows established equipment Lockout/Tagout procedures as required Employee Safety Responsibilities:
Report all injuries, unsafe conditions, unsafe acts and horseplay
Use proper lifting techniques
Use mechanical assistance (handjack, forklift, manlift)
Use personal assistance (buddy)
Use handrails
Use and wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE)
Position Qualifications
Prefer High School Diploma/GED
Be able to work in a fast-paced environment
Minimum of 1 year of experience in food manufacturing environment or equivalent type of manufacturing
Ability to communicate effectively verbally and written
Reliable
Self-driven
Minimal Supervision
Forklift/Palletjack Certification

Keywords: Ajinomoto Foods North America, Joplin , Production Lead, Professions , Joplin, Missouri

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