Iowa Employer Crew leader in DES MOINES, Iowa

Leads operational crews and performs various tasks associated with the formulation and movement of product, raw materials, and other commodities. Operates packaging/formulation equipment in the production operation in order to maximize the output of the production line and performs on-line maintenance of all production related equipment. Performs work in a safe, responsible manner by following all safety rules and procedures. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:Leads crew of employees in the packaging of formulated products that meets all quality specifications in a safe and reliable manor.Formulates raw materials into finished product that conforms to all quality control standards and completes production sheets accurately.Performs system clean-outs and product changeover between production campaigns and sets up equipment and raw materials for next production run.Troubleshoots all packaging and formulation equipment and performs on-line and simple repairs of equipment and performs preventive maintenance of department equipment.Ensures the completion of production paperwork, batch sheets, and QC control paperwork in a timely and accurate manner. Identifies any quality control issues or problems and reports to management. Develops a run plan using the processor manuals and utilizes the run plan in training personnel prior to a campaign.Performs QA tests including pH, density, emulsion, Karl Fisher, Particle size, wet screen, dry screen, and viscosity.Performs formulator functions when required.Other work-related duties as assigned by supervisor/manager.Reliable and regular attendance is expected. QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: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:High school diploma or GED and three years production/manufacturing experience. OTHER SKILL AND ABILITIES:Ability to use various types of packaging machinery to perform all functions on the packaging line.Reading, writing and math skills.Ability to read, write, speak and understand English. Bilingual is a plus.Must be able to work varying shifts.Mechanical aptitude.Ability to stand for long periods of time in extreme hot and/or cold temperatures.Must have ability to operate and understand electronic controlled equipment.Must have the ability to understand pneumatics, pressure, and the pumping of liquidsKnowledge of pumps and valves.Lift truck operator certification.Must be available to work over 40 hours as needed.Must be capable of passing an OSHA respirator physical. 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; walk; talk or hear; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.