Lauridsen Group Inc. Production Operator I - Night Shift - Essentia in Harlan, Iowa
Work in various areas of production workflow including all tasks and appropriate documentation of the following:
Dumping / Grinding / Processing
Packaging / Finishing
Assist in ensuring fundamental food safety and quality practices are maintained to achieve food safety and quality objectives and to support ongoing improvements of food safety programs.
Operate forklifts and /or non-motorized pallet jacks as required.
Assist in maintaining a clean, safe and organized work environment. Perform basic maintenance and clean-up activities as follows:
Proper storage and care of equipment used during production in accordance with the company safety guidelines and regulations.
Regularly sweep and occasionally hose production and other areas.
General and specific knowledge of machinery and ability to assist in preparing equipment for operation and/or tear down production operations.
Accurately and completely abide by company good documentation procedures for recording required data and paperwork related to HACCP, GMPs, SSOPs, and SQF.
Sustained physical effort required to move throughout work areas, climbing steps, ladders as required, and walking around equipment.
Must be able to distinguish if food safety violations or product quality issues occur and resolve immediately or, if unable to resolve immediately, contact appropriate plant management (i.e. the Production Supervisor and/or the QC Manager).
Knowledge and ability to:
Learn how to operate new equipment/machinery
Read gauges and record data in legible manner in accordance with established procedures
Handle multiple tasks simultaneously
Interpret and work from oral and written instructions
Perform basic math calculations
Legibly document data for record keeping purposes
Implement all safety techniques and mandated sanitary rules and regulations in accordance with established policies and procedures
Cooperate with all Essentia staff
Remain calm and professional
Work daily and overtime as necessary
Assist in other work-related areas as required
Operate all necessary plant and office equipment required to accomplish job duties
BASIC PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Approximate: 12-Hour Shifts
Occasional = 0% - 33%
Frequent = 34% - 66%
Continuous = 67% - 100%
N/A = Not Applicable
Standing - Continuous
Sitting - Occasional
Walking - Frequent
Bending/Kneeling/Crouching/Stooping - Frequent
Reaching Above Shoulder - Occasional
Climbing (stairs, ladders, etc.) - Frequent
Working on Heights:
Unprotected Heights - Occasional
Protected Height - Frequent
Lifting Weights from 0 to 100 pounds - Frequent
Weighing from 0 to 100 pounds - Occasional
Be Around and/or Operating Moving Machinery/Equipment - Frequent
Operating a Vehicle (as a part of your job) - Occasional
Read/Monitor Gauges on Various Equipment/Machinery - Frequent
Recording Data - Occasional
Operating Office Equipment - Occasional
Operating Computer - Occasional
Simple Grasping (right and left) - Frequent
Firm Grasping (right and left) - Frequent
Fine Manipulating (right and left) - Frequent
Foot Movements to Operate Foot Controls - Occasional
Good Vision, Corrected to Normal; or Ability to Access
Required Information and to Perform Job Duties - Yes
Color Definition - Yes
Good Hearing, Corrected to Normal; or Ability to Communicate
and/or Understand Required Information and to Perform Job Duties - Yes
Ability to be Mobile throughout Required Work Areas - Yes
Office - Occasional
Multiple Locations - Occasional
Plant - Continuous
Equipment/Maintenance or Repair Area - Occasional
Rough Terrain - Occasional
Other - N/A
High School Diploma or G.E.D. certification required.
Stable work history in areas such as agriculture, production, or manufacturing preferred.
LGI’s foundation began in 1916 as the Lauridsen Creamery, selling butter, eggs and poultry to the local community. Although our headquarters in Ankeny, Iowa, is not far from the old creamery in Dedham, Iowa, the company is now worldwide with more than fifty manufacturing and sales locations in twenty countries and sales in more than sixty countries.
Each company under the LGI umbrella is truly independent. They have the ability and the charge to be entrepreneurial, to seek out new markets, to develop new products and applications, and – above all - to discover new ways to add value through fractionation and novel application.
What’s more, because some LGI companies have offices and presence around the world, all LGI companies benefit from their exposure to new markets, new products, new applications and new thinking.