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Lauridsen Group Inc. Production Operator- All Shifts- Lytton, IA- Essentia in Lytton, Iowa

Job Description:

Here at Essentia, we take good care of our employees, and are serious about our social responsibility towards both community and people. We respect that there is a family side to most people, and we encourage our employees to respect a good work-life balance. That is why we offer 3 weeks of paid time off (accrued at 4.61 hour each pay period) upon hire. Plus with our shift schedules, you will have 7 days off in a 14 day period! Additionally, wherever we develop our business it is with great respect for the local culture and ways of life. So no matter where you join us, at Essentia, you will feel the local soul that we encourage to keep.

Work Shift

All Shifts

6am-6pm; 6pm-6am

Did you know that with 12-hour shifts you actually work 104 more hours in a year, but 78 days less than a typical 8 hour shift?

Also, our schedule includes 8 hours of over-time each pay period if you work the full 48 hours that week.

If you like variety, then this is the role for you. This position allows for the person to assist in various areas -- dumping, grinding, processing, packaging and finishing -- within the plant. We take your safety seriously and expect each person to maintain a safe work environment which includes adhering to all of our policies and procedures.

KEY TASKS:

  • Maintain efficient production processes according to GMP

  • Provide a quality end product that meets our customers’ specifications.

  • 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.

JOB DUTIES:

  • 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.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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

  • Problem-solve

BASIC PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Approximate: 12-Hour Shifts

Key:

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

Push/Pull/Maneuver Equipment/Products/Materials

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

Hand Movements:

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

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:

High School Diploma or G.E.D. certification required.

Experience:

Stable work history in areas such as agriculture, production, or manufacturing preferred.

At Essentia, we value in Teamwork, Respect, Agility, Creativity, and Knowledge. If your values align with ours and you are ready to make an impact in improving the performance and nutritional value of the food and beverages common on the shelves of any local grocery store, you can check us out at Essentia Protein Solutions at https://essentiaproteins.com/en .

Essentia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, national origin, color, religion, age, genetics, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

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.

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