Lauridsen Group Inc. Production Operator I - Night Shift - Essentia in Lytton, Iowa
To assist various areas within the plant while maintaining efficient production processes according to GMP and to meet customer specifications.
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: 8-12-Hour Day (rotating shifts)
Physical Demand Level: Medium
Occasional: 1-33% of workday or 1-12 reps/hour
Frequent: 34-66% of workday or 13-62 reps/hour
Constant: +67% of workday or +63 reps/hour
Physical Demand Wt./Force Height Distance Frequency
Lifting, Waist to Floor 0-5 lbs. 0-50 in. NA Frequently
Lifting, Waist to Floor 6-50 lbs. 0-50 in. NA Occasionally
Lifting, Above Shoulder 0-50 lbs. 50-60 in. NA Occasionally
Carrying, Bilateral 0-5 lbs. Self-selected Up to 200 ft. Frequently
Carrying, Bilateral 6-50 lbs. Self-selected Up to 15 ft. Occasionally
Pushing/Pulling, Horizontal 0-50 lbs. of force 60 in.through Up to 200 ft. Occasionally
self-elected height Occasionally
Pushing/Pulling, Vertical 0-25 lbs. of force 6-60 in. Up to 48 in. Occasionally
Grasping Up to 55 lbs. of force NA NA Occasionally
Pinching (2-point/3-point/lateral) Up to 5/8/10 lbs. of force NA NA Occasionally
Reaching, Forward/Lateral NA 0-60 in. Up to 24 in. Frequently
Reaching, Above Shoulder NA 61-85 in. Up to 24 in. Occasionally
Sitting NA NA NA Occasionally
Standing NA NA NA Frequently
Walking NA NA Up to 200 ft. Frequently
Stair Climbing NA 8-12 in. NA Frequently
Ladder/Equipment Climbing NA 10-13 in. NA Occasionally
Squatting NA NA NA Occasionally
Bending NA NA NA Frequently
Stooping NA NA NA Occasionally
Twisting NA NA NA Occasionally
Physical Demand Summary: Maximum frequent waist to floor lift of 5 lbs.; Maximum occasional waist to floor lift of 50 lbs.; Maximum occasional above shoulder lift of 50 lbs.; Maximum frequent bilateral carry of 5 lbs.; Maximum occasional bilateral carry of 50 lbs.: Maximum occasional horizontal push/pull force of 50 lbs. of force; Maximum occasional vertical push/pull of 25 lbs. of force: Occasional grasping of 55 lbs. of force; Occasional 2-point/3-point/lateral pinching of 5/8/10 lbs. of force; Frequent forward/lateral reaching; Occasional above shoulder reaching; Occasional sitting; Frequent standing; Frequent walking; Frequent stair climbing; Occasional ladder/equipment climbing; Occasional squatting; Frequent bending; Occasional stooping; Occasional twisting.
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.