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Technical Machine Operator

Company: Blue Diamond Growers
Location: Salida
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary:

This position will operate critical manufacturing equipment that meets quality compliance with national food safety regulations. The Team member will be responsible for achieving and improving production goals, targets, and opportunities for the entire production line. All positions at Blue Diamond Growers operate following the same 5 objectives; First safety, quality, service, performance and people. This position will be responsible for machinery, autonomous maintenance, troubleshooting equipment, training other team members, and sanitation. Follows established Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP's), policies and procedures, and safety procedures while performing all job duties. Adhere to all procedures and practices associated with Food Safety, Food Security and Food Quality.

Job Description:

Safely operate and maintain plant equipment while monitoring quality and line performance to ensure targets are met. Responsibilities include all HACCP policies are being completed as specified in the HACCP manual, Company GMPs are being followed, all key performance measures are met, and team member technical training is being completed. The team member will participate in and/or facilitate daily pre-shift meetings. Function daily as a fully participating Team Member in support of driving continuous improvement and operating results.

Performs preventative maintenance as scheduled or as required. Coordinates the maintenance and repairs with the Team Leader, Manager and/or Maintenance Manager.

Required to follow, maintain, develop, and improve standard work practices across all machine lines.

Must understand Blue Diamond line certification, HACCP process and auditing, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP's) and Safety Practices.

Required to perform general housekeeping and various sanitation functions.

Actively participates on various Committees and Teams to improve overall operations effectiveness.

Performs GMP and Standardized Work Audits such as 5S, Gemba walk systems, etc.

Required to operate a fork lift and /or transporter and must be BD Certified and Licensed to operate either equipment.

Performs other duties and responsibilities as required or assigned

POSITION DIMENSIONS AND QUALIFICATIONS

Education Level and Focus:

High School Diploma or equivalent.

Years and Type of Related Experience Required:

4 years similar or related production manufacturing position preferred.

Previous experience operating machinery is required.

Must have the ability to troubleshoot mechanical and electrical systems.

Skills and Abilities:

Position requires knowledge of machine operations and mechanical aptitude to keep machinery and equipment operating optimally and effectively.

Interpersonal and Communication:

Must have excellent communication skills. Must be able to work under limited supervision. Receives guidelines from Team Leader but is expected to decide what actions to take when handling all but the most unusual task. Must regularly exercise discretion and independent judgment.

Technical and Analytical:

Ability to efficiently operate equipment via HMI. Must be able to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, work schedules and performance graphs. Must have basic math skills. Work consists of a wide range of tasks requiring a high level of problem solving skills that result in solutions from several alternatives.

Administration and Operations:

Must help maintain product quality while meeting output standards. Must be able to interpret and accomplish tasks and directives described in complex technical, administrative, professional and company guidelines. Must be able to work overtime as necessary.

Physical Demands:

Medium - Heavy physical requirements. See Essential Functions checklist.

Work Environment:

Incumbent is exposed to adverse conditions such as heat, noise and a wet work environment

Education:

High School/GED

Other Job Details:

Work Shift:

Swing

Pay Type:

Hourly

Hourly Rate (if applicable):

$32.80

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Blue Diamond Growers (BDG) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. BDG provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information. BDG also complies with all provisions of the U.S. Government's Executive Order 11246 dated September 24, 1965 and the rules, regulations and relevant orders of the Secretary of Labor.

Keywords: Blue Diamond Growers, Modesto , Technical Machine Operator, Other , Salida, California

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