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Plant Operator

Company: HM.CLAUSE
Location: Modesto
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

HM.CLAUSE is a Business Unit of Limagrain, an international agricultural co-operative founded and managed by farmers. HM.CLAUSE specializes in the breeding, production, and sale of vegetable seeds. From the world market to the farmer's market, we collaborate with our customers to deliver successful solutions for the agricultural challenges of today and produce the highest quality vegetable seeds for the future. Our global team of experts and state-of-the-art research facilities enable us to work side-by-side with growers to provide the most regionally relevant and reliable vegetable seeds available.

To perform tasks and may operate equipment for harvest, receiving, milling, treating, packaging and shipping of product in an efficient and timely manner. Work in a safe manner. Work with various tasks processing seed, setting up equipment and ensuring a quality product. Depending on time of year may work in different departments as needed. Ensuring finished product from department meets HM standards.

  • Assist in keeping warehouse a clean and safe environment.
  • Operating equipment and following processes to complete tasks in a timely manner.
  • May be required to work on a computer.
  • May be required to drive a forklift.
  • Responsible for following all established plant procedures (Safety, Quality, HR, etc.).
  • Responsible for product quality assessments and adherence to product specifications.
  • Follow safety protocols when working with chemicals and hazardous materials.
  • Execute sampling procedures per established requirements to maintain company quality standards.
  • Will be working in a team environment but must be able to work individually as well.
  • Maintain integrity and accuracy in data entry.
    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 sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel. Ability to talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

    Work Environment:

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing 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 may be driving cars, trucks, forklifts, or other equipment. This position will be exposed to warehouse and outdoor weather conditions. The employee may need to walk on uneven ground, work near equipment or machinery, work in a dusty environment, and may be exposed to vibration or constant movement. The noise level that is typical of this work environment is loud. Employee may work with chemicals and/or in an area exposed to chemicals.
    • GED, High School Diploma, or equivalent experience.
    • 2-5 years' experience in processing and/or agricultural operations beneficial.

      • Must be able to be forklift certified.
      • Time-pressure and a flexible attitude regarding last minute planning changes.
      • Exposure to heat, dust, potential hazardous chemicals, and noise.
      • Ability to work shifts, weekends and/or overtime as required.
      • Ability to obtain pesticide application certificate.
      • Ability to work with various types of machinery.
      • Ability to multitask as needed.
        Required Knowledge and Skills:
        • Operating Equipment - Set up equipment and monitor gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
        • Quality Control - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
        • Initiative - A self-starter with a desire to learn and improve.
        • Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors.
        • Minor Preventive Maintenance - Servicing machines or systems using the needed tools.
        • Problem Solving - Identifying problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and solutions.
        • Equipment Selection - Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
        • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

Keywords: HM.CLAUSE, Modesto , Plant Operator, Professions , Modesto, California

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