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Machine Operator - NEW STARTING WAGE

Company: Bridgetown Natural Foods
Location: Portland
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionSalary: Apply online! Careers at Bridgetown - Bridgetown Natural FoodsStarting wage $18/hour - $20/hour DOEJOB SUMMARY: The Machine Operator is responsible for running specified equipment and contributing skills and expertise to the production line to run efficiently and effectively. The Operator position duties are an essential part of our day-to-day operation; learning and applying established practices and established standards is paramount. As a member of the production team, Operators take an active role in the areas of safety, quality, and productivity, and must insist on team accountability and trust.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:Operates in work groups and monitors processes within an assigned area of responsibilityLoads and unloads items from machines and conveyorsFeeds materials through production equipmentScaling of ingredientsMonitors and inspects products to verify conformance to quality and safety standardsOperates equipment while evaluating product or package qualityTransfers finished products, raw materials, tools, or equipment between storage and work areas by hand or using hand trucks or powered lift trucksCommunicates with supervisors and other leaders concerning safety, quality and processing issuesRemoves products, machine attachments, or waste material from machinesInitiates cleaning and sanitation of assigned areasResponsible for the health and safety of self and co-workersEnsures daily housekeeping duties are completed thoroughly and correctlyResponsible for reporting food safety issues following established SOPs, sSOPs and GMPsParticipates in start-ups, shut-downs, changeovers and cleans; contributes to ensure efficiency and on-time completionAssists in ensuring new team members are learning and consistently following SOPs, GMPs and other safety and food safety guidelines or regulations. May be responsible to cross-train or onboard new team members.Operates and diagnoses issues in the process, along with the Team Leader and others, to achieve targetsMonitors, tracks and records observations and contributes to problem solving, process stability, and variance reductionAdheres to Company Personnel, Food Safety and Safety policies, paying special attention to recipe adherence and lot code trackingRecords down-time causes, perform minor troubleshootingCompletes all operation-specific data collection throughout shift, with integrity, accurately and on time.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:High School diploma or equivalent preferredAbility to understand and communicate instructions in English1-3 years of experience in a manufacturing/food production environmentHigh mechanical aptitude is essential for this positionPatience and the ability to communicate in a diverse work environmentAbility to operate machines in a safe mannerAbility to analyze machine operations and propose solutions to problemsUnderstanding of basic mathematical calculations, reading numbers and symbols, and record keepingAbility to work in a team environment, being flexible and adaptive to changing needsAbility to learn and apply company standards including, but not limited to, lock-out/tag-out, safety practices, SOPs, GMPs, etc.WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL FACTORS:Positions require standing, repetitive movement, bending and twisting, and using hands to handle objects; exposure to sustained noise levels; exposure to a variety of food allergens; working in very hot temperatures; exposure to hazards such as machinery, slippery floors, ladders and powered industrial vehicles. May be required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE).Ability to stand for 95-100% of shift, sometimes up to 12 hours.Able to work in environment containing nuts, peanuts, dairy, grains and other allergens.Must have the ability to perform repetitive tasks quickly and accurately.Must be available for all shifts, nights, weekends, some holidays, occasional overtime, if necessary.$1.00/hr shift differential paid for all graveyard shifts

Keywords: Bridgetown Natural Foods, Portland , Machine Operator - NEW STARTING WAGE, Other , Portland, Oregon

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