Smithfield Foods

Machine Operator (Blending)

ID
2018-7520
US-IL-Bolingbrook
Category
Operations/Production/Environmental
Type
Full-Time
FLSA Status
Hourly
Shift
2nd Shift

Overview

This position is responsible for taking materials staged by the Pre-Weigh personnel and adding them to the mixing blender to manufacture Saratoga’s finished blends.  The blender operator must ensure that they follow documented cleaning and mixing directions to blend the product to specification.  The position requires the ability to calculate and reconcile raw materials on batch cards for blending formulas.  Additionally, this position requires HACCP Monitored Training to ensure full compliance to our food safety programs.

 

The employee must ensure all production, quality and safety standards are followed at all times.

EEO/AA Information

Smithfield is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by law.

 

 

Responsibilities

  • Fills blender with raw material
  • Starts machine to blend formula according to formula instructions
  • Empties product into super sacks
  • Validates the proper cleaning of the blender and equipment
  • Follow GMPs
  • Follows process instructions on batch cards
  • Assure lot control on batch cards
  • Follow allergen control procedures
  • Operates and checks sifters and magnets for foreign material detection
  • Labels product correctly

Qualifications

  • Knowledge and experience in Food Industry is a plus but not necessary
  • Ability to work from written and/or verbal instructions
  • Ability to use a calculator to perform basic math equations for precision measurements
  • Ability to use a timer that will be provided by the company
  • Ability to use a utility knife safely that will be provided by the company
  • Ability to learn while training with an experienced Blender Operator
  • Ability to follow safety rules and requirements when working in dangerous areas or with power equipment
  • Ability to learn to accurately read and understand batch cards
  • Ability to work as a team member while under supervision of an experienced Blender Operator
  • Ability to perform other related duties needed as directed by supervisors
  • Ability to follow GMPs and other Food Safety and Quality requirements

Quality / Production Training Needed:

  • Must complete all courses in necessary training schedule within 90 days of assuming position; during that time employee may perform duties under supervision of trained operator.
  • Must complete all necessary training including Orientation, GMP and HACCP training.

 

Safety Training Needed:

  • Must complete all courses in necessary training schedule within 90 days of assuming position; during that time employee may perform duties under supervision of trained operator.
  • Safety P.P.E. Requirements: Proper Attire, Safety Glasses, Hearing Conservation, Ergonomics, and Steel Toe Shoes
  • Must complete Hearing Conservation, Hazard Risk Analysis, Fire Safety, Machine Guarding, Emergency Preparedness, Bloodborne Pathogens, Electrical Safety, Confined Space, Ladder/Knife Safety and Fall Protection training
  • Must complete Orientation prior to first day of assignment

Physical Demands

  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 80 lbs safely
  • Ability to ascend and descend stairs, and work on a mezzanine.
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time during work shift
  • Ability to bend, stoop, crouch, reach, pull and push.

Work Environment

Work is performed indoors in a mixing production facility and exposed to the smell and dust of different raw spices as these are being blended into commercial formulas.

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