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APC COMPANY INC Production Operator I - 3rd Shift - APC in Arion, Iowa

Purpose: Promote safety, maintain a sanitary food environment, and ensure that only the highest quality product is made. Work days or nights, 8-hour shifts schedules including weekends and holidays, and overtime as needed.Up to $20 per hour on 3rd shift$1,000 Sign-On BonusMedical, dental, and vision eligibility first of the month following date of hire3 Weeks of PTO your first year, prorated based on hire date401(k) with employer matchPaid holidaysiiJOB DUTIES:Operate production equipment under the supervision of the shift supervisor as follows:PackagingMonitor product volume, temperatures, times, and pressure readings i iMonitor gauges and record information as neededKnow the type of product, the source, and all the handling procedures involved in each processing procedure.Full understanding of product flow.Maintain a safe, clean, organized work area throughout the facility.Maintain general housekeeping of production areas.Perform tasks of receiving product, starting, running, shutting down, and cleaning the dryer/evaporator and associate equipment.Collect hourly production readings, color, moisture and temperature, monitor bag house, check air pressure, monitor machinery and notify supervisor when something is out of specification.Ensure all charts are charts are properly documented according to company and regulatory regulations.Ensure all paperwork is done correctly and completely.Operate pallet jack and forklift.Prepare bags to fill usingiestablished label and numbering system in accordance with procedures.Proficient computer skills to print out packaging labels.Fill, weigh, seal and load bags on pallets (must be able to lift 60 lb. bags 6 feet high).Bag and blend finished powder, weigh and sample product, palletize product and move pallets (may require a forklift or pallet jack).Comply with, and follow, company food safety and quality policies.Adhere to all SOPs, procedures and quality requirements.Perform elementary mechanical and carpentry repairs throughout plant as instructed by supervision.Engage in continuous improvement and process improvementAnticipate problems and implement solutionsDemonstrate good judgement in safeguarding customer, company, vendor and employee information.Assume responsibility for the attainment of plant goals and objectives.Maintain cooperative working relationships and communications with employees from all other departments and peers.i i i i i i i i i i i iiJOB REQUIREMENTS:Ability to prepare and operate all packaging machinery.Have general knowledge of production/manufacturing methods.Ability to read gauges and record data in a legible manner and in accordance with established procedures.Ability to learn to handle inedible protein materials in accordance with established sanitary procedures and practices.Ability to understand and follow established work procedures, including mandated sanitary and safety guidelines.Must be able to read, write and speak in English, to prepare and comprehend logs, schedules, and communicate with fellow employees.Ability to operate forklift/pallet jack.Ability to perform basic math skills.Ability to move freely throughout plant with sustained physical/mental effort to climb, sample and clean equipment and work areas.Ability to remain calm and professional during peak periods.Ability to troubleshoot malfunctions and situations as they arise, notifying appropriate staff of problems beyond scope of normality.Ability to cooperate with all staff.Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.Ability to work daily and overtime as necessary.Ability to assist in all work areas.Takes on additional responsibility when both big and small tasks need to be done.Firmly adheres to the values and ethics of APCWilling to work with others, collaborating and compromising when necessary, promptly share relevant information with othersIs open to changing situations and is willing to perform all tasks when and where assignedAble and willing to perform task and duties independent