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Processing Utility

Company: Lamb Weston Holdings Inc
Location: Hermiston
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

Title: Processing Utility

Location: Hermiston, OR

Country: United States of America

About Lamb Weston

Lamb Weston is a leading supplier of frozen potato, sweet potato, appetizer and vegetable products to restaurants and retailers around the world. For more than 60 years, we've produced innovative, inventive products that make life better for our customers and their customers.

Job Description Summary

The processing utility operator will be able to safely and efficiently operate and adjust all processes for multiple pieces of equipment; monitors line flow and waste; corrects problems which affect quality and production costs; makes line changes as directed by the Production / Package Lead or Team Leader. The process utility operator will be willing and able to seamless change positions between current qualified jobs to meet plant needs on their respective shift. Process Utility Operators can will be expected to bid into certain positions based on plant need.

Job Description

* Commit to one year minimum in the position from the date you are qualified for the first position and one year from any subsequent positions they are qualified for.
* During the one-year commitment you may not bid on any single non-interest bid position, beyond the one year the regular bid policy will be followed. Holding the Process Utility Operator position does not result in any specific job rights for the job you are qualified to back up.
* An employee holding the Process Utility Operator position who moves to a different position may be required to work in any of the positions they are qualified in for a period of one year after bidding out.
* Upon successful completion of the prescribed training period, the employee will perform various duties as assigned by the plant management which may include any position within the production area. A Process Utility Operator will be required to be trained/qualified in 4 positions across the following groups: Fryer Operator, Process Op 1, ADR Operator, Formed Product Op
* Position training schedule will be made by the company as needed, coverage will also be assigned by the company.

* The Process Utility Operator position is designed to have associates trained/qualified to fill in on shift and for overtime where absences create a need for coverage.
* When a Process Utility Operator employee is trained/qualified in more than one job that needs to be covered at the same time, the company will determine the priority as to which position to cover using the Process Utility Operator employee.
* The Process Utility Operator will be trained on set positions and for shift preference purposes will be eligible to move shifts only with those Process Utility Operator that can cover the same positions (i.e. an employee is trained to cover the Fryer Operator and Batter Operator positions. That employee may only bump within the group of Process Utility Operator operators trained for those positions).
* The Process Utility Operator may be required to work any shift temporarily (Generally not to exceed 3 months) where they are needed for coverage.
* Be an integral part of our Continuous Improvement efforts surrounding these systems
* Maintains safe work practices at all times and participates in safety programs and assures that safe work practices are followed in all work groups.
* Learn and performs routine checks such as CIL's and FSIL's.
* Reads, writes and communicates in English by using prints, sketches, diagrams, operating instructions and technical manuals.
* Maintains 5S in area's assigned and working.
* Must be able to learn and demonstrate safe use and skilled application of tools, commonly used in this plant, in accordance with established practices and procedures.
* Learns and performs frequent housekeeping to insure safe and clean conditions in all areas of responsibility. Supports and promotes CPS programs, such as 5S and Centerlining throughout plant
* Must be able to work any shift, overtime and any or all days of the week in accordance with plant needs.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those and employee encounters while performing the essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable in individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

* The noise level in the work environment can exceed 85---dB.

* Will---regularly work---near moving mechanical parts.

* Will---frequently---be exposed to humid conditions as well as moderate heat.

* May occasionally work around fumes or airborne particles, chemicals, and vibration.

Basic & Preferred Qualifications


* Know limits of equipment and how to avoid deviations, capable of sound trouble shooting.
* High school diploma or GED is preferred.


* Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals in English.
* Ability to write routine reports and correspondence in English
* Ability to speak effectively before groups of employees in the organization in English
* Must have the ability to communicate and work with other hourly associates and salaried personnel in a positive manner.

Industry-Competitive Benefits

Coupled with our compensation and bonus incentive programs, our benefits deliver rewards that are market competitive. Some of the most attractive elements of our benefit programs include:

* Health Insurance Benefits - Medical, Dental, Vision

* Flexible Spending Accounts for Health and Dependent Care, and Health Reimbursement Accounts

* Well-being programs including companywide events and a wellness incentive program

* Paid Time Off

* Financial Wellness - Industry leading 401(k) plan with generous company contributions, Financial Planning Services, Employee Stock purchase program, and Health Savings Accounts, Life and Accident insurance

* Family-Friendly Employee events

* Employee Assistance Program services - mental health and other concierge type services

Benefits may vary based on location, job role/level, job status, and/or the terms of any applicable collective bargaining agreements.

Job Requisition ID: Req-230845

Time Type: Full time

Lamb Weston is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law

Keywords: Lamb Weston Holdings Inc, Yakima , Processing Utility, Other , Hermiston, Washington

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