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Production Operator

Company: Lamb Weston Holdings Inc
Location: Connell
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Title: Production Operator

Location: Connell, WA

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

Area owner of the cutter deck and its operation performing a variety of tasks in a safe manner that ensures products are food safe and meet quality standards. Operates, assembles, and adjusts equipment in the work area as needed by the plant operating schedule working with Plant Leadership.

Job Description

The Cutter Deck Operator will be the area owner of the cutter deck operations and will complete the duties described below in addition to other duties as assigned by Leadership.

* Working collectively with the line team, reviews the production schedule for assigned shift and makes preparations for any scheduled changes in the process line
* Makes needed adjustments to cutting systems according to line schedules and quality needs that support line requirements
* Disassemble and assemble mechanical cutters to support cut changes and cut quality
* Teardown and rebuild Lamb Gun knife blocks to support cut changes and cut quality
* Changes water knife tubes
* Examines the condition of blades and follows procedures for proper disposal per company policy
* Performs tests of the product to ensure that length and cut size, align to finished quality targets. Prepares and maintains reports showing length checks and dimension.
* Adjusts and maintains process equipment settings that impact the cutter deck performance and quality outcomes.
* Safely uses sharpening tools to effectively maintain sharp cutting edges to all knives.
* Maintains water quality in water systems that support the cutter deck.
* Identifies mechanical defects and performs adjustments of equipment as needed to maintain proper operational efficiency
* Responsible for maintaining proper sanitation of the cutter deck area as needed.
* Cleans and sanitizes processing equipment during scheduled shutdown, defrost and weekend cleanup, as needed. Understands the uses of certain chemicals for clean-up and sanitation.
* Maintains open communication with maintenance, sanitation, production personnel, and Leadership, regarding all issues related to safety, quality, and production.

Basic & Preferred Qualifications

* While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.
* The employee frequently is required to stand, sit, climb or balance, and taste or smell.
* The employee is occasionally required to walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
* The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Carry up to 20 pounds climbing stairs and using handrails.
* Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
* Must have the ability and willingness to follow instructions
* Be knowledgeable of safe lifting techniques
* Read, understand, and obey all plant rules and practice safety as outlined in the employee handbook
* Be knowledgeable of the potential hazards and safety procedures associated with the task being done
* Ability to effectively communicate in English including reading and writing
* Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions
* Must have good eye-hand coordination
* Must have good finger and manual dexterity
* Must have the ability to work with chemicals to perform plant clean-up duties
* Must have the ability to work overtime
* Must have the ability to work all shifts (days, swing, graveyard, and rotation)
* Must have the ability to work any and all days of the week including weekends
* HS diploma or equivalent preferred.

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-221847

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 , Production Operator, Professions , Connell, Washington

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