Trimmer (Othello,WA-food group)
The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses.
These endeavors have been around for centuries and will continue to be a vital part of the global economy.
We currently have a position available at our BUSINESS facility in Othello Plant – Othello, WA. Located in Washington's beautiful Columbia Basin, Othello is surrounded by scenic parks and wildlife. SUMMARYSummary:This position is responsible for removing blemishes and/or foreign material from raw product and inspection table before raw product is sent to the process line. The Trimmer is a member of a team, which consists of other processing area employees that include operators, coordinators, attendants, sanitation workers, and team leaders. This team is accountable to the shift manager and process area supervisor. The Othello facility is one of seven plants (Moses Lake, WA; Nampa, ID; Aberdeen, ID; Heyburn, ID; and Grand Forks, ND) within the processing potatoes for the Food Group Division of the J.R. Simplot Company that produces food service French fries, granulated dehydrated mashed potatoes, shredded and southern style hash browns and specialty type products. The individual in this position will perform the function of removing blemishes and all foreign material required for processing potato products. Overtime requirements in this position are common, and may be required in order to meet operational goals. The individual in this position will be required to fully understand the purpose and operation of the trim line and must have the ability to make decisions based on sound judgement when a situation dictates it. It is imperative the person(s) conduct themselves in a manner that ensures alertness and constant awareness of the safe operation of equipment and its surroundings. The individual in this position must establish and maintain open communication and a productive working relationship with the Q.A. team members, Raw Receiving, Production, other Shift support personnel, and the Shift Manager RESPONSIBILITIESResponsibilities:Responsibility 1: Required to remove major defects from raw product that are 3/16 of an inch or larger at a rate of 25 potatoes per minute. Required to demonstrate correct trimming, halving, and inspection techniques of raw product at all timesResponsibility 2: Must be able to identify the different types of defects found on the trim table. These include but are not limited to: green, net, hollow heart, black rot, heat, bruise, scab, sugar ends, nematode, and wireworm. Must be able to recognize and remove all foreign material. Foreign material is defined as anything that is not a potato, such as rocks, weeds, vines, etcResponsibility 3: Performs all functions of the stripping duties. Perform all functions of hand pack duties and is able to meet and maintain packing four, 20 count trays per minute and five, twelve / ten count trays per minute. Must sanitize gloves and aprons upon returning to the trim table or inspection areasResponsibility 4: Must be able to communicate with Trim Coordinator or Team Leader of raw product changes, foreign material, machinery malfunctions and all other communication that is pertinent to the overall safety, food safety and smooth operation of the trim area. Must perform all duties assigned by Trim Coordinator, Team Leader or SupervisorResponsibility 5: Ensures no injury to self or other by following safe work practices and policies. Ensures self-compliance with Company policies and procedures and Union Labor AgreementResponsibility 6: Ensures the interface with team members and other support groups is conducted in a participative management style conducive with operational and Divisional standards. Ensures attendance and participation in training activities appropriate to the position and to incorporate acquired skills and knowledgeAdditional Key Activities: Ensures that additional accountabilities as may be required by management be handled in a manner necessary to perform the job function while representing the Company. Conducts oneself in a professional manner and ensures personal appearance meets the standards necessary to perform the job function and while representing the CompanyDisclaimer – The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification.
They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. REQUIREMENTSOther information:Education: Experience: Knowledge: Skills: Must have hand/eye coordination, and manual dexterity in both handsAbilities: Must be able to read, understand, and communicate in a manner to successfully perform the job duties. Must be able to distinguish between colors. Must have ability to use sharp trim and halving knives in a safe and proper manner. Must be able to follow verbal instructions. Must have the ability to work around such environmental conditions as slick floors, hot and cold water, and humid and wet areas. Must be able to lift up to 39 pounds while stripping product. Ability to climb stairsDistinguishing Features: Additional Comments: Certificates: Licenses: Registrations:Combination of education, training and/or experience will be considered for this position.Hourly Pay:
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