General Production

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General Production
Job Description:
With more than 2,000 employees and growing, Sargento leads in innovation. We created the world's first pre-packaged sliced and shredded natural cheeses, changing what families bring to the table. Founded in 1953, we are family-owned. And like your family, we take pride in our past and invest in our future.
At Sargento, we "hire good people and treat them like family." Balance in Life, Recognition, Humor and Fun and Excellence are part of who we are and how we work. In addition to manufacturing and marketing amazing natural cheese products, we give generously to our communities because Sargento believes in family.
Responsible for ensuring the production line has all of the necessary component materials and equipment to accomplish the orders at hand in a timely manner. The position requires knowledge of scanning procedures, identifying materials, equipment requirements, equipment operation, and planning skills.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Follows all GMP's as required by the plant.
Follows all safety regulations and requirements, including proper PPE.
Immediately reports accidents, injuries, and any equipment that is in need of repair.
Reads and understands production orders to verify all product information is correct.
Verifies that adequate raw materials and supplies are available to meet line production needs, notifies appropriate personnel about anything that is short or cannot be located.
Accurately completes required paperwork and data entry for quality and production checks.
Visually checks raw product for foreign objects.
Visually inspects equipment, tables, floors, etc., to ensure GMP standards are met.
Accurately measures or weighs raw materials to ensure proper blends according to production order.
Prepares bulk cheese according to production order such as: unboxing, decasing, removing plastic wrap, etc.
Safely operates, assembles, and disassembles all equipment such as: harps, grinders, cutters, blenders, Urschels, etc. involved in reducing bulk materials according to production order specifications.
Monitors and replaces harp/die wires as needed.
Properly places trim, further processing, and inedible product in the appropriate containers.
Properly moves/lifts pallets; uses 2-person lift technique when appropriate.
Accurately scans warehouse managed items and promptly reports known scanning errors.
Reads and understands production orders to verify all product information is correct.
Maintains, loads, and monitors packing equipment to include minor adjustments and coordinates set up and placement of equipment such as: auto case packer, tape machines, printers, conveyors, etc,
Verifies correct label information.
Loads and stacks completed packages or containers to pallets according to proper loading or stacking patterns as required.
Ensures that product samples are taken and labeled according to specifications.
Accurately completes required paperwork and data entry for quality and production clerks.
Inspects and packs product to ensure product and package quality meets customer expectations.
Properly handles and operates RF gun scanners and replaces batteries when needed.
Safely operates industrial power equipment.
Performs Sanitation responsibilities as needed on your shift which requires the use of cleaning chemicals and specialized cleaning equipment to remove debris from machines, equipment, conveyors, floors, walls, tables, etc.
Assists others in Prep area, Pack area, and Sanitation activities.
Assures that quality and quantity of work produced is acceptable to company standards.
Follows Sargento Code of Business and Personal Ethics.
Trains individuals as assigned.
Maintains work area in a clean and orderly fashion.
Regular attendance at work is critical to meet customer needs and efficiently product quality products.
All other duties as assigned.
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


We are anticipating the need for Full-Time positions on our Third Shifts at our Hilbert manufacturing facility: 2nd Shift Monday -- Friday 3:00 p.m. - - 11:00 p.m. and 3rd Shift Monday -- Friday 11:00 p.m. -- 7:00 a.m. Overtime including Saturdays will be required as production demands for all shifts.
Must be at least 18 years old.
High School Diploma or equivalent is required.
National Career Readiness Certificate required.
Ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs. on a repetitive basis.
Must be able to work in wet environment for Sanitation.
Ability to work in a team environment.
Must be committed to high standards of quality.
Previous experience in food manufacturing preferred. Manufacturing experience or food handling experience a plus.
This position must have the ability to perform all production utility positions in the department. They must also be flexible enough to perform jobs in other departments as assigned by the supervisor or scheduler.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Perform all necessary preparations for the daily operations based on orders and production schedules. Verify daily job duties by communicating with your Personnel Scheduler, Process Technician or Supervisor. Verifies all raw materials and supplies are available to meet production needs and notifies appropriate personnel when there are material shortages. Ensure the quality and quantity of output and maintain effective flow of work. Ensures all paperwork is being completed correctly. Is able to work in all areas of production as scheduled. Set up work area with correct dies and tables to ensure correct product size. Read and understand work orders. Demonstrate good communication skills. Is forklift certified. Respectful of others. Maintain all production and record systems. Submit reports as required. Maintain a safe work environment and promote safe work habits. Follow all Good Manufacturing Practices. Assure product conformance through effective on-line monitoring of processes. Follow all safety rules. Support continuous improvement efforts. Supports and performs duties assigned by the Supervisor.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Qualified candidates should complete an application online no later than August 20, 2018 by 11:59 p.m. at our website: www.sargento.com

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