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Dryer Operator I - PPF

Company: Post Consumer Brands
Location: Visalia
Posted on: May 28, 2024

Job Description:

Business Unit OverviewHeadquartered in Lakeville, Minn., Post Consumer Brands, a business unit of Post Holdings, Inc., is dedicated to providing people and their pets with delicious food choices for every taste and budget. The company's portfolio includes beloved brands such as Honey Bunches of Oats--, PEBBLES--, Grape-Nuts-- and Malt-O-Meal-- cereal, and Peter Pan-- peanut butter, as well as Rachael Ray-- Nutrish--, Kibbles 'n Bits-- and 9Lives-- dog and cat food. As a company committed to high standards of quality and to our values, we are driven by one idea: To make lives better by making delicious food accessible for all. For more information about our brands, visit and follow us on LinkedIn for the latest news.BrandIt's an exciting time in pet food! Post Holdings, Inc., recently announced an agreement to acquire Perfection Pet Foods, a leading manufacturer of private label and co-manufactured pet food and baked treats. The transaction is anticipated to close by the end of the calendar year in 2023. This role is part of the Perfection Pet Foods team of 250+ employees who will soon join the Post family to help grow the pet food business.Location DescriptionVisalia, CA is home to 360,000 square feet of manufacturing, packaging, warehouse, and office space. Approximately 250 employees work here, utilizing the latest technologies and systems, capable of producing extensive, diverse, and innovative pet food products. Visalia is in California's San Joaquin Valley and the gateway to Sequoia National Park, part of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. It also has a minor league baseball team, the Visalia California Oaks, and several colleges and universities.ResponsibilitiesThis is an entry-level position responsible for safely and efficiently operating the extrusion systems and other production equipment to ensure compliance. Strict compliance with the facility Food Safety and Quality Management System Policies, Procedures and Work Instruction is required.Essential duties and responsibilities
include, but are not limited to:--Ensure extrusion temperature equals or exceeds the specified minimum Critical Control Limit before allowing product to ensure the production system.Monitor/Document the designated Critical Control Limit Temperature, and react toDaily start-up, shut down, set-up, and clean-up of the extrusion operations (e.g. mix systems and extrusion systems).Monitor the product, perform quality audits, and perform general sanitation and housekeeping duties with the machinery.Continuously monitor product quality and identify and report any deviations from the standards as set forth by customer.Responsible for housekeeping of the extruder and plant area (e.g. sweeping the floor, removing trash, cleaning the machine at the end of the shift, preparing for next shift's production, and finalizing any paperwork in an accurate, clear, and concise manner).Be proactive and assist with maintenance and preventative maintenance ofAssist with improvements, asDeliver daily objectives determined by plantTroubleshoot processing systems to optimize performance and take corrective action to ensure quality and minimize downtime.Participate in a high quality team environment through effective teamwork and self-management with a positive attitude.Responsible for own safety and for the safety of others which may be affected by othersDemonstrate good judgment and react to unsafe conditions, either by making them safe or reporting them to those in a position to correct them.Participate in safety programs and actively look for ways to improve site/areaMaintain a safe and clean workProven leadership qualities, a strong work commitment, and high ethicalMaintain a professional appearance and demeanor that reflects the Company's coreProvide a high level of support to the next customer inReport any food safety issue observed to manager/supervisor.Report any security breaches, attempts at product tampering or contamination, or other suspicious behavior observed to manager/supervisor.Complete and comply with the Master Sanitation Schedule (MSS), Daily Routine List (DRL), HACCP procedures, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Integrated Pest Management (IPM)Maintain a food-safe sanitary environment at allComplete records/quality checks with accuracy and attention toEscalate any non-conforming product/equipment/material to the appropriate manager/supervisorFollow Company's quality assurance procedures and protocols at all times while on duty (eg.Labeling of containers, Inventory Control, PM programs).----Promote a positive proactive environment where input from team members is valued andProvide back-up support for other roles asAvailable for overtime work on a scheduled or call-in basis, asOther duties as assigned by the manager/supervisor.QualificationsQualifications and Competencies: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill or ability necessary to perform this job successfully:----Education/Experience
:A high school diploma or an equivalent combination of education and experience.One to two (1-2) years related experience in a manufacturing environment; experience in a food manufacturing environment is preferred.Previous extrusion or machine operating experience preferred.Skills: Must be self-motivated, proactive and able to work independently and as a team.Ability to read, write, and speak English sufficient to read and understand materials such as Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and other OSHA requirements.Must be literate and able to calculate totals, percentages, and operate some computerized equipment.Must demonstrate commitment, dependability, and respect for other employees with regular attendance, punctuality, and adherence to agreed-upon schedule of availability.Strong mechanical aptitudeUnderstands the work instructions provided and executes accordingly with consistent guidance.Requires the ability to act independently without direct supervision as well as be a part of a team to accomplish critical and timely objectives.Physical Requirements
:Continuously stand and walk throughout the day.Regularly lift and/or move objects weighing up to 50 pounds; occasionally lift objects weighing greater than 50 pounds.Regularly climb ladders and occasionally work at heights of 100 feet.Environment: Regularly exposed to work near moving parts/equipment.Regularly exposed to major amounts of dust.Regularly exposed to a moderate to severe noise levels.Regularly exposed to outdoor/uncontrolled weather conditions.Occasionally exposed to chemicals used in the manufacturing process.--Note: Valid Driver's License required for insurance purposes. Plant Management retains the discretion to add to or change the duties of this position at any time.Offers of employment will be determined by factors including but not limited to job-related skills, experience, relevant education and/or training and geographical location of the open position. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status or any other characteristics protected by law.Pay: The pay range for this position is up to $22 per hour, dependent on experience.We offer competitive benefit plans and programs to eligible employees, including but not limited to:----MedicalPrescription drugDentalVisionLife InsuranceDisability coverageEmployee assistance programs (includes counseling, coaching, online programs, etc.)401(k)Paid time offDiversity, Equity & Inclusion: At Post Consumer Brands, we are genuinely committed to diversity, equity, AND inclusion and understand that the presence of diversity alone does not create an inclusive and equitable workplace. Furthermore, our commitment to DEI is rooted in our values and how we work. Our DEI Advisory Committee works to bring our beliefs and commitments to life through our four focus pillars: Community, Workforce, Workplace, and Marketplace.--

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