Lauridsen Group Inc. Production Operator - APC in Arion, Iowa
Promote safety, maintain a sanitary food environment, and ensure that only the highest quality product is made. Work day or nights, 8-hour shifts schedules including weekends and holidays, and overtime as needed.
Base wages from $19 to $21 per hour , dependent on experience
$1 per hour shift differential on 2nd shift
$2 per hour shift differential on 3rd shift
Up to a $1,000 sign-on bonus*
Benefits first of the month following date of hire
3 Weeks of PTO your first year, prorated based on hire date
401(k) with employer match
9 paid holidays
Education: High School Diploma or GED certificate preferred but not required.
Experience: Previous work experience in agriculture, production, or manufacturing preferred.
Operate production equipment under the supervision of the shift supervisor as follows:
Nano-filtration, UV or dryer operation (Job dependent)
Monitor and document product volume, temperatures, times, and pressure readings
Connect pipes and hoses
Adjust valves and operate pumps
Clean dryer spray nozzles and tips
Monitor gauges, take solids readings and clean outside of all equipment using chemicals (caustics, acids, and hot water)
Monitor equipment to ensure proper function and operation
Must know type of product, source, and all handling procedures involved in each processing procedure
Full understanding of product flow
Process plasma in nano-filtration room, connect pipes, operate electrical pumps and clean equipment
Assist with the change out of membranes as needed
Maintain a safe, clean, organized work area throughout the facility
Maintain general housekeeping of production areas
Ensure all charts are charts are properly documented according to company and regulatory regulations
Ensure all paperwork is done correctly and completely
Operate pallet jack and forklift
Proficient computer skills
CIP silos and equipment
Complies with and follows company food safety and quality policies.
Sample product in according and adherence to all SOPs, procedures and quality requirements, document, and report raw material that is out of specification.
Performs elementary mechanical and carpentry repairs throughout plant as instructed by supervision.
Engage in continuous improvement and process improvement
Anticipate problems and implement solutions
Demonstrate good judgement in safeguarding customer, company, vendor and employee information.
Assume responsibility for the attainment of plant goals and objectives.
Maintain cooperative working relationships and communications with employees from all other departments and peers
Assists maintenance with repairing/replacing motors and pumps throughout the plant
Ability to prepare and operate all machinery associated with job tasks
General knowledge of production/manufacturing methods
Ability to read gauges and record data in a legible manner and in accordance with established procedures
Ability to learn to handle inedible protein materials in accordance with established sanitary procedures and practices.
Ability to understand and follow established work procedures, including mandated sanitary and safety guidelines.
Must be able to read, write and speak in English to prepare and comprehend logs, schedules, and communicate with fellow employees.
Must have good communication skills, both verbal and written.
Ability to operate forklift/pallet jack.
Ability to perform basic math skills.
Ability to move freely throughout plant with sustained physical/mental effort to climb, sample and clean equipment and work areas.
Ability to remain calm and professional during peak periods.
Ability to troubleshoot malfunctions and situations as they arise, notifying appropriate staff of problems beyond scope of normality.
Ability to cooperate with all staff.
Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
Ability to work daily and overtime as necessary.
Ability to assist in all work areas.
Takes on additional responsibility when both big and small tasks need to be done.
Firmly adheres to the values and ethics of APC
Willing to work with others, collaborating and compromising when necessary, promptly share relevant information with others
Is open to changing situations and is willing to perform all tasks when and where assigned
Able and willing to perform task and duties independently
Maintains a positive and professional attitude and work ethic
Follow all GMPs and work in a manner consistent with all corporate, regulatory, food, safety, quality and sanitation requirements.
BASIC PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Approximate: 8 Hour Day (may be longer during peak season)
Occasional = 0% - 33%
Frequent = 34% - 66%
Continuous = 67% - 100%
N/A = Not Applicable
Standing - Continuous
Sitting - Occasional
Walking - Frequent
Bending/Kneeling/Crouching/Stooping - Frequent
Reaching Above Shoulder - Frequent
Climbing (stairs, ladders, etc.) - Frequent
Confined Spaces - Occasional
Working on Heights:
Unprotected Heights - Occasional
Protected Heights - Occasional
Lifting weights from 1 to 80 lbs. at waist level - Frequent
Lifting weights from 1 to 60 lbs. at floor level - Frequent
Lifting weights from 1 to 50 lbs. at shoulder level - Frequent
Weighing with up to 80 lbs. of force - Frequent
Working with/or Operating Moving Machinery/Equipment - Continuous
Operating a Motor Vehicle (as a part of your job) - N/A
Read/Monitor Gauges on Various Equipment/Machinery - Occasional
Recording Data - Frequent
Operating Office Equipment - N/A
Operating Computer - N/A
Simple Grasping (right and left) - Frequent
Firm Grasping (right and left) up to 80 lbs of force - Frequent
Fine Manipulating (right and left) - Occasional
Foot Movements to Operate Foot Controls - Occasional
Good Vision, Corrected to Normal; or Ability to Access
Required Information and to Perform Job Duties - Yes
Color Definition - N/A
Good Hearing, Corrected to Normal; or Ability to Communicate
and/or Understand Required Information and to Perform Job Duties - Yes
Ability to be Mobile throughout Required Work Areas - Yes
Office - Occasional
Multiple Locations - Occasional
Plant - Continuous
Equipment/Maintenance or Repair Area - Continuous
Rough Terrain - Occasional
Other - N/A
LGI’s foundation began in 1916 as the Lauridsen Creamery, selling butter, eggs and poultry to the local community. Although our headquarters in Ankeny, Iowa, is not far from the old creamery in Dedham, Iowa, the company is now worldwide with more than fifty manufacturing and sales locations in twenty countries and sales in more than sixty countries.
Each company under the LGI umbrella is truly independent. They have the ability and the charge to be entrepreneurial, to seek out new markets, to develop new products and applications, and – above all - to discover new ways to add value through fractionation and novel application.
What’s more, because some LGI companies have offices and presence around the world, all LGI companies benefit from their exposure to new markets, new products, new applications and new thinking.