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Ralcorp Food Group
Line Worker I / Lodi-146
Reports To:Production Supervisor
SUMMARY:In these positions, Line Workers perform tasks specific to the Departments in which they are working. May be asked to perform tasks in any of the departments – Bread Production, Packaging, Frozen Dough - Bagels, Danish, Doughnuts, Cake, Finishing (See attached for specific tasks for each department)
MAIN DUTIES:·Know the requirements for each product in the specific department (can be up to 50 products in some departments)
·Cut, fold, mold, twist, add toppings or decoration to the product
·Make sure that the product meets specifications for weight, length, color, toppings, decorations etc.
·Discard or recycle product that does not meet specifications
·Be able to keep up with the speed of the line
·Pack product into shipping boxes, stack, label and palletize
·Participates in Lean (5S, Autonomous Maintenance ) activities and may include Sanitation tasks.
·Ensure that the work area and equipment are clean
·Assist other Departments as required
·Operate motorized pallet jack (certification required)
SAFETY:·Comply with standard food industry Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s) and all other food safety requirements as they relate to all products and processes.
·Comply with wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE’s)
·Report any food safety problems or potentially unsafe practices/conditions to the Team Leader or Supervisor
·Rotate positions to avoid injury (rotation time varies with tasks)
·Be able to safely lift items from 10-30 pounds – boxes, scrap bins, garbage bins
·In certain areas may be required to lift heavier items 30-50 pounds – bags of flour, buckets of ingredients, corn syrup
·Some positions require specialized, repetitive arm and hand movements e.g. decorating tall cakes, twisting dough into specific shapes (some breads, snails, folding pockets) which may require shorter rotations
WORK ENVIRONMENT:·Some positions require working in cold conditions when dealing with frozen products or working in freezers and will require additional protective clothing
·Some positions will require working in very hot conditions when dealing with products going into and out of ovens and will require wearing protective gloves
·Most positions are located in areas with loud noise and will require the employee to wear protective ear plugs
·Other conditions include flour dust, wet floors, occasional smoke and fumes if bread burns, occasional fumes from cleaning chemicals (ammonia)
·Periodically work at heights on ladders and scissor lifts
·Work with pressurized air and water approximately 10% of the time.
·Chemical Handling/Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) approximately 5% of the time
SCOPE:·These positions have no supervisory responsibilities
·Daily interaction with the Team Leader and Supervisor
·Works according to standard instructions/procedures with limited decision making – informs Team Leader or Supervisor of problems
·More experienced Line Workers may teach less experienced workers
·Bi-lingual employees may be called upon to translate meetings, instructions or other information
To perform these jobs successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:·Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; responds well to questions.
·Teamwork - Contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; supports everyone''s efforts to succeed; generates ideas and suggestions that improve the team’s performance, the efficiency of the process or the quality of the products
·Ethics - Treats people from own and other cultures with respect; works with honesty and integrity; upholds organizational values.
·Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; is consistently at work and on time.
·Flexibility and adaptability – Must be able to deal with sudden changes in scheduling; working long hours as necessary; filling in on other positions to help out when needed
·Language skills – Should be able to read the necessary documents and procedures and write in English as well as communicate in English to other employees. Ability to speak Spanish an added plus.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.Job Qualifications
·High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferable; or 3 months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
·Must be willing to work weekends and overtime as required
·Ability to read and understand some English preferred
·Ability to perform physical requirements of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. These include:oConstant Standing, walking, and lifting
oFrequent Bending, Stooping, Squatting, Pushing and Pulling
oOccasional Ladder climbing
oPeriodic lifting of up to 50 lbsHow to Submit Your Resume