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Bulk Operator - Day Shift - A Shift Mon-Wed 6a-6p; Thur 6a-12p

Simmons Pet Food

1 Positions

ID: BULKO029474

Posted On 09/18/2023

Job Overview


 Read and accurately interpret batching sheets and other production documents to determine the order and quantity of ingredients. Batching sheets will also contain references to "super-micros" that are pre-weighed by Quality Assurance personnel. These must be added to complete batching requirements.

 Stage ingredients to be batched. Clean totes to contain the batches.

 Write accurately to record production-related data including but not limited to recording lot numbers and supplier for each ingredient on batch sheets, recording batching date code on ingredient tags, recording plan # for which gravy is intended.

 Ensure each ingredient bag is inspected as it is being dumped checking for the condition of the bag, foreign material, grain lumps, off-color, off odor, infestation, or expired materials.

 Perform batching, weighing each ingredient per the card into a tote, labeling tote, and staging tote.

 Ensure the operator stays 15 batches ahead according to the production schedule.

 Conduct general cleaning of the area including maintenance of gravy room, filtration system and dry ingredient area in a clean and orderly fashion. All totes shall be vacuumed or wiped clean prior to batching gravies. Cover unused ingredients to prevent contamination and tape opened bags shut, dating and initialing each one.

 Participates as a member of the Team. Participates in ongoing development, communication and implementation of team concepts, programs, and policies; coordinates work to ensure B.E.S.T practices with all team members. Attends appropriate team meetings. As a member of the Team, fosters strong cohesiveness regarding all major issues; e.g., direction, annual plan, budget, policy changes, etc. Accepts responsibility to quickly identify any areas that lack cohesiveness, bringing them to the attention of the team leader and working with the team in a supportive manner to resolve issues and actively look for ways, and reinforces actions needed, to achieve synergy possible within the larger organization.

 Simmons Operating systems principles and objectives: Is familiar with Simmons' established operating systems (e.g. quality, security, office environment, company policies); understands the responsibility to maintain familiarity with the systems and this position's role in support of these systems - including a consideration of the impact of individual actions on the systems and the responsibility to communicate concerns and improvement ideas.

 Performs other duties as necessary in support of business objectives: This position description is intended to guide the activities of the Gravy Maker and is not intended to limit the thinking and creativity of the person to the work of this function nor is it intended that this describes all the work that may be required of the person in this position.

 Physical Activities: Regularly required to sit, stand and walk. The operator will need to physically move bags of ingredients and totes weighing from 40 - 60 pounds.

 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Steel-toed shoes, Ear Plugs, Hair Net, Safety glasses

 Travel: N/A.

 Technical Experience: Machine Operation preferred.

 Industry Experience: Manufacturing or warehouse. Experienced within a manufacturing/process environment with knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices.

 Minimum Education: High School Diploma or equivalent. Must be able to read, write and understand English.

 Preferred Education: N/A.


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Dubuque, IA

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About the Company

Simmons Pet Food is a trusted leader in private label and contract manufacturing of pet food. We source high-quality ingredients and use state-of-the-art manufacturing processes to produce premium and value-focused pet food. We supply top brands and retailers with products in a variety of formats, including dry kibble, jerky treats and wet in cans, pouches, and cups. These operations are in Northwest Arkansas, Iowa, Emporia, Kansas, and Ontario, Canada.

We’re excited that Dubuque will be the home of our newest pet food operation. Join us in the rewarding work of making food for the pets we love. We’re building our team today!