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Depalletizer Operator - Day Shift - D Shift Tues 6a-12p; Wed/Thur/Fri 6a-6p

Simmons Pet Food

1 Positions

ID: DEPAL030132

Posted On 10/23/2023

Job Overview

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION Responsible for the complete operation of casing machinery and related equipment.

ESSENTIAL POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES Operates casing machinery and related equipment including but not limited to loading trays, unjamming, determining size and type of trays needed, adjusting tray holder for slight variations in trays, troubleshooting small problems and cleaning/sanitizing as directed. Ensures finished products meet quality specifications by accurately conducting online quality checks and sampling, following procedures for putting materials on hold and reworking product back into processing that has been sorted from hold area. Records all data as required, including completion of downtime sheets, and makes necessary process adjustments based on data gathered during the quality inspection process. Adheres to Simmons' corporate manufacturing practices, standard operating procedures, critical control points, and safety practices. Performs changeovers and communicates with the palletizer. Identifies potential problems and notifies management and assists mechanics in preventative maintenance and mechanical repairs, as needed/required. Actively works to optimize machine and overall line performance.

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 Caser Operator 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 stand and walk.

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

Travel: N/A.

Industry Experience: Background in manufacturing.

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

Preferred Education: N/A

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Dubuque, IA

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Simmons Pet Food

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!