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

Simmons Pet Food

1 Positions

ID: MEATR030135

Posted On 10/23/2023

Job Overview

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION Safely grind meats for use in various formulas.

ESSENTIAL POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES Check that grinders are assembled. Prepare meats on meat table in order thrown. Ensure that proper meats are batched for each formula and weight specification by selecting the proper meats for the formula and conveying them to the grinders. Push meats onto conveyors as indicated by each product formula. Inspect meat blocks for foreign material, spoilage, off odor, green meat and/or excess denaturing. Reverse plate and change knives. Wash down floor and equipment between batches. Shovel scrap meat from floor to scrap totes with drainage holes. Clean and stack empty pallets neatly for removal to the designated area. Run the fresh meats side of the meat room. Perform weekly sanitation.

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 Meat Room Position 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: Must lift up to 50 lbs and stand on feet for entire shift. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Company issued protective wear, Steel Toe Shoes, Slip-resistant boots, Hearing Protection

Travel: N/A.

Technical Experience: Machine Operation preferred.

Industry Experience: Manufacturing or warehouse.

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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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!