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Purfoods Machine Operator in Grinnell, Iowa

Operate, sanitize, and maintain Continuous Cook Ready to Eat (CCRTE) machines and work with team to ensure production needs are met. The production lines have multiple operators, this position will focus on a particular machine/part of the machine but will be expected to rotate/back up other Machine Operators.

  • Maintain, control, operate, and sanitize machines and equipment used in the Continuous Cook Ready to Eat (CCRTE) operation

  • Ensure machine settings are calibrated and may train/provide guidance to others on how to properly operate equipment

  • Troubleshoot machine problems, make corrections, and/or coordinate with Manager and Maintenance personnel as needed

  • Work as a team and maintain good communications with other Machine Operators, production line workers, and Quality Assurance

  • Do some sanitation between products and involves tear down, cleaning, and reassembly of machines; knowledge of sanitation techniques and proper chemical handling, and regular interaction with Quality Assurance

  • Help perform Warehouse Runner duties including use of forklift and pallet jack

  • Serve as role model regarding GMPs, food safety, general safety, and wearing PPE

  • Prior manufacturing experience

  • Must have excellent performance and attendance record

  • Must have good food and general safety record

  • Mechanical aptitude/experience is critical

  • Must read/speak English

  • Prior machine operation using production processing or packaging experience

  • Scanning and AX/inventory experience

  • Experience using forklifts and pallet jacks

  • Bilingual in Spanish

  • Regularly required to use hands to feel, grab, or operate objects, tools, and controls while reaching with hands and arms

  • Frequently required to stand, communicate, and listen

  • Occasionally required to walk, stoop, kneel or crouch

  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds

  • Visual perception to perform job including peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus

  • Able to perform repetitive movements

  • Able to work in variable temperatures (cold/hot)

Mom’s Meals, a Purfoods Company, is a home-delivered meal service providing fully prepared, refrigerated meal solutions direct to homes nationwide for over 20 years. We provide seniors, patients recovering post-discharge and those managing a chronic condition with tailored nutrition solutions to manage their specific needs. If you are passionate about the well-being of others and have a strong sense of community, Mom’s Meals could be the place for you! We are a family operated business looking for fun, compassionate, and friendly people who want to make a difference in the lives of others.

Mom’s Meals complies with all applicable federal and state non-discrimination laws. All qualified applicants shall receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, national origin, ancestry, color, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, or military status.

ID: 2021-3474

External Company Name: Mom's Meals, a PurFoods Company

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Street: 810 Blakely Circle