MALT-O-MEAL Production Operator (PM)- St. Ansgar, IA in ST. ANSGAR, Iowa

JOB FUNCTIONOperates and monitors production equipment, shipping, receiving, finished product storage or staging materials and supply replenishment. This position will be able to identify and correct routine and repetitive upset conditions. Requires good decision making skills while performing daily tasks and working safely around and/or operating moving equipment. This position is required to be proficient in supporting the entire line and all equipment. This position is required to support, implement, and maintain food safety practices as required through SQF. Will be responsible for completing job duties in a manner that supports all plant safety, food safety, quality, and environmental practices.JOB RESPONSIBILITIESOperates and monitors production and distribution equipment and process.Ensures all required materials/ingredients are staged and available appropriately.Supports timely and efficient change overs on equipment.Responds safely to upset conditions, diverts product, clears jams, starts and stops, and recognizes failure patterns and adjusts or requests resources, and communicates appropriately.Supports root cause analysis process and implementation of corrective actions following upset conditions.Maintains basic knowledge and understanding of SQF requirements.Learns, supports and performs Basic Equipment Care (BEC) tasks accurately and on time.Loads/changes packaging materials into required equipment, and starts and stops basic system operation.Follows established SOP's and Food Safety requirements.Operates Material Handling/inventory management equipment, such as scan guns, forklifts, pallet jacks, scissor lifts, etc. in a safe manner.Supports cleaning of production equipment, following GMP and food safety requirements.Records production data required for measuring waste, downtime or production efficiency, or other pertinent data as required.Trains and coaches other employees learning new equipment, processes and/or procedures.Completes job duties in an efficient manner that supports all plant safety, food safety, quality and environmental practices.Maintains clean work areas and performs sanitation tasks.May participate in special projects, assignments, and trainings.Assists in other areas across the platform upon request.JOB REQUIREMENTSEducation: High School Diploma or GEDExperience:6 months to 1 year of food manufacturing or related experience is a plus.Good work history and acceptable attendance.Skills:Mechanically inclined with the ability to learn and operate all related production equipment.Ability to follow detailed work instructions or work direction.Ability to provide work direction to ensure efficient across the assigned unit.Basic math and computer skills.Ability to work within a team environment and build positive professional relationships.Ability to effectively communicate in both written and verbal form in English.Ability to problem solve and deal with a variety of variables in situations where standardizations and alternatives may or may not exist.Physical requirements:Ability to use basic hand and power tools.Standing, kneeling, climbing and walking for extended periods of the day; capable of repetitive gripping, pinching, lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling with weight ranges up to 50 pounds; ability to perform repeated twisting, bending and reaching of upper and lower extremities; exposure to hot and/or humid environments, heights up to 30 ft., working on ladders, and confined spaces.Schedule requirements:Ability to work a assigned 12 hour Night shift starting at 5pm - 5am.COMPETENCIESCommunication Skills: Writing & Listening Skills, Training SkillsExecution Skills: Results Oriented, Problem SolvingPeople Skills: Team BuildingPersonal Behaviors: Flexibility & InitiativeThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Howeve