Grinder/Fryer Operator

Company: Snyder’s-Lance, Inc. ( Learn More )

General Information
High School
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Job Description

 Job Summary

The Grinder/Fryer Operator, under general supervision, is responsible for the safe, efficient and continuous operation of processing machinery.    Essential Job Duties
  • Operates the processing equipment to produce product within guidelines established by Quality Assurance and to the highest possible standard of quality.
  • Operates and shuts down equipment in the processing area in accordance with established procedures to include change overs and preventative maintenance.
  • Performs basic troubleshooting of issues with the machine and makes minor adjustments as needed. 
  • Monitors raw material and product for possible foreign matter.
  • Monitors product and removes any out of spec product or raw material. 
  • Follows sanitation procedures for sanitation and change overs, including chemical handling. 
  • Tracks and disposes of waste accordingly.
  • Communicates with team about production needs for the day.
  • With additional training, some Operators may operate the Peeler station.
  • May set up code dater for all pieces of equipment.
  • Fryer operators participate in additional training on treating oil and running kettles.
  • Communicates and escalates quality issues to appropriate team members.
  • Practices and adheres to appropriate safety and hygiene guidelines/procedures for safe housekeeping/5S and personal protection.
  • Keeps work area clean; removes trash from work area floor; stores supplies in designated areas; keeps work area aisles/exits clear and free from obstructions; identifies/reports defective equipment.
  • Participates in 5S compliance program.
  • May perform other duties as required.
  • Mandatory overtime may be required. 
  • Knowledge and Skill Requirements
  • Attention to detail, mechanical ability, ability to multi-task.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills. Must be comfortable communicating to team members and leadership staff.
  • Education and Experience High School Diploma or GED required.  Production experience in a manufacturing environment preferred. Travel Required Minimal travel may be required.
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