Dryer Operator

Food Safety Role & Responsibility:
As an individual, the incumbent must understand the Food Safety Statement, complete the required training, perform work assignments in accordance with training and display an acceptable level of competency with all Quality Assurance/Safety/Security policies and training requirements. Areas of food safety training will include, but are not limited to, GMP, Food Safety Plan, Listeria, Food Safety and Quality Statement, FSSC 22000/Global Food Safety Policy/Food Safety Goals, Visitor/Food/Site Security, Emergency Preparedness, and Bloodborne Pathogens. Some additional items will include: Color Coding, Waste Management, and Rework.
The individual must also request additional and/or refresher training if he or she feels that it is needed to effectively perform requirements in specific areas of responsibility.
This position is responsible for performing a variety of tasks in a manufacturing environment. However, the main essential job functions include: loading and unloading raw materials into automatic dryers and manually dumping product directly onto feed conveyors; must be able to push/pull/lift up to 50 lbs.
Job Function Statements Essential Functions:
A Dryer Operator is expected to perform the following essential job functions (detailed):
Handling product that may have a temperature of 32-36 degrees Fahrenheit.
Responsible for counting and keeping track of product dumped into the hoppers.
Safely operate hoists, dryers, and dumping machines.
Transferring filled baskets of product in and out of dryers.
Perform other duties (such as basic housekeeping) as assigned.
Required Qualifications/Skills:
Physical requirements: must be able to stand for the duration of the shift (8 hours or more), perform repetitive motions throughout shift such as push/pull/lift, bend continuously throughout the shift, lift/push/pull up to 50 pounds, and be able to climb stairs or step up onto a platform several times throughout the shift.
Must pass a physical exam
Must be able to work in a noisy, wet and cold environment of approximately 36 degrees Fahrenheit.
Must be able to work 6 consecutive days, overtime and weekends if necessary.
Must be able to count.
Regular and reliable attendance is an essential function of this position
Other Desired Qualifications/Skills:
Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment.
Experience meeting or exceeding high production expectations.
Food industry experience.
Manufacturing experience.
Past experience working in a cold environment.
Self-motivated individual who requires minimal supervision and direction.
High school diploma or GED.
Self-motivated individual who requires minimal supervision and direction.

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