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Flex Operator

Company: Red Collar Pet Foods, Inc.
Location: Miami
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

Location: Miami, OK, 74354
Department: General Production

Flex Operator

Red Collar Pet Foods is looking for a Flex Operator to join our exciting new pet food business at one of our manufacturing plants. Who is Red Collar? We are pet people, and to us pets are family. We believe that they deserve good food made with wholesome and balanced nutrition in every bag and bowl. It is our commitment to quality ingredients and manufacturing exclusively in the U.S. which makes us all proud of our company and the pets we ultimately feed.

As part of our overall total compensation package, Red Collar Pet Foods offers a competitive benefits package to all associates which includes: Medical, Dental, Vision & Life Insurance, Short & Long Term Disability, and 401k match. Associates are also immediately eligible (based on hire date) up to three weeks of vacation, Paid Holidays per year, Sick Pay, Maternity & Parental Leave and annual/quarterly bonus earning potential, plus many other ancillary benefits not listed here.

Purpose of Role

The role functions as a member of an area team that is directly responsible for the efficient production of quality products in the required quantities. This role will operate/change over specified machinery in the assigned area. Flex Operators must ensure efficiency, operational conformance, product quality and continuous improvement. Flex Operators must have the skill set to train and/or perform the tasks of other associates in the area as needed. This job requires strong communication, interpersonal and team building skills to support site objectives.

Principal Accountabilities

Properly extrude and mix the formulas issued by the Pet Food Corporate office and fulfill all their duties in the absence of either operator. Properly operate the extruders, dryers, mixer, receiving and bulk unloading, packaging and other related.

  • Adjust equipment as necessary to ensure a quality product is produced
  • Properly lubricate equipment to ensure guaranteed life of all parts
  • Practice the Lock-Out Tag-Out program when doing maintenance and/or repair
  • Maintains accurate records of QC checks, production numbers or waste performance
  • Performs QC tasks such as metal checks, inspection of date codes, item numbers, dump logs, etc.
  • Ensure that finished product meets all quality standards and run documentation completed
  • Ensure that finished product is properly formed and coated
  • Ensure equipment is run efficiently and dies set up and are ready for the next run
    • Assure quality ingredients are being extruded
    • Collect samples for Quality Assurance as required
    • Check product density hourly
    • Perform analysis for fat, moisture, and protein hourly
    • Continually check product size, shape and color
    • Ensure the formulated amount of fat, acid and dry coating is being properly applied
    • Ensure the finished product bins are cleaned between product runs
      Safety of all employees and equipment
      • Keep all equipment in a safe operating condition
      • Practice safety Lock-Out Tag-Out procedures
      • Keep area in a clean and neat manner
      • Be aware of and follow all plant safety rules. (Wear bump hats, ear protection, no rings, etc.).
      • Wear dust mask when weighing and dumping hand add ingredients

        Key Functional Skills/Knowledge
        • Team player
        • Action oriented
        • High level of mechanical aptitude and knowledge, with good skills in troubleshooting and problem solving
        • Good math, reading, writing skills and ability to set bin strategies
        • Strong communication skills
        • Continuous self-development
        • Must be capable of working at elevated heights and or confined space
        • Wearing proper personal protective equipment (hair net, bump cap, ear plugs, safety shoes, and uniform)
        • Bending, stooping, twist, turn, standing for extended time periods, reaching, climbing stairs, and lifting up to 55 lbs.
        • Must be able to adapt to temperature and environmental extremes such as hot to cold, dust dirt and chemicals
        • Knowledge of local, federal, and industry regulations with regards to: Food Safety (GMP, HACCP), Food Quality (Product and Process)
        • Q&FS testing practices and procedures, QMP polices and SPC
          Minimum Qualifications:
          • Be 18 years of age or older
          • Have a High school diploma, GED or equivalent education
          • Must be willing and able to work and accept varying shifts and schedules
          • Ability to understand and effectively communicate in the English language
          • Working knowledge of Safety, Quality and Material Management Systems and procedures
          • Ability to read and understand the daily production run schedule, and execute to that plan
          • Ability to communicate to managers and team members any production, quality/food safety or other business critical information vital to operations and customer service
          • Must be willing and able to work and accept varying shifts and schedules
          • Ability to understand and effectively communicate in the English language
          • Successful completion of a substance screening and background check

            Preferred Quali?cations:
            • 3+ years of manufacturing experience operating a variety of machines
            • 2 years of work experience within manufacturing, or a technical and/or trade discipline
            • Working Knowledge of food safety, GMP, GHOP, HACCP, SPC
            • Demonstrated competency in computer and pc software including MS Office and email
            • Knowledge of inventory control principles
            • Ability to operate a forklift/OSHA certification
            • Experience with JD Edwards

              Red Collar Pet Foods is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request


Keywords: Red Collar Pet Foods, Inc., Springdale , Flex Operator, Other , Miami, Arkansas

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