Red Collar Pet Foods, Inc.
Clinton, OK, USA
Description: Summary Red Collar Pet Foods is looking for a Flex Operator to join our exciting new pet food business at out Clinton, OK plant. 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. 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 and provide support to manufacturing operations team. This role will perform and be fully trained in the areas of Bulk Unloading (receiving), Mill Room (batching), Meat Room, all areas of Packaging, Forklift/Warehouse, Quality and Sanitation. This role will cover vacation, sick time, and any other need for coverage that may arise on or across multiple teams. 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 Fully trained in all areas listed above and ability to fulfill all duties in the absence of the operator. Properly operate the dryers, mixer, meat room, receiving and coating application system and other related. Perform quality checks and testing. Perform all areas of receiving, unloading and testing of ingredients and packaging. •Perform all shift support documentation in a quality manner. •Maintain proper GMP's for site •Understand production schedules, computer systems, work instructions and inventory procedures. •Monitor activities on production lines and reporting downtime. •Practice the Lock-Out Tag-Out program when doing cleaning, maintenance and/or repair •Maintains accurate records of QC checks, production numbers or waste performance •Performs QC tasks such as testing, 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 •Isolation, segregation and re-evaluation of materials deems to be non-compliant with regard to established 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 and PPE. (Wear bump hats, ear protection, no rings, etc.). 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 •Must be forklift certified or the ability to certify .Requirements: 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 Qualifications: 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. PI115449923