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Production Technician – Dry Packaging

TITLE
Production Technician- Dry Packaging

REPORTS TO
Area Leader/Team Leader

SUMMARY
Work in a variety of areas, in production and packaging, to produce product for the company.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
• Follow all company Safety Rules and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s).
• Produce high quality products in a safe and healthful manner.
• Assigned shift attendance is required.
• To work in all areas of production and packaging, as assigned, which includes operating, being in close proximity to and crossing platforms over machinery.
• Ability to work as part of a team.
• Assist fellow employees as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and functions of the position.

• Must be able to report to work on time and to work the entire scheduled work period or shift. Timely and regular attendance is required.
• Must be able to successfully handle and manage stress.
• Accustomed to and able to work in a high-volume, fast-pace, complex and busy environment.
• Proven ability to successfully manage multiple competing priorities.
• Strong problem-solving skills coupled with the ability to act. A “can-do” mindset and attitude is a must.
• Must be flexible and have the ability to work additional hours when workload, deadlines, production requirements, shift coverage or overtime demand it of the role.
• Consummate team player attitude of sharing and helping others. Must be able to interact positively, professionally and in cooperation with others.
• Must supply your own hand tools.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
High-school degree or equivalent is required.

LANGUAGE SKILLS
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, GMP’s and general instructions. Good communication skills are required.

REASONING ABILITY
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out both oral and written instructions.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions and duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities.

• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and lift. The employee is required to stand and walk at minimum 70% of the time.
• The employee must be able to work 8 hour rotating shifts, with the flexibility to work additional planned or unplanned hours, as business needs.
• The employees must occasionally lift/push/pull or carry up to fifty (50) pounds, and should be able to lift 30-35 pounds on a frequent basis.
• The employee must be able to squat or kneel and to bend on a frequent basis.
• The employee must be able to work in a cold (40-50 degree) environment.
• The employee must be able to tolerate exposure to flour and yeast materials.
• The employee must be able to climb steps and vertical ladders 10ft high on a frequent basis.

SAFE PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS
Employee must have the ability to perform the essential job functions identified above consistent with safety standards and practices with or without a reasonable accommodation.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environments characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Hot in summer, cold in winter

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high.

Compensation is $19.45/hour. Please go to www.jmsmucker.com/careers and apply to job posting number 105663.

Listing expires on Sunday August 30th, 2020

Baked Processing Operator

To make/produce high quality Treats with minimal yield loss at lowest possible cost to factory. Rotating Shifts, possibly 7 days a week and 12 hour shifts. Standing, Walking, Hot environment year round.

Essential Functions of the Job:
• Make Emulsions
• Make dye
• Make Coating
• Adding hand-adds to dry mixes.
• Responsible for running and monitoring system on a continuous basis
• Responsible for weekly start-ups, shut-downs and clean-ups.
• Responsible for minor maintenance of department equipment.
• Sanitation is a constant and critical issue – keep production and preparation areas clean
• Operation of forklift, pallet jack and hand truck
• Must be prepared to do what is manually required to keep system running
• Work Rotating Shifts
• Work up to 12 hour shifts
• Work up to 7 days a week

Skills and Knowledge:
• Ability to work alone/unsupervised (make decisions, correct problems, complete tasks, etc.)
• Knowledge to be prepared for changeovers (have equipment and ingredients, etc ready)
• Ability to work in a team environment
• Good utilization of time and initiative
• Knowledge and experience in use of tools
• Ability to learn and adapt quickly to changes
• Basic knowledge of diagrams and schematics – know how to follow and read
• Basic safety knowledge
• Basic computer skills
• Ability to complete task assigned by team leader without question
• Ability to work quickly and efficiently under pressure
• High level of awareness to be able to run two systems at the same time
• Strong mechanical aptitude
• Basic knowledge of VFD’s, forklift battery charger, electric motors, gearboxes, drive shafts, chain and belt drives, various types of pumps, screw conveyors, airlocks, breaker boxes, lockout/tag-out switches, scales, micro-motions.
• Advanced knowledge of products (ingredients, processes, etc.)
• Advanced knowledge of smart screens and their proper uses.
• Good communication skills

Physical Requirements:
• Standing: 6 ½ hours out of 8 hours a day (4 hours overtime) max of 10 ½ hours in a 12 hr. day
• Sitting: Changing formulas and doing paperwork (minimal time) usually take breaks and eat lunch in the TINA office.
• Lifting: Up to 50lb maximum limit. Capability of lifting 50lb bags to hand stations. 20 lb. Buckets of ingredients for emulsion batches – dumped into breddo and batch tanks.
• Lift / Pull: Operate hand jack to lift pallets and barrels.
• Push / Pull: Push totes with hand jack, mop and broom for clean up
• Carry: 50lb bags of ingredients from TINA dries room to TINA emulsion prep area (30 – 35 ft.)
• Climbing: Up and down stairs to Emulsion Hopper 5-8 times per shift. Up and down on fork truck 20-30 times per shift
• Balancing: Climbing stairs and ladders.
• Walking: To work area, around machines, out of storveyor area, checking gauges and setting on equipment, and to break areas.
• Stooping: To pick up ingredient bags and carry over to emulsion prep area – picking up ingredient buckets to dump into Breddo and Emulsion batch tank.
• Kneeling: To clean under conveyors and Dryer/Coolers
• Squatting: To pick up hand adds, to clean under conveyors and Dryer/Coolers
• Reaching: Machinery that has been locked out and in need of repair or maintenance, and cleaning
• Handling: Tools, valves, turning machines on and off, ingredient bags, buckets, hoses, water guns, paper work and computer usage.
• Feeling: Checking product texture and consistency
• Twisting: Head and neck rotation while driving fork lift
• Talking: Communicate with co-workers, Packaging operators, Bones Premix operators, Lab workers and Team Leaders.
• Hearing: Machine running, operate forklift, co-workers and alarms.
• Noise: Hearing protection required in all production and packaging areas
• Sight: Operating machinery, complete paper work and monitor production – 100% of time.

Education:
High School Diploma or GED required

Working Environment / Physical Surroundings:
Low conveyors, standing/walking on concrete, tight work spaces, extreme temperatures (32 to 120F) hot in the summer and cold in the winter.

Personal Protective Equipment:
Hearing protection, bump cap for head protection, safety glasses, steel toe shoes and high heat gloves.

Hazards:
Automatic equipment, pressurized air hoses, high pressure hoses, strahman water hoses (hot-steam injected water) and very hot piping.

Compensation is $19.45/hour. Please go to www.jmsmucker.com/careers and apply to job number 105790.

Listing expires on Sunday August 30th, 2020

PLC Programmer

TITLE
PLC Programmer

REPORTS TO
Senior Engineer, Controls & IS

SUMMARY
Provide technical supervision and support for a manufacturing facility that operates on a varying schedule to meet supply chain demands. Work to continually improve the existing equipment and systems as well as support new automation projects. These new system modifications will increase safety, enhance throughput, increase reliability, provide better data, and increase/maintain product quality.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
• Responsible for the manufacture of consumer foods which comply with all food safety, quality and regulatory requirements.
• Understands and supports company and site safety policies and performs work related activities in a safe manner. Recognizes unsafe work conditions, coaches peers, and suggests new safety standards as appropriate.
• Understands, follows, and improves documented operational, maintenance, and sanitation standards in a Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) work environment.
• Inspects, maintains, troubleshoots, and repairs electrical, instrumentation, controls, and automation equipment and software.
• Maintains and properly operates electrical testing equipment.
• Utilizes drawings, prints, and instruction manuals to determine proper steps to be taken for equipment preventative maintenance, troubleshooting and repairs; adheres to company drawing and documentation standards.
• Performs preventive maintenance activities and work orders in a timely manner to maximize performance of plant equipment. Improves and modifies preventative maintenance activities as appropriate.
• Coaches other team members on electrical, instrumentation, and controls skills, machine functionality, defect identification and resolution, and equipment repair.
• Active participation in training and qualification programs for designated line/area; participate in assessments, ensure effective training, and maintain consistent qualification standards.
• Uses continuous improvement tools, including breakdown elimination, to eliminate losses and drive issues to root cause; documents, communicates, and implements corrective and preventative actions.
• Serves as an owner of one or more technical, safety, or quality systems; responsible for building technician skills and providing ongoing coaching.
• Creates documentation as needed (SOPs, Job Aids, PM Improvements, etc.).
• Increases skills and knowledge by attending technical training sessions, participating in vendor visits and scheduled maintenance activities; attains expertise in advanced E&I technology (networks, servers, FactoryTalk, motion controls, etc.).
• Attains and maintains low voltage qualification within twelve months of start date.
• Uses a computer to input and maintain accurate records and data; can utilize e-mail and online training resources.
• Maintains accurate electronic database of repair and maintenance activities, including parts usage and time tracking.
• Assists in maintaining and developing plant drawings and documentation.
• Facilitates effective shift passdowns with the prior/next shift to discuss safety, quality and production issues.
• Lead projects to improve safety, quality or production results in a designated area.
• Works as part of a team and assists fellow employees as needed.
• Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and functions of the position.
• Able to prioritize and manage workload in a changing environment
• Able to work both independently and on a team
• Works well with support personnel to maintain high standards for safety, quality, and reliability and drive improvements
• Able to make data driven decisions and engage others as appropriate
• Able to learn company specific computer systems, including maintenance enterprise system
• Desire to work in a constantly changing, progressive environment
Able to perform the key responsibilities outlined above in accordance with safety standards and practices

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
• High-school diploma or equivalent is required.
• Associates, technical degree or training is preferred
• Excellent computer skills are required
• Minimum 3 years of relevant experience with electrical systems, PLC, motor and motion controls, SCADA systems, device and information networks, sensors, instrumentation equipment for manufacturing is required
• Previous mechanical/maintenance experience is preferred
• Previous food manufacturing experience is preferred
• Willing to work a flexible schedule as needed
• Basic mathematical, statistical, and analytical skills
• Excellent computer skills

LANGUAGE SKILLS
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, GMP’s and general instructions. Good communication skills are required.

REASONING ABILITY
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out both oral and written instructions.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions and duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities.
• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and lift. The employee is required to stand and walk at minimum 70% of the time.
• The employee must be able to work 12 hour rotating shifts.
• The employees must occasionally lift/push/pull or carry up to fifty (50) pounds, and should be able to lift 30-35 pounds on a frequent basis.
• The employee must be able to squat or kneel and to bend on a frequent basis.
• The employee must be able to work in a cold (40-50 degree) environment.
• The employee must be able to tolerate exposure to flour and yeast materials.
• The employee must be able to climb steps on a frequent basis.
• Second and Third shift positions have little likelihood of changing for several years.
• Mandatory overtime, sometimes with short notice.
• Occasional 6 or 7 day work weeks are required.

VISION
Employee is required to have a minimum of 20/40 vision in each eye with or without corrective lenses. The applicant must pass a standard eye exam.

SAFE PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS
Employee must have the ability to perform the essential job functions identified above consistent with safety standards and practices with or without a reasonable accommodation.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environments characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high.

Compensation is $27.90/hour. Please go to www.jmsmucker.com and apply to job posting number 105699.

Listing expires on Sunday August 30th, 2020

Maintenance Tech, Industrial

APPLY ONLINE at https://careers-resers.icims.com/jobs/search?ss=1&searchLocation=12781-12800-Topeka or come to our Recruiting Office at 3728 SE 6th Street for open interviews on Monday, Wednesday and Friday of each week from 10:00 am-3:00 pm. First, second or third shifts are available.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities
1. In depth preventative maintenance including ability to determine if equipment meets tolerance specifications.
2. Recognize mechanical wear leading to impending failure of equipment.
3. Reset PLC to repair machines.
4. Performs general and routine maintenance of packaging machines and equipment, peeler room and cooking equipment, filling equipment, labelers and ink jet printers.
5. Install and start simple inverters as well as reprogram and troubleshoot same.
6. Regularly cleans and lubricates machinery such as, shafts, bearings, gears, or other parts of machinery.
7. Regular attendance and punctuality is required due to working with people, items and equipment that are at the facility.

Job Specifications
1. Technical certification or 3-5 years maintenance experience is required. .
2. High School Diploma or equivalent is required.
3. Knowledge of welding and hydraulics.
4. Knowledge of refrigeration equipment a plus.
5. Knowledge of drive components.
6. Ability to read and write English. Spanish bilingual a plus.

Working Conditions
1. Refrigerated food manufacturing plant.
2. The environment may be wet or dry and temperatures may range from 25°F to 110°F.
3. Occasional lifting, kneeling, and bending with items in excess of 50 lbs. is required.
4. Production demands may require overtime and/or evening or weekend scheduling.

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Listing expires on Saturday September 7th, 2019