Production Forklift $16.50/hr

Posted Date 2 weeks ago(8/2/2022 10:39 AM)
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Assists in production of frozen pasta product by performing the following duties


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


ASSEMBLES INGREDIENTS AND TOOLS: Identifies, sorts, counts, gathers and prepares raw materials and tools as required for regular production activity (may consist of lifting all raw ingredients) Transports raw materials in and out of production, warehouse, coolers and freezers.


ACCURATELY PRODUCES RAW PRODUCTS: Follows detailed instructions on mix sheets, spec sheets, training materials, equipment operating instructions and other materials to produce raw and cooked product to company and customer specification


OPERATES POWER EQUIPMENT: Uses and transports hand and/or power trucks, carts, conveyors, and hoists to handle and transport products and materials. Operates commercial mixing machines, dough presses, extruding equipment, conveyors and other powered mechanical devices for the production of raw and cooked products.


MAINTAINS ACCURATE RECORDS: Stamps, codes, labels, records weights and measures or otherwise mark identity on raw products.


MOVES PRODUCTS, INGREDIENTS AND WASTE MANUALLY: Transfers dough from table to production line hoppers. Requires pushing a dough table loaded with up to 1200 pounds of dough several yards using self ergonomics or a combination of self ergonomics and a powered pallet jack up five or more times in an hour. Transfers dry pasta in totes into mechanical dumping equipment using forklift for loading into cooker hopper. Transfers dough table from staging area to production line. Requires horizontally transferring same weight 20 lbs., 45 times an hour, a distance of 3 ft without mechanical assistance Transports waste products in excess of 100 lbs. (must use self-ergonomics, mechanical means and teamwork).


CLEANS AND MAINTAINS OWN WORK AREA AND OTHER AREAS IN PLANT: Operates pressure washer with 1500-2500 PSI or more of force and/or hose with sprayer nozzle to clean/sanitize equipment. Uses brushes, cleaning cloths and other cleaning tools to manually clean work area, machines, tools, and equipment. Performs other routine cleaning duties as assigned.


FOOD SAFETY AND QUALITY RESPONSIBILITIES: Applies the food safety and quality principles as described in the Marzetti Corporate Food Safety and Quality Manual and internal Marzetti Frozen Pasta policies, training and procedures in all applicable aspects of departmental and job functions.


QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty 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 essential functions.


EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred or demonstrated successful experience in a production environment and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, comprehend and follow detailed instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to read and write proficiently in english. Ability to write correspondence with minimum of high school accuracy and comprehension. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to other employees of the organization.


MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's.  Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.


REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.  Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.


COMPUTER SKILLS: Must be willing and able to learn skills necessary to accurately input data into computer payroll, attendance, manufacturing and inventory tracking systems.


CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: None required. Forklift Certificaiton preferred.


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


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.  The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds using team lift or mechanical assistance.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Working Conditions/Environment

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


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and moving mechanical parts.  The employee is frequently exposed to extreme heat and occasionally exposed to extreme cold. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; and risk of electrical shock.  The noise level in the work environment can be loud. In certain areas, hearing protection is required.


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