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Mrs Clark’s Foods Ingredient Batch Weigher - 1st & 3rd Shifts in Ankeny, Iowa

Great opportunity for a permanent position at a local food manufacturer!

The Ingredient Weigher is responsible for performing and assisting co-workers in the warehousing and sub-division of chemical raw materials; complying with all Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and safety practices and standards; and maintaining housekeeping standards throughout the ingredient pre-weigh area. These are a full-time, 1ST & 3rd shift, non-exempt positions that report to the Production Supervisors.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the weighing of raw materials for the food production department and ensuring chemicals are free of contaminants

  • Perform subdivision of chemicals under strict adherence to formula and hygienic standards

  • Provide complete and accurate documentation of work performed in a timely manner

  • Sample materials for testing and disposition

  • Perform quality control checks to ensure standards are met

  • Manage raw material receipts

  • Store and stage inventory for pre-weigh operations

  • Move materials within or adjacent to warehouse areas to avoid delays due to material shortages during production

  • Wrap and accurately tag raw materials pallets with the placard and reservation area

  • Responsible for the operation, control, monitoring and troubleshooting of pre-weigh equipment

  • Communicate effectively with supervision and co-workers. Report decisions, problems, and questions to Manager in a timely manner

  • Comply with safety and environmental regulations

  • Maintain a safe working environment and participate in area safety training and inspections. Report potentially unsafe conditions

  • Comply with all policies, procedures, quality standards and current Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) as well as maintain general housekeeping standards throughout the pre-weigh area.

  • Provide on-the-job training to new employees

  • Accurately record hours worked

  • Other duties and/or special projects as assigned

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred

  • Related experience preferred but will train the right candidate!

  • Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to conduct unit conversions, compute rate, ratio & percent

  • Must be detail oriented and quick learner

  • Ability to work within deadlines

  • Ability to work alone or as a member of a team, good cooperative skills

  • Previous manufacturing, warehouse, forklift driving, or retail work experience preferred

  • Reasoning: Ability to understand flow of materials through a production and warehouse facility, both physically and in the system, and the impacts from any deviation of procedure. Ability to carry out detailed written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few variables in standardized situations

  • May require flexibility in scheduling

Pay:

  • $14.50/hour starting wage

  • $1.00/hour Third Shift Differential

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 talk and hear. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching all day with the ability to be mobile throughout required work areas. The employee may frequently lift and/or move items up to 50 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be expected to work inside a manufacturing environment with regular exposure to changing temperatures (hot, cold, humid), moving mechanical parts, dust, fumes, chemicals, and loud noises. The noise level in the work environment can be loud; vibration levels are moderate.

Benefits:

  • Health & Dental Insurance

  • 401(k), with company matching

  • Life Insurance

  • Flexible Spending Account / Health Savings Account

  • Short-Term Disability and Long-Term Disability Insurance

  • Vacation

  • Sick days/personal days

  • Paid Holidays

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