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Production Associate


Gallatin, TN, US, 37066

Req ID:  11222

Rich’s has been able to pull off something rare in the business world: a culture that successfully blends the latest business practices with family values.  That means our associates are able to work for a great company while also benefiting from a work environment that fosters world class professionalism combined with family intimacy.  Our benefit offerings are reflective of this unique blend of Life, Work and Family .


A Production Level I Associate participates as a member of a “Team” to accomplish shared goals and objectives.


  • Must be able to communicate effectively in group or team environment about safety, product quality.
  • Reports all work place safety concerns to the appropriate personnel and takes corrective action when appropriate
  • Promotes a culture of safety and efficiency by adhering to plant safety and work rules
  • Ensures fellow associates are aware of and in compliance with all safety rules.
  • Approaches safety with a positive attitude and watches out for the wellbeing of others
  • Supports plants’ 6s initiative by keeping supplies and equipment organized

Pallet Moving

  • Observes all safety rules and regulations
  • Palletizes finished cases per specifications
  • Ensures that each case is properly labeled
  • Ensures that each case is properly packaged and sealed
  • Pushes and pulls large amounts of weight with the use of an electric pallet jack or hand pallet jack
  • Performs similar or associated duties as necessary to accomplish job objectives in an effective manner as assigned by Shift Lead
  • Supplies packaging materials as needed
  • Maintains a safe and clean work environment throughout the plant according to GMP and Safety Guidelines
  • Ensure product meets all Quality and GMP standards


  • Operates processing equipment
  • Portions and scales ingredients and verifies process control point and product quality
  • Manages work in process
  • Assists Quality Assurance in obtaining samples of products
  • Ensures products meets specifications (i.e. weights, temperature, etc.) set by Quality Assurance
  • Monitors use of safety devices and equipment, general housekeeping and maintains a constant alert for hazardous conditions and practices
  • Operates mixing equipment according to established SOPs
  • May make adjustments to ensure quality and correct and consistent weights
  • Must complete production reports as required



  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Must possess basic math and computer skills, as well as good communication skills, both verbal and written
  • One year of experience in a food processing/manufacturing/industrial environment is a plus
  • Must be able to listen and follow basic instructions and work routines from superiors
  • Responsible for knowing and adhering to Good Manufacturing Standards
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules and operating instructions
  • Ability to complete reports and forms
  • Ability to understand and follow safety rules and instructions
  • Able to work around flour and cinnamon and other bakery ingredients as part of the daily activities
  • Frequently required standing, reaching, bending, kneeling and moving about the facility
  • Able to work in both a hot and cold environment
  • Works in high noise areas and use mandatory hearing protection
  • May be required to work various shifts
  • Works with potentially hazardous chemicals and/or equipment
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs.


Rich Products Corporation provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Rich Products Corporation complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

Rich Products Corporation welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Nearest Major Market: Nashville