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Machine Operator

Location: 

Lodi, CA, US, 95240

Req ID:  25730
Segment:  Operations

Rich’s, also known as Rich Products Corporation, is a family-owned food company dedicated to inspiring possibilities. From cakes and icings to pizza, appetizers and specialty toppings, our products are used in homes, restaurants and bakeries around the world. Beyond great food, our customers also gain insights to help them stay competitive, no matter their size. Our portfolio includes creative solutions geared at helping food industry professionals compete in foodservice, retail, in-store bakery, deli, and prepared foods, among others. Working in 100 locations globally, with annual sales exceeding $4 billion, Rich’s is a global leader with a focus on everything that family makes possible. Rich’s®—Infinite Possibilities. One Family.

 

Department:      Production Departments – Bread, Frozen Dough, and Cake

Reports To:       Production Supervisor

FLSA Status:     Non-Exempt

Shift Start Time: 3am

 

SUMMARY:

Operates one or more production machines which may include but is not limited to the Box machine, Affeldt machine, Rheon machine (Donuts), Hinds Bock, or Laminator by performing the following duties (see attached task lists for specific machine operation).  Helpers for the Mixers, Rheon, Oven and Canol are also classified as Machine Operator l.

 

MAIN DUTIES:

  • Set up, Start up, disassemble, reassemble and operate machine during production
  • Adjusts machine as needed to improve performance
  • Continuously inspects machine for safety concerns and appropriately addresses the concern
  • Pays attention to details – knows when something is wrong and takes corrective action and notifies lead as appropriate
  • Ensures that product specifications are being achieved (i.e., weight, height, length, color)
  • Notifies Lead if there is a problem (e.g., with the line, any safety concerns, mechanical issues, etc.)
  • Safely cleans machine and work area during shift, at changeovers and at the end of shift
  • Participates in and/or leads Lean (5S, Autonomous Maintenance) activities and may include Sanitation tasks.
  • Performs other assigned duties as required

 

     SAFETY:

  • Complies with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s) and all other food safety requirements
  • Complies with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE’s) requirements
  • Reports any food safety problems or potentially unsafe practices/conditions to the Lead or Supervisor
  • Be able to safely lift items from 10-30 pounds – boxes, scrap bins, garbage bins
  • In certain positions may be required to lift heavier items 30-50 pounds – bags of flour, buckets of ingredients, corn syrup
  • Certification required for operating Pallet Jacks, Fork Lifts, Lock-out/Tag-out

 

    WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Some positions require working in cold conditions when dealing with frozen products or working in freezers and will require additional protective clothing
  • Some positions will require working in very hot conditions when dealing with products going into and out of ovens and will require wearing protective gloves
  • Some positions will require working in elevated platforms up to 12ft high.
  • Most positions are located in areas with loud noise and will require the employee to wear protective ear plugs
  • Other conditions include flour dust, wet floors, occasional smoke and fumes if bread burns, occasional fumes from cleaning chemicals (ammonia)
  • Work with pressurized air and water approximately 10% of the time.
  • Chemical Handling/Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)  approximately 5% of the time
     

     SCOPE:

  • These positions have no direct supervisory responsibilities
  • Daily interaction with the Team Leader and Supervisor
  • Works according to standard instructions/procedures and informs Team Leader or Supervisor of problems
  • Bi-lingual employees may be called upon to translate meetings, instructions or other information

 

     COMPETENCIES:

  • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; responds well to questions
  • Teamwork - Contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; supports everyone's efforts to succeed; maintains a positive attitude; generates ideas and suggestions that improve the team’s performance, the efficiency of the process or the quality of the products
  • Ethics - Treats people from own and other cultures with respect; works with honesty and integrity; upholds organizational values
  • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; is consistently at work and on time
  • Flexibility and adaptability – Must be able to deal with sudden changes in scheduling; working long hours as necessary; filling in on other positions to help out when needed
  • Language skills – Should be able to read the necessary documents and procedures and write in English as well as communicate in English to other employees. Ability to speak Spanish an added plus
  • Mathematical Skills - Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals
  • Decision-making – Able to handle problems and think through to solutions. Knows when to act independently and when to involve the Team Leader or Supervisor
  • Attention to Detail – Makes sure correct ingredients being used for the product being run; ingredients are not past their expiration dates; correct machine parts installed
PURPOSE STATEMENT

The Machine Operator controls machinery to mold ice cream cakes in a safe, sanitary, cost-effective, and efficient manner that meets company food safety and quality standards. Also maximizing product quality / attractiveness through strong leadership and achieve individual outputs to support your team in meeting their production goals. In addition to assisting the Casting Lead in the supervision of molding cakes on the assigned line.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES/OUTCOMES
  • Prepare casting materials and set up workstations
  • Ensure equipment is running to efficiency standards while producing a high quality ice cream product in a safe, sanitary, cost-effective, and efficient manner that meets company food safety and quality standards..
  • Perform tasks as needed to ensure smooth functioning process flow
  • Confirm department follows safety practices as well as identify and correct potential hazards
  • Assist Lead as needed
  • Complies with GMP and safety and food safety standards at all times.
  • Other duties as assigned by management
KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE
  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • 1+ years Machine operator experience required
  • Basic computer skills including Excel and Word
  • Self-motivated and ability to take initiative and use sound judgment in day-to-day decision making
  • Punctual and reliable in work attendance
  • Ability to organize and communicate to all levels of personnel
  • Flexible and able to manage others
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs
  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred
  • Excellent English communication skills required, bilingual speaker a plus

Rich Products Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates (“Rich’s”), are committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state, or local law. The information collected by this application is solely to determine suitability for employment, verify identity, and maintain employment statistics on applicants.

 

Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on Rich’s. Please contact Rich’s Human Resources department at asc@rich.com if you need assistance completing this application or to otherwise participate in the application process.

BRINGING YOUR BEST SELF TO WORK.

As a family-owned company, caring for our associates—their whole selves—is a top priority. That’s why we provide benefits and tools to help our people balance the integration of work and life:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Health & financial benefits
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Family planning support
  • Flexible work policy
  • Associate affinity groups
  • Volunteering & community impact opportunities
  • Holiday gatherings
  • In-house taste tests (we are a food company after all)!

It’s all part of how we support our family of associates. Because in the company of family, all things are possible.

MEET RICH’S.

Rich’s, also known as Rich Products Corporation, is a family-owned food company dedicated to inspiring possibilities. From cakes and icings to pizza, appetizers and specialty toppings, our products are used in homes, restaurants and bakeries around the world. Beyond great food, our customers also gain insights to help them stay competitive, no matter their size. Our portfolio includes creative solutions geared at helping food industry professionals compete in foodservice, retail, in-store bakery, deli, and prepared foods, among others. Working in 100 locations globally, with annual sales exceeding $3.8 billion, Rich’s is a global leader with a focus on everything that family makes possible. Rich’s®—Infinite Possibilities. One Family.

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