Aug 08, 2020

Production Associate

  • Professional Diversity Network
  • Fridley, MN, USA
Manufacturing

Job Description

Rich Products Corporation

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.
PURPOSE STATEMENTA Production Level I Associate participates as a member of a "Team" to accomplish shared goals and objectives.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES/OUTCOMESMust 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
Mixing

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

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/EXPERIENCEHigh 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, 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.comif you need assistance completing this application or to otherwise participate in the application process.
PDN-RPC666607000

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