The Food Production Line worker’s day-to-day tasks may include: measuring, grading and feeding batches of raw materials into production machinery, operating production line equipment, assembling goods on a production line and packaging finished products. This person is also responsible for being part of a team that works efficiently and effectively to meet production goals. Reports to Production Supervisor.
Key Job Responsibilities
· Seafood, meat, and produce processors may perform the following tasks:
· Inspect seafood on conveyors and sort for size and quality
· Load and unload raw or pre-packaged products
· Maintain the cleanliness of machinery and the general working area
· Fillet fish
· Scrape skin and pick blood, meat and other waste from seafood
· Pack and weigh seafood, meat, and produce and count packs before freezing
· Pack frozen seafood blocks into cartons
· Operate and feed machines which slice, peel, skin or crumb seafood, meat, and produce
· Clean and sanitize equipment and work areas
· Experience in Food Processing industry is preferred
· Standing, walking, bending, reaching, pulling; verbal and some written communication
· Must be at least 18 years of age.
· Must be able to perform repetitive work, stand, bend, twist and constantly work with your hands.
· Must be able to work well in close proximity with others.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
· Speaking-convey information effectively.
· Critical Thinking- using logic and reasoning to identify strength and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
· Judgement and Decision Making- consider relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
· Oral Expression – the ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
· Written Expression – the ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
· Follows and complies with all universal job qualifications.
· Follows established Good Manufacturing Practices.
· Ability to adapt to change.
Scope of Authority
· All employees have the right to question or refuse a work-related directive that is unsafe.
· All employees are expected to take appropriate measures regarding employee, product or equipment safety.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
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 frequently required to use hands and fingers to handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms or smell.
The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Employee must be capable of standing for more than 8+ hours a day
Potential Hazards and Environmental Factors
· Mechanical (potential for an injury due to moving forklift)
· Chemicals (cleaning)
· Fumes, odors, box fiber dust
· Wet or slippery surfaces
· Cold temperatures
· Stair Steps/ladder