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Oven Operator - First Shift

Company: Michael Foods
Location: Tower City
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Business Unit OverviewMichael Foods, Inc. is a leader in the food processing and distribution industry with business in egg products, refrigerated grocery and potato products. We offer exciting job possibilities throughout our organization where you can enhance your career, sharpen your talents and make an impact. Join our company and be part of an innovative team that's First in Food.Location DescriptionMichael Foods, Inc. located in Klingerstown, Pennyslvania known for their ice cream socials at Klingerstown Lutheran Parish, fishing rodeo, and fireman's parade. Responsibilities$17.80 hr.POSITION SUMMARY: This position exhibits the ability and initiative to safely operate any and all ovens (molded and belt grille) in the Pre-Cooked Dept. producing egg patties and omelets to equally high standards of efficiency as set forth by the department. A thorough knowledge required in products, product specifications, cook process procedures, pre-heat systems, and mechanical and technical operation of the different ovens. All customers and the company benefit from the quality product produced by the oven operators ensuring satisfaction and continued business.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ability to start production run of oven, achieve and maintain desired production levels on molded ovens.
  • Maintain operation of all ovens (mold and belt) and more than one oven at a time, if necessary.
  • Have thorough knowledge of entire oven room (ovens, pre-heats systems, transfer conveyors, and spiral freezers).
  • Know how and when to set or adjust pre-heat temperatures, oven temperatures, and flow rates on molded ovens.
  • Trouble-shoot the ovens and aid maintenance in identifying problems.
  • Ability to switch pre-heat scrapes during the course of production run.
  • Know how to set fill parameters of hi-bar pumps and injectors and adjust as needed on molded ovens.
  • Replace O-rings and gaskets on pumps, change out fouled injector tips as needed, change pumps as needed.
  • Understanding of product recognition- need to develop knowledge of different products run on the oven and the specifications of those products, and when adjustments need to be made (for size, weight, color, and shape or "cupping") and take corrective action as needed.
  • Understand use of steam in the cooking process and use of dampers for air control within the oven and how to adjust if needed.
  • Assist Lead Operator in maintaining production levels when absences occur.
  • Have acute product recognition and the ability to determine if product meets proper specifications or not and take corrective action as needed.
  • Maintain a clean and safe working environment and assist in the general good housekeeping of the area while producing products of the highest quality.
  • Alert Lead and/or Supervisor to condition changes and issues as they arise.
  • Work with Lead and /or Supervisor in developing improved processing procedures.
  • Work as a member of the Oven Operators Council.
  • Documentation/RedZone - keep thorough and accurate record of production data as outlined on Operators Quality sheets and do Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) documentation.
  • Know and understand the basic operation of spiral freezers.
  • Work with Lead Operator to learn corrective actions appropriate to oven and/or product.
  • Knowledge of transfers from oven to spiral, belt placement and speed adjustments.
  • Ability to communicate with Lead and/or Supervisor issues and concerns pertaining to operations.
  • Remove and document waste/shrink, and assist in the general good housekeeping of the area as needed.
  • Understand the responsibilities of line workers assigned to molded ovens, monitor their performance and make corrections if necessary.
  • Work as a team member.
  • Expected to adhere to safe work practices, follow GMP and HACCP guidelines, maintain sanitary conditions and ensure that product quality is maintained in order to maintain SQF certification. Report to management any conditions or practices that may adversely affect food safety, food quality or personnel safety.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.QualificationsEDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
    • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) or equivalent.
    • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations.
    • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
    • 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.
    • Powered Industrial Truck (PIT) CertificationPREFERRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:
      • Good mechanical skills use of and personal ownership of Allen wrenches, screwdrivers, and other general tools.
      • Know the operation of all 5 ovens (mold and belt) in the department in great detail.
      • Basic computer skills to work Programmable Logic Controls (PLC's) of the ovens and spirals.
      • Good communication, writing and verbal skills and ability to work well with others.
      • Work well under pressure.
      • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs safely.
      • Work indoors in a warm humid environment for duration of shift.
      • Travel stairs.
      • Know and demonstrate all Safety procedures in place, use the Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP's) and set a good example for other employees
      • Wear the proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the area (Bump Cap, Hearing Protection, Steel-toed Shoes, etc.)
      • Equivalent combination of education and experience to successfully perform the essential duties.The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the work and may not include all of the duties required of the position.Benefits:
        • Medical (HSA/PPO)
        • Dental
        • Vision
        • Short Term and Long Term Disability
        • Retirement Plan w/ match
        • Tuition Reimbursement
        • Life Insurance
        • Flexible Spending Plan
        • Paid holidays
        • Growth opportunities
        • Incentive PlanKeywords: hourly, manufacturing, manufacture, product, oven, labor, production, packaging, mechanical, conveyor, belt, pump, injector, food, cook, process, benefits, vacation, PTO

Keywords: Michael Foods, Reading , Oven Operator - First Shift, Other , Tower City, Pennsylvania

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