Production Associate


Production Associate – La Porte, IN

 

Job Title:

 

    Production Associate

Exempt                                                                  

Non-Exempt:                                                     

Salaried Non-Exempt :                      

Reports to:

 

Production Shift Coach

Functional Group:

 

Operations

Department:         

                                 Operations

Date:

 

   

 

12/21/2016

 

 

Location:                 LaPorte, Indiana

 

Position Overview:

 

The production associate will be expected to contribute to the general manufacturing, production and packaging of candy in accordance with the standards of the Company.  This associate will perform all tasks in a safe manner with consideration to product quality and volume to meet the production schedule and needs of our consumers. This associate will be expected to participate in problem solving to further develop lean manufacturing principles and world class manufacturing practices. This associate is expected to maintain open communications with Team Leaders and the Production Shift Coach.

 

Essential Job Functions:

 

  • Perform each assigned task using the standard operating procedures with consideration of Safety, Quality, Delivery, and Cost.     
  • Train new associates on the specific tasks required for each production position.
  • Report any possible safety risk to the Team Leader, the Shift Coach or another member of management.
  • Review the staffing board prior to the shift startup meeting to obtain your daily assignment.
  • Learn and rotate through each position in the production line.
  • Remain observant in each location to ensure that proper food safety standards and quality standards are met within the production process.
  • Complete the proper quality paperwork in the positions that require you to do so.
  • Constantly engage in problem solving.
  • Check the daily attendance board.
  • Update the skills matrix board as needed.
  • Responsible for Food Safety, as related to the position
  • Regular, predictable attendance on-site at the facility

 

 

 

Requirements:

 

  • Ability to operate heavy equipment.
  • Ability to stand in one location for a long period of time.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to read and comprehend standard operating procedures.
  • Ability to read safety warning signs.
  • Ability to work overtime and weekends as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Manufacturing experience preferably in the food industry, but not mandatory
  • Perform basic math skills including addition, subtraction, division, and multiplication
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively in a team-based environment.
  • High School Diploma or General Education Degree

 

 

Physical Job Description

 

Job Title:

 Production Associate

 

 

 

 

Typical Working Conditions: (Describe environment including exposure to heat, cold, fumes, chemicals, allergens, mold, etc.)

 

 Environmental exposure would primarily be in the plant manufacturing area.  Potential contact to a variety of materials and ingredients used in the manufacture of product that may require proper use of PPE.

 

Equipment Used: (List all manual and automated equipment used in the course of performing essential functions.)

 

 Potentially all the equipment used in all of the processes used in the manufacture of product in the plant including the running of machinery for cutting, wrapping, bagging, and packing the product for the end customer. Some processes involve the use of heavy equipment including Mustangs, Packers, circle wrappers, theiles, bliss machines, Rovema, Viking, Hayssen, and matrix baggers. In addition, the use of a motorized pallet jack, forklift, and film loader.

 

Essential Physical Tasks: (List all physical tasks encountered in performing essential functions.)

 

 All physical tasks used in the positions in the production area for all lines, including  loading trays into Theiles machines and some lifting of up to 50 pounds required while palletizing and working in the kitchen area.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADA Worksheet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Analysis of Physical Demands

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please mark an X where appropriate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

N = Never

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R= Rarely (less than 1 hour per week)

 

 

 

 

 

 

O= Occasional (1%-66% of time)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F= Frequent (34%-66% of time)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C= Constantly (over 66% of time)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Activity

Frequency

Activity

 

Frequency

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lifting/Carrying

N

R

O

F

C

Twisting/Turning

N

R

O

F

C

Less than 10 lbs

 

 

 

X

 

Reach over shoulder

 

 

X

 

 

11 - 20 lbs

 

 

 

X

 

Reach over head

 

X

 

 

 

21 - 50 lbs

 

 

 

X

 

Reach outward

 

 

X

 

 

51 - 100 lbs

X

ü   

 

 

 

Climb

 

 

X

 

 

More than 100 lbs

X

 

 

 

 

Crawl

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kneel

 

 

X

 

 

Pushing/Pulling

 

 

 

 

 

Squat

X

 

 

 

 

Less than 10 lbs

 

 

 

X

 

Sit

 

 

X

 

 

11 - 20 lbs

 

 

 

X

 

Walk - Normal Surfaces

 

 

 

X

 

21 - 50 lbs

 

 

 

X

 

Walk - Uneven Surfaces

X

 

 

 

 

51 - 100 lbs

X

 

 

 

 

Walk - Slippery Surfaces

 

 

X

 

 

More than 100 lbs

X

 

 

 

 

Stand

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bend

 

 

X

 

 

Driving

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Automatic Trans

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Standard Trans

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keyboard/Ten Key

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fingering (fine dexterity)

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Handling (grasping, holding)

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Repetitive Motion - Hands

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Repetitive Motion - Feet

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                           

 

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