Post Holdings Vatroom Operator (Big Red) in Wakefield, Nebraska

Michael 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.

POSITION SUMMARY:

This person would be responsible for documentation of tankers, pulling samples, mixing product, CIP lines, pumping product to and from different areas, filling tankers.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Follow all safety procedures, use all PPE’s and follow Basic Principle Guide.

  • Prepare the Breaking Room for start up of day’s production

  • To hook up, connect, inspect all product lines for days production

  • To assure proper pumping, mixing of numerous egg products simultaneously.

  • To load tanker with correct product and accurate weight, while in production.

  • Pull samples for Lab from each product shipped

  • To set Breakers for Solids of Yolk, WE, Whites

  • To achieve correct solids for each product shipped.

  • Continually monitor solids, quality and proper cooling of numerous products.

  • Know maximum pounds per hour per product.

  • To understand ice builder and cooling procedures for summer/winter.

  • To set up silo assignment on Panel View.

  • Knowledge of electrical room to reset, start up, shut down equipment.

  • Coordinate silo selection, switching silos while in production.

  • Complete and file all necessary paperwork for HACCP.

  • To hook up, connect inedible pipe lines for pot and vat.

  • To hook up and load inedible tanker

  • Monitor centrifuge and augers for inedible.

  • To operate CIP system on Panel View.

  • To hook up lines to CIP silo, tanker, load out line and cooling press.

  • To hook up, connect, inspect and operate cooling press.

  • Able to operate charm swab machine.

  • Proper sanitation of breaking machines and all other equipment.

  • Demonstrate proper use and handling of chemicals.

  • Able to work weekends, holidays and overtime as needed or scheduled.

  • Able to walk on cement and climb stairs excessively for most of shift.

  • Practice above average GMP’s.

  • Work with USDA (United States Department of Agriculture).

  • Conducts self in a professional manner to ensure quality of product and to lead by example for fellow employees.

  • Able to operate breaking machines.

  • Travel to and work at multiple locations.

  • To assist floor person as needed.

  • To work as a team with fellow employees.

  • Communicate with maintenance department.

  • Knowledge and location of MSDS manual.

  • Communicate with procurement in preparing liquid schedule.

  • Prepare liquid schedule for daily production and shipping of product and direct communication to shag drivers.

  • Collect triple tube water samples.

  • Calibration of thermometers.

  • Forklift trained.

  • Communicating and implementing new procedures and equipment operation to fellow vat people.

  • Adhere to safe work practices, follow GMP’s, maintain sanitary conditions and ensure that product quality is maintained. Report to management any conditions or practices that may adversely affect food safety, food quality or personnel safety.

  • Adhere to all safety policies and procedures.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

PREFFERED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:

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 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.

Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10’s and 100’s. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume and distance.

Specific skills and abilities required that are not included in other sections:

  • Must be safety minded and have thorough knowledge of all safety procedures

  • Able to work independently.

  • Must be motivated, have time management and organizational skills.

  • Must be punctual and alert.

  • Possess excellent leadership skills.

  • Must have General Math skills.

  • Must have problem solving skills.

  • Must be able to work in wet environment

  • Have some mechanical knowledge.

  • Have some good trouble-shooting skills.

  • Able to work as a Team Player.

  • Able to handle more than one assignment at a time.

  • Possess good written and communication skills.

  • Good physical ability for lifting and connecting lines.

  • Able to analyze work situations and establish priorities.

  • Excessive walking and standing on hard surfaces.

  • Relate well with employees, other departments and supervisors.

  • Ability to assist Lead Person with daily tasks.

  • Ability to fill out USDA PEA’S.

  • First Aid Team.

  • Assist lead on completing USDA certificates, such as typing to complete certificate and giving information on product information.

  • Advanced knowledge of troubleshooting problems.

  • Advanced knowledge in assisting other locations with troubleshooting problems.

  • Ability to communicate in English.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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