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Promote safety, maintain a sanitary food environment, and ensure that only the highest quality product is made. Work day or nights, 8-hour shifts schedules including weekends and holidays, and overtime as needed.

Base wages from $19 to $21 per hour , dependent on experience

$1 per hour shift differential on 2nd shift

Up to a $1,000 sign-on bonus

Benefits first of the month following date of hire

3 Weeks of PTO your first year, prorated based on hire date

401(k) with employer match

9 paid holidays

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:Education: High School Diploma or GED certificate preferred.Experience: Previous work experience in agriculture, production, or manufacturing preferred.JOB DUTIES:

Operate production equipment under the supervision of the shift supervisor as follows:

Nano-filtration, UV or dryer operation (Job dependent)

Monitor and document product volume, temperatures, times, and pressure readings

Connect pipes and hoses

Adjust valves and operate pumps

Clean dryer spray nozzles and tips

Monitor gauges, take solids readings and clean outside of all equipment using chemicals (caustics, acids, and hot water)

Monitor equipment to ensure proper function and operation

Must know type of product, source, and all handling procedures involved in each processing procedure

Full understanding of product flow

Process plasma in nano-filtration room, connect pipes, operate electrical pumps and clean equipment

Assist with the change out of membranes as needed

Maintain a safe, clean, organized work area throughout the facility

Maintain general housekeeping of production areas

Ensure all charts are charts are properly documented according to company and regulatory regulations

Ensure all paperwork is done correctly and completely

Operate pallet jack and forklift

Proficient computer skills

CIP silos and equipment

Complies with and follows company food safety and quality policies.

Sample product in according and adherence to all SOPs, procedures and quality requirements, document, and report raw material that is out of specification.

Performs elementary mechanical and carpentry repairs throughout plant as instructed by supervision.

Engage in continuous improvement and process improvement

Anticipate problems and implement solutions

Demonstrate good judgement in safeguarding customer, company, vendor and employee information.

Assume responsibility for the attainment of plant goals and objectives.

Maintain cooperative working relationships and communications with employees from all other departments and peers

Assists maintenance with repairing/replacing motors and pumps throughout the plant


Ability to prepare and operate all machinery associated with job tasks

General knowledge of production/manufacturing methods

Ability to read gauges and record data in a legible manner and in accordance with established procedures

Ability to learn to handle inedible protein materials in accordance with established sanitary procedures and practices.

Ability to understand and follow established work procedures, including mandated sanitary and safety guidelines.

Must be able to read, write and speak in English to prepare and comprehend logs, schedules, and communicate with fellow employees.

Must have good communication skills, both verbal and written.

Ability to operate forklift/pallet jack.

Ability to perform basic math skills.

Ability to move freely throughout plant with sustained physical/mental effort to climb, sample and clean equipment and work areas.

Ability to remain calm and professional during peak periods.

Ability to troubleshoot malfunctions and situations as they arise, notifying appropriate staff of problems beyond scope of normality.

Ability to cooperate with all staff.

Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

Ability to work daily and overtime as necessary.

Ability to assist in all work areas.

Takes on additional responsibility when both big and small tasks need to be done.

Firmly adheres to the values and ethics of APC

Willing to work with others, collaborating and compromising when necessary, promptly share relevant information with others

Is open to changing situations and is willing to perform all tasks when and where assigned

Able and willing to perform task and duties independently

Maintains a positive and professional attitude and work ethic

Follow all GMPs and work in a manner consistent with all corporate, regulatory, food, safety, quality and sanitation requirements.

BASIC PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:Approximate: 8 Hour Day (may be longer during peak season)Key:Occasional = 0% - 33%Frequent = 34% - 66%Continuous = 67% - 100%N/A = Not ApplicableStanding - ContinuousSitting - OccasionalWalking - FrequentBending/Kneeling/Crouching/Stooping - FrequentReaching Above Shoulder - FrequentClimbing (stairs, ladders, etc.) - FrequentConfined Spaces - OccasionalWorking on Heights:Unprotected Heights - OccasionalProtected Heights - OccasionalLifting weights from 1 to 80 lbs. at waist level - FrequentLifting weights from 1 to 60 lbs. at floor level - FrequentLifting weights from 1 to 50 lbs. at shoulder level - FrequentPush/Pull/Maneuver Equipment/Products/MaterialsWeighing with up to 80 lbs. of force - FrequentWorking with/or Operating Moving Machinery/Equipment - ContinuousOperating a Motor Vehicle (as a part of your job) - N/ARead/Monitor Gauges on Various Equipment/Machinery - OccasionalHand Movements:Recording Data - FrequentOperating Office Equipment - N/AOperating Computer - N/ASimple Grasping (right and left) - FrequentFirm Grasping (right and left) up to 80 lbs of force - FrequentFine Manipulating (right and left) - OccasionalFoot Movements to Operate Foot Controls - OccasionalGood Vision, Corrected to Normal; or Ability to AccessRequired Information and to Perform Job Duties - YesColor Definition - N/AGood Hearing, Corrected to Normal; or Ability to Communicateand/or Understand Required Information and to Perform Job Duties - YesAbility to be Mobile throughout Required Work Areas - YesOffice - OccasionalMultiple Locations - OccasionalPlant - ContinuousEquipment/Maintenance or Repair Area - ContinuousRough Terrain - OccasionalOther - N/A#SAPCLGI’s foundation began in 1916 as the Lauridsen Creamery, selling butter, eggs and poultry to the local community. Although our headquarters in Ankeny, Iowa, is not far from the old creamery in Dedham, Iowa, the company is now worldwide with more than fifty manufacturing and sales locations in twenty countries and sales in more than sixty countries.Each company under the LGI umbrella is truly independent. They have the ability and the charge to be entrepreneurial, to seek out new markets, to develop new products and applications, and – above all - to discover new ways to add value through fractionation and novel application.What’s more, because some LGI companies have offices and presence around the world, all LGI companies benefit from their exposure to new markets, new products, new applications and new thinking.

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