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Production Associate

Company: The Kraft Heinz Company
Location: Springfield
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

General information

All posting locations: Springfield, Missouri, United States of America

Job Function: 06 - Manufacturing

Department: 06 - 00 Manufacturing

Date Published: 08-Jun-2022

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

The Kraft Heinz Company is currently seeking a Production Associate to work at our facility in Springfield- MO. Ideal candidates must be motivated to work in a team-orientated- fast-paced environment. This position requires individuals to perform duties in a food manufacturing environment following strict quality and safety standards.

Minimum Qualifications

* Basic math- reading- and communication
* Ability to adjust to temperature changes (lower 40s to upper 90s); can be in hot/humid or cool environment depending on assigned job tasks
* Prior manufacturing experience is preferred

EEO Policy

Kraft Heinz is an EO employer - Minorities/Women/Vets/Disabled and other protected categories

Benefits & Compensation Overview:

We offer a variety of benefits including:

* 4 Medical Plan options
* 3 Dental Plan options
* 1 Vision Plan options
* 401k with matching contributions
* Additional perks: Company Paid Life Insurance Policy- Paid Parental Leave- Short-Term & Long-Term Disability plans- Wellbeing Program- Employee Assistance Program- Pet Insurance- plus other additional benefits.
* Vacation starting from date of hire
* $18.00 - $21.70 per hour- plus shift differential for second and third shifts
* FOIP (Field Operations Incentive Plan) - Bonus Plan

Work Schedule:

We are a 24/7 facility offering both 8-hour and 10-hour shifts as well as 12-hour rotating shifts. Work schedule is dependent on position.

Plant & Community Overview:

Plant Overview:

* Over 1-000 employees make up the team at the Springfield facility.
* A variety of cheese products (Sliced/Chunk/Shred)- and pasta Mac & Cheese meals are produced at this location.

Community Overview:

Welcome to the birthplace of Route 66! Springfield- MO combines a small-town vibe with the energy of a college town and amenities of a big city. With an attractive cost of living and strong local economy- Springfield is well-positioned to continue its reliable growth. Residents enjoy four distinct seasons and a wealth of outdoor recreational opportunities including cycling- fishing- and hiking. The city is also host to the Springfield Cardinals- the Double-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals. Springfield is also only 40 miles north of the fun tourist city of Branson- MO! No matter what your interests are- Springfield has everything: fantastic food- shopping- and adventure - this community offers it all! https://www.springfieldchamber.com/

Job Overview:

Are you ready to join a team with a global portfolio of more than 200 brands? With Kraft Heinz- you can create your career and make a difference! If you're passionate like us and ready to build on a storied legacy- we welcome you to be a part of our team.

Responsibilities & Duties:

Job Responsibilities:

* Responsible for maintaining quality standards by checking quality of seals- code dates-

labels- packaging of product- weights- odor- color- temperature of product- etc.

* Responsible for properly inserting components in cartons- taking weights- and properly recording data.
* Responsible for insuring proper supplies are used on the line.
* Stacking at end of line on skid; requires constant reaching- bending and twisting.
* Operate packing or filling equipment.
* Recordkeeping as required on manual- computer and other systems.
* Ensures that housekeeping and Kraft quality standards are maintained in the work area
* General housekeeping duties include sweeping- bending- pickup up trash- lifting trash bags filled with trash- picking up cheese bags.
* Operates material handling equipment in a safe and efficient manner.
* Performs variety of sanitation and maintenance-type functions.
* Must check product and fill out quality documentation.
* Peel out and salvage rejected product.
* Follow GMP's outlined in handbook volume #3.0102.
* Must be able to work with others on the line - "Team Work".
* Will work on either production or sanitation jobs.
* Will work on 1st floor- 2nd floor- 3rd floor- grinding room- coolers- production areas- and SCOF areas.
* Performs sanitation duties when required.
* Must be willing to be an active participant in Safety and Productivity Improvement Teams.
* Performs other duties as directed by Line Leader and Shift Leader.
* Must maintain equipment by utilizing the IL6S system and settings.
* Performs variety of maintenance-type tasks such as change-overs- set-ups- pit stops- minor maintenance and adjustments- lubrication- etc.
* This position will be expected to complete training on upgrade and relief positions within the Process Cheese department.
* Accountable for the Safety- Health and Environmental systems and operational standards to ensure compliance as it is outlined in our policies/procedures and processes.
* Accountable for the QRMP (Quality Risk Management Process) system and operational standards as outlined in the Springfield QRMP accountability document.

Physical Requirements:

* Performs bending- squatting- kneeling- sorting- and reaching to both ground level and overhead
* Lifts- carries- pushes- lifts and grips objects; climbs stairs
* Routinely pulls and moves up to 50 pounds
* Must possess manual dexterity necessary to operate equipment and disassemble and reassemble equipment.
* Must be able to stand while inserting components.
* Must be able to do sustained activity jobs.

Keywords: The Kraft Heinz Company, Springfield , Production Associate, Professions , Springfield, Missouri

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