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2nd Shift Packaging Machine Operator - New

Company: Primal Pet Foods
Location: Fairfield
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Job Description:

New Rates!! Primal is growing and adding on a NEW Production line on our 2nd shift!

We just increased pay rates!

$ $18.50 after 90 Days, $19.50 after 1year!!!!

Plus we pay Shift Differentials:

  • 50 cents per hour for 2nd shift
  • 75 cents per hour for 3rd shift

    Company Overview

    Primal Pet Foods is a Fairfield, California-based manufacturer of fully prepared, human-grade raw foods and treats for dogs and cats. Primal Pet Foods was founded with the goal of improving the quality of life and overall health and happiness of pets through wholesome raw foods that mimic the diet of animals in the wild. We are looking for reliable and motivated people to join our fast-paced, growing Primal Team!


    Monday to Friday 2nd shift start time between 1pm and 2:30pm. Daily or Saturday overtime required as needed and is mandatory.

    Job Summary

    This position is responsible for operating a specified machine within the facility. Starts, operates, tends, stops, and cleans machines. Follow written and verbal instructions to ensure safety, GMP, quality, and efficiency standards are always being met. Inspects products to ensure high quality and compliance with company standards and procedures. Assume responsibility for the production-related support, line checks, safety, quality, equipment preventive maintenance, and effective communication relevant to shift, department, and plant performance.

    Responsibilities and Duties
  • Startup and stop equipment.
  • Coordinate, document, communicate, and report Machine information and malfunctions to appropriate personnel.
  • Perform production line checks for reporting purposes.
  • Must have functional knowledge of all equipment with regards to coordinating, change-over, CIP, monitor and operate Machines, Conveyors, Scales, Lube Systems, and other machine-related functions to maximize the quality of products produced and the efficiency of the department.
  • Maintain a clean and organized workstation.
  • Perform routine operator designated preventive maintenance on all area equipment.
  • Perform a variety of quality checks to assure standards are met.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve basic operating difficulties involving area equipment.
  • Adhere to all Quality Assurance guidelines.
  • Follow SOP's to make machine adjustments, splice packaging material, and prepare the machine to ensure the manufacturing of high-quality pouches.
  • Must be responsible for compliance with the HACCP program.
  • Responsible for accurate documentation.
  • Assist with production as needed
  • Load and unload items from machines, carts, and dollies.
  • Feed or place items onto equipment for processing.
  • Measure and pour ingredients.
  • Turn valves to regulate the flow of liquids or gas.
  • Measure, mix and pour ingredients.
  • Mark parts for identification.
  • Place equipment on the conveyor belt for further processing.
  • Scrape waste material from the machine.
  • Load and unload processing equipment.
  • Package finished products.
  • Pour materials into machine hopper.
  • Efficiently and safely move product to the proper area for use following all department and QA procedures.
  • Sorting, wrapping, packing, repacking as needed.
  • Return raw materials, WIP's or packaging materials to the respective department or location in accordance with the department's procedures for receiving and returning materials.
  • Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications And Skills
    • Less than high school education; at least 3 months related experience or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Ability to read a limited number of two- and three-syllable words and to recognize similarities and differences between words and between series of numbers. Ability to print and speak simple sentences.
    • Ability to add and subtract numbers and to multiply and divide and understand percentages. Ability to perform these operations using units of weight measurement and quantity measurements.
    • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
    • Must be punctual and regular attendance required.
    • Experience with high-speed packaging and filling equipment required. Strong troubleshooting and basic mechanical skills are required.
    • Food industry experience and knowledge of GMP's are a must.
      While performing the duties of this job, you will be required to stand and walk; use hands to feel; and reach with arms. Occasionally required to sit and talk or hear. Required to lift up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds without assistance. Additionally, you must be able to lift and or move more than 50 pounds with assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include peripheral vision. You will be regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, extreme cold, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

      We offer great benefits and perks

      Paid vacation and sick hours

      Paid Company Holidays, 7 Per Year

      Low-cost medical insurance, including options with Kaiser, Sutter, UHC, and Anthem.

      Competitive dental, vision, and supplemental insurance. Plus, discounted pet insurance!

      401k with company match up to 4%

      Free Primal products for your pet

      Career opportunities, training, and much more!

      Primal Pet Foods is a Drug Free Workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer.

      Please review our Employment Privacy Policy here: By submitting an application with us, you acknowledge that you have read and understand this policy.

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