Palmetto Gourmet Foods - Mixing Machine Operator

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Recruitment #10-307-05



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Piedmont Technical College 

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Palmetto Gourmet Foods offers our associates the opportunity to grow personally and professionally, to contribute to the success of a dynamic organization, and to serve others in a manner that exceeds their expectations. At our world class production facility in Saluda, we produce vegetarian, halal and kosher certified ramen noodles. We’re looking for talented, hard-working individuals to join our team. Come grow with us and let us show you why Palmetto Gourmet Foods is a great place to work.

Potential Employment Opportunities Exist for:

Mixing Machine Operator
Third Shift
Starting Salary:  $15.00/hour

Our fast growing, production company is seeking a Mixing Machine Operator.  This position will provide the successful candidate the opportunity to apply their knowledge, learn new skills and work as a member of a dynamic team, in a clean and safe environment.  The ideal candidate for this role will have 1 plus years’ experience in the manufacturing sector, pay strong attention to detail and be committed to workplace safety. Additionally, the candidate for this position will be motivated to grow with Palmetto Gourmet Foods, building a career for years to come.  Flexibility with scheduled workdays and shift preferences is required.

Skills and Qualifications Include:

  • Experience as a machine operator (in a manufacturing environment is a plus)
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent 
  • WIN or Work Keys Scores, preferred: 3-Locating Information, 3-Math, 3-Reading
  • Great math skills – addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
  • Familiarized with lock out tag out procedures
  • Ability to analyze information to solve issues
  • Experience in food production (preferred not required)
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Knowledge of production procedures
  • Attention to detail
  • Physical stamina and strength
    • Ability to lift 50lbs
    • Stand and walk the majority of the shift, bending and/or stooping at times may be required
  • Handle heavy equipment
  • Ability to work independently of supervision
  • Ability to multitask and effectively monitor a number of critical information sources
Job Responsibilities include:

  • Operate, clean, changeover and adjust machinery in an optimal manner to achieve company goals including
    • Safe production of quality food products to maximize output while maintaining the machinery in like new condition of which we can all be proud, and while minimizing the generation of scrap and waste.
    • Participate in maintenance activities as training levels and opportunities permit
  • Perform necessary pre-operation activities to ensure proper equipment start-up and operation on multiple pieces of equipment
    • Change the flour system panel screen
    • Check flour inventory 
    • Fill flour hoppers
    • Sift flour 
  • Operate/work with automated equipment/machinery to complete assigned tasks.
  • Operate/monitor multiple pieces of equipment and or materials during operation to ensure quality production and minimal unplanned stops 
    • Use a number of buttons and switches to start/stop operations
    • Read screens to monitor and adjust inventory in silo, hopper, and sifter
  • Must follow all safety procedures 
    • Lock Out Tag Out
    • Do not bypass any guards on machines
    • Keep fingers from nip and pinch points 
    • Other safety measures mentioned in the Critical Safety Policy (issued during orientation) 
  • Work with team to complete certain tasks
    • Work in sync with the roller operator and production team to ensure best product is produced with little waste
  • Communicate with team members and support teams to ensure continuous production of the correct product at high quality levels with minimal wasted time and materials
  • Housekeeping
An Equal Opportunity Employer

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