Position Title: Batter Operator 


Position Type: Regular – Full-Time ​


Position Location: Othello 


Requisition ID: 7424 


 


 





We are expanding our existing operations at McCain foods in Othello, making it an exciting time to join our team! McCain Foods USA, Inc., a division of McCain foods Limited, the world’s largest producer of frozen french fries, announced a $300 million investment in its Othello, Washington facility in May of 2019. This expansion adds a 170,000 square-foot expansion and brings 180 new jobs to the Othello community. In line with our values and our overall global commitment to sustainability, this investment also brings environmental efficiencies, reducing the facility’s carbon footprint while doubling its production, underlining McCain’s commitment to sustainability.


 


Come and grow with us at McCain in Othello where we offer a safety-first mindset, competitive wages and a comprehensive benefits package; which includes medical, dental, vision, PTO, and a 401(k) with Company match. Further, McCain foods supports our personnel to develop, cross-train and more. Apply today!


 




 


Maintains sanitary conditions in the processing plant, keeps bacteria at acceptable levels, operates a variety of machines while breaking the operators of these machines.


 


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES


 


  • Promotes and adheres to company safety work rules and regulations.
  • Functions as a batter operator when plant is running battered products.
  • Performs cleaning and sanitizing of equipment and area as assigned.
  • Relieves and performs the duties of operators in various departments as needed.                       
  • Operates lift trucks as needed.
  • Prepares and maintains process control and raw product report data.
  • Inputs all information into Infinity and completes all records and reports.
  • Monitors correct incoming batter-dry mix.
  • Attends and participates in all annual, departmental, and job specific required training and monthly informational meetings.
  • Communicates any problems or changes in production;”anticipated line breaks, batter shortages, Azo plug ups” to supervisor and appropriate personnel.
  • Understands and adheres to the concepts and techniques of the quality process in order to ensure a quality operation and specifications are met. “Solids, Pick-up, etc..
  • Keeps area clean and orderly in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s).
  • Helps to build and promote a strong “Teamwork” environment in each individual work group, the Factory, and the Company.
  • Participates in continuous improvement process.

 


     The employee may be required to successfully complete the orientation and training provided during the first ninety- (90) days of employment.


 


REPRESENTATION


 


   Must adhere to the McCain Code of Conduct.


 


SCOPE OF AUTHORITY


     


   Responsibility to monitor work areas, watch for suspicious behavior and report any concerns regarding unidentified visitors and/or unauthorized personnel.


     


   Authority to question and take appropriate measures regarding the safety of themselves, other employees, products, and equipment.


 


   Responsibility of maintaining a high standard of cleanliness throughout the food processing facility, especially where any raw or finished product is produced.


     


   Authority to report and/or eliminate hazards to the safety of the food that is produced in the facility.


     


REQUIRED TRAINING


 


   McCain Safety Policy/Accident Reporting


   Annual HACCP/GMP’s Training


   Annual Sexual Harassment Awareness Training


   Plant Emergency Evacuation Training/Emergency Response


   Right-To-Know


   Lockout-Tag out


   Ladder Safety


   Fall Protection/PPE’s


   Confined Space


   Hot Work


   Blood-borne Pathogens


   Key-Element Training


   Crisis Management


   MQP Training


   Other Training as Required


 


QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS


 


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


 


EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE


 


High school diploma or general education degree (GED).


 


LANGUAGE 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 to other employees.


 


MATHEMATICAL SKILLS


 


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 weight measurement, volume, and distance.


 


REASONING ABILITY


 


Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.


 


CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS


 


  • Valid McCain Foods Forklift Operator’s license.

 


PHYSICAL DEMANDS


 


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


 


SUMMARY OF PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR SANITATION BREAKER


 


  1. Work positions (# hours, % of work shift, # times/shift):
  1. Sitting……………………..…  5-10% (option to stand)
  2. Standing……………………… 70-90%
  3. Walking………………………  >80%  
  4. Climbing stairs………………. Frequently (10-20%) At least 2 times/shift or when rotating positions.  17 steps to break room and up to 16 steps to work station.
  5. Climbing ladder………………Occasionally (5-10%)
  6. Leaning forward…………….  Frequently (34-66%) to continuously (67-100%)
  7. Trunk rotation/twisting……… Occasionally (1-33%) to frequently (34-67%)
  8. Bending/stooping/crouching… Frequently >20%) Pick up potatoes, trash, or debris on floor,

       spraying floor with hose.


  1. Weight lifting requirements:
  1. Maximum weight lifted:  Occasionally (50-75 lbs.) Laborer may request assistance from other laborer or supervisor for loads > 50 lbs.
  2. Pushing:  >200 lbs. with wheeled cart requires at least 80 lbs. of force.
  3. Carrying:  Up to 50 lbs. containers of oil

 


  1. Use of upper extremities
  1. Horizontal reaching: 18 – 42 inches (Continuously 67-100%)
  2. Vertical reach height:  Floor to maximum vertical reach (Continuously 67-100%)
  3. Heights of tables/moving belt from floor:      Trim Table – 32-40 in.

Sorter table = 42 in.


Fry line = 38 in.


  1. Grasping/handling:  Continuously (67-100%).  Light handling.
  2. Fine manipulation:  Continuously (67-100%)
  3. Resistive tool use:  Gripping (Continuously 67-100%)
  4. Dexterity:  Fine to medium
  5. Pushing/pulling:  Frequently (67-100%)

 


  1. Sensory requirements:
  1. Visual acuity and alertness (i.e. for inspecting, as well as for safety due to moving belts/equipment, wet floors, etc.)
  2. Speech/communication/hearing (requires ability to inform supervisor or operator of changes in quality, production, problems, etc. requires ability to listen and follow any special instructions pertaining to safety, problems, etc.)

 


  1. Physical agility/flexibility:  High

 


  1. Able to perform all job safety requirements.

 


  1. Able to perform all company handling and sanitation standards.

 


  1. Average hours per work shift: 12 hours               Time spent inside:  80-100%

 


  1. Availability of task rotation:  Completion of inspection jobs as needed.   Labor intensive jobs rotated on a daily basis (i.e. recycling fryer oil). 

 


  1. Personal protective equipment furnished by company (i.e. hard hat, hearing protection, hair net, aprons, rubber boots, water proof clothing, etc.)

 


WORK ENVIRONMENT


 


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


 


While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts and is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, and vibration. The employee frequently and is frequently exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals and extreme heat. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places, and is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock.


 


The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.


 


POTENTIAL HAZARDS AND ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS


 


  1. Mechanical (potential for and injury due to moving forklift, wrapping machine, conveyor belt, and boxcar floor.)

 


  1. Electrical

 


  1. Chemicals (cleaning)

 


  1. Fumes, odors, box fiber dust

 


  1. Wet or slippery surfaces

 


  1. Vibration

 


  1. Noise (hearing protection required)

 


  1. Concrete floor, uneven footing

 


  1. Falls 

 


  1. Mist/steam

 


  1. Knife (cutting bands on caser bundles) 

 


  1. Inside temperature variable:  10-32 degrees F.   

 


  1. Stair steps/ladder

 


  1. Product jacks

 


The above statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and skills required for the position.  Flexibility and improvement of job skills are essential to all positions at McCain Foods USA, Inc.

 


McCain Foods is an equal opportunity employer. We see value in ensuring we have a diverse, antiracist, inclusive, merit-based, and equitable workplace.  As a global family-owned company we are proud to reflect the diverse communities around the world in which we live and work. We recognize that diversity drives our creativity, resilience, and success and makes our business stronger. 

 

McCain is an accessible employer. If you require an accommodation throughout the recruitment process (including alternate formats of materials or accessible meeting rooms), please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.

 

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Job Family: Manufacturing      
Division: US 
Department: ​Production Lines ​
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Company: McCain Foods USA, Inc. 



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