Natural Grocers Golden , CO 80403
The Material Handler is responsible for the daily setup and operation of food packaging equipment as it relates to packaging machines at Natural Grocers. The Material Handler position is a fast paced and physically demanding position and is critical to the success of the automated packaging operation at the Distribution Center.
Set up and adjust processing and packaging machines prior to operation
Ensure accuracy of staged raw material prior to loading
Inspect raw material during the loading process and report quality concerns to QA
Load raw material into hoppers in a sanitary, accurate and efficient manner
Maintain flow of product throughout production run
Ensure all documentation of production order is correct and complete
Maintain the segregation of allergen, non-allergen, organic and non-organic products
Lead quick and efficient changeovers to minimize down time
Complete necessary documentation for changeovers, cleaning, and product specifications
Clean machines and work area regularly to maintain a sanitary environment
Follow all SSOP's and HACCP standards.
Perform all tasks in a manner that promotes safety
Maintain accurate records of all raw materials entering production.
Although this is a general outline of job responsibilities all employees are expected to be "hands on" and do whatever it takes to get the job done and make the company thrive.
1 year recent experience in operating food production machinery preferred
High School degree or equivalent is required
Ability to read, write and speak English clearly/concisely and have strong written/ verbal communication skills
Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) in food production preferred
Must be able to meet daily deadlines, have good attention to detail; accuracy and thoroughness
Exposure to 5s and Lean manufacturing methodologies a plus
Must be team-oriented and flexible to changing demands and able to work in a fast-paced team environment
Must be reliable and on time every day
Able to work in seasonally warm or cool environment
This job description is not an employment contract. It does not guarantee a job or that the above listed duties are the limit of responsibilities. The job and job description are subject to change with and without notice. Employees are required to accomplish any and all tasks assigned to him/her by their Store Manager and/or other corporate managers that may not be listed in this job description.