Bulk Material Handler III

Natural Grocers Golden , CO 80403

Posted 2 months ago


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.

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