PRODUCTION WORKER, I
This job description indicates the nature of production work routinely performed by production employees at Prime Pork. This description is meant to help individuals who may be unfamiliar with meat processing and what is required to perform this type of work.
Production floor employees are routinely required to perform a variety of tasks that require manual material handling and the use of hand tools, knives, machinery, and equipment. This work is physically demanding and can require the use of some or all body parts and muscle groups.
Good hand-eye coordination and upper extremity motor skills are essential for most job tasks. Additional essential functions may be applicable to specific jobs.
Essential Work Postures, Movements, Lifting, and Carrying
Continuous standing in one location for long periods of 10 to 12 hours (up to 2-3 hours before break). Many jobs have fixed workstation locations and are conveyor line paced. Walking long distances sometimes on wet, uneven and slippery surfaces.
Climbing or moving on ladders, steps, stairwells, walkways, and platforms. Carrying, lifting, lowering, pushing and pulling of heavy and or awkward objects or loads. Lifting and lowering of objects up to 60 lbs.
Pushing or pulling of heavy roller carts, bins, or transport containers. Working in cold environment 20-45 deg F, hot environment exceeding 100 deg F and frequent contact with animal fats. Wearing, using and maintaining personal protective equipment.
Using, cleaning, maintaining, and safe handling of sharp cutting tools. Frequent static and /or awkward work postures with neck and spine flexion while grasping, pinching, pulling, lifting, extending, flexing the hands and arms to perform tasks. A variety of arm and hand movements are required in applying force, movement and repetition for 10 to 12 hours per day with required breaks.
Using and maintaining a variety of knives, hand tools, powered tools and equipment, electrical devices, controls, and motorized vehicles. Being able to understand and follow oral and written instruction from supervisors and designated staff. Additional essential functions may be applicable to specific jobs.
Competent and trustworthy to comply with federal inspection programs and company safety and health policies. Maintain regular and predictable attendance. Be available to work scheduled hours, which may include mandatory overtime, depending upon production demands.
Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.
Candidates may have no or up to 1 year experience in the meat processing industry.