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General Laborer Back Up QA Technician

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Lamb Weston Holdings Inc Boardman , OR 97818

Posted 3 months ago

Job Description: Summary

This position is trained and works as a General Laborer and QA Technician. When working as a General Laborer, under the direction from the Trimtrainer and Team Leaders, this position inspects, sorts and removes defects from product being processed in a food production facility in a safe and effective manner. When working as a QA Technician, this position tests and inspects products at various stages of production process and compiles and evaluates statistical data to determine and maintain quality and reliability of products by grading product using procedures and specifications. Records and informs the appropriate personnel of the product quality being processed as required.

Job Description

General Laborer:

  • Maintains safe work practices at all times and participates in safety programs.

  • Rotates to all General Labor work stations to complete assigned tasks.

  • Quickly assesses and removes foreign materials and nonstandard product from moving receiving and processing equipment as assigned using both hands.

  • Hand sizes raw product on the trim line according to product specifications and Lamb Weston standards.

  • Efficiently trims defects (cuts, rot, green, sugar ends, disease, etc...) from raw product to Lamb-Weston standards.

  • Distributes product on processing equipment to maintain even product flow.

  • Inspects raw product to ensure that it has been peeled, cut, cleaned and blanched, ready for final inspection or packaging.

  • Performs hand-packing as assigned.

  • Inspects bags in packaging and removes defective bags to Lamb-Weston's standards.

  • Reports any irregular cuts or malfunction of food processing equipment as quickly as possible to the lead or team leaders

  • Rework cased product into totes.

  • Resort and/or recycle used cases as assigned.

  • Performs cleanup duties as assigned.

  • Performs weekend clean-up as assigned .

  • This requires a working knowledge of lock-out procedures and chemical and cleaning procedures.

  • Monitors equipment for plug-ups.

  • Tote make-up and breakdown.

QA Technician:

  • Maintains safe work practices at all times and participates in safety programs.

  • This position requires the ability to perform a set of functions established for each of several work stations on a routine basis.

  • Responsibilities include collecting data and recording accurately on Q.A. forms (data input into computer) and reporting any irregularities of product exceeding established limits to the appropriate personnel in accordance with instructions of the Team Leader Quality.

  • Uses approved procedures to sample and evaluate product for the following attributes: length; defects; color; texture; solids; packaging waste; case weights; case integrity; product temperatures; additive levels; uses approved procedures for upstream color and additive control; and performs weekend cleanup as required.

  • Selects products for tests at specified stages in production process, and tests products for variety of qualities such as dimensions, performance, mechanical, electrical, or chemical characteristics.

  • Records test data, applying statistical quality control procedures.

  • Evaluates data to validate or indicate deviations from existing standards.

  • Recommends modifications of existing quality or production standards to achieve optimum quality within limits of equipment capability.

  • Prepares graphs or charts of data or enters data into computer for analysis.

Tools and equipment used are as follows:

Fryers Agtron Calipers Blender

Ovens Thermometer Grinder Scales

Microwaves PH meter Timer Stopwatch

Dicromats Magnetic stirrer Stirring bar Graduated cylinders

Length grader Graduated burette Computer

Graduated beakers Medicine dropper Plastic squeeze bottle

Job Qualifications


High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos in English.

  • Ability to write accurate information on simple forms in English.

  • Ability to effectively present or listen to information in oneonone and small group situations with all other employees of the organization in English.


  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.

  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


  • Must be able to operate all equipment and tools used in the lab.

  • Must have knowledge of and follow plant safety, personal hygiene, and GMP rules.

  • Must be able to complete forms in an accurate and legible manner.

  • Must have the ability to stand for extended periods of time.

  • Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds in a safe manner.

  • Must be able to work with or around lab chemicals and industrial cleaning chemicals used in the plant.

  • Must be able to demonstrate proper use of a telephone.

  • No prior experience or training.


  • 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.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.

  • The employee frequently is required to bend, reach and grasp.

  • The employee is occasionally required to walk, sit, and climb or balance.

  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

  • This is necessary to distinguish partially peeled potatoes, unusable potatoes, different types of foreign material, and the ability to detect different levels of severity in defects.


  • 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 will have to stand on concrete floors, metal catwalks, or other surfaces for long periods of time.

  • The employee regularly works in close proximity to moving mechanical parts and is regularly exposed to vibration.

  • Individuals sensitive to motion sickness may be unable to perform the duties of the job.

  • The employee is frequently exposed to temperature changes, various levels of illumination, wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, and extreme heat.

  • The employee occasionally works in high, places and is occasionally exposed to extreme cold.

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud and the floors are wet and slick.

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General Laborer Back Up QA Technician

Expired Job

Lamb Weston Holdings Inc