Area Owner - Receiving Operator

Lamb Weston Holdings Inc Hermiston, OR
Job Description Summary

This position is responsible for fluming and sizing of raw product for the Hermiston Plant (all product lines inclusive). The Receiving Operator Area Owner operates and adjusts all inside receiving equipment for smooth and productive operations; monitors product sizing, lineflow and waste; corrects problems which affect quality and production costs, and makes line changes as directed by the Production Lead or Team Leader. This position is responsible for evaluating work processes to determine strategies and programs which provide greater productivity and efficiency of company functions by performing the following duties.

Job Description

Individuals in this position must:

* Follow all plant safety policies and procedures. Be actively involved in safety, participate in safety programs, engaged in safety activities, perform risk assessments and demonstrate ownership as well as leadership in personal safety and the safety of other team members.

* Working Operator with additional responsibilities

* Gathers information to evaluate area work processes and equipment functionality in order to improve the flow of work, time requirements, and duration.

* Develops strategies and tools that improve the productivity and efficiency of the various work processes of the respective area

* Develops and coordinates programs for suggestions and actions related to process improvement.

* Facilitates area teams to build cohesiveness and improve the overall results of the respective teams' tasks.

* Directly involved with communicating to Line Ownership team.

* Frequent/constant communication with Production Lead, Team Lead Group, and leadership team.

* Flexibility for multi-shift training, partnership and communication

* Help build and maintain CIL's, 5S and shift communication tools

* Be responsible for proper handling of raw product throughout the receiving area.

* Inventory volumes of raw product.

* Operate equipment and makes adjustments as needed.

* Maintain even line flow.

* Monitor and maintains product quality and attributes.

* Communicate with other personnel: line status, quality, and other problems.

* Must understand function and hazards of various cleaning chemicals, and must be able to perform various product testing procedures.

* Must be able to work independently.

* Shovel product spills.

* Complete production forms as required.

* Enter information into the computer and utilizes process control equipment to control product flow.

* Monitor in-line magnets. Performs required magnet checks on receiving equipment after truck unloading.

* Maintain water quality by cleaning strainers.

* Sanitation of area; May be required to move totes using forklift.

* Breaking of Outside Receiving Operator, or other positions as directed.

* Performs weekend cleanup as assigned.

* May be required to use a 2 way radio.

* Required to use a computer touch screen to monitor and control equipment.

* Follow good housekeeping practices and GMP's.

* Wear required PPE.

* Actively participate in AMD activities

* Perform any other duties as assigned by a Team Leader

Job Qualifications

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job. To successfully perform this job an individual must:

* Sanitation qualification is required. If you are not qualified, you will be trained.

* Employee must be Lock-out/Tag-out qualification is required. If you are not qualified, you will be trained.

* Forklift Certification is required. If not, employee must meet requirements to become forklift certified.

* Read, understand, and obey all plant rules and practice safety as outlined in the employee handbook.

* Practice proper body mechanics and safe lifting techniques.

* Be knowledgeable of the potential hazards and safety procedures associated with the task being performed.

* Actively practice and abide by all Company work, safety, and personal hygiene rules and regulations as outlined in the employee handbook.

* Must be able to work independently and as a team player, be organized, and plan ahead.


High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred.

Language Skills

Effectively communicate in English verbally and in writing. Ability to understand instructions and follow directions in English.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the functions of this job. The employee:

* The noise level in the work environment can exceed 85 dB.

* Will regularly work near moving mechanical parts.

* Will frequently be exposed to humid conditions as well as moderate heat.

* May occasionally work around fumes or airborne particles, chemicals, and vibration.

* Will work around forklift traffic.

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