Food Production Operator

Location: Detroit, MI
Date Posted: 08-09-2017
Founded in 2006, our client, Happy Howie’s is a Detroit based all natural dog treat manufacturer. Over the past 6 years, Happy Howie’s has developed from a small, relatively unknown Detroit-based company to one of the best providers of all natural dog treats. From its original one-of-a-kind deli style sausages for dogs, Happy Howie’s has expanded to include burger patties, jerky and other treats that dogs love. Happy Howie’s is proud to serve dogs nationwide while truly representing the Detroit spirit.
 
The Position
Due to continued growth, the Company is adding a Food Production Operator to its team! This individual will be responsible for the following responsibilities:
  • Meet production quotas as assigned within the allotted time of operation.
  • Conduct and accurately document a weekly inventory of ingredients and production supplies.
  • Operate machines by managing settings and conducting periodic tests to ensure operator safety and the high quality of the meat.
  • Inspect equipment in use through troubleshooting, checking for any problems and fixing them and/or notifying management when an issue is detected to prevent a breakdown during normal hours of operation.
  • Strictly adhere to all specifications and ensure that the quality of the product is not compromised.
  • Clean machines (including cooler) and product contact surfaces before, during (when necessary), and after operation.  The cleaning process must be carefully conducted, so that no liquids will come into contact with any internal electrical components.
  • Properly set up and dismantle the work stations, equipment, and machines.
  • Perform preventive maintenance on the production equipment such as oiling and greasing the machines and ensuring their proper workability.
  • Other duties as assigned
 
Desired Experience, Skills, and Abilities
  • High School Diploma or higher.
  • Prior experience in a food production environment.
  • Knowledge of Continuous Improvements and Lean Manufacturing is a plus.
  • Must be able to work safely in a quick-paced, physically demanding environment where you control various machines and equipment.
  • Must be able to regularly lift 60 lbs. and work on your feet, while using tools to perform repetitive actions.
Compensation, Benefits, and Structure
The position is full-time, Monday - Friday, with a 6:30 AM start time and ending when the production schedule is complete.  The position offers a competitive hourly salary, Medical benefits are available after 90 days of employment.  The compensation package also includes benefits such as PTO and Paid Holidays

The Recruitment Process
The recruitment process will include one phone screen, an in-person interview, candidate assessments, and a pre-employment background check and drug test.

The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer!
 
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