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Position Title: Cutter Machine Operator 

Position Type: Regular - Full-Time ​

Position Location: Othello 

Requisition ID: 6721 

 

 

SUMMARY

Responsible for ensuring the proper preparation of knives for cut changes.  Monitors and adjusts cutting and sizing equipment with accuracy. Responsible for achieving optimum equipment performance, which results in meeting or exceeding product quality standards.  Also helps in daily sanitation and clean-ups.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Promotes and adheres to company safety work rules and regulations.
  • Operates cutter deck and related equipment.
  • Performs machine preventative maintenance checks, diagnostic checks, and routine adjustments on line equipment.
  • Coordinates with other operators in varying departments.
  • Collects samples and inspects product for quality requirements and machine efficiencies.
  • Monitors and maintains sufficient water level in pump tanks.
  • Prepares and maintains process control report data.
  • Inputs all information into Infinity and completes all records and reports.
  • Evaluates and measures by-product recovery system.
  • Relieves other employees under the discretion of the supervisor.
  • Attends and participates in all annual, departmental, and job specific required training and monthly informational meetings.
  • Communicates problems or changes in production or quality to supervisor and appropriate personnel.
  • Understands and adheres to the concepts and techniques of the quality process in order to ensure a quality operation.
  • Keeps area clean and orderly in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s).
  • Helps to build and promote a strong “Teamwork” environment in each individual work group, the Factory, and the Company.
  • Participates in continuous improvement process

 

  • Helps to build and promote a strong “Teamwork” environment in each individual work group, the Factory, and the Company.
  • Participates in continuous improvement process.
  • Must adhere to the McCain Code of Conduct.
  • The employee may be required to successfully complete the orientation and training provided during the first ninety- (90) days of employment.

SCOPE OF AUTHORITY

 

  • Responsibility to monitor work areas, watch for suspicious behavior and report any concerns regarding unidentified visitors and/or unauthorized personnel.
  • Authority to question and take appropriate measures regarding the safety of themselves, other employees, products, and equipment.
  • Responsibility of maintaining a high standard of cleanliness throughout the food processing facility, especially where any raw or finished product is produced.
  • Authority to report and/or eliminate hazards to the safety of the food that is produced in the facility.

  

REQUIRED TRAINING

  • McCain Safety Policy/Accident Reporting
  • Annual HACCP/GMP’s Training
  • Annual Sexual Harassment Awareness Training
  • Plant Emergency Evacuation Training/Emergency Response
  • Statistical Process Control (SPC)
  • Right-To-Know
  • Lockout-Tag out
  • Ladder Safety
  • Fall Protection/PPE’s
  • Confined Space
  • Hot Work
  • Blood-borne Pathogens
  • Key-Element Training
  • Crisis Management
  • MCE Training
  • Other Training as Required

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

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.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to perform mathematical calculations including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; Ability to perform these calculations using units of weight measurement, volume, time, and distance.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to understand and carry out written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

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 regularly works near moving mechanical parts and is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, and vibration. The employee frequently works in high, precarious places and is frequently exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals and extreme heat. The employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock.

 

The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

POTENTIAL HAZARDS AND ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS
  • Mechanical (i.e. equipment, moving parts, conveyors, etc.)
  • Electrical
  • Hazardous chemicals such as chlorine for cleaning
  • Fumes, odors, batter
  • Mist/steam
  • Burns
  • Wet or slippery surfaces
  • Vibration
  • Noise (ear protective devices required)
  • Sharp tools (cutter blades)
  • Concrete floors, metal catwalks, uneven footing (i.e. hoses)
  • Stair steps/ladder
  • Inside temperature:  Extreme heat with changes
  • Humidity:  High (wet/humid)

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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.

SUMMARY OF PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR CUTTER MACHINE OPERATOR

  • Work positions (# hours, % of work shift, # times/shift):

Sitting                                                 1-10%

Standing                                              70-80%

Walking                                              5-25% (Distances 10-100 ft.)

Climbing stairs                                   Frequently (34-67%) 

Leaning forward                                 Frequently (34-67%) to continuously (67-100%)

Trunk rotation/twisting                      Occasionally (1-33%) to frequently (34-67%)

Bending/stooping/crouching              Occasionally (1-33%) Pick up potatoes, adjust valves, unplug clog ups, etc.

  • Weight lifting requirements:

                                                            Maximum weight: 3-30 lbs.

                                                            Pushing: Up to 100 lbs. of force.

                                                            Carrying: Occasionally (3-30 lbs.) for a distance of                     5-50 ft.

  • Use of upper extremities

                                                            Horizontal reaching: Occasionally (18 – 42 inches,             depending on width of moving chute)

Vertical reach height                          Occasionally (24 inches below floor to shoulder height)

      Heights of tables/

      Moving belt from floor:                      Tables = 32-40 in.

                                                                  Potato chutes = 42 in.

                                                                  Water chutes = 42 in.

Grasping/handling:                             Frequently (34-67%). 

Fine manipulation:                             Frequently (34-67%). 

Resistive tool use:                               Gripping Frequently (34-67%). 

Dexterity:                                            Fine to medium

  • Sensory requirements:

Visual acuity and alertness (i.e. for inspecting, maintenance, quality assurance, charts, forms, and graphs, as well as for safety due to moving belts/equipment, sharp knife, etc.)

Speech/communication/hearing (requires ability to inform supervisor or operator of changes in quality, production, problems, etc. requires ability to listen and follow any special instructions pertaining to safety, problems, etc.)

Touch.  Must be able to use fingers to grasp objects, operation of machinery.

  • Physical agility/flexibility:  Medium
  • Able to perform all job safety requirements.
  • Able to perform all company handling and sanitation standards.
  • Average hours per work shift: 12 hours, Time spent inside: 100%
  • Availability of task rotation: Completion of inspection jobs as needed.   
  • Personal protective equipment furnished by company (i.e. hard hat, hearing protection, hair net, aprons, safety goggles, etc.)

 

The above statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and skills required for the position. Flexibility and improvement of job skills are essential to all positions at McCain Foods USA, Inc.

 

McCain Foods is an equal opportunity employer. We see value in ensuring we have a diverse, antiracist, inclusive, merit-based, and equitable workplace.  As a global family-owned company we are proud to reflect the diverse communities around the world in which we live and work. We recognize that diversity drives our creativity, resilience, and success and makes our business stronger. 
 
McCain is an accessible employer. If you require an accommodation throughout the recruitment process (including alternate formats of materials or accessible meeting rooms), please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.
 
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Job Family: Manufacturing      
Division: Greater North America 
Department: ​Production Lines ​
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Company: McCain Foods USA, Inc. 

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