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Position Title: Forklift Operator Packaging A shift 

Position Type: Regular - Full-Time ​

Position Location: Othello 

Requisition ID: 9309 

 

 

This role has an introduction rate of $17.44 and once fully trained, the role will be $19.38

 

SUMMARY

 

Drives liquefied gas powered or electric powered industrial truck equipped with lifting devices such as forklift and clamps to lift, stack, tier, rotate or move products, equipment, or materials.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Promotes and adheres to company safety work rules and regulations.
  • Operates and understands the function of a forklift.
  • Moves tote bins to and from designated areas.
  • Replaces battery or fills propane tank on gas-powered hyster as needed.
  • Completes necessary paperwork.
  • Dumps waste tote bins into truck for removal from plant area.
  • Breaks down and stacks empty cardboard tote bins on pallets.
  • Sorts’ pallets and discards of the unusable ones.
  • Operates the cardboard compactor.
  • Removes garbage from designated areas.
  • Cleans assigned areas.
  • Unloads freight trucks and delivers items to other departments as needed.
  • Attends and participates in all annual, departmental, and job specific required training and monthly informational meetings.
  • Communicates problems or changes in department to supervisor or appropriate personnel.
  • Keeps work area clean and orderly in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s).
  • Understands and adheres to the concepts and techniques of the quality process in order to ensure a quality operation.
  • Helps build and promote a strong “Teamwork” environment in each individual work group, the Factory, and the Company.
  • Participates in continuous improvement process.
  • 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
  • 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

 

Less than high school education; or up to one month related experience 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 add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.

 

REASONING ABILITY

 

Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

 

  • Valid State Driver’s License
  • Valid McCain Foods Forklift Operator’s License.

 

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 (potential for and injury due to moving forklift, wrapping machine, conveyor belt, and boxcar floor.)
  • Electrical
  • Chemicals (cleaning)
  • Fumes, odors, box fiber dust
  • Wet or slippery surfaces
  • Vibration
  • Noise (hearing protection required)
  • Concrete floor, uneven footing
  • Falls 
  • Mist/steam
  • Knife (cutting bands on caser bundles) 
  • Inside/outside temperature variable:  10-90 degrees F, depending on outside weather.   
  • Stair steps/ladder

 

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 PACKAGING FORKLIFT OPERATOR

 

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

Sitting                                           75-90% (Option to stand

Standing                                        5-25% (occasionally)

Walking                                        5-25% (occasionally)

Climbing stairs                             Occasionally (1-33%)

Leaning forward                           Frequently (34-66%)

Trunk rotation/twisting                Frequently to continuously (34-80%)

Bending/stooping/crouching        Occasionally (1-33%)

  • Weight lifting requirements:

Maximum weight:                        3-50 lbs. Type of object: filled boxes/cases.                               Requires lifting wide range of weights ranging from                     empty boxes to full cases and bundles of empty                          boxes up to 50 lbs.

Pushing:                                        Pushing cases into proper position for loading on                        trucks. Occasionally. Force>30 lbs.

Carrying:                                       Occasionally 1-33% from 6-30 lbs.) for a distance                          of 5-30 ft.

  • Use of upper extremities

Horizontal reaching: :                   Frequently (34-66%) 12-22 inch reach.

Vertical reach height:                   Frequently (34-66%).  Ranges from floor to above          shoulder.

Grasping/handling:                       Frequently  (50-85%). 

Fine manipulation:                             Frequently  (34-67%). 

Dynamometer grip strength:               20-40 lbs.

      Fine manipulation:                              Operating forklift and handling individual boxes.

      Hand Use:                                           Requires use of both hands (Continuously 66-                                                             100%)

  • Sensory requirements:

Visual acuity and alertness.  Required of aligning cases in required fashion either on stacking aids or trailer/boxcar floor, for identifying problems and for safety due to moving equipment. 

Speech/communication/hearing.  Required ability to inform supervisor or operator of problems.  Requires ability to listen and follow any special instructions relating to safety or job performance.  Touch.  Must be able to use fingers to grasp objects, operation of forklift, etc. 

  • Able to perform all job safety requirements.
  • Average hours per work shift:  12 hours  Time spent inside:  50-100%
  • Personal protective equipment furnished by company
  • Simple computer skills.
  • Other:  Requires significant degree of manual and mental skill, initiative, and independence.  Requires reasonable care to avoid minor product or equipment losses.  Requires considerable care to avoid moderate injuries to self.  Requires standing with extensive movements in one area for long periods of time.  Occasionally requires individual to be in awkward positions.  Caution is required when working around equipment including stacking aids and forklift to keep hands clear of moving parts when removing jams and correcting placement of cases.  Proper body mechanics need to be practiced whether lifting, pushing, sweeping, bending, stooping, crouching, 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. 
 
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Job Family: Manufacturing      
Division: NA Potato Manufacturing 
Department: ​Production Lines ​
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