PRODUCTION LINE OPERATOR

Job Description:

Title: Production Line Operator

Location: Algona, IA – Production Plant

Available Shifts:
1st: Monday -Wednesday from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m.
2nd: Monday – Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 5 a.m.
3rd: Thursday – Saturday from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m.
4th: Thursday – Saturday from 5 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Department: Manufacturing

Reports to: Production Shift Supervisor

Job Type: Nonexempt

Summary:

The primary function of the Line Operator is to perform all tasks involved in the production of Fratco’s product including: cutting, trimming, and packaging Fratco’s finished product and ensure it conforms to quality standards, following standard work methods and practicing safe work habits to ensure production is as efficient and safe as possible.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: includes the following but not limited to:

  • Perform related duties as assigned by Production Supervisor
  • Maintain compliance with all company policies and procedures
  • Perform repetitive line operations to mass-produce products
  • Inspect products to verify conformance to specifications
  • Recommend measures to improve production methods, equipment performance, and quality of product
  • Maintain time and production records
  • Work at different work stations as production needs require
  • Work on lines where tasks vary as different models of the same product is produced
  • Promote team effort and making sure that all employees understand that helping each other and other shifts will increase the performance level of all in supplying a high level of satisfactory service to the customer
  • Always promote safety first and assist in maintaining housekeeping requirements on the premises
  • Safeguard the confidentiality of FRATCO, especially products, operations, financial, customers, and personal information
  • Maintain a positive cooperative working relationship with customers, community and those persons superior or subordinate to this position, as well as peers

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 ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must be certified in First Aid/CPR/AED

Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:

  • Verbal and written communication skills, including ability to effectively communicate with employees and customers
  • Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude and providing exemplary customer service
  • Ability to work independently and to carry out assignments to completion within parameters of instructions given, prescribed routines, and standard accepted practices
  • High school diploma or GED required; or one to to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience

Physical Requirements:

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 required to, but not limited to:

  • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards, including meeting qualitative and/or quantitative productivity standards.
  • Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards
  • Must be able to regularly lift and/or move up to 100 lbs., consistently with heavier weight necessary at times
  • Must be able to talk, hear, listen and speak English clearly
  • Must be able to stand, walk, sit, and reach with hands and arms
  • Must be able to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls
  • Must be able to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distant vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Safety glasses must be worn in the production plant at all times for your protection
  • Cut Level 2-3 gloves must be wore when using sharp hand tools
  • Hot Gloves must be wore when working with 400 degree molted materials
  • Hearing Protection is highly recommended to be worn in all production areas

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 function. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly:

  • Work near moving mechanical parts
  • Work in high, precarious places
  • Exposed to heat, risk of electrical shock, and vibration
  • Frequently exposed to airborne particles.
  • Rarely exposed to fumes and toxic or caustic chemicals

Apply online

or download a PDF application. Upon completion, please submit your application in person at your desired Fratco facility or email to cstroetz@fratco.com. Depending on the location, additional paperwork may be required which will be provided following the submission of your initial application. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.

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