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8 Line Operator - Processing

The Kraft Heinz Company

Location: New Ulm, Minnesota
Type: Full-Time, Non-Remote
Posted on: April 30, 2024
Job Type: Full time
Job DescriptionBenefits & Compensation Overview:Medical.Dental.Vision.Additional perks:  Pet Insurance, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), access to shop at the Company Store.Health Savings Account (HSA) or Health Reimbursement Account (HRA).Line Operator positions begin at $30.35 per hourNon-Union (FOIP) Field Operations Incentive Plant.Work Schedule:Weekly Rotating Shifts for Production Employees, Monday through Friday.  Shift start time depends on the department, but weekly rotations begin on 3rd, 2nd, and then 1st shift.Plant & Community Overview:Plant Overview:The Kraft Heinz Plant in New Ulm has been a workplace of choice in the community since its opening in 1955.  Current products include Velveeta, Velveeta Mini-Block, Kraft Deli-Deluxe, and Foodservice for popular restaurant chains.400 Hourly Employees.23 Salaried Employees.Average tenured employee is 12 years of service.Over 125 employees have more than 20 years of service.There is over 5,000 years of experience in the New Ulm Plant!Community Overview:Welcome to our New Ulm Community!Scope of Job:The Processing Line Operator job is the most complex and detailed of any operation in the department.  This person must be a complete team player.  The responsibility of coordinating and communicating the workflow of the department belongs to this employee.  Must have a complete understanding of all machinery and products produced, all procedures concerning Production, Sanitation, Quality and Maintenance.  This employee must have good written and oral skills.  Must be a team leader and must be able to think and react quickly.  The Line Operator works without direct supervision and spends considerable time coordinating the work of others.  Must also be able to operate from sometimes-complex written instruction and perform sensitive adjustments of complex controls, requiring skill in adjusting and an awareness of process variables.  The daily operation is highly varied and involves mastery, skill, art and judgment, which can be achieved only after years of exposure to the job.Job Responsibilities:Production:Must have complete knowledge of production, cooker, changeover and cleaning. Must have thorough knowledge of all responsibilities in the Kraft Policy Manual, GMP Manual, HAACP Manual and Kraft New Ulm Quality Handbook. Must assist in relieving for breaks for all employees and assist in keeping records of all training of employees. Must have a complete working knowledge of all forms and paper flow within the department. Must be aware of standards for the department. Must be able to perform all duties as directed by the departmental supervisor.Sanitation:Must be able to coordinate workflow for all cleanups within the department. Must have complete understanding of all policies and sanitation procedures. Maintenance:All department maintenance:Calibrate Recorders. Calibrate Thermometers. Scale Maintenance. Troubleshoot versator. Troubleshoot DCO equipment.Quality:Quality of all products produced at our plant as it goes through our department. Working with other departments to help solve quality problems. Recorder Charts. Temperature Checks. Ingredient Checks. Scale Checks. Basic knowledge of formulation to insure correct additions at the cooker and to aid in problem solving. All departmental GMP’s. Equipment Operated:The Line Operator has to operate and have a thorough understanding to be able to train employees on every single piece of equipment within the department. Value of Material:An error in judgment may be a very substantial inconvenience, delay, or cost and may not be readily detectable.  The Line Operate also has to exercise considerable judgment and resolve questions independently.Safety:Must be a leader in stressing safety and be conscious of all safety hazards, as working with moving machinery is a moderate, but controllable hazard.Lifting Requirements:Moderate – Will sometimes have to lift over 100 lbs.Working Conditions:Fair – Work may be strenuous and the pace hectic at times.  The temperature in some areas may be as high as 90 degrees.  During cleanup, parts of the area will be wet and the floors slippery.Training:The Processing Line Operator is expected to be competent in all aspects of the job and all other duties as assigned by the department supervisor after a training period of 12 – 18 months, depending upon the individual’s background.Location(s)New Ulm PlantKraft Heinz is an Equal Opportunity Employer that prohibits discrimination or harassment of any type. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Applicants who require an accommodation to participate in the job application or hiring process should contact