Kettle Operator

Employment Duration:  Full-time
Location:  Womelsdorf, PA
Reports to:  Shift Supervisor
Compensation:  Hourly starting at $14.00
General Job description: 
The Kettle Operator is responsible for assisting the Lead Kettle Operator by managing the chip frying process per specifications for a short period of time.
Principle functions of the job:
  • Adhere to all current GMP’s, food safety requirements and company policies
  • Adhere to fire extinguisher (ABC/K) and fire suppression system safety training and procedures
  • Prepare for startup and/or shut down of kettles
  • Operate kettles by monitoring the frying processes and producing a quality finished product in a fast-paced environment under constant pressure of the kettle production
  • Monitor, maintain and change oil in kettles as needed
  • Set up and change slicer heads
  • Coordinate kettle operations with the basement prep rooms and packing room
  • Monitor equipment and report malfunctions to maintenance and management
  • Oversee quality and food safety of raw material coming from prep rooms, product coming out of kettle and product being sorted
  • Ensure all waste from prep rooms, kettle rooms and sorting areas are removed as needed throughout the day and all waste containers and bins are emptied for incoming shift
  • Document and log all required information accurately and timely
  • Alert management of any problems found during frying process
  • Use material handling equipment as necessary and trained including but not limited to stretch wrapper, pallet jack and fork lift
  • Comfortable working with high temperature oils and frying equipment  in high paced, wet, oily and noisy environment
  • Maintain a clean, organized work area (including equipment) and environment
  • Clean and sanitize the plant and plant equipment including but not limited to packing machines, walls and floor
  • Work as part of a team; give lunches and breaks to others on team
  • Communicate effectively and efficiently with the rest of the team
  • Other duties as assigned by Shift Supervisor, Plant Manager, or upper management
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