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Control Room Operator - 3rd shift (starting wage $29.80/hr)

Company: Kraft-Heinz
Location: Beaver Dam
Posted on: April 2, 2024

Job Description:

General information

All posting locations: Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, United States of America

Job Function: 06 - Manufacturing

Date Published: 05-Mar-2024

Ref #: R-80061

Description & Requirements

Summary Statement:

This position is responsible for the operation and sanitation for the Processing Department through a central control room. This position must monitor specific areas of the Conversion Department, assess process needs, and take appropriate steps to address the needs while focusing on safety, quality, cost, and delivery. The Class E Control Room Operator must demonstrate leadership ability, exceptional interpersonal skills, communication skills, and a strong working knowledge of plant production process policies. This employee must be flexible and able to work extended hours to provide plant coverage whenever necessary.

Primary Role and Responsibilities

  • Understands the manufacturing processes and interactions between the different processing functions and recognizes optimization potentials
  • Supports the Team Leader, Supervisor, and Business Unit Manager in all decisions
  • Facilitates the use of reliefs during breaks for the individual processing jobs and act as a relief when necessary
  • Initiates corrective actions as appropriate and inform Team Leader/Supervisor of any deviation/variation from production plan, quality, safety, and cost goals
  • Ensures the rules of safety, product quality, hygiene (GMP, HACCP, and ISO) are followed
  • Ensures that all production data is entered and correctly followed up in relation to individual processing functions. Post production results, consumption data in SAP (direct issue)
  • Ensures the safety of all employees working in or around area of responsibility
  • Participates in start-up and hand-off meetings at the start and end of shift
  • Ensures all processing equipment as well as facilities are properly cleaned and sanitized on a daily basis in accordance with Kraft Heinz Sanitation Procedures and Quality Expectation Standards
  • Responsible for conducting and documenting quality checks such as cook sheets, recording charts, temperature charts, and other process documentation
  • Responsible for completing and documenting period work for the Processing Department
  • Communicates with the Processing Utility position regarding all aspects of the cream cheese process
  • Ensures compliance to all plant rules and policies
  • Support Plant Quality Systems
  • Actively participate in the continuous improvement process
  • Participate in CI work groups within the processing area as well as across the plant
  • Report any technical issues related to equipment and automation
  • Invite operators to continuously strive for improvements in regards to safety, quality, cost and delivery
  • Organize/lead meetings with operators such as Green Rooms and CI meetings in absence of the Team Leader
  • Includes other departments (maintenance, engineering, quality) for problem solving and improvements
  • Perform all other duties as assigned

    Additional Education/Certification/Skills:

    English Language Skills - Able to speak, read, and write

    • Excellent knowledge and understanding of cream cheese technology and manufacturing processes
    • Solid understanding of continuous improvement and lean manufacturing processes
    • Good understanding of manufacturing cost aspects
    • Required to perform job duties efficiently and safely
    • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds per NIOSH lifting equation and utilize plant approved safe lifting practices for over 50 pounds
    • Ability to work extended hours and extended workweeks to cover the business needs
    • Must have computer skills with knowledge of various software programs to include: Microsoft Word and Excel
    • Must be a self-starter with the ability to work with minimal supervision
    • Must be adaptable to change and good change management skills
    • Must have demonstrated decision making skills
    • Must adhere to all Kraft policies as stated in the Employee Handbook and follow internal Kraft Heinz procedures
    • Minimum 2 years in manufacturing environment preferably in the cheese/dairy industry
      3rd shift - 9pm to 5am - must be able to work weekends and overtime

      About Us

      Kraft Heinz is a global food company with a delicious heritage. With iconic and emerging food and beverage brands around the world, we deliver the best taste, fun and quality to every meal table we touch. We're on a mission to disrupt not only our own business, but the global food industry. A consumer obsession and unexpected partnerships fuel our progress as we drive innovation across every part of our company.

      Around the world, our people are connected by a culture of ownership, agility and endless curiosity. We also believe in being good humans, who are working to improve our company, communities, and planet. We're proud of where we've been - and even more thrilled about where we're headed - as we nourish the world and lead the future of food.

      Why Us

      We grow our people to grow our business. We champion great people who bring ambition, curiosity, and high performance to the table as the guardians of our beloved and nostalgic brands. Good isn't good enough. We choose greatness every day by challenging the ordinary and making bold decisions. All while celebrating our wins - and our failures - as we work together to lead the future of food.

      Challenging the status quo takes talent. We invest in your purpose and potential by developing skills and nurturing strengths that leave a legacy on our business and a lasting impact on your career. Because great people make great companies, and we're growing something great here at Kraft Heinz.

      Kraft 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

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