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Dry Processing/Bulk Unloading/Meat Prep Technician at The J. M. Smucker Company in Topeka, Kansas

Posted in Other 12 days ago.

Type: Full Time

Job Description:

To batch premix to ingredient specifications and to unload and deliver raw ingredients to the proper locations Ability to batch color solutions and monitor continuous operation of dry ingredients specific to published formulations. Ability to operate and make adjustments to main meal extruders and coating systems. Ability to receive in and batch animal meat into a specific ingredient based on published formulations. Adherence to Topeka Good Manufacturing Practices, QA specifications, approved formulations in order to reliably supply quality products.


* Follow all company Safety Rules and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP's).

* Produce high quality products in a safe and healthful manner.

* Assigned shift attendance is required.

* Adding hand-adds to dry mixes.

* Responsible for running and monitoring system on a continuous basis

* Responsible for weekly start-ups, shut-downs and clean-ups.

* Responsible for minor maintenance of department equipment.

* Sanitation is a constant and critical issue keep production and preparation areas clean

* Operation of forklift, pallet jack and hand truck

* Must be prepared to do what is manually required to keep system running

* Ability to work as part of a team.

* Assist fellow employees as needed.

* To record periodic Quality Control Checks

* Test, scale and unload major and minor ingredient trucks

* Continuously monitor systems on screens and respond to problems


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty and responsibility 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 duties and functions of the position.

* Must be able to report to work on time and to work the entire scheduled work period or shift. Timely and regular attendance is required.

* Must be able to successfully handle and manage stress.

* Accustomed to and able to work in a high-volume, fast-pace, complex and busy environment.

* Proven ability to successfully manage multiple competing priorities.

* Strong problem-solving skills coupled with the ability to act. A can-do mindset and attitude is a must.

* Must be flexible and have the ability to work additional hours when workload, deadlines, production requirements, shift coverage or overtime demand it of the role.

* Consummate team player attitude of sharing and helping others. Must be able to interact positively, professionally and in cooperation with others.

* Ability to work alone/unsupervised (make decisions, correct problems, complete tasks, etc.)

* Good utilization of time and initiative

* Knowledge and experience in use of tools

* Ability to learn and adapt quickly to changes

* Basic knowledge of diagrams and schematics know how to follow and read

* Basic computer skills

* Understand pneumatics

* Basic math skills


High-school degree or equivalent is required.

1 or more years of manufacturing experience or mechanical aptitude preferred


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, GMP's and general instructions. Good communication skills are required.


Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out both oral and written instructions.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions and duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities.

* While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and lift. The employee is required to stand and walk at minimum 70% of the time.

* The employee must be able to work 12 hour shifts, with the flexibility to work additional planned or unplanned hours, as business needs.

* The employees must lift/push/pull or carry up to fifty (50) pounds and should be able to lift 30-35 pounds on a frequent basis.

* The employee must be able to squat or kneel and to bend on a frequent basis.

* The employee must be able to work in a cold (40-50 degree) environment.

* The employee must be able to tolerate exposure to flour and yeast materials.

* The employee must be able to climb steps and vertical ladders 10ft high on a frequent basis.

* The employee must be able to work with automatic equipment, pressurized air hoses, high pressure hoses, strahman water hoses (hot-steam injected water) and very hot piping


Employee must have the ability to perform the essential job functions identified above consistent with safety standards and practices with or without a reasonable accommodation.


The work environments characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Hot in summer, cold in winter

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high..

The J. M. Smucker Company (the Company ) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No person will be discriminated against in hiring or in any other aspect of their employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, marital status, familial status, disability, genetic information, protected veteran/military status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.