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Production Operator

Company: Flowers Baking Co. Knoxville
Location: Knoxville
Posted on: June 6, 2024

Job Description:

Why Flowers?Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE: FLO) is one of the largest producers of packaged bakery foods in the United States with 2022 sales of $4.8 billion. Among the company's top brands are Nature's Own, Dave's Killer Bread, Wonder, Canyon Bakehouse, and Tastykake. Learn more at www.flowersfoods.com.Our team is the essential ingredient to success. We embrace diversity and foster an environment that reflects our values of Honesty & Integrity, Respect & Inclusion, Sustainability, Passion, and Humility.Full-time employees are offered:Comprehensive health and medical benefits401(k) Retirement savings planProfessional growth and leadership trainingPaid vacation, holidays, and parental leaveBenefits may vary depending on your work location and your participation in a collective bargaining unit.SummaryWage range $23.43 to $25.00 per hourThe production operator III is capable of contributing to assigned area of the team-oriented production process. Included is the operation of automated production equipment, primary diagnosis of machinery failures, aiding in preventative maintenance, and sanitation of all related equipment.In addition, it is the responsibility of the production operator III to contribute to maintaining a safe work environment for themselves and their fellow technicians.Position requires the ability to master the use of Enterprise software including data input that impacts production and financial systems, data retrieval, reporting, and other functions as instructed.Position requires demonstration of competency for all on-the-job activities that may have a direct or indirect effect on product safety, legality and/or quality.Position requires ability to act as a member of a highly functioning team.Job Responsibilities
Check and adhere to production work schedule for job assignments and work reporting times
Maintain cleanliness of work area at all times while on duty
May be assigned to operate facility metal detector(s); must be fully trained and certified
Comply with work rules, safety rules, and GMPs
Ensure compliance with all company policies and procedures (EEO, Sexual Harassment, Safety, Sarbanes Oxley, etc.)
Perform other duties deemed by management to be an integral part of the job, including but not limited to fulfillment of work schedules, adherence to attendance policies, and other applicable operating rules, policies and procedures
When job assignment is:
Scaler
Ensure proper weight of raw ingredients for mixer
Set brew slurry for mixer to use with raw ingredients
Load, operate, and unload mixer(s)
Check posted scaling weights and equipment standards
Precisely measure all ingredients for dough mixer in order to maintain production schedule and appropriate formula
Maintain appropriate level of ingredients in all ingredient bins
Assist mixer operator with heavy lifting and moving dough trough
When job assignment is:
Wrap Machine Operator
Ensure proper slicing, handling and packaging of product according to quality and schedule standards
Check production wrap count sheet for bag types.
Set up machinery and make adjustments to accommodate each product according to standards.
Ensure correct product coding and/or labeling of each product.
Ensure that product meets quality and packaging standards prior to shipping.
Replenish wrap/packaging supplies as needed.
When job assignment is:
Sponge Mixer
Ensure proper preparation of sponge according to formula and scheduled standards
Ensure consistency on all sponge by proper scaling and time and temperature control according to production standards.
Maintain schedule by getting sponge mixed efficiently and to dividers on time in order to maintain production flow.
Maintain record of temperature of sponge mixing times and other required data.
When job assignment is:
Make-up Breakperson
Provide break and/or meal relief for scalers, sponge mixer, mixer, moulder, pan machine, pan-o-mat and oven operators. Ensure job and production standards are met at each station when performing break or meal relief.
When job assignment is:
Wrap Breakperson
Provide break and/or meal relief for every wrap operator on assigned shift. Duration of each assignment will vary according to operational needs but will generally not exceed 20 minutes.Desired ExperienceTwo (2) or more years of related experience.Desired EducationHigh School diploma or equivalency plus successful completion of a technical certification course (i.e., HVAC, auto maintenance/repair, etc). Equivalent military training, other related technical training, or successful completion of at least 45 college credit hours may be substituted for technical training. A technical certification course may include the completion of the AIB
Science of Baking
course. We offer a competitive salary and an excellent total rewards package. Please reply by 6/5/2024. Resumes are active for 30 days. Interested job seekers who successfully complete the series of pre-screening questions and who appear to possess the basic qualifications for this position may be contacted for a telephone interview.Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/DisabilityIf you need assistance with submitting your resume due to a medical condition or disability, please send an e-mail to Robert Eugene Brown at Robert.E.Brown flocorp.com or865 362-7532 .

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