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General Production Worker - Knife Positions

Company: Seaboard Triumph Foods
Location: Davenport
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

SUMMARY:The General Production Worker is responsible for the overall preparation of meat products for packaging and sale. Work may include harvesting, carcass processing, transporting carcasses to chillers and freezers, grinding of meats to create various products, and slicing meat cuts for further processing, all while ensuring health and safety standards are met.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Manual handling of productThe use of hand tools, including knives, machinery, and equipment while processing, packaging, and shipping pork productsCutting carcasses for further processing; separating meat and by-productsCleaning, trimming, slicing, sectioning, and weighing raw materialsInspecting meat products for defects, bruises, or blemishes, and removing them along with excess fatChecking products to ensure they are up to USDA standardsPackaging cut products through a packaging machineBoxing products based on order specificationsMonitoring machines and equipment and adjusting when necessaryAdhering to all safety procedures and policies; and performing additional duties as requested by supervisorQUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the work environment, knowledge, skill, and/or ability required or preferred. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Must have a high school diploma or a GED equivalent qualification from an accredited institution, two (2) years' experience in a food manufacturing environment or six (6) months experience in fresh pork processing facility.COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to write reports and business correspondence; ability to effectively manage time and meet all specified deadlines.LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to reach and interpret documents in the English language such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedures manuals. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the company.MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to apply mathematical applications to practical situations. Demonstrated ability to understand advanced statistics and statistical analysis for process control.REASONING ABILITY: Strong analytical skills. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, or schedule form.OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Ability to use computers and all standard programs used by the industry and the ability to learn and effectively use all other computer programs that are or will be made available.PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required to move about the facility. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands tofinger; handle; or feel/hold objects; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; speak; hear taste and smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 80 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Must be able to climb ladders.WORK ENVIRONMENT: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to cold/hot and/or humid conditions. The employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, cold/hot temperature, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is sometimes loud. The work environment includes climate extremes found in all areas of plant operations. Will work near other employees working with knives, cramped spaces and in poor lighting and ventilation.NORMAL WORK SCHEDULE: The hours and days of work are established as needed by operations and at the discretion of management and may be changed (increased or decreased) by management as required.

Keywords: Seaboard Triumph Foods, Davenport , General Production Worker - Knife Positions, Professions , Davenport, Iowa

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