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Natural Grocers Production Machine Feeder- Auto in Golden, Colorado

Salary Range

USD $16.50/Hr. - USD $22.58/Hr.

Overview

Job in a Nutshell:

The Production Machine Feeder in the automated department is responsible for the daily setup and operation of the loading platform for the bulk foods packaging department at the Natural Grocers Distribution Center. The Machine Feeder position is a team-based, fast paced and physically demanding role, and is critical to the success of the automated packaging operation. This position is responsible for maintaining Good Manufacturing Practices, housekeeping, and applicable food safety documentation.

Responsibilities

Main Ingredients:

  • Verify daily/weekly production schedule with Machine Operators

  • Ensure machine tooling is setup for the raw materials scheduled

  • Ensure accuracy and quantities of staged raw material prior to loading

  • Inspect raw material during the loading process and report quality concerns to QA department

  • Feed raw material into hoppers in a sanitary, accurate and efficient manner

  • Maintain flow of product throughout each production run

  • Maintain complete and accurate records of raw materials entering production

  • Maintain the segregation of allergen, non-allergen, organic and non-organic products

  • Lead quick and efficient changeovers to minimize down time

  • Complete necessary documentation for changeovers, cleaning, and product specs

  • Remove waste and sweep work area regularly to maintain a sanitary environment

  • Assist with pallet jack operation as needed

  • Follow all SSOP’s and food safety standards

  • Perform all tasks in a manner that promotes safety

Although this is a general outline of job responsibilities all employees are expected to be “hands on” and do whatever it takes to get the job done and make the company thrive.

Qualifications

Recipe for Success:

  • High School diploma or equivalent education is required

  • Previous experience in food manufacturing environment preferred

  • Ability to follow written and verbal work instructions is required

  • Ability to communicate effectively is required

  • Ability to obtain certification and safety operate electric pallet jack is required

  • Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) in food production preferred

  • Must be able to maintain product flow on multiple lines

  • Must become familiar with allergen categories and required segregation for allergens and organic products

  • Good attention to detail; communication, accuracy and thoroughness is a must

  • Exposure to 5s and Lean manufacturing methodologies a plus

  • Ability to work with others in a fast-paced team environment

  • Must be reliable and on time every day

  • Able to work in seasonally warm or cool environment

This job description is not an employment contract. It does not guarantee a job or that the above listed duties are the limit of responsibilities. The job and job description are subject to change with and without notice. Employees are required to accomplish any and all tasks assigned to him/her by their Manager and/or other Store Support Center manager that might not be listed in this job description.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must have the ability to lift 55 lbs.; repetitive lifting of up to 55 lbs.

  • Must be able to carry up to 55 lbs.

  • Requires the use of both arms and both hands with full range of motion.

  • Must be able to bend at the waist and knees, twist, push and pull on occasional basis

  • Must be able to kneel, squat, and climb as needed

  • Must be able to climb stairs

  • Must be able to reach overhead and away from the body

  • Must be able to stand for at least 90% of the time

  • Must be able to walk for at least 90% of the time

Physical Demands: N = Never

Key for Physical Demands: O = Occasional; 1-33% of time

F = Frequent; 34-66% of time

C = Constant; 67-100% of time

Activity

Frequency

Activity

Frequency

Activity

Frequency

N

O

F

C

N

O

F

C

N

O

F

C

Lift/Carry:

Push/Pull:

Walk

X

10 lbs or less

X

15 lbs or less

X

Sit

X

11-20 lbs

X

16-30 lbs

X

Stand

X

21-50 lbs

X

31-50 lbs

X

Fine motor manipulations

X

51-100 lbs

X

51-100 lbs

X

Gripping

X

100+ lbs

X

Squat/kneel

X

Bend

X

Drive:

Computer:

Twist/turn

X

Manual

X

Data entry

X

Crawl/Climb

X

Automatic

X

Use of mouse

X

Reach outward

X

Reach above chest

X

Environmental Demands: N = Never

Key for Environmental Demands: O = Occasional; 1-33% of time

F = Frequent; 34-75% of time C = Constant; 76-100% of time

X

Frequency

Demand

Frequency

Demand

Frequency

N

O

F

C

N

O

F

C

N

O

F

C

outside work

X

sharp tools/equipment

X

chemicals

X

cold

X

noise

X

dust/fumes

X

heat

X

contact stress

X

vibration

X

wet/humid

X

heights

X

congested worksite

X

Benefits

Here’s an overview of the benefits we offer our good4u Crew to help ensure the health and wellbeing of you and your family, now and well into the future:

All Crew Members

  • Birthday Bonus Pay

  • Vitamin Bucks (up to $2,080 earned as store credit annually)

  • Holiday Pay for 5 Holidays – Stores Closed

  • Paid Time Off (sick days and vacation) that Increases with Tenure

  • Paid Nutrition Education

  • good4u Crew Member Discount

  • {N}power Program (customer appreciation and rewards program)

  • Regular, Scheduled Pay Increases

  • Advancement Opportunities and Career Development

  • Health and Wellness Program

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • Employee Referral Program

Full-Time Crew Members (30+ hours/week)

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance

  • Paid Parental Leave

  • Paid Medical Leave (through company paid short-term disability insurance)

  • Company Paid Short-Term Disability Insurance

  • Company Paid Life Insurance

  • Voluntary Benefits Including Hospital Indemnity, Accident Insurance, Long-Term Disability Insurance, Term Life Insurance

  • Retirement Savings Plan (401k) with discretionary Company Match

  • Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

  • Health Savings Account (HSA) with Company Match

Diversity Statement

At the heart of Natural Grocers' commitment to our community and crew is this belief: All people should be empowered to experience health and wellbeing! We cannot be true to this conviction without honoring diversity and cultivating inclusion throughout every aspect of our organization.

At Natural Grocers, we honor our differences, embrace diversity, and cultivate inclusion because both individual and societal health are rooted in these principles. Our Crew is diverse not only in gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, abilities, and age but also in cultural backgrounds, thoughts, and ideas. Celebrating our diversity refreshes, expands, and shapes our perspective, energizing our mission of equitable access to health and wellness for all. We welcome everyone who would like to join us in this mission, with gratitude for the unique life experience each person brings to the table. We’re committed to nurturing an ecosystem of diversity and inclusion in which our Crew can continue to thrive.

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LocationUS-CO-Golden

Job ID2021-17661

Address4403 Table Mt Dr

CategoryDistribution Center

Salary RangeUSD $16.50/Hr. - USD $22.58/Hr.

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