Inharvest, Inc Machine Operator (Food Packaging) in Woodland, California

From humble beginnings, InHarvest, Inc. has steadily grown to be the country’s premier provider of rice and rice blends, exotic grains, and legumes to many of the industry’s top creative chefs and restaurants. Because of the company’s dedication to clean, high-quality, unique products, top-notch customer support, and the company’s respect for the planet and its people, InHarvest has gained a very loyal following in the culinary community. InHarvest has built a reputation for doing things the right way; right for their customer, for their suppliers, for their community, and for the earth, the roots of which stem from values instilled in the early days of the company. Due to continued growth, we are actively seeking Food Packaging Machine Operators to join our team! To learn more about our company, please visit our website!

Food Packaging Machine Operators will work under the direction of the Production Supervisor. These individuals will be responsible for the daily operations of the line. They will also direct the Blend Operator of the product needed for the daily production run. Any safety concerns and/or production improvements from the crew are to be presented to the Production Supervisor.

Work Location: Woodland, CA

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensure that all employees, visitors, etc. follow InHarvest Safety & Accident Prevention Rules.

  • Correct any quality issues which come up as soon as possible and do this in a way that will minimize product loss.

  • Isolate any product which will not meet InHarvest quality standards or may cause a food safety hazard if eaten.

  • Responsible to assist where needed in case of equipment failure.

  • Make sure employees are following GMP’s, keep their area clean at all times.

  • Complete production sheets and quality sheets correctly and completely.

  • Make sure packaging line is correctly assembled and all equipment is adjusted and functioning properly.

  • Perform all work in accordance with company standards and established safety procedures.

  • Demonstrates positive and a can-do attitude, confidence, endurance and constructively handle conflicts.

  • Work alongside others or independently to complete projects

  • Work with fellow Supervisors and Technicians to accomplish the goals of not only your department but the goals of In Harvest

  • Know and understand all equipment in plant production area

  • Train and direct operators and packers in their various jobs, in a way which will promote safety, quality, and productivity.

  • Check the following every hour: seal quality, marked/date code, label legibility, label placement, tamper band/shrink seal, operation of check weight and check calibration of metal detector, with both probes placed in the product.

  • Check to make sure correct film, carton, box, labels, etc. are being used for the product.

  • Meet production schedules which are reasonable and within realm of responsibility and to carry out instructions given by Production Supervisor.

  • Ensure all packers wear relevant PPE gear at all times.

  • Other duties as assigned.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

This position requires a person experienced and/or with ability in the following:

  • Experience in food manufacturing (Prefer 5 years’ minimum)

  • Knowledge of the packaging process and machinery.

  • Experience with vertical form, fill, and seal packaging process

  • Experience working with Hayssen, Triangle, or similar machine types

  • General blending and packaging operator experience

  • Good communication skills relating with employees

  • Basic reading, writing, and math skills.

  • Have knowledge to perform basic maintenance on equipment.

  • Forklift experience and safely operate forklift.

  • Knowledge of HACCP, GMP’s, Organic Handling Procedures, Allergen Control Program, Food Plant Security, Glass and Hard Plastic, Quality related policies, and Safety programs, and make sure plant operations are complying with those programs.

  • Dependable and flexible to rotate shifts, work overtime.

  • Disciplined work style towards tasks; a flexible style towards people

  • Can follow instructions and lead others

DESIRED CHARACTERISTICS:

Character is important. We value the following in our employees:

  • Integrity/ Strong work ethic

  • Self-motivated/ Problem solving skills

  • Critical thinking

  • Detail Oriented/ Organized

  • Positive attitude under stressful conditions

  • Good people skills

  • Team Player/ “Do what it takes” attitude

BENEFIT PACKAGE:

  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan (up to 4% company match)

  • PTO

  • Sick leave

  • Holidays

  • Job related training

  • Work boot credit for safety shoes

  • Safety eyewear vouchers for those who require Rx safety glasses

  • Great company culture and team recognition (e.g. fun events, holiday parties, barbeques, picnics, etc.)

InHarvest is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, veteran or disability status.