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Jack Link's Beef Jerky Production Operator - Packaging 1st (Mon-Thurs 5am - 4:15pm) in Mankato, Minnesota

Company Description Running with Sasquatch is more than just a clever marketing campaign. As a Jack Link s team member, Running with Sasquatch means we roll up our buffalo plaid sleeves and do the hard work first. We don t shy away from challenges. In fact, we push hard and take risks. True to our North Woods roots, we're a bunch of ordinary people who accomplish extraordinary things by driving results with innovation, creativity and a clear sense of urgency. Like our awesome protein products, we have an unwavering passion for quality, and you won t find anything artificial here. What you see is what you get authentic, humble and fun people who Run with Sasquatch! Running with Sasquatch takes a team. We invite you to run with us, succeed with us, and celebrate with us. Most importantly, Feed Your Wild Side with us on our journey to be the dominant global leader of branded protein snacks! Jack Link's Protein Snacks is a global leader in snacking and the No. 1 meat snack manufacturer worldwide. Still family-owned and operated with headquarters in Minong, Wisconsin, Jack Link s also has a large corporate hub in Downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota, and operates a total of 11 manufacturing and distribution facilities in four countries. Jack Link s produces high-quality, great-tasting protein snacks that feed the wild sides of consumers around the world. Jack Link's Protein Snacks family of brands includes Jack Link's, Lorissa's Kitchen, World Kitchens Jerky, Bifi and Peperami. Job Description The basic function of the Machine Operator is to perform all operational functions on the machines to achieve production goals on a daily and annual basis. Incumbent performs necessary functions in order to efficiently, safely, and correctly process materials in preparation for cooking or for packaging. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES The duties and responsibilities of this position shall consist of, but not be limited to, the following: - Manage start-up to make sure equipment is in proper operating condition. - Set-up, operate, and perform change-over procedures of machine in accordance with operating standard protocols and machine settings. - Change rolls (of film, zipper, scavengers, stickers, etc.) in a timely manner to minimize down time and lost material. - Partner with Maintenance to minimized downtime. Communicate effectively with Maintenance personnel to prevent and address any machine malfunctions. Help complete basic troubleshooting or repair. Complete basic preventative maintenance. - Continually strive to maximize productivity and efficiency while decreasing waste and work at full capacity. - Ability to assemble and de-assemble machine. - Perform necessary checks at start of shift and at each new product; document on paperwork, code date, correct label, upper/lower film, etc. - Follow daily production schedule and achieve specified goals. - Ensure quality protocols and SOPs are followed and openly communicate with FSQ in order to fix defects to ensure quality standards are consistently met. - Ensure product conforms to specifications (i.e. weights and lengths) by performing periodic checks on output. - Ensure products are correctly labeled and identified for proper disposition. - Prevent and minimize rework and/or inedible. - Record daily production paperwork, process monitors, and daily run logs sheets completely and accurately. - Monitor workflow to maximize machine output efficiencies. - Keep hard supplies for batch run, such as combos and v-mags stocked in the area. - Accurately document all ingredients used and maintain a stock of necessary materials. - Ensure Team Members working on line are efficient and completing work safety and with quality in mind - Clearly communicate work assignments, directives, and expected outcomes with line personnel. - Ensure all associates on your line understand and follow all policies and standard operating procedures. - Empower personnel to strive to improve and do their best; ensuring pr