Warehouse Technician
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PURPOSE: The Warehouse operations technician’s role is to work within a team to operate an assigned area of responsibility in the plant to safely meet the production requirements of their assigned shift and contribute to the development of the operation of the team as a unit.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Technicians are responsible for producing the required output during their shift

  • Protecting the quality integrity of the product at all stages of production and loading

  • Controlling the cost of operations including the use of processing aids, energy, and equipment repair

  • Optimizing the useful life of equipment

  • Learning multiple skills (skill blocks) and rotating through those blocks to maintain proficiency

  • Acquiring new skills as required by changes in technology, regulations, and team development

  • Attending and actively participating in meetings and training during shifts and on non-scheduled days or times

  • Effectively communicating with coworkers in all areas of the plant and all shifts

  • Discussing performance of other team members to provide praise and to address inadequate performance

  • Making suggestions for improvements and implementing changes in operations or team behaviors

  • Working overtime as required and maintaining satisfactory attendance

  • Technicians are responsible for following all safety procedures, acting safely themselves, requiring coworkers to     act safely at all times, and actively participate in Safety meetings and programs such as behavior based safety     observations

  • Technicians are responsible for understanding required parameters for their area of responsibility, anticipating     possible deviations from required conditions, and taking corrective action in a timely manner to correct     deviations

  • Technicians are expected to "troubleshoot" problems and propose and implement solutions within their degree of     expertise. Problems beyond the ability of the technician to handle are to be brought to the attention of the team     leader

  • Technicians are responsible for reading and understanding safety procedures, safety data sheets, job instruction materials standard operating procedures, equipment manuals, process flow diagrams, work orders, safety permits, company memos, training materials for team development, product specifications, order forms, etc.

  • Technicians also perform minor maintenance repairs and lubrication on equipment such as pumps and bearings and assist skilled maintenance technicians during shutdowns

  • Operates equipment related to warehousing and receiving including:

  • Bagger, palletizer, fork truck, front end loader

  • Required to make entries on shipping documents

  • Required to make notations or entries on shift logs

 

 Qualifications:

 

  • High School diploma or GED

  • 2 year Technician Degree a plus

  • Minimum or three years prior work experience

  • Knowledge or experience in sugar processing desired

 

Skills and Abilities:

 

  • Read and write English at least at the 8the grade level

  • Perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, use fractions and decimals, and to find answers using given formulas

  • Possess basic computer skills such as keyboarding, email, Windows, navigation and functionalities

  • Read and interpret diagrams for process flows and equipment construction

  • Understand principles of process and mechanical equipment in their operation

  • Learn new information at no less an average speed

  • Communicate clearly when expressing ideas and conveying information both orally and in writing

  • Organize and express information in a systematic and logical way

  • Maintain composure during stressful events

  • Pay attention to details and complete assignments thoroughly

  • Understand and carryout written and oral instructions and procedures

  • Work shifts of 12 hours and overtime as required with reliable attendance

  • Apply logical thinking to solve routine and non-routine problems

  • Adapt to changes in technology, policies, procedures, and social systems

 

Work Environment:

 

This is a manufacturing plant environment.  Exposure to high temperatures, moving machinery, moving equipment, heights and confined spaces. We consist of High Performance Work Team Systems with 24-7 Operations.


 

 

 

 

 

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