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  • Ref: 288310
  • Type: Option-to-Hire
  • Location: Moonachie, NJ
  • Industry: Food
  • Job Level: Experienced Non-Manager
  • Pay: Negotiable

Opportunity Description

We are currently seeking a Plant Operations Associate to coordinate the activities of a production facility engaged in protein manufacturing.

Job Duties

  • Coordinate line plant set up and breakdown including connecting equipment lines, operation of plant controls systems, system sanitization and cleaning to ensure production schedule is executed 
  • Operate all machinery/equipment in the area of responsibility including light, as well as perform general mechanical repairs and preventive maintenance 
  • Assist in redesign and renovation of existing process to increase quality, reduce costs and/or increase production efficiencies. 
  • Interact with other team members and customers in a professional manner. 
  • Work with and support other departments, including Product Development and Engineering, Adhere to all Food Safety regulations, Quality, R&D Procedures, GMP, and Safety Standards. 
  • Complete other required tasks as necessary 

Experience & Skills Required

  • 1-3+ years of experience in food product manufacturing. 
  • Experience running plant equipment including control systems, pumps, cleaning equipment, etc
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills. 
  • Strong computer skills 
  • Ability to work independently while maintaining close communication and collaborative work relationships with all levels of the organization and with external customers. 
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with ability to prioritize and anticipate changing project needs. 
  • Mainly first shift hours, but must maintain a flexible schedule to accommodate start production and/or adjustments required. Limited weekend work may also required. 
  • Must be available while not at the facility to answer calls or emails. 
  • Must interact with customers and plant personnel in a professional and friendly manner.