Maint Machine Operator VB Day Shift - MAINT026304

at Simmons Prepared Foods Inc in Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

To ensure that all products are produced to meet specifications and established standards required by the customer and the company.


  • Responsible for daily set-up and operation of the production machine. Enter product code by hand.
  • Operates machine to production standards.
  • Performs preventive maintenance and inspects equipment on a regular basis.
  • Performs basic light maintenance on the machine. Assists Maintenance Mechanics with troubleshooting activities as needed.
  • Properly adjusts production machines to ensure efficiency, quality and accuracy with minimal loss of product.
  • Maintains accurate inventory of supplies needed to operate the machine.
  • Handwritten documentation of product specs and bag usage.

Participates as a member of the Team . Participates in ongoing development, communication and implementation of team concepts, programs and policies; coordinates work to ensure B.E.S.T practices with all team members. Attends appropriate team meetings. As a member of the Team, fosters strong cohesiveness regarding all major issues; e.g., direction, annual plan, budget, policy changes, etc. Accepts responsibility to quickly identify any areas that lack cohesiveness, bringing them to the attention of the team leader and working with the team in a supportive manner to resolve issues and actively look for ways, and reinforces actions needed, to achieve synergy possible within the larger organization.

Simmons Operating systems principles and objectives: Is familiar with Simmons' established operating systems (e.g. quality, security, office environment, company policies); understands the responsibility to maintain familiarity with the systems and this position's role in support of these systems - including a consideration of the impact of individual actions on the systems and the responsibility to communicate concerns and improvement ideas.

Performs other duties as necessary in support of business objectives: This position description is intended to guide the activities of the Machine Operator and is not intended to limit the thinking and creativity of the person to the work of this function nor is it intended that this describe all the work that may be required of the person in this position.

Physical Activities: Be able to work on feet for the entire shift. Bending, squatting, stooping, working in elevated areas, climbing stairs and ladders. Be able to lift/move 3 - 20 pound bags of product at waist level. Be able to assist in moving 30 - 150 lbs. rolls of plastic bags and film from cart to machine; be able to work in a cool, wet and noisy environment.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Std waterproof gloves, sleeves, hearing protection, slip resistant footwear, safety glasses, lock out lock, hasp and tag.

Travel: N/A

Technical Experience: Troubleshooting machines, basic mechanical and computer literacy.

Industry Experience: Preference for poultry or food processing organization.

Minimum Education: Be able to read, write and communicate effectively in English. Must be able to perform basic math. Must be able to demonstrate adequate mechanical knowledge via an entry-level maintenance examination.

Preferred Education : High School Diploma or equivalent

Competencies: Good teamwork, must have the ability to make good decisions and communicate effectively with others and leadership team

Equal Opportunity Employer - minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity

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Job Posting: 3767243

Posted On: Mar 30, 2023

Updated On: Apr 29, 2023

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