Compass Minerals Packaging Operator in Ogden, Utah
Compass Minerals in an equal opportunity employer dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or other group status protected by Federal, State, or local laws.
Compass Minerals is committed to creating a workplace that respects and values the diversity of the people and communities around us and where employees can thrive and deliver high-performing, sustainable organizational success. Our focus on diversity and inclusion is grounded in our company’s Core Values and is explicitly demonstrated in our Code of Ethics and Business Conduct.
We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining diverse employees with the necessary skills to shape an inclusive organization. We especially strive to hire, retain and promote employees with a diversity of attributes, backgrounds, experiences and skills, who think differently, have varying perspectives and can bring forward unique ideas and points of view.
*Summary: *The individual in this position will work as an operator in the Packaging operations in the Salt Plant, Employee will work in a safe manner following all procedures as trained. In addition will be required to inspect, maintain and clean assigned equipment and related work area. The individual will be able to run various bagging and compacting equipment related to the production of consumer packaged salt goods. The individual should be experienced with or have the ability to train to obtain automatic packaging equipment including the use of robotic processes. The individual will also be qualified in fork lift operations capable of performing material handling assignments, transport product and materials to assigned storage areas, and to load trucks and boxcars effectively.
Rigorous adherence to Management of Change is essential.
*Essential Duties and Responsibilities *include but are not limited to the following: /(Management reserves the right to add or modify the duties and responsibilities at any time.)/
Inspects safety and operating integrity of equipment in assigned area and reports all problems to Shift Supervisor.
Performs quality packaging of the dry products to include: proper weights, proper folds, sealing of the bags, and placement within the specifications of a pallet. Also the finish production of the pallet and transference to the staging area.
Must be certified (OSHA & Ogden Site) to operate a forklift to handle materials up to and including loading trucks and railcars.
Receives information from colleagues as it pertains to packaging and production. Communication with the off shift is mandatory so that the operator is made aware of previous shift results. Visually ensures that machinery used in this area is functioning normally and within established safety and operating guidelines.
The employee will need to be proficient at troubleshooting issues with all the equipment in this area, and be expected to meet daily production goals, while maintaining Quality standards of products.
Proper monitoring and documentation to meet all Quality checks performed in the area
Knowledge of proper lifting techniques.
Ability to lift a minimum of fifty pounds
Accurate and timely data collection
Keep packaging area within sanitation specifications
Participate in continuous improvement efforts
Strong mechanical aptitude combined with good diagnostic skills
High level of awareness. Must have ability to operate two lines/handle multiple priorities simultaneously
Willingness to make decisions, act upon them and accept accountability
Ability to interact cross-functionally
Basic computer skills
Flexibility and willingness to rotate lines and jobs within Packaging Department
Physically demanding position
Practicing under Good Manufacturing Practices
Must have desire to work in constantly-changing, progressive environment
Other duties as assigned
Standing - 8-10 hours in 12-hour day. Overtime possible. Rotating 12 hour shifts: This is how it works: You work 2 days, off 2 days, work 3 days, off 2 days, work 2 days, off 3 days. Then rotate from days to nights or nights to days. You will always have a 3 days weekend off to prepare for the shift change. Shift is 7am to 7pm or 7pm to 7am.
Sitting - Driving forktruck minimal amount of time
Lifting - Up to 50# required; 40#/50# bag handstacking - occasionally
Lift/pull - operate hand-jack to lift pallets of bags
Push/Pull - push totes on wheels with product, cardboard, or trash. Mop & Broom for cleanup
o Up & down steps and stairways - multiples times per shift
o Up & down on forklift as required
Balancing - climbing steps / ladder. Getting in and out of machine
Walking - to work area, in and around machines, to break room
Stooping - to pick up cases, handstacking, cleaning with air hose around and under machines
Kneeling - to clean. Very seldom
Squatting - occasionally picking up bags, boxes, cases, etc.
Reaching - overhead to fill magazine and coupons, bundles off pallets, remove jams in machine
Handling - use putty and utility knife - 50-100 times per day. Fan through bags, using spray bottle. Turning machines off and on, paperwork, computer input
Twisting - head and neck rotation while driving forklift. Filling bag magazines.
Talking - communicate with co-workers and off shifts
Hearing - Machines running, operate forktrucks, co-workers, alarms
Noise - hearing protection required in all production areas
Sight - Operate machinery, complete paperwork, monitor product
Hazards - automatic equipment, pressurized air hoses, using utility knife.
Individual will need to know what parts are stocked in the warehouse for the equipment in his area, and know how to generate work orders for replacement parts
Maintain safe housekeeping requirements in areas of responsibilities.
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to carry out each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required and should be considered the minimum standard. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and Experience: A high school diploma or equivalency is required. The individual must have working knowledge of packaging equipment, processing equipment, and forklift operations. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. Must pay attention to detail and perform tasks with a high level of quality.
*Computer Skills: *To perform this job successfully, an individual must be PC literate and proficient with Excel, Word, Outlook, E1, and Access.
/To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:/
Interpersonal Skills - Ability to work effectively on an individual basis and in a team environment. Ability to adhere to related Company Core Principles.
Written Communication - Such communications are concise, clear, legible, complete/accurate and timely.
Planning/Organizing - Must have the ability to plan daily and weekly tasks and organizational ability to effectively prioritize time between differing plant functions.
Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Follows through on commitments.
Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
*Language Skills: */The abilities listed are representative of the level of competency the incumbent needs in order to effectively perform the essential duties. /Ability to articulate information verbally and written in English effectively. Meet Core Principle when communication.
Mathematical and Reasoning Ability and Skills: Basic math competency up to and including entry level algebra. Have the ability to collect and accurately assemble data in a logical manner.
Essential Job Functions: /The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions/
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is also required to stand; walk; climb stairs and ladders, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 80 pounds with assistance.
If candidate cannot be located at this level, consideration will be given to another level.
/Compass Minerals in an equal opportunity employer dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or other group status protected by Federal, State, or local laws./
/Compass Minerals is committed to creating a workplace that respects and values the diversity of the people and communities around us and where employees can thrive and deliver high-performing, sustainable organizational success. Our focus on diversity and inclusion is grounded in our company’s Core Values and is explicitly demonstrated in our Code of Ethics and Business Conduct./
/We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining diverse employees with the necessary skills to shape an inclusive organization. We especially strive to hire, retain and promote employees with a diversity of attributes, backgrounds, experiences and skills, who think differently, have varying perspectives and can bring forward unique ideas and points of view. /
Title: Packaging Operator
Requisition ID: 1800002J