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Dryer Operator - Night Shift

Company: Fresh Express
Location: Salinas
Posted on: May 23, 2023

Job Description:


Transports products from trim lines into dryers and from dryers into hoppers via barrels and totes.

Job Function Statements Essential Functions include, but are not limited to:

  • Regular and reliable attendance is an essential function of this position.
  • Compliance to SOP's, GMPs, Housekeeping, Safety, and all other FE policies.
  • Obtains empty barrels and positions them under the appropriate trim line to prevent barrel overflow and product spill.
  • Ensure barrels are filled properly to guarantee maximum drying efficiency per product specifications.
  • Operates dryer apparatus including, but not limited to barrels, dollies, hoists, dryers and hoppers.
  • Follows proper blending procedures in accordance to Quality blend ratios in Hopper area (this includes any Deviated blending and other proper blending of product).
  • Ensures the proper product dries correctly and is then added to the correct hopper per the production schedule.
  • Modifies machine settings as needed based on product specifications.
  • Follows checklists and processes to ensure proper startup of equipment.
  • Keeps area clean at all times.
  • Employees may be assigned to perform other tasks such as packing, palletizing, trimming, inserting master packs, housekeeping, rework, general labor activities, etc. on a temporary basis.
  • Responsible for actively supporting the other members of the employee's work team including assisting with cross-training, new-hire/buddy assignments, and process support during breaks, meal periods, and other staff coverage as needed.
  • Be able to participate in process improvement projects.
  • Report any equipment malfunction or unsafe condition to the floor coordinator or supervisor immediately.
  • Able to work in different lines such as clam lines, ASL line and main lines in both salad and healthy snacking.
  • Working conditions include a cold atmosphere (30-34 degrees) wet surfaces and moderate to high noise levels.
  • Follow all safety guidelines and SOP's at all the time.

    Required Qualifications/Skills:
    • Must be able to continuously lift/push/pull barrels of product with assistance from a hydraulic hoist for certain process steps.
    • Physical requirements: must be able to stand for the duration of the shift (8 hours or more), perform repetitive motions throughout shift such as push/pull/lift, bending continuously throughout the shift.
    • Must be able to work 6 consecutive days, overtime and weekends if necessary.
    • Must be able to climb stairs or step up onto a platform several times throughout the shift.
    • Must be able to count.
    • Must be able to follow oral and written instruction.
    • Must be able to read and write.
    • Must pass physical strength test that measures physical strength ability and be able to follow all safety guidelines and procedures.
    • Must adhere to GMP's and PPE's as required.

      (Internal applicant qualification) In order to be eligible for this position, employee must have not more than 3 attendance points, no safety violations, nor any other disciplinary warnings. Employee awarded the position will be on a 60-day probationary period to complete training and demonstrate SOP's and all related tasks. Classification date will be reflected upon completion of 60-day probationary period.

      This job will be awarded based on the ability to perform the job, plant seniority, and classification seniority.

      Other Desired Qualifications/Skills:
      • Prior experience in a similar temperature/strenuous work environment preferred.
      • Receptive to training and have the ability to learn new procedures
      • Bilingual English/Spanish


        Prior experience in a packing environment

        Other Information:

        The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed, as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.

Keywords: Fresh Express, Salinas , Dryer Operator - Night Shift, Other , Salinas, California

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