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Materials Handler Trainee 2 (Lathrop, CA)

Company: Simplot
Location: Lathrop
Posted on: May 6, 2022

Job Description:

Materials Handler Trainee 2 (Lathrop, CA)


Lathrop, CA, US, 95330-9777

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. The J.R. Simplot Company is a true farm-to-table company with operations that touch every aspect of agriculture, including seed production, farming and ranching, plant sciences, fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, commercial product development, and distribution.


The Material Handler Trainee observes and assists experienced Material Handlers. This individual will begin training on the packaging line, and then continue with other Material Handler disciplines. A successful Material Handler Trainee will advance to one of the Material Handler positions within the Materials Management department; must pass written and operational tests.

**Key Responsibilities**

+ Progressively learns and interfaces with products, materials, and equipment throughout the Materials Management department.

+ Responsible for maintaining a clean and safe work environment; shovels product spillage into appropriate bins and physically stacks packages as needed.

+ Cleans out elevators, roofs, and wipes down packaging line; sweeps floors and clears areas of any trip hazards.

+ Assists with lockout/tagout procedures, observes and participates in troubleshooting, helps correct problems as needed.

+ Interfaces with touch-screen monitors to control packaging line processes; learns appropriate staging practices for pallets, boxes, bags, and other materials.

+ Changes film rolls on hooder machine, listens for alarms, resets faults, and re-hoods pallets as needed.

+ Assists with weighing and inputting materials into hoppers according to work orders; learns proper functioning of belts, elevators, and screens. Cleans equipment after each product run to prevent contamination.

+ Works closely with Bulk Material Handler to learn about the bulk product shipping and receiving function; reviews paperwork and bill of lading; completes all paperwork appropriately.

+ Performs preventative maintenance (PM) on forklift and front-end loader to include, but not limited to visual checks, checking fluid levels, and ensuring that all safety items (seat belt, horn, lights) are working properly prior to use. Completes required forklift and front end loader training.

+ Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with all rules and regulations, and continuously practices safety while performing duties.

+ Wears the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) including, but not limited to steel-toed boots, safety glasses, hard hat, hearing protection, and gloves when entering specified plant areas at all times. Additional PPE may be required based on job duties.

**Typical Education**

High school diploma or GED; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience

**Relevant Experience**

+ Basic math skills; ability to take weights, measurements, and calculate proportions.

+ Working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, and ability to use a computerized touch-screen scale.

+ Knowledge of tools and operating equipment used in the plant; ability to operate various hand tools, power tools, etc.

+ Excellent verbal, written communication, time management skills and attention to details.

+ Shows initiative, willingness to learn and grow with the company.

+ Team player with strong work ethic; ability to arrive at scheduled time and be prepared for work.

+ Ability to work under pressure, execute short deadlines and interact with others.

+ Ability to operate fork lift, front-end loader, or other motorized vehicles; valid Driver's License. Must pass certification test on fork lift and front-end loader.

+ Required to maintain reliable, regular attendance.

**Other Information**

**Pay:** **$22.36/hr.**

**Physical Requirements:**

This job requires the ability to work rotating shifts in excess of eight hours per day, off-duty hours, and weekends to reach operational goals and compliance requirements. This individual must have the ability to operate a front-end loader, forklift, and/or other motorized equipment. Job duties may require the ability to climb stairs, climb ladders, bend, stoop, reach, lift, grip, push, pull, move and/or carry equipment which may be in excess of 50 pounds. In order to perform the duties of this job, finger dexterity is required to operate a keyboard, touch screen, and calculator.

Working in this plant operations environment requires the use of safety equipment to include, but not limited to safety glasses, hearing protection, steel-toed boots, hard hat, face shield, and respiratory protective equipment. The incumbent will be required to wear a uniform in specified plant processing areas. This individual may be subject to variations in noise levels and temperature changes due to weather conditions. While performing the duties of this job, this individual is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals. Loose fitting clothing, open toe/heel shoes and the wearing of contact lenses are not permitted.

**Job Requisition ID** : 8229

**Travel Required** : None

**Location(s)** : AB Plant - Lathrop

**Country:** United States

****The J.R. Simplot Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status.****

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