Assistant Machine Operator

Wells Enterprises   Le Mars, IA   Full-time     Manufacturing / Production / Operations
Posted on May 4, 2023
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Assistant Machine Operator

JOB DESCRIPTION $5,000 Hiring Bonus - Will not fluctuate from Days to Nights! Under the direction of the production supervisor and operator, the Assistant Machine Operator is responsible for filling in for the Crew Leader in their absence and providing support and execution to ensure operation of the production line. Primary responsibilities include: Responsible for adhering to all safe work procedures and practices of safety, and proactively identifies safety issues. Communicates effectively, appropriately, and respectfully with each member of the organization. Emphasizes the values of trust, integrity and respect during all communications within the organization. Perform all routine work on the assigned line in addition to Assistant Machine Operator tasks as assigned by Supervisor, filling in for Crew Leader when needed. Assists in providing effective solutions to difficult problems by using logic and problem solving skills. Develops critical thinking skills by looking beyond the obvious to contribute to finding the facts in support of defining the root cause of problems. Supports a Continuous Improvement (CI) mindset by participating in continuous improvement initiatives through communication and by engaging team. Exhibits strong individual responsibility towards the delivery of team metrics relating to Safety, Quality, Delivery, and Cost. Uses sound decision making skills in the execution of general production duties based on company documented processes and procedures, adhering to Good Manufacturing Practices. Approximate shift start times are between 2:50 AM - 7:50 AM with normal shift lengths of 10 -12 hours. Schedules are posted two weeks in advance with a degree of flexibility required. Positions require frequent weekend work.

Pay: Starting rate of $24.01/hour with pay increases at 3 months, 6 months, and 12 months. Top rate of pay at 12 months is $26.67. Comprehensive benefits package available first of the month following 60 days of employment. Benefits include Medical/Dental/Vision/Flex, PTO, Holiday Pay, 401k, Tuition Assistance, ST/LT Disability and more. Opportunities for promotion and growth.

QUALIFICATIONS High School diploma or equivalent (GED) preferred. Minimum of 2 years combined experience in a manufacturing and/or technical environment required, 3+ years preferred. Experience in food manufacturing preferred. Minimum of 1 year experience leading people required. Ability to stand for entire 10-12 hour shift required. Repetitive motion of hands, fingers, shoulders, and arms required. Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. required. 

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