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Pilot Plant Operator

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  • Chicago, IL
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Chicago, IL

Posted 2 years ago

Seeking a Pilot Plant Operator for a long-term opportunity in the food industry, located in Chicago, IL.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for daily operations of the pilot plant equipment under food safety compliance standards
  • Follow established GMPs, SOPs, and batch record instructions
  • Execute duties in full compliance with all relevant safety standards at all times.
  • Operate plant equipment, ensuring quality, timeliness, and accuracy via analytical testing
  • Sample collection for QC lab testing; some in-process testing may be required
  • General cleaning & housekeeping
  • Warehouse and shipping/receiving as needed
  • Working in conjunction with maintenance services and/or vendors to ensure all equipment is serviced and maintained
  • Provide general support to the Product Development team as assigned including bench-level work and fry study support
  • Assist other personnel as needed, and will perform other duties essential to the department as requested by your supervisor

Other Details:

  • Location: Chicago
  • Schedule: 12 Hour Day Shift (A & B Shift) 
Position Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent. Technical degree preferred.
  • 3 – 5 years of plant operations experience preferred
  • Forklift operation preferred
  • Proven mechanical aptitude and troubleshooting
  • Able to understand and implement Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Standardized Sanitary Operating Procedures (SSOP), and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP)
  • Exhibits sound and accurate judgment, and include appropriate people in the decision-making process
  • Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner, works well in group problem-solving situations
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Must have flexibility in work schedule, including overtime and/or weekends
  • Must be able to ascend and descend stairs, and ladders, as needed in the performance of the work
  • May work at different workstations as production needs require, or shift from one station to another, during the production process
  • Must be able to stand for 12 hours and lift 50lbs
Contact the Recruiter:
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Sarah Benz
Managing Director
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Sarah Benz
Managing Director
I was extremely impressed by Sarah’s effort to find and recommend me for the Sales Operations position I currently hold. If it were not for her reaching out, maintaining communication, and streamlining the process, I would not be in the situation I am now. I am so very appreciative and thankful for her help.
– Sebastian L. | Sales Operations Manager
Messina Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer
We provide and promote equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.
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