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Press Operator


Carrington, ND

Posted 4 weeks ago

Our client in central North Dakota is a growing organization made up of businesses that produce and sell products such as: pasta, peanut butter, granola, trail mixes, and much more.

They are seeking a Press Operator responsible for pasta production equipment operation to drive maximum product output while maintaining DGPC quality and safety standards. Additionally, play a key role in preparing for shape changes according to the production schedule and ensure the proper blends of raw ingredients are used

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Review press and dryer machines for correct operational settings according to standard operating procedures; monitor and adjust production settings in order to achieve a scheduled poundage goal for each production run. Evaluate and correct machine stoppages without close supervision. Reports issues to Senior Press Operators
  • Continuously monitor and maintain lengths in short goods and patterns in long goods according to DGPC specifications. Inform the Senior Operator and Silo operators of any non-spec pasta that may require regrinding
  • Prepare for shape changes according to the production schedule and ensure the proper blends of raw ingredients are used
  • Assist in, or conduct, ingredient changeovers as directed by the Senior Press Operators
  • Assist in maintaining a detailed log of production events during each shift; maintain and review quality check sheets consistently during each shift
  • Partner with Press Utility roles to clean-up machines issues during operation, as requested
  • Report safety and food safety issues to the Senior Press Operator or Lead Press Operator
  • Assist Lab Technicians with pasta samples for moisture testing by removing long goods products from machine process points three times per day
  • Conduct inspections, record, and report findings in the semolina tailings (mill scalpings), and report findings back to Mill via Senior Press Operator
  • Maintain dies (selecting, preparing, washing, storing) and perform additional die room duties (preparing ingredient hoppers, recording ingredient usage, proper disposal of containers, and superstack machine operation) in the absence of the die room attendant
  • Partner with company leadership to proactively identify and execute on continuous improvement opportunities in the areas of: safety, food safety, quality, productivity, and sanitation
  • Other duties, as assigned
Contact the Recruiter:
Kimberly Parks
Talent Advisor
Kimberly Parks
Talent Advisor
(847) 692-0621
(847) 692-0621
Kim recruited me for my current opportunity, and I could not be more impressed with her ability to identify such a strong fit for my background. I am settled into my new position and things are going great. I appreciate all her guidance throughout the process and would recommend her to anyone who is in the market for their next opportunity.
– Jose P | EHS Professional
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