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Lexington Plant Technician

Company: The J. M. Smucker Company
Location: Lexington
Posted on: April 16, 2019

Job Description:

For more than 120 years, The J.M. Smucker Company has brought families together to share memorable meals and moments. Guided by a vision to engage, delight, and inspire consumers through trusted food and beverage brands that bring joy throughout their lives, Smucker has grown to be a well-respected North American marketer and manufacturer with a balanced portfolio of leading and emerging, on-trend brands. In consumer foods and beverages, its brands include Smucker's , Folgers , Jif , Dunkin Donuts , Crisco , Caf Bustelo , R.W. Knudsen Family , Sahale Snacks , Smucker's Uncrustables , Robin Hood , and Bick s . In pet food and pet snacks, its brands include Rachael Ray Nutrish , Meow Mix , Milk-Bone , Kibbles 'n Bits , Natural Balance , and Nature s Recipe . The Company remains rooted in the Basic Beliefs of Quality, People, Ethics, Growth, and Independence established by its founder and namesake more than a century ago. For more information about our Company, visit jmsmucker.com.

The technician position at the Jif Peanut Butter Plant is an opportunity to build a career in a technical process manufacturing environment. All technicians are members of self-sufficient teams, operating in a semi-autonomous environment. Technicians are expected to continually learn new skills, develop leadership skills and be active team members. Technicians can expect to grow their compensation as their skills grow. You must embrace a flow to the work mentality and have the flexibility to work multiple shifts during your career. You must possess an aptitude to acquire multiple skills and responsibilities. In our High Performance Work System everyone makes a difference.

The primary functions and responsibilities are:

All technicians initially work within one of three operation departments: Process (PB Making), Packaging or Logistics

Strong mechanical and/or electrical aptitude is required to be able to read, understand and improve Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in a Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) work environment

Perform the necessary movements for the purposes of operating high speed making, packing and other production related equipment

Perform basic troubleshooting of machinery and process issues, which would include basic repairs and maintenance activities

Capable of supporting changeover processes

Use basic hand and power tools (i.e. wrenches, screwdrivers, pliers, hammers, drills, grinders, etc.)

Capable of using a computer to input and maintain accurate records and data, utilize email and on-line training resources

Must be able to analyze that information using basic skills in math and statistics

Operate essential material handling equipment at the site (i.e. Pull Pac, Forklift, Hand Trucks, Clamp Trucks, etc.)

Enter Confined Spaces, including tanks and other specialty work areas

Meet the requirements of safe operation and personal safety using required Personal Protective Equipment and Safe Practices.

The ability to discern the various visual and audible alarms and signals for equipment, start-up, evacuations, fires, etc.

Work may be performed on concrete floors, stairs, ladders, platforms and equipment

Capable of maintaining, troubleshooting and replacing basic equipment issues

Lift objects up to 50 pounds using proper lifting techniques

Capable of climbing, standing, bending, twisting and moving for the purposes of operating and maintaining equipment

Be accountable for work performance

Must be able to tolerate an exposure to peanuts and dusts

Must be able to work in the outside elements

Preserve Smucker culture and the Basic Beliefs

SELECTION CRITERIA

Education and Experience

Must be at least 18 years of age with a minimum of a High School Diploma or GED

AND

Minimum of two (2) years working in a Manufacturing/Technical position. Five (5) years is preferred.

OR

Continued and documented technical education beyond High School (Mechanical, Shop, Electrical, Computer, Architect, etc.)

OR

Completed and documented four (4) year College degree

Other

Eligible to work in the United States

Demonstrated background of mechanical aptitude

Must be able to effectively read, comprehend, interpret, record and apply any and all training information

Work consistently with a team and demonstrate effective leadership and team skills:

* Work the same schedule as team, i.e. 7 day schedule

* Conflict Resolution

* Problem Solving (Analytical Troubleshooting, Critical Thinking)

* Planning

* Communications (Effective Listening, Giving and Receiving Feedback)

* Time Management

* Goal Setting

* Priority Setting

* Process Improvement

* Flow to the work

* Able to work outside scheduled hours

* Maintain good attendance record and able to comply with related policies.

The J. M. Smucker Company (the Company ) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No person will be discriminated against in hiring or in any other aspect of their employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, marital status, familial status, disability, genetic information, protected veteran/military status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Keywords: The J. M. Smucker Company, Lexington , Lexington Plant Technician, Professions , Lexington, Kentucky

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