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Production Blender (2nd shift)

Company: Basic American Foods
Location: Kankakee
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

Are you looking for a consistent schedule, stable work with the opportunity for overtime? If yes, this position may be for you! As part of our team in our small but growing manufacturing facility in Kankakee, you will help produce healthy food for our nation while ensuring the shift runs smoothly and meets key production, quality & safety goals while working a great environment! In this role, your primary responsibility is to blend our dry ingredients in preparation to be manufactured into a finished food item. To do this, we will train and certify you to operate a forklift and you will ensure the ingredients are mixed on an industrial scale and ready for the next manufacturing process. To be successful , you will be detail-oriented & committed to food quality as well as have basic math skills, writing skills for documenting (such as batch & lot numbers), physical strength & endurance, and the willingness to work hard in a dusty manufacturing environment. In turn, you will be part of a small but mighty team that works together, cares about each other, and feeds America! We are hiring on second shift (3:00 PM 11:00) and start at $15.50 per hour plus shift differential! If this sounds like a match, we look forward to receiving your application! In this role, you will:

  • Weigh, mix, and batch product ingredients in order to run production
  • Verifies and is responsible for Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points ( HACCP) activities associated with each production line, including Blending magnet verification and blending sifter verification
  • Responsible for ensuring process quality checks and c ompliance with safety procedures and programs
  • Responsible for the cleaning and sanitation of the production areas We're Looking for Someone With:
  • Ability to do repetitive tasks, adhere to safety standards, and be detail-oriented
  • Teamwork and communication skills (written & verbal) required
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Food manufacturing experience preferred
  • Proven success learning specific manufacturing processes preferred Our Company At Heartland Harvest, w e make great-tasting plant-based foods and snacks accessible to all always delicious, always nutritious, and always free from allergens. We are a small but mighty & committed team dedicated to bringing good-for-you ingredient products into the world. Located in the quaint town of Kankakee, IL, our location gives us a peaceful, rural community while still having access to big city benefits the best of both worlds! Heartland Harvest, Inc. is owned by Basic American, Inc., so it has the stability of larger ownership, but is run as a wholly-owned subsidiary, so it feels more like a small, growing start-up environment. This opportunity comes with the excitement and challenges of a growing start-up, so perseverance and flexibility are critical competencies you will bring. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We value diversity and strive to create a supportive and inclusive community of individuals committed to helping each other and our company thrive.

Keywords: Basic American Foods, Joliet , Production Blender (2nd shift), Professions , Kankakee, Illinois

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