General Laborer

This position is based at our Peanut Processors facility in Elizabethtown, NC.

Job Responsibilities

  • Work first and second shifts in our peanut roasting and packaging facilities
  • Work with minimal oversight and willing to follow directions closely
  • Maintain a sanitary work environment that promotes employee cleanliness and meets all regulatory requirements
  • May work in all areas of the plant(s) to maintain areas in accordance with Master Sanitation Schedules
  • May be asked to conduct visual inspections verifying that all production, picking, processing, sorting, packaging, warehousing, and areas are ready for the next production shift/day.
  • Open and flexible to occasional fluctuating/flexing hours based on business need and customer order shipment scheduling
  • Committed to delivering the best possible experience to our customers and employees in support of our mission, vision, and values.

Experience and Education Requirements

  • Manufacturing is helpful,
  • Any experience in food manufacturing
  • GMP knowledge is a plus.
  • Must be willing to work in production and manufacturing environments.

Work Environment

  • Combination of manufacturing environment along with duties that will require employee to work in a production/plant environment where physical hazards such as industrial equipment and forklifts may be present.

Competencies

  • Analytical
  • Continuous Learning
  • Job Knowledge
  • Use of Technology
  • Problem Solving
  • Project Management
  • Adaptability
  • Dependability
  • Quality
  • Communications
  • Reasoning Ability
  • Exceptional Interpersonal skills
  • Team player
  • Treats everyone with respect and dignity

Benefits

  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability
  • Vision
  • Dental
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Employee Assistance (EAP)
  • Tuition Assistance Program
  • Employee Referral Program (ERP)
  • Teladoc
  • 401K Match
  • Paid Vacation and Personal Days
  • Paid Holidays
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Military Leave
  • Jury Duty Leave

Core Values “Equip”

  • Environment
  • Quality
  • Understanding
  • Integrity
  • People

Application Process

  • This job is contingent upon satisfactory completion of reference checks, education verification, pre-employment drug screening, and a criminal history check.

EOE – Equal Opportunity Employer

For Additional Information Visit: www.hamptonfarms.com OR www.meherrinag.com

Sanitation Technician (2nd Shift)

This position is based at our Hampton Farms location in Lubbock, TX.

The Company

Hampton Farms is the leading In-Shell Peanut Company in the US. We are also a leading producer of other types of nuts and nut butters for the retail and commercial markets. You can find our product in most grocery stores and major league baseball stadiums. We distribute under the Hampton Farms brand and are also a leading private label manufacturer.

Pay: $13.25 per hour

Job Purpose

The general sanitation technician of Hampton Farms Lubbock Division is involved in the cleaning and sanitizing of the Lubbock plant. The general sanitation technician is a critical position in Hampton Farms food quality and safety. This role will require effective and timely communication with the team and departmental managers. This position will report to the Quality Assurance Manager.

2nd Shift – 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure that all practices are followed
  • Actively follows and ensures all company policies and procedures
  • Ensure that all sanitation schedule is completed
  • Ensure that work practices are in the guidelines of OSHA Standards
  • Clean and sanitize assigned areas
  • Help fellow employees in other areas when needed (Production, Quality, Warehouse, etc.)
  • Maintain all dispensers (soap, hand sanitizers, hairnets, beard nets, ear plugs)
  • Verify all chemicals being used are correctly labeled. Do not mix chemicals or put a chemical into a container that is not labeled correctly
  • Assist QA Manager any tasks needed
  • Follow all Company Rules and Policies
  • Work with Team Members to maximize productivity and efficiency
  • Must be willing to be cross-trained and move to other areas as needed
  • Wears proper PPE at all times.
  • Makes timely, well-considered decisions based on current data available and is flexible with scheduled work hours/shifts
  • Responds to challenges with a sense of urgency, informing other team members as required and acting accordingly
  • Good written and verbal skills and able to communicate in a clear and understanding manner
  • Knowledge of Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Ensure all chemical containers are labeled and used in the correct way.
  • Ensure overall compliance and adherence to sanitation schedule and or requirements.
  • Other tasks may be assigned

Education and/or Experience

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Must be willing to work overtime and weekends.
  • Ability to clearly present recommendations/ideas and to summarize issues.
  • Ability to appropriately handle confidential material.
  • 1-3 year’s cleaning and sanitizing experience.
  • Must be able to work well both independently and collaboratively.

Work Environment

  • Climbing: Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles, and the like, using feet and legs or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized. Described in terms of height, steepness, duration, and type of structure climbed. Occasionally – Activity exists up to 1/3 of the time.
  • Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching, or erratically moving surfaces; or maintaining body equilibrium when performing mobile dexterity duties. Described in terms of type or condition of surface and activities during which balance must be maintained. Occasionally – Activity exists up to 1/3 of the time.
  • Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist, requiring full use of the lower extremities and back muscles. Described in terms of duration. Occasionally – Activity exists up to 1/3 of the time.
  • Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending legs and spine. Described in terms of duration. Occasionally – Activity exists up to 1/3 of the time.
  • Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction. Frequently – Activity exists up to 1/3 to 2/3 of the time.
  • Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning, or otherwise working with hand or hands. Fingers are involved only to the extent that they are an extension of the hand, such as to turn a switch or shift. Frequently – Activity exists up to 1/3 to 2/3 of the time.
  • Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds by ear. Occasionally – Activity exists up to 1/3 of the time.
  • Depth Perception: Three-dimensional vision. Ability to judge distances and spatial relationships to see objects where and as they are. Frequently – Activity exists up to 1/3 to 2/3 of the time.
  • Color Vision: Ability to identify and distinguish colors. Occasionally – Activity exists up to 1/3 of the time.
  • Work Environment: Combination of manufacturing environment along with duties that will require employee to work in a production/plant environment where physical hazards such as industrial equipment and forklifts may be present.

Competencies

  • Analytical
  • Continuous Learning
  • Job Knowledge
  • Use of Technology
  • Problem Solving
  • Project Management
  • Adaptability
  • Dependability
  • Quality
  • Communications
  • Reasoning Ability
  • Exceptional Interpersonal skills
  • Team player
  • Treats everyone with respect and dignity

Benefits

  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability
  • Vision
  • Dental
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Employee Assistance (EAP)
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Tuition Assistance (TAP)
  • Teladoc
  • 401K Match
  • Paid Vacation and Personal Days
  • Paid Holidays
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Military Leave
  • School Leave
  • Jury Duty Leave

Core Values “Equip”

  • Environment
  • Quality
  • Understanding
  • Integrity
  • People

EOE – Equal Opportunity Employer

For Additional Information Visit: www.hamptonfarms.com

Forklift Operator (3rd shift)

This position is based at our Hampton Farms location in Lubbock, TX.

Warehouse Loader

Role and Responsibilities: Warehouse personnel of Hampton Farms is involved in the manufacture of food products intended for the consumer. Warehouse personnel need to have an overall understanding of receiving practices, shipping practices, loading / unloading material or product. Warehouse Personnel must know the location of each storage facility, inspection techniques, final product disposition, storage, proper packaging and labeling used at Hampton Farms. Being a producer of Almond butter, Warehouse personnel is aware of risks involved with regard to proper packaging, unloading and loading techniques (not damaging product, raw material, or packaging supplies), proper storage, and forklift safety. Warehouse personnel must maintain a clean and sanitary warehouse environment and must be familiar with the activity on the production floor to react if a crisis arises and primarily work independently. This position is for the Lubbock location and reports directly to the Warehouse Lead.

Pay: $16.50 per hour

3rd Shift: 11:00 PM – 7:00 AM

Duties and Responsibilities: include the following, other duties may be assigned.

  • Maintains incoming goods, warehousing, and distribution operations by initiating, coordinating, and enforcing program, operational, and company policies and procedures.
  • Assist the Warehouse Lead with inventory levels by conducting physical counts; reconciling with data storage system.
  • Conduct month end inventory
  • Raw and Finished Product
  • Rework Product
  • Packaging Material
  • Pallet Inventory
  • Product in transit or parked on the property ready to be unloaded
  • Damaged inventory
  • Complete warehouse operational requirements such as GMP’s, Master Sanitation and any Food Safety requirements.
  • Work with the Production Team on materials needed for each production day.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Engage in measures of improvement and development of the warehouse.
  • Motivate staff to make an effective and efficient team.
  • Operate a forklift truck.
  • Load and unload shipments according to schedule.
  • Assist with checking in and signing out drivers
  • Helping with drivers/paperwork for both inbound and outbound loads
  • Filing
  • Maintaining files/records for orders/BOL’s/paperwork
  • Any other work assigned by the Warehouse Lead.
  • Skills and Competencies: Knowledge of products; Basic math skills; Computer skills (MSOffice products) is a requirement; Attention to detail, strongly desired; and previous forklift and or warehouse experience preferred.

Job Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that are required and must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to ensure individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Degree of Physical Demands (Strength) usually associated with the essential functions of this job classification are as follows: Heavy work exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Successful candidate must be flexible depending on business need and customer order shipment scheduling.

Competencies

  • Analytical
  • Continuous Learning
  • Job Knowledge
  • Use of Technology
  • Problem Solving
  • Project Management
  • Adaptability
  • Dependability
  • Quality
  • Communications
  • Reasoning Ability
  • Exceptional Interpersonal skills
  • Team player
  • Treats everyone with respect and dignity

Benefits

  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability
  • Vision
  • Dental
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Employee Assistance (EAP)
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Tuition Assistance (TAP)
  • Teladoc
  • 401K Match
  • Paid Vacation and Personal Days
  • Paid Holidays
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Military Leave
  • School Leave
  • Jury Duty Leave

Core Values “Equip”

  • Environment
  • Quality
  • Understanding
  • Integrity
  • People

Application Process

  • This job is contingent upon satisfactory completion of reference checks, education verification, pre-employment drug screening, and a criminal history check.

EOE – Equal Opportunity Employer

For Additional Information Visit: www.hamptonfarms.com

Production Line Packer (1st Shift)

This position is based at our Hampton Farms location in Lubbock, TX.

The Company

Hampton Farms is the leading In-Shell Peanut Company in the US. We are also a leading producer of other types of nuts and nut butters for the retail and commercial markets. You can find our product in most grocery stores and major league baseball stadiums. We distribute under the Hampton Farms brand and are also a leading private label manufacturer.

Pay: $13.50 per hour

Shift Types

1st Shift: 7 AM – 3 PM

Job Purpose

  • This position will work directly with the Granulation Machine Operator to ensure the granulation line is meeting the daily production schedule and goals. Quality as well as the quantity of the packages going out will be the major emphasis of this position to ensure we are meeting company and customer standards.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work in cooperation with the Line Leader and Industrial Plant Manager to produce items per work order.
  • Assist in running packaging equipment and packing finished product. Assigned positions on the packaging equipment may include the following responsibilities:
  • Form boxes from flats
  • Insert bags into formed boxes
  • Fill box with product while ensuring correct weight per the item specification and work order. Adjust weight as needed. No underweight product will be tolerated.
  • Seal and secure product packaging.
  • Tape product boxes after they are filled and primary packaging is sealed.
  • Stack finished product on designated pallet in correct stack pattern.
  • Assists in area and equipment cleaning including daily cleaning and sanitation, as well as more intensive cleaning during scheduled cleaning shutdown.
  • Communicate any issues throughout the plant or process to management that may compromise Food Quality, Food Safety, or Personal Safety.
  • Lift bags and or boxes weighing as much as 50lbs.
  • Stand on their feet for multiple hours.
  • Travel up and down stairs and crossovers.
  • Perform any other duties that are asked of them by the supervisors/managers (Even if the task does not pertain to their position).
  • Open and flexible to occasional fluctuating/flexing hours based on business need and customer order shipment scheduling.

Education and/or Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Manufacturing is helpful,
  • Any experience in food manufacturing and
  • GMP knowledge is a plus.
  • Forklift experience is a plus.
  • Must be willing to work in production and manufacturing environments.
  • Must be able to successfully E-Verify, background check and drug screen.

Work Environment

  • Combination of manufacturing environment along with duties that will require employee to work in a production/plant environment where physical hazards such as industrial equipment and forklifts may be present.

Competencies

Analytical – Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data; designs work flows and procedures.

Continuous Learning – Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; seeks feedback to improve performance; pursues training and development opportunities; strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; shares expertise with others.

Job Knowledge – Competent in required job skills and knowledge; exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills; keeps abreast of current developments; requires minimal supervision; displays understanding of how job relates to others; uses resources effectively.

Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.

Communications – Strong written and verbal skills. Applies good questioning and listening skills to ensure understanding of information being shared.

Reasoning Ability – Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Exceptional Interpersonal Skills

Team Player

Treats Everyone with Respect and Dignity

Benefits

  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability
  • Vision
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Employee Assistance (EAP)
  • Teladoc
  • 401K Match
  • Paid Vacation and Personal Days
  • Paid Holidays
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Military Leave
  • Jury Duty Leave

Core Values “Equip”

Environment – we will promote a work environment that encourages and nourishes creativity, a passion for excellence, and mutual respect with our customers, vendors and each other. We are responsible to care for God’s creation by treating the natural environment with proper caution and wisdom.

Quality – all our products and services must reflect quality (creativity and care). We must constantly find ways to improve our products and services to meet our customer’s needs and exceed their expectations.

Understanding – we understand that the pressures facing our employees and their families are never ending. Everyone has family outside of their “work family”, and we encourage them to set proper priorities in their lives. We will seek to find ways to promote a family friendly workplace.

Integrity – honesty and truth are absolutes in the way we conduct business with our customers, vendors, and employees. Ultimately, God is the source of truth and our actions should reflect such integrity.

People – our people are the greatest asset, which is not reflected on our balance sheet. They drive the health of our financial results. We are striving to find people who are passionate about our Company, and find their place in the company where they can grow, flourish, and excel.

EOE – Equal Opportunity Employer

For Additional Information Visit: www.hamptonfarms.com

Machine Operator (PM Shifts)

This position is based at our Hampton Farms location in Lubbock, TX.

The Company

Hampton Farms is the leading In-Shell Peanut Company in the US. We are also a leading producer of other types of nuts and nut butters for the retail and commercial markets. You can find our product in most grocery stores and major league baseball stadiums. We distribute under the Hampton Farms brand and are also a leading private label manufacturer.

Pay: $16.00 per hour

Shift Types:

Hiring for ALL Shifts

Job Responsibilities

  • Work first, second, and third shifts in our peanut roasting, peanut butter producing and packaging facilities.
  • Work with minimal oversight and willing to follow directions closely.
  • Operate designated machinery in the facility according to training provided, trouble shoot equipment and changeover if equipment requires.
  • Paperwork and Documentation
  • Lift bags and or boxes weighing as much as 50lbs.
  • Stand on their feet for multiple hours.
  • Travel up and down stairs and crossovers.
  • Perform any other duties that is asked of them by the supervisors/managers (Even if the task does not pertain to their position).
  • Maintain a sanitary work environment that promotes employee cleanliness and meets all regulatory requirements.
  • May work in all areas of the plant(s) to maintain areas in accordance with Master Sanitation Schedules.
  • Clean and sanitize using verified chemicals within the plant.
  • May be asked to conduct visual inspections verifying that all production, picking, processing, sorting, packaging, warehousing, and areas are ready for the next production shift/day.
  • Open and flexible to occasional fluctuating/flexing hours based on business need and customer order shipment scheduling.
  • Committed to delivering the best possible experience to our customers and employees in support of our mission, vision, and values.

Experience and Education Requirements

  • Manufacturing is helpful,
  • Any experience in food manufacturing and
  • GMP knowledge is a plus.
  • Forklift Experience is a plus.
  • Must be willing to work in production and manufacturing environments.
  • Must be able to successfully E-Verify, background check and drug screen.

Competencies

  • Analytical
  • Continuous Learning
  • Job Knowledge
  • Use of Technology
  • Problem Solving
  • Project Management
  • Adaptability
  • Dependability
  • Quality
  • Communications
  • Reasoning Ability
  • Exceptional Interpersonal skills
  • Team player
  • Treats everyone with respect and dignity

Benefits

  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability
  • Vision
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Employee Assistance (EAP)
  • Teladoc
  • 401K Match
  • Paid Vacation and Personal Days
  • Paid Holidays
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Military Leave
  • Jury Duty Leave

Core Values “Equip”

  • Environment
  • Quality
  • Understanding
  • Integrity
  • People

Application Process

  • This job is contingent upon satisfactory completion of reference checks, education verification, pre-employment drug screening, and a criminal history check.

EOE – Equal Opportunity Employer

For Additional Information Visit: www.hamptonfarms.com

Roaster Operator Assistant (2nd shift)

This position is based at our Hampton Farms location in Severn, NC.

The Company

Hampton Farms is the leading In-Shell Peanut Company in the US. We are also a leading producer of other types of nuts and nut butters for the retail and commercial markets. You can find our product in most grocery stores and major league baseball stadiums. We distribute under the Hampton Farms brand and are also a leading private label manufacturer.

Pay range: $15.25 – $16.25 per hour

Job Purpose

The Roaster Operator of Hampton Farms is involved in the manufacture of food products intended for the consumer. The operation and operator provide a critical step in Hampton Farms food quality and safety for producing our peanut product. Being a producer of peanuts and peanut products, the roaster operator is aware of the risk involved with regard to proper temperature, speeds, roasting color and other aspects of the facility.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Verify with supervisor correct peanuts are being used, and Roaster log paperwork matches the Roasting Peanuts reports
  • Inspect machines and calibrates as required to ensure consistent operation
  • Ensure that machine is started and stopped to minimize maintenance and downtime
  • Initiate daily start-up procedures per company policies
  • Communicate with production line operators to maintain constant flow and correct peanuts
  • Maintain the correct temperature of the roaster, record the average temperature of the peanuts, belt speed, and bed depth to achieve the correct roast and color required for each customer
  • Record temperature readings each hour on Roasting log.
  • Turn in paperwork into Quality Assurance Department
  • Run a color check every hour on the roasted peanuts to ensure color meets customer requirements
  • Work with Quality Assurance Technician throughout shift to ensure CCP’s are within spec
  • Ensure the right peanuts for the production schedule are selected and roasted in spec.
  • Perform scheduled cleaning of roaster and roasting area
  • Maintaining constant vigilance for possibility of fire, through monitoring of all roasting operations
  • Perform weekly fire drills
  • Assist in control of fire as required and notification of proper authorities, as approved by management personnel
  • Help fellow employees in other work areas as needed
  • Do any other assignments ask of you by your Lead or Supervisor
  • Able to learn how to work with high and low PH chemicals such as alpet, proclean degreaser, Alkaline cleaner, and Steam cleaners for cleaning every other weekend

Education and/or Experience

  • High School diploma or equivalent (GED)
  • Experience with food manufacturing Principles and implementation.
  • 1-3 years’ production manufacturing experience.
  • Must be able to work well both independently and collaboratively.
  • Team Player

Physical Demand

  • Climbing: ladders, stairs, etc. –using feet and legs or hands and arms 1/3 of the time & continuous Standing
  • Lifting: Intermediate lifting up to 55 lbs for up to half your shift (up to 4 hours)
  • Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist
  • Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending legs and spine
  • Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction
  • Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning, or otherwise working with hand or hands
  • Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds by ears
  • Depth Perception: Three dimensional vision. Ability to judge distances
  • Color Vision: Ability to identify and distinguish colors

Work Environment

  • Combination of manufacturing environment along with duties that will require employee to work in a production/plant environment where physical hazards such as industrial equipment and forklifts may be present
  • Having to work with high & low PH chemicals such as alpet, proclean degreaser, Alkaline cleaner, and Steam cleaners on a regular basis.

Competencies

  • Analytical
  • Continuous Learning
  • Job Knowledge
  • Use of Technology
  • Problem Solving
  • Project Management
  • Adaptability
  • Dependability
  • Quality
  • Communications
  • Reasoning Ability
  • Exceptional Interpersonal skills
  • Team player
  • Treats everyone with respect and dignity

Benefits

  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability
  • Vision
  • Dental
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Employee Assistance (EAP)
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Tuition Assistance (TAP)
  • Teladoc
  • 401K Match
  • Paid Vacation and Personal Days
  • Paid Holidays
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Military Leave
  • School Leave
  • Jury Duty Leave

Core Values “Equip”

  • Environment
  • Quality
  • Understanding
  • Integrity
  • People

Application Process

  • This job is contingent upon satisfactory completion of reference checks, education verification, pre-employment drug screening, and a criminal history check.

EOE – Equal Opportunity Employer

For Additional Information Visit: www.hamptonfarms.com

Packaging Machine Operator (9PM – 5AM)

This position is based at our Portales Processing location in Portales, NM.

Purpose:

The Packaging Machine Operator of Hampton Farms is involved in the manufacture of food products intended for the consumer. The Packaging Machine Operator provides a critical position in Hampton farms food quality and safety for producing our peanut product. Being a producer of peanuts and peanut products, the Packaging Machine Operator is aware of risks involved with regards to maintaining Hampton Farms quality standards, proper packaging, proper labeling, and all documentation is correct and accurate. The Packaging Machine Operator is trained in various areas pertaining to the job required. The Packaging Machine Operator must maintain a clean and sanitary environment and must be familiar with the activity on the production floor to react if a crisis arises.

Pay rate: $12.50 per hour

Essential Duties and Description: include the following though other duties may be assigned:

  • Work in conjunction with all Hampton Farms team members supporting all areas of the facility.
  • Partnering with other Hampton Farms team members in being committed to delivering the best possible experience to our customers and employees in support of our mission, vision and values.
  • Small Pack lines (Hayssen 1, Hayssen 2, Viking and Hayssen Raw); verify the correct product being packaged; correct film being used, labeled with best by date and Julian Lot# and sealed properly. Make sure the correct boxes and tape color are being used. Each box has the proper label on it. Each pallet produced is labeled correctly, pallet tags.
  • Bulk line; verify the correct product being packaged; correct boxes and tape color are being used. Monitor box printer to ensure correct dates/Julian Lot #’s are being put on the boxes. Ensure each pallet produced is labeled correctly, pallet tags.
  • Transferring peanuts into packaging tanks, ensure the correct product (salted, roasted, flavored or raw) is going into that tank.
  • Communication with Production Manager if a problem arises.
  • Make sure all machines are properly started and stopped to minimize maintenance and down time.
  • Record daily production on Production Report.
  • Work in conjunction with Quality Department to assure that bags are being sealed correctly, code dates and weights are correct.
  • Knowledge of packaging weights and how to obtain using tabletop scale.
  • Knowledge of setting up bag printer and box printer, verify information is correct.
  • When using labels on boxes, ensure labels are correct before applying them to the box.
  • Knowledge of former sizes, what former goes with what machine/film. When work is completed, return former to correct location.
  • Knowledge of film and sizes, what film goes with what product. When work is completed, return film rolls to proper location in warehouse.
  • Make sure all trash is removed daily and at the end of the shift.
  • Clean peanut spills immediately when occurs.
  • Verify with Production Schedule with pack size, product and amount that will be in each box. Ensure that the amount of bags are correct going into each box.
  • Position requires standing for up to eight hours or more and lifting and stacking of boxes that weigh up to 30 pounds. Bulk Line will require employee who could lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Be able to work in extreme environmental changes such as weather.
  • Knowledge of sanitation procedures including Raw Clean-up and Flavor Clean-up.
  • Forklift experience on an as needed basis. If forklift certified, will operate, and maintain preventively production vehicles and equipment, including daily forklift checklist. Will be Hampton Farms licensed forklift operator if applicable.
  • License Forklift Operators will obtain corrugated materials, and pallets from warehouse location.
  • Motivate staff to make an effective and efficient team.

Skills and Competencies:

  • Based on job performance, has required skills and knowledge to complete the responsibilities of his/her role.
  • Demonstrates a good understanding of workplace policies and rules, customer’s requests and production/business needs.
  • Understands the origin and purpose behind company policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Acts in accordance with the company’s mission, vision, and values.
  • Must possess good communication skills, written and oral.
  • Participates in GMP Training, annual or as assigned.
  • Understands HACCP Standards and SQF requirements.

Measures for Success:

  • 100 % correct orders, orders fulfilled accurately and timely.
  • Maintaining quality service by following organization standards.
  • Weekly poundage goals achieved based on customer orders.
  • Daily production goals achieved based on customer specs and orders.
  • Work with team members maintaining daily sanitation by cleaning work area at end of shift.

General Expected Behaviors

Problem Solving:

  • Solution Oriented, working until a problem is solved or outcome achieved.
  • Reacts to challenges by locating or providing solutions.
  • Responsible for identifying all requirements of a tasks, evaluates opportunities or strengths than takes the appropriate action as required.
  • Makes timely, well-considered decisions based on current data available and is flexible with scheduled work hours/shifts.

Safety:

  • Actively follows all company policies and procedures.
  • Engages other employees in setting high safety awareness standards.
  • Include safety emphasis in all employee meetings.
  • Wears proper PPE at all times.
  • ANYONE who is aware of a food safety/quality issue is to stop production immediately and inform Quality Assurance and their Manager or Supervisor of the food safety/quality issue(s) to determine whether or not product/materials should be placed on hold.

Work Ethic:

  • Dependable and punctual to ensure company and workplace goals.
  • Treats everyone with respect and dignity.
  • Responds to challenges with a sense of urgency, informing other team members as required and acting accordingly.
  • Actively assesses information and identifies underlying issues as required to ensure a friendly workplace.
  • Plans and aligns appropriate resource to accomplish company goals.

Communication:

  • Good written and verbal skills and able to communicate in a clear and understanding manner.
  • Identifies barriers to communication and strategies to eliminate barriers.
  • Applies good questioning and listening skills to ensure their understanding of information being shared.
  • May coach and lead production employees in questioning, listening, and identifying barriers to communication.

Additional Sanitation Responsibilities:

  • Knowledge of Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Ensure all chemical containers are labeled and used in the correct way.
  • Ensure overall compliance and adherence to sanitation schedule and/or requirements.
  • Ensure that the monthly pre-op inspection/cleaning is completed properly, and equipment passes.

** If the Packaging Machine Operator is out, a trained responsible person shall be designated to run the Packaging Machines. Back-up operator will be designee, there are 3 employees per packaging line that are cross trained. **

Education and Experience:

Required:

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Must be willing to work overtime and weekends.
  • Ability to clearly present recommendations/ideas and to summarize issues.
  • Ability to appropriately handle and maintain confidential material.

Desired:

  • Experience in production operations in food manufacturing.
  • Must be able to work well both independently and collaboratively.

Skills/Competencies:

  • Second language (Spanish), a strong plus

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

None Required. Forklift certifications, helpful or as needed.

Job Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that are required and must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to ensure individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Degree of Physical Demands (Strength) usually associated with the essential functions of this job classification are as follows: Medium Work involves exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently or an amount greater than negligible and up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of these for Light Duty. Continuous standing in one location for long periods (2-3 hours before break).

Other demand levels for this job may include the following, infrequently:

Climbing: Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized. Described in terms of height, steepness, duration, and type of structure climbed.

Occasionally – Activity exists up to 1/3 of the time.

Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching or erratically moving surfaces; or maintaining body equilibrium when performing mobile dexterity duties. Described in terms of type or condition of surface and activities during which balance must be maintained. Occasionally – Activity exists up to 1/3 of the time.

Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist, requiring full use of the lower extremities and back muscles. Described in terms of duration. Occasionally – Activity exists up to 1/3 of the time.

Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending legs and spine. Described in terms of duration. Occasionally – Activity exists up to 1/3 of the time.

Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction. Frequently – Activity exists up to 1/3 to 2/3 of the time.

Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning, or otherwise working with hand or hands. Fingers are involved only to the extent that they are an extension of the hand, such as to turn a switch or shift. Frequently – Activity exists up to 1/3 to 2/3 of the time.

Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds by ear. Occasionally – Activity exists up to 1/3 of the time.

Depth Perception: Three-dimensional vision. Ability to judge distances and spatial relationships so as to see objects where and as they actually are. Frequently – Activity exists up to 1/3 to 2/3 of the time.

Color Vision: Ability to identify and distinguish colors. Occasionally – Activity exists up to 1/3 of the time.

Work Environment

  • Combination of manufacturing environment along with duties that will require employee to work in a production/plant environment where physical hazards such as industrial equipment and forklifts may be present.

Benefits

  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • 401K Matching
  • Paid Vacation and Personal Days
  • Paid Holidays
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Military Leave
  • Jury Duty Leave

EOE – Equal Opportunity Employer

For Additional Information Visit: www.hamptonfarms.com

Production Lead

This position is based at our Hampton Farms location in Springfield, MA.

The Company

Hampton Farms is the leading In-Shell Peanut Company in the US. We are also a leading producer of other types of nuts and nut butters for the retail and commercial markets. You can find our product in most grocery stores and major league baseball stadiums. We distribute under the Hampton Farms brand and are also a leading private label manufacturer.

Job Purpose

The purpose of the Processing Team Lead at Hampton Farms is the manufacture of food products intended for the consumer. This position is a critical part of Hampton Farms food quality, safety, and responsibility for producing our peanut product. The lead must be aware of the risks and responsibility involved regarding proper formula usage, correct product feed rates, peanut flow, container filling, sanitation, quality, machine operations and other aspects of the facility. This position reports to the Production Supervisor.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Verify with production supervisor & Quality Assurance that the correct peanuts and ingredients are being used and records being filled out properly.
  • Distribute shift paperwork to operators and ensure they understand paperwork, complete it and turn in to proper location/person.
  • Assist production supervisor in monitoring operators and personnel with attendance, breaks, behavior, and taking immediate action on safety when necessary
  • Communicate & carry out any work instructions to operators/employees from production supervisor on other team members when instructed/advised.
  • Able to fill any department position that falls below them, either for breaks or a full shift.
  • Able to train and help production supervisor assist the progress of new operators in all their job functions; this includes being able to explain skills in multiple ways including hands on training.
  • Monitor, instruct, and correct the first in first out stock rotation as necessary.
  • Able to learn how to work with high and low PH chemicals such as alpet and Alkaline cleaners for cleaning every other
  • This position will have full responsibility over an entire Production area
  • Maintain a clean and sanitary work area during the shift.
  • Help fellow employees in other areas when needed.
  • Perform any other work assigned or complete any other forms & reports assigned.

Education and/or Experience

  • High School diploma or equivalent (GED)
  • Experience with food manufacturing Principles and implementation.
  • At least 1 year experience in a manufacturing/production leadership role
  • Must be able to work well both independently and collaboratively.
  • Ability to clearly present recommendations/ideas and to summarize issues.
  • Ability to appropriately handle confidential material.
  • Ability to multitask.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Forklift License & Arial Lift License

Work Environment

  • Combination of manufacturing environment along with duties that will require employee to work in a production/plant environment where physical hazards such as industrial equipment and forklifts may be present.

Physical Demands

  • Continuous standing in one location for long periods (2-3 hours before break)
  • Lifting: Intermediate lifting up to 55 lbs for up to half your shift (up to 4 hours)
  • Climbing: ladders, stairs, etc. –using feet and legs or hands and arms 1/3 of the time
  • Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist
  • Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending legs and spine
  • Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction
  • Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning, or otherwise working with hand or hands

Competencies

  • Analytical
  • Continuous Learning
  • Job Knowledge
  • Use of Technology
  • Problem Solving
  • Project Management
  • Adaptability
  • Dependability
  • Quality
  • Communications
  • Reasoning Ability
  • Exceptional Interpersonal skills
  • Team player
  • Treats everyone with respect and dignity

Benefits

  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability
  • Vision
  • Dental
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Employee Assistance (EAP)
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Tuition Assistance (TAP)
  • Teladoc
  • 401K Match
  • Paid Vacation and Personal Days
  • Paid Holidays
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Military Leave
  • School Leave
  • Jury Duty Leave

Core Values “Equip”

  • Environment
  • Quality
  • Understanding
  • Integrity
  • People

Application Process

  • This job is contingent upon satisfactory completion of reference checks, education verification, pre-employment drug screening, and a criminal history check.

EOE – Equal Opportunity Employer

For Additional Information Visit: www.hamptonfarms.com

Forklift Operator

This position is based at our Hampton Farms location in Springfield, MA.

The Company

Hampton Farms is the leading In-Shell Peanut Company in the US. We are also a leading producer of other types of nuts and nut butters for the retail and commercial markets. You can find our product in most grocery stores and major league baseball stadiums. We distribute under the Hampton Farms brand and are also a leading private label manufacturer.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain safe operating conditions.
  • Perform pre-operational checklist items.
  • Follow the Employee Health and personal Hygiene Requirements
  • Picks orders according to the Pick Sheet, records and compares Lot Numbers and quantities, pack and wrap pallets.
  • Verify customer orders to ensure quantity, quality, proper labeling and safe packaging.
  • Loading and unloading trucks.
  • Receive products, including visual quality inspection, compare and match all information on Packing Slip. Reports any damages / discrepancies to Manager.
  • Break down pallets and put product away in designated area, rotating stock for freshness.
  • Manage product inventory, including lot number traceability.

General Qualifications

  • Forklift Experience:1-year minimum
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds
  • Willing to learn and grow, work in other departments or on projects if needed
  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude while working independently or as part of a small team

Competencies

  • Analytical
  • Continuous Learning
  • Job Knowledge
  • Use of Technology
  • Problem Solving
  • Project Management
  • Adaptability
  • Dependability
  • Quality
  • Communications
  • Reasoning Ability
  • Exceptional Interpersonal skills
  • Team player
  • Treats everyone with respect and dignity

Benefits

  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability
  • Vision
  • Dental
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Employee Assistance (EAP)
  • Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Teladoc
  • 401K Match
  • Paid Vacation and Personal Days
  • Paid Holidays
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Military Leave
  • Jury Duty Leave

Core Values “Equip”

  • Environment
  • Quality
  • Understanding
  • Integrity
  • People

Application Process

  • This job is contingent upon satisfactory completion of reference checks, education verification, pre-employment drug screening, and a criminal history check.

EOE – Equal Opportunity Employer

For Additional Information Visit: www.hamptonfarms.com

Roaster Operator Assistant (3rd shift)

This position is based at our Hampton Farms location in Severn, NC.

The Company

Hampton Farms is the leading In-Shell Peanut Company in the US. We are also a leading producer of other types of nuts and nut butters for the retail and commercial markets. You can find our product in most grocery stores and major league baseball stadiums. We distribute under the Hampton Farms brand and are also a leading private label manufacturer.

Pay Range: $15.50 – $16.50 per hour

Job Purpose

The Roaster Operator of Hampton Farms is involved in the manufacture of food products intended for the consumer. The operation and operator provide a critical step in Hampton Farms food quality and safety for producing our peanut product. Being a producer of peanuts and peanut products, the roaster operator is aware of the risk involved with regard to proper temperature, speeds, roasting color and other aspects of the facility.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Verify with supervisor correct peanuts are being used, and Roaster log paperwork matches the Roasting Peanuts reports
  • Inspect machines and calibrates as required to ensure consistent operation
  • Ensure that machine is started and stopped to minimize maintenance and downtime
  • Initiate daily start-up procedures per company policies
  • Communicate with production line operators to maintain constant flow and correct peanuts
  • Maintain the correct temperature of the roaster, record the average temperature of the peanuts, belt speed, and bed depth to achieve the correct roast and color required for each customer
  • Record temperature readings each hour on Roasting log.
  • Turn in paperwork into Quality Assurance Department
  • Run a color check every hour on the roasted peanuts to ensure color meets customer requirements
  • Work with Quality Assurance Technician throughout shift to ensure CCP’s are within spec
  • Ensure the right peanuts for the production schedule are selected and roasted in spec.
  • Perform scheduled cleaning of roaster and roasting area
  • Maintaining constant vigilance for possibility of fire, through monitoring of all roasting operations
  • Perform weekly fire drills
  • Assist in control of fire as required and notification of proper authorities, as approved by management personnel
  • Help fellow employees in other work areas as needed
  • Do any other assignments ask of you by your Lead or Supervisor
  • Able to learn how to work with high and low PH chemicals such as alpet, proclean degreaser, Alkaline cleaner, and Steam cleaners for cleaning every other weekend

Education and/or Experience

  • High School diploma or equivalent (GED)
  • Experience with food manufacturing Principles and implementation.
  • 1-3 years’ production manufacturing experience.
  • Must be able to work well both independently and collaboratively.
  • Team Player

Physical Demand

  • Climbing: ladders, stairs, etc. –using feet and legs or hands and arms 1/3 of the time & continuous Standing
  • Lifting: Intermediate lifting up to 55 lbs for up to half your shift (up to 4 hours)
  • Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist
  • Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending legs and spine
  • Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction
  • Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning, or otherwise working with hand or hands
  • Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds by ears
  • Depth Perception: Three dimensional vision. Ability to judge distances
  • Color Vision: Ability to identify and distinguish colors

Work Environment

  • Combination of manufacturing environment along with duties that will require employee to work in a production/plant environment where physical hazards such as industrial equipment and forklifts may be present
  • Having to work with high & low PH chemicals such as alpet, proclean degreaser, Alkaline cleaner, and Steam cleaners on a regular basis.

Competencies

  • Analytical
  • Continuous Learning
  • Job Knowledge
  • Use of Technology
  • Problem Solving
  • Project Management
  • Adaptability
  • Dependability
  • Quality
  • Communications
  • Reasoning Ability
  • Exceptional Interpersonal skills
  • Team player
  • Treats everyone with respect and dignity

Benefits

  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability
  • Vision
  • Dental
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Employee Assistance (EAP)
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Tuition Assistance (TAP)
  • Teladoc
  • 401K Match
  • Paid Vacation and Personal Days
  • Paid Holidays
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Military Leave
  • School Leave
  • Jury Duty Leave

Core Values “Equip”

  • Environment
  • Quality
  • Understanding
  • Integrity
  • People

Application Process

  • This job is contingent upon satisfactory completion of reference checks, education verification, pre-employment drug screening, and a criminal history check.

EOE – Equal Opportunity Employer

For Additional Information Visit: www.hamptonfarms.com