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

Quality Assurance Technician

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

Purpose:

The Quality Assurance Technician of Hampton Farms is involved in the manufacture of food products intended for the consumer. The quality assurance technician provides a critical position in Hampton Farms food quality and safety for producing our almond product. Being a producer of food products, the quality assurance technician is aware of risks involved with regard to maintaining Hampton Farms quality standards, proper packaging, proper labeling, all receiving, and shipments are properly inspected, and all documentation is correct and accurate. The quality assurance technician is trained in various areas pertaining to the job required.

Pay Range: $16.00 – $18.00 per hour

Shift Types:

Day Shift

Essential Duties and Description:

  • Verify production schedule and have knowledge of what products are being produced/running at the beginning of each shift.
  • Responsible for documenting down time and inventory tracking forms to forward all paperwork into Quality Assurance team.
  • Must be able to complete work required documents: QA documents, metal detector sheets, almond dump report, x-ray sheets, and weight check sheets.
  • Must be able to collect samples for retains and for micro samples and be able to record and or document.
  • Send out samples for testing with proper and accurate paperwork.
  • Have a basic and general understanding of HACCP, SQF requirements, operating procedures, and Food Safety Sanitation.
  • Must be able to determine if a product needs to be placed on hold and document same at time of holding product and or if product needs to be reworked.
  • Maintain visual preliminary and post operational sanitation of weekly inspections of production to ensure food safety, or as needed.
  • Maintain correct labeling and nutritional requirements on all products by following Allergen Control Program.
  • Run hourly color check on all finished product and record by color and lot number.
  • Must have data entry skills to produce reports, build files, and label printing.
  • Assist QA Manager and Supervisor as needed.
  • Clean work area and prepare for next shift.
  • Follow all sanitation schedules including weekends and or clean break.

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.
  • Daily production goals achieved based on customer specs and orders.
  • Weekly poundage goals achieved based on customer orders
  • Work with team members maintaining daily sanitation by cleaning work area at end of shift.

Quality Assurance:

  • Knows and adheres to GMP policy and all Quality policies and procedures.
  • Assists in identifying and or reporting non-conforming product to aid in eliminating waste.
  • Communicates daily with Quality to ensure customer specifications are met.

General Expected Behaviors:

  • Problem Solving
  • Safety
  • Work Ethic
  • 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.

Education and Experience:

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • 1-3 year’s food manufacturing experience.
  • 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.
  • Experience in quality assurance in food manufacturing preferred.
  • Must be able to work well both independently and collaboratively.
  • Ability and willingness to travel frequently to visit other sister manufacturing locations as needed.

Skills/Competencies:

  • Proficient in standard Microsoft Office applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Word).
  • Second language (Spanish), a strong plus.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

None Required. HACCP certifications one year after placement/hire and SQF certifications, 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) associated with the essential functions of this job classification are as follows. Medium work exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for light work. 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 running on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces; or maintaining body equilibrium when performing gymnastic feats. 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
  • 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

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

Industrial Maintenance Technician (Nights)

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.

Job Purpose

This is a full-time experienced Maintenance Technician position that is responsible for troubleshooting, repairing, and installing photo eyes, motor starters, power supplies, limit switches, proximity sensors, pneumatic or automatic conveyors, rollers, lifts, and some robotics within a distribution center. Additionally, the technician will be working to troubleshoot, PM and upkeep automated loaders. Maintenance technicians are also responsible for troubleshooting and repairing AC/DC electrical systems, reading schematics, and using electrical testing equipment (Volt-Ohm meter, amp meter, oscilloscope). Our experienced Maintenance technicians contribute a unique skillset using preventative maintenance systems, work order tracking through a CMMS. Maintenance technicians have the skill and flexibility to work on any equipment within the facility and may need to operate Arc Welders, Mig Welders and Heliarc® (TIG) Welders for repair, and fabrication. The knowledge to use scissor lifts, Boom lifts and a man basket are preferred. This position will report to the Maintenance Manager.

We set industry standards in terms of pay and benefits. We also offer unbeatable benefits including health insurance, dental and vision, retirement saving benefits including a 401(k) with company contribution, vacation days, weekly pay and much more.

Before going any further, you should know that our Maintenance team is known for two critical areas of expertise:

  • Deep understanding of high-voltage wiring (480V 3-phase motors)
  • Multi-craft maintenance and repair (e.g., performing interrelated repairs on electrical

Are you comfortable, competent, and capable of high-voltage wiring and multi-craft repair? If you answered yes, our team would welcome your contributions to our daily operations. We asked our Maintenance technicians what we should tell you about your workday, and this is what they had to say:

  • Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • You will use your extensive knowledge to assist entry-level mechanics with difficult repairs.
  • You are willing to work under pressure to fix equipment
  • You will work urgently to get the equipment back up and running
  • You will be troubleshooting issues on a wide variety of equipment
  • You will conduct repair failures of production and facilities equipment
  • You will ensure maximum equipment efficiency, effectiveness, and reliability
  • Responding to maintenance calls is part of your job, and this can sometimes mean helping complete a repair that has already been started
  • You will inspect machines, develop repair lists and identify short-term and long-term repairs so that machines run correctly
  • You will work from task lists when diagnosing machines and taking corrective actions
  • Professional insight and knowledge of the operation of our equipment will enable you to understand problems and take action to resolve issues.

Do you have an electrical certification, maintenance manufacturing experience, technical school training, or welding experience?

If so, you are likely well-equipped to join the team. We have a robust training program that can benefit you if you have a proven base knowledge of industrial maintenance repair (especially regarding electrical repair multi-craft repairs). Although it’s not required, many managers prefer that candidates have at least two years’ training experience in mechanical/electrical repair in a manufacturing environment. Please be sure that you meet the following minimum requirements for this position:

Requirements

  • You are at least 18 years of age or older
  • You will be required to work on some weekends and holidays
  • Ability to lift 15 to 50 pounds with or without a reasonable accommodation
  • You are able to stand and walk for extended periods of time with or without a reasonable accommodation
  • You are able to climb, bend, reach, stoop, kneel, and stretch for extended periods with or without a reasonable accommodation

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Electrical certification preferred

Physical Demand

  • 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
  • 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

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

Technicians who are considering applying often ask us what characteristics our leadership looks for in this important position. This should give you an idea of what managers are seeking:

  • Customer Service: given our emphasis on mechanical aptitude, you might be surprised to see customer service listed here, but remember we interact with all levels of team members on the floor. It is important that you, and we as a team, treat all team members with the same level of service as we would our consumers.
  • Flexibility: you’ll be switching gears, shifting priorities, and balancing task lists with calls for maintenance repairs. Flexibility – and keeping your cool – will allow you to both focus and prioritize your work.
  • Self-Starter: you will often find yourself working unsupervised, so taking ownership of your quality and speed of work is essential when conducting preventative maintenance or addressing equipment failure.
  • Safety Focused: your attention to company policies and procedures regarding safety will minimize risks to yourself, your team, and the quality of our products. Safety is everyone’s job at Hampton Farms.

We hope you can imagine yourself on the team. Does this sound like you?

There will be tough days. When we experience downtime, we are working under pressure to fix equipment. We take it in stride because we believe, and our Maintenance technicians agree, that the rewards are worth it.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Compensation: This will of course be based on experience and what you can bring to the Maintenance Team and Hampton Farms as a whole. We do have a 3-Tier Technician rating and the pay ranges from entry level 1 Technicians to more experienced level 3 Technicians.

  • Maintenance Technician 1
  • Maintenance Technician 2
  • Maintenance Technician 3

We have three shifts 7am-3pm, 3pm-11pm, and 11pm-7am. There will also be a shift differential for the night shifts. (Currently hiring only for PM shifts)

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 (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

Summer Internships

The Company

With more than 2,000 active employees we are still continuing to grow as an organization. The Meherrin group of companies consists of many different companies. Meherrin covers the groups Severn Peanut and Hampton Farms along with 15 other companies. On our food side we operate at 12 different locations from Massachusetts to North Carolina to Texas and New Mexico, all the way to California. At these locations we supply a variety of nuts, peanut butter, almond butter, and much more. You can find our product in most grocery stores and major league baseball stadiums. Moving to our agricultural, chemical, and fertilizer side, we have more than 30 locations on the east coast ranging from Delaware to Central Florida. As a family-owned company, we value family-oriented resources and the case of our employees. We strive to grow more each day within the organization and in the fields.

Job Purpose

We are looking for summer interns who specialize in any of the following areas: finance, accounting, agronomy, human resources, marketing, information technology, sales, and manufacturing. These positions will work closely with our managers at a location near you. This position will be a paid internship.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Partner with business unit management to support the company’s mission, visions, and values.
  • Understands the overall concept of the company, including the brand, customer, product goals, and all other aspects of service.
  • May rotate through different jobs and responsibilities.
  • Accepts designated, business-focus projects to research, propose ideas and solutions, and present final project during the internship.
  • Engages with customers or clients and provides service and/or sales.
  • Provide suggestions to management for improving customer service and internal processes.
  • Learns and becomes proficient on internal software systems.
  • Perform other job-related duties as required.

Education and/or Experience

  • Currently pursuing 2-year, 4-year or advanced degree
  • Experience in consumer food product would be a plus
  • Experience in the agriculture industry would be a plus
  • Strong communication skills
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc)
  • Work well individually and on a team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Work Environment

  • Depending on role, the environment may consist of: sitting at office desk, agricultural field operations, or production facilities.

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

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.meherrinag.com OR www.hamptonfarms.com

Plant Manager

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, trail mixes, seeds and candies, for the retail and commercial markets. You can find our product in most grocery stores, convenience stores, and major league baseball stadiums.

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

Purpose

The Plant Manager effectively manages all production functions and personnel related to the operation of the Hampton Farms production facility. Primary responsibilities include production operations, personnel management, and quality assurance. Goals are achieved through partnerships with other plant staff members and being committed to delivering the best possible experience to our customers and employees in support of our mission, vision, and values.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Monitor and enforce all company policies giving direction to employees in the production and warehouse areas. Set all production goals. (Plant & Machine performance)
  • Verify with the production scheduler what products are running at the beginning of each shift.
  • Work in conjunction with Maintenance and capital projects
  • Communicate with the plant staff on issues related to the facility such as staffing, production goals, quality concerns, facility, and grounds maintenance.
  • Oversee & Maintain all Operational budgets (Capital budgets)
  • Handle personnel decisions from disciplinary actions (including reprimands), and time clock management.
  • Communicate with production scheduler & Shipping Supervisor to meet customer requirements and shipping dates. Constantly have an updated production schedule.
  • Build teamwork & set goals (work with Shift Supervisors)
  • Assist HR and Safety Manager with personnel needs.
  • Assist in Maintaining Training Program.
  • Assist with maintaining Master Sanitation Schedule, Chemical Control Program, Sanitation Training, and techniques. (with Quality Assurance Manager)
  • Verify with production that all products produced meets Federal, State, and customer quality standards. Monitor all specifications for raw materials and finished product.
  • GMP Training (New hire and Annual)
  • General knowledge of SOPs for all production areas and pieces of production equipment
  • SOPs for Production and understand the need for updated employee training, Allergen Control Program, and Chemical Control Programs
  • Sufficient knowledge of quality control and production specifications.
  • Sufficient knowledge of HACCP/Food Safety Plan standards and SQF requirements.
  • Current production schedules
  • Partner with General Manager as needed with goals/projects.

Required Education and/or Experience:

  • Preferably Food Experience (SQF or similar)
  • Manufacturing & Logistics Experience
  • Bachelor’s in business or equivalent
  • 10-20 years of experience preferred.
  • Technical skills in e-learning and mobile training.
  • Analytical and systematic thinker.
  • Energetic, driven, and accountable.
  • Team player, self-motivated, and exceptional communication skills
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Solution oriented: working until a problem is solved or outcome achieved finds alternative ways to complete a task.
  • Familiar working with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Reacts to challenges by providing solutions.
  • Takes responsibility to define all requirements of a task, weighing the pros and cons, and then taking the appropriate action as needed.
  • Makes timely, well-considered decisions based on current, accurate, and complete data.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks.

Work Environment

  • Combination of office environment along with duties that will require the incumbent work in a plant environment where physical hazards such as production 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 workflows 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.

Use of Technology – Demonstrates required skills; adapts to new technologies; troubleshoots technological problems; uses technology to increase productivity; keeps technical skills up to date.

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.

Project Management – Develops project plans; coordinates projects; communicates changes and progress; completes projects on time and budget; manages project team activities.

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
  • 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

Additional Information Visit: www.hamptonfarms.com