Sanitation Technician

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

Job description

Hampton Farms is the leading In-Shell Peanut Company in the United States. Additionally, we are a leading producer of other types of nuts, nut butters, and trail mix for the retail (Supermarket, Club Stores and Mass Merchandisers), food service, and commercial markets. Our products are found in grocery stores, convenience stores, and many baseball stadiums. We distribute under the Hampton Farms, AVA, Stone Creek brands and Private Label products. This position will report to theQuality Assurance Manager

Food Safety Responsibilities:

  • Duty to report food safety problems to personnel with authority to initiate action
  • Duty to report illness or bodily fluid contamination that could impact food safety
  • Duty to follow Good Manufacturing Practices

Regulatory Responsibilities:

  • Awareness in role to ensure we meet SQF and other regulatory requirements.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Work with other Sanitation Technicians during normal cleaning tasks and special projects
  • Maintain cleanliness of production equipment and production rooms
  • Receive department deliveries and properly document
  • Attend daily production meetings; offer input from a sanitation perspective
  • Work with other departments when needed and on the weekends
  • Perform daily sanitation chemical checks
  • Perform weekly sanitation supply inventory
  • Perform monthly chemical cabinet checks
  • Perform monthly safety kit checks
  • Perform any cleaning tasks per the master sanitation schedule
  • Perform any other tasks deemed necessary by department manager
  • Fill foot baths daily
  • Must be able to read and write as forms need to be filled out daily
  • Must be dependable
  • Knowledge of food safety and the ability to learn

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 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

Machine 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.

Job Responsibilities

  • Safely operate multiple machines in the Stone Creek production room
  • 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 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

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Ability to appropriately handle confidential material.
  • 1-3 year’s production manufacturing experience.
  • Experience with food manufacturing Principles and implementation.
  • Must be able to work well both independently and collaboratively.
  • Must be willing to work in production and manufacturing environments.

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
  • 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