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Seasonal Dryer Operator

Location: Boardman, OR, United States

Job Function: Operations

Req Number: 154

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We are a leading food and agri-business, supplying food ingredients, feed, and fiber to over 19,800 customers who range from multi-national, world famous brands to small family run businesses.

Each customer depends on us to provide goods and services that are safe, on-time and consistently in line with the required specification. They also rely on us to help them innovate and create new opportunities.

Established in 1989, and now listed on the Singapore Exchange, our team of 74,500 full-time, seasonal, and contract employees have built leadership positions in many of our businesses such as Cocoa, Coffee, Edible Nuts and Spices.

As well as growing crops in our own orchards and estates, and sourcing from around 4.8 million farmers globally, we operate over 160 processing facilities, and through our 14 innovation centers. We develop ingredients and find solutions for our customers. Our value chain spans over 60 countries. We also provide support services including risk management solutions and agri-logistics. 

ofi is a global leader offering naturally good food & beverage ingredients and solutions. At the forefront of consumer trends, we provide manufacturers and retailers with products and ingredients that will delight their consumers. Making a positive impact on people and planet is part of that delight. From plant to palate, we take care of the ingredients. We are closer to farmers, enabling better quality, and more reliable, traceable and transparent supply. We add value through our unique manufacturing footprint and natural, delicious and nutritious products. Our fresh ideas help our customers unleash the sensory and functional attributes of cocoa, coffee, dairy, nuts and spices to create naturally healthy and delicious food & beverage products. Whoever we’re with, whatever we’re doing, we always make it real.

Position Summary
Reporting to the Production Supervisor, the Seasonal Dryer Operator will be responsible for controlling the daily production flow to meet production quotas as communicated by management. The Seasonal Dryer Operator is expected to act in a proactive manner to ensure smooth and effective operations and report issues to management immediately.

The ideal candidate will have the ability to work independently, read and interpret safety, operating and maintenance instruction and procedure manuals. Ideal candidate must be willing to walk and stand up to 10 hours per day, frequently push, pull, and lift up-to 55 pounds. Must be dependable, a team player and have good communication skills and wear PPE specific to position.

Position Responsibilities
Operates the PLC control panel, checks the line and test runs the equipment for proper operation prior to start of shift.

  • Meets production quotas and fulfills work orders as assigned while producing high quality product
  • Maintains good product flow and dryer bed levels
  • Coordinates with the Processing Lead to ensure production rates are being met
  • Responsible for daily operations, documentation and reporting any failures to meet flow targets or quality specs/solids to management and maintain production records and recipes for all products.
  • Responsible for maintaining production records and recipes for all product
  • Perform preventative maintenance and report any equipment issues to the Supervisor and Maintenance department.
  • Operate dryer(s) to maximum efficiency, checking all zones to ensure proper drying, good quality and good product color while maintaining effective operations.
  • Adjust Dryers to address problems such as wet product, toasting, case hardening, and pink production.
  • Constantly checks the dryer and equipment for failures and malfunctions.
  • Ensure production process follows Good Manufacturing Procedures (GMP’s).
  • Ability to identify and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully.
  • Inspires and motivates others; effectively influences actions and opinions of others.
  • Constantly looks for ways to improve and promote quality.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

ofi provides equality of opportunity for all persons with respect to hiring without discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation. All employment will be decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.