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Production Associate

Location: Phoenix, AZ, United States

Job Function: Operations

Req Number: 226

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ofi - make it realJob Description

Job Title: Production Associate

Location: Phoenix, AZ

Department: Production



We are a global leader in food & beverage ingredients. Pioneers at heart, we operate at the forefront of consumer trends to provide food & beverage manufacturers with products and ingredients that will delight their consumers. Making a positive impact on people and planet is all part of the delight. With a deep-rooted presence in the countries where our ingredients are grown, we are closer to farmers, enabling better quality, and more reliable, traceable and transparent supply. Supplying products and ingredients at scale is just the start. We add value through our unique, complementary portfolio of natural, delicious and nutritious products. With our fresh thinking, we help our customers unleash the sensory and functional attributes of cocoa, coffee, dairy, nuts and spices so they can create naturally good food & beverage products that meet consumer expectations. And whoever we’re with, whatever we’re doing, we always make it real.


Position Summary


Reporting to Production Manager, as a Production Associate, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the smooth and efficient operation of our production processes.  You will be responsible for carrying out various tasks related to manufacturing, assembling, and packaging our products.  Your attention to detail, ability to follow instructions, and commitment to maintaining quality standards will contribute to the overall success of our production team.


Position Responsibilities


         Safety and Compliance: Adhere to safety protocols and guidelines to maintain a safe working environment.  Comply with all federal, state and company policies, procedures, and regulations related to occupational safety. 

         Quality Control: Conduct regular checks to ensure products meet specified standards and requirements.  Identify any defects, inconsistencies, or non-conformities and report them to the appropriate personnel.  Assist in troubleshooting and resolving production-related quality issues.

         Work documentation: Accurately complete production logs, work orders, and other required documentation to track production progress and maintain production records.  Enter data into computer systems or databases as needed.

         Team Collaboration:  Collaborate with team members and other departments to ensure smooth production flow and resolve any production-related issues. 

         Communication:  Communicate effectively and contribute to a positive and collaborative work environment.

         Assembly and Production: Perform assembly tasks according to established production guidelines and specifications.  This may include operating machinery, using hand tools, or following manual assembly processes to build or fabricate components or finished products.

         Cleanliness and Organization:  Maintain a clean and organized work area, ensuring that materials and equipment are properly stored, and waste is disposed appropriately.

         Perform other duties as assigned.


Position Requirements


         High school diploma or equivalent.

         Previous experience in a manufacturing or production environment is preferred but not mandatory.

         Physical stamina to perform manual labor, including lifting heavy objects, standing for extended periods, and working in various environmental conditions.

         Knowledge of cleaning techniques, sanitation practices, and the use of cleaning chemicals and equipment.

         Strong attention to detail and ability to follow instructions accurately.

         Compliance with health and hygiene standards, including wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) when required.

         Basic math skills and the ability to perform simple calculations.

         Excellent teamwork and communication.

         Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet production targets.

         Knowledge of safety protocols and the ability to prioritize workplace safety.

         Familiarity with basic computer operations and data entry.


Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.


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. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us for support at: [email protected]


At ofi, we celebrate our diversity. Olam Americas LLC is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.


Approved By: Production Manager