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Production Assistant

Location: Firebaugh, CA, United States

Job Function: Operations

Req Number: 279

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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     
Primary Work to include working as a liaison between the Packaging, Planning and Warehouse Departments. Review Daily Process Orders for the Packaging Dept.  Monitor and verify the daily consumptions of raw materials and Packaging Materials into Packaging process orders.  Monitor Packaging’s Daily Finished goods receipts.  Monitor Planning’s Order Sequencing with Shipping’s Customer Confirmed Pick up appointments. Train as a backup to the Shipping Clerk who will arrange and coordinate all appointments for freight leaving the plant through designated Olam freight carriers and Customer arranged carriers, based on prearranged ship date’s which correspond with Customer’s delivery windows.  Using the SAP software, the Shipping Clerk record the deals of all shipments leaving the plant   
Position Responsibilities    
  •  Generate Process Orders and Paperwork for the Packaging staff
  •   Verify all completed Process Orders from Packaging
  • Coordinate the Packaging Priority list to ensure all Confirmed Shipping appointments are completed timely
  • Confirm all Material used to complete Customers PO during Packaging process
  • Plays a major role in Inventory control for both Finished Goods and Packaging Material through Daily adjustments and Paperwork accuracies
  • Confirm and return all Material not used during packaging process to WHS Inventory ‘4444 area’ & ‘PKLO process’
  • Communicate with Planning any shortages and request additional Material as needed
  • Must have a Strong working knowledge of the SAP software
  • Must have Strong Math, Communication, and Organizational skills
  • Generate Logistic information for reports as needed for Packaging, WHS leads and Management
  • Respond to Calls, voice mails and E-mails from inside and outside sources involving packaging needs and looking to schedule Pick-up appointment
  • Schedule appointment times for all inbound and outbound shipment and deliveries
  • Tender Loads to Carriers which Olam has Freight Responsibilities
  • Publish a daily Appointment log showing the daily expected shipments
  • Compile the loading packet used by the loaders
  • Greet and check in all Carriers to include arrival time, SO# and dispatch time
  • Create the Bill of Lading and Packaging slips for all Shipments
  • Generate Customs Documents for shipments leaving the country
  • Provide Carrier with all necessary Documents as the Carrier Dispatches
  • Seal Container and Trailers as part of Olam’s Food Safety Policies
  • Generate Inbound labels and receive into SAP
  • Publishes Daily Shipping Log to Corp Transportation groups and Plant Leadership
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Essential Functions:    
  • Data entry, Data Review, and Final Check off all Packaging Process Paperwork
  •  Work Safely
  • Have very strong Math, Computer and Organizational Skills
  •   Work closely with other production employees to assist in monitoring the accurate reporting of all production per the SAP barcode scanners.
  • Manage Accuracies of Production Orders
  • Maintain a High Standard of Quality
  • Organization of all Shipment to and from the plant
  • Data entry of all transactions in the SAP system
  • Creation and Filing of all Information showing movement of Finished goods and Receipt of Materials
  • Work Safely
  • Have very strong Math, Computer and Organizational Skills
  • Work closely with other logistic employees to assist in monitoring the accurate reporting of all product movement through SAP and the barcode scanners.
  • Manage Shipping requests
  • Maintain a High Standard of Quality
Position Requirements     
  • Ability to perform and comprehend verbal and written communication in English.
  • Ability to read and complete all required paperwork.
  • Ability to perform all required mathematical calculations.
  • Good Attendance/Safety/Work Record
  • Ability to work all shifts
  • Able to work overtime
  • Ability to take on additional responsibilities and duties
  • Bump Cap
  • Hair Net
  • Safety Glasses
  • Safety Vests
  • Long Sleeve Shirts
  • Steeled-toed and Slip resistant shoes
The pay for this role in the state of CA is $22.50/hr. and is based on the position responsibilities and geographic location.    
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 Inc. is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.