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General Laborer - Wet Prep (Seasonal)

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Location: Boardman, OR, United States

Job Function: Operations

Req Number: 361

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We are a leading food and agri-business, supplying food ingredients, feed, and fiber to over 19,800 customers who rangefrom 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 asCocoa, 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 were with, whatever were doing, we always make it real.
Reporting to the Wet Prep Lead, the wet prep general laborer will be responsible for completing all aspects of processing operations. The General Laborer should act proactively to ensure smooth and effective operations and report issues to leadership immediately.
The ideal candidate will have the ability to work independently, read and interpret safety instructions and procedure manuals. Ideal candidate must be willing to walk and stand up to 12 hours per day, occasionally push, pull, and lift up-to 20 pounds. Must be dependable, a team player and have good communication skills and wear PPE specific to position.
Position Responsibilities
  • Ensure all areas are kept clean and equipment is cleaned according to the schedule
  • Ensure foreign material and product that doesnt meet quality standards is removed from inspection lines.
  • Assist in dryer cleanups and daily cleanings
  • Frequently monitor machinery to ensure it is operating properly; if not running notify lead/supervisor.
  • Keep tools, hoses and other equipment hung up and stored properly when not in use
  • Assist maintenance personnel as needed
  • Maintain a clean and sanitary appearance of self and facility
  • Follow all Standard Operating Procedures and Lock out/Tag out procedures
  • Report any unsafe acts, or issues to management immediately
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Position Requirements
  • High School Diploma or equivalency preferred
  • 1-3 months experience in a food manufacturing facility preferred
  • Frequently stand, and walk up to 12 hours per daily
  • Occasionally lift, carry, push, pull up to 20 pounds
  • Knowledge of quality standards and sanitation procedures
  • Time management
  • Critical thinking
  • Good manufacturing procedures
  • Ability to follow instructions verbally and in writing
  • Ability to work independently
  • Communicate orally and in writing
  • Ability to read and interpret safety, and operating instructions
Work Environment
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts, onion fumes or airborne particles, wet conditions, occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; moderate cold; moderate heat. The noise level in the work environment is moderate to loud.
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.
At ofi, we celebrate our diversity. Olam Americas Inc. is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.