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General Labor

Location: Gilroy, CA, United States

Job Function: Operations

Req Number: 465

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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
The General Laborer works in all Departments. General Laborer performs a wide range of duties such as removing drums from non-product areas, picking up spills, cleaning, assist with sanitation, assembling totes and boxes, dumping drums, palletizing product, and keeping the plant operating in an orderly and efficient manner.

Position Responsibilities
• Shoveling, sweeping and mopping floors, keeping areas clean
• Clean/wipe empty drums for input product which includes opening the drum
• Assembling totes for production
• Dumping drums of end process materials
• Cleaning/sanitizing and pick up product spills
• Washing with steam and variety of detergents
• Moving and dumping product
• Palletize drums and other full packages of product
• Scrape and brush product off various parts of machinery
• Manually loading empty and full fiber drums up to 300 pounds into trailers
• Manually sort large and small pallets
• Lift and stack empty fiber drums onto pallets
• Stretch wrap pallets above shoulders and below knees
• Manually stack pallets
• Restack pallets of bags and boxes 50 plus pounds
• Move office furniture
• Assist shipping drivers by lumping trucks being loaded
• Painting lines, posts and walls where needed
• Assist in prepping shipping orders by shifting containers on pallets, cleaning drums, applying seals, and cleaning lids
• Ensures the quality and condition of the containers and that the proper container is being used
• Cleans floor, walls, ledges, walkways, machinery, windows, etc.
• Maintains all plant and GMP sanitation standards
• Ensures that safe work habits are exercised
• Tasks vary in duration and arduousness based upon assignment, schedule and employer needs
• Other job duties as assigned

Position Requirements
• Lift empty containers above shoulder height.
• Roll containers up to 300 pounds.
• Lift up to 50 pounds.
• Work safely with heavy machinery.
• Walk and stand for minimum of 8 hours.
• Perform repetitive motion cleaning tasks.
• Frequently stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl around equipment.
• Daily attendance and punctuality is an essential function of this job.

The pay for this role in the state of CA is $18.00/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.

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