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The Substrate Operator Lead is the lead operator of all equipment used in filling, casing, and cleanout. It is critical that the Substrate Operator Lead work in partnership with other departments to ensure that the area they are responsible for meeting standards of quality, cleanliness, maintenance, and efficiency as set out by the Growing Farm Management team
The Substrate Operator Lead position provides on-the-line support for the Filling, Casing, and Cleanout team, providing inspection, direction, product delivery supervision, training, and support to the team.
Qualifications and Education Requirements:
6 to 12 months production/plant experience preferred but not required
Pallet Jack/Forklift/ Loader operator experience preferred but not required
Highly organized with excellent time management/priority setting skills, and knows how to make the right decisions
Ability to read English
Experience in a culturally diverse work environment
Perform all duties and responsibilities described in the job description
Ability to obtain Forklift and other applicable heavy equipment certifications (Company will provide)
Ability to work in different climates and weather situations
Ability to lift, up to 50lbs in weight
Good verbal and written communication skills with the proven ability to communicate one-on-one and in group settings
Focus on food quality and health and safety
Loader Team Lead Duties:
Loading/Casing/Cleanout Machine Pre operations checklists. Knowledge of machine and reporting when something is need of repair.
Pre-Operations Checklist Physical Demands
Always required to speak and comprehend English.
Always required to sit, stand, or walk
Always required to see with or without corrective lenses
Always required to utilize fine motor coordination in hands and arms
Occasionally required to lift up to 25 pounds, occasionally required to lift up to 50 pounds
Occasionally required to balance, stoop, or crouch
Regularly required to climb stairs
Stay in Communication with Management about needs or issues with equipment, the team, or substrates.
Minor Preventive maintenance of machines (primarily greasing of applicable parts)
Proactively adjusting press and levels based on compost and defined standards from Management.
Moving various equipment by power jacks around interior of the farm
The work environment for this position will require individual to work inside and work outside in heat/cold, wet/humid, and dry/arid conditions. If outside, at times may have exposure to weather conditions.
Will also be required to frequently use personal protective equipment to prevent exposure to hazardous materials.
May also be required to work extra hours and weekends especially around the holidays.
Always required to think, evaluate, and make decisions
Always required to analyze, study, compare, and report