Substrate Operator Lead at Oxford PA

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 Position Summary:

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

Job Description

  • 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

Job Demands

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
  •   on Loader/Forklifts
  • 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

Work Environment

  • 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.

Cognitive Skills

  • Always required to think, evaluate, and make decisions
  • Always required to analyze, study, compare, and report
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