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Beech-Nut Nutrition Machine Operations Specialist - Amsterdam, NY in Amsterdam, New York

About Beech-Nut Nutrition Company…

We are one of America’s leading companies providing nutritious, wholesome foods for babies using real ingredients, gently cooked, with non-GMO verified, Natural or organic ingredients in almost all our products.

Our work is organized around our mission toDelight Consumers by Conserving the Goodness of Nature.We care deeply about others, the planet, and are empowered to make a difference. We expect, reward and celebrate strong performance.

Our Values…

Our ambition to grow is underpinned by our five core values: change, entrepreneurship, speed, empowerment, and family. Our values help us navigate the ever-changing environment in which we operate and ensure we innovate to meet customer needs.

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If this sounds like a place you want to invest your time, keep reading!

About the Role…

As an Operations Specialist you will be responsible for operating and cleaning various types of high-speed batching, filling and packaging equipment in a food manufacturing environment. Production areas include making, filler, packaging, sanitation, and cereal. Position requires individuals who are focused on supporting the business operational goals of safety, quality, cost (waste, efficiency, defects), and service. Position is located at the Amsterdam, New York LEED® certified production facility.

What You’ll Do…

  • Support the achievement of company objectives, goals, strategies and measurements.

  • Support manufacturing Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) which include safety, quality, cost (waste, efficiency, defects), and service.

  • Complete production, quality, and operational records per company and regulatory agency standards.

  • Support production activities in keeping with effective operations.

  • Consult with plant personnel relative to modification of machines and equipment in order to improve production and quality of products.

  • Develop relationships with team members built on a mutual trust and respect.

  • Support and participate in developing and implementing operating methods and procedures designed to eliminate operating problems and improve product quality.

  • Ensure plant sanitation and safety levels meet or exceed Beech-Nut and regulatory standards.

  • Ensure compliance to all PPE and GMP standards.

  • Develop systems to ensure Beech-Nut operating standards are followed.

  • Participate in local, state, and federal regulatory agency inspections.

  • Use lean tools (5S, VSM, OEE, etc.).

About the Work Environment…

Employee will be required to work in a manufacturing environment that requires hairnet, beard cover, safety glasses, hearing protection and company provided uniform. Restrictions include wearing of jewelry, nail polish and acrylic nails. Other personal protection equipment may be required for certain tasks. Manufacturing floor is not climate controlled, so it is generally warm in the summer and cool in the winter.

Who You Are…

  • You have excellent collaborative management skills.

  • You have excellent listening, communication and interpersonal skills.

  • You have exceptional problem-solving skills.

  • You have proven influencing, negotiating and conflict management skills.

  • You have the ability to manage a dynamic environment with a high degree of complexity.

  • You have a general business acumen.

  • You have strong attention to detail and results orientation.

  • You have a proactive approach to issue/opportunity identification and resolution.

  • You have strong written and verbal communication skills.

What You’ll Need…

  • High school diploma or GED required, however, Associates degree preferred.

  • Flexibility in availability for scheduled shift is required (ex. 1st, 2nd, 3rd, weekend work).

  • Basic computer skills

  • Experience in manufacturing with responsibility for production processing, packaging, and maintenance preferred

  • Experience using ERP systems (ex. SAP, Oracle), preferred

  • Lean Certification, preferred

Disclaimer…

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification.They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.

We Also Offer…

Here at Beech-Nut we are devoted to creating a culture where our team members are professionally challenged and cared for personally. As a member of the Beech-Nut team, you will have access to competitive compensation, health benefits and various on-site amenities as well as opportunities for professional development and training. We are proud to offer our associates the following:

Benefits

  • Medical, dental, vision & prescription coverage for you and your dependents

  • 401k

  • Paid vacation and floating holiday/sick time

  • Paid holidays

  • Baby food program until your child’s 2nd birthday

  • Perfect attendance incentive program

  • Company-provided uniforms and safety shoes

Amenities

  • On-site fitness center

  • On-site café catered by Mazzone Hospitality and PRIME Business Dining

  • Community garden

Professional Development

  • Robust on-the-job training programs

What it is like to live in upstate New York…

We are about 30 minutes northwest of Albany, the NY state capital, and 40 minutes southwest of Saratoga Springs. We are near major cultural events, outside recreation and places to have fun throughout the year. From watching the New York City Ballet or listening to Brad Paisley, Cardi B, Dave Matthews Band, Goo Goo Dolls, Willie Nelson, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Santana, or Tedeschi Trucks Band at Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC), boating on beautiful Lake George, hiking the famous trails of the Adirondacks, or skiing at Lake Placid, you will find there is plenty to keep you, and/or, your family busy. And, if you are looking for the occasional big city attraction, it is a short drive to Boston, Montreal, and New York City.

As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer, Beech-Nut Nutrition Company will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, and veteran or disability status.

To all agencies: All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at Beech-Nut via-email, the internet or in any form and/or method will be deemed the sole property of Beech-Nut, unless such search firms/employment agencies were engaged by Beech-Nut for this position and a valid agreement is in place. In the event a candidate who was submitted outside of the Beech-Nut Nutrition agency engagement process is hired, no fee or payment of any kind will be paid.

This is a third shift position. Hours range from 9:30 pm - 6:30 am. Candidates should be flexible with their schedules and working overtime as needed. EOE Minorities / Females / Protected Veterans / Disabled

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