Lead Machine Operator
Company: Standlee Premium Western Forage
Posted on: August 7, 2022
Oversees all aspects of the hay manufacturing process and
ensures that the press, bagger, cuber, pelletor, and/or robot
Machine meets daily production goals and quality standards. Duties
include; operating the press, cuber, bagger, pelletor or robot.
Monitoring the production process, supervising crew members, and
maintaining / repairing equipment used in the hay manufacturing
process. This position profile identifies the key responsibilities
and expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific
job tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Employees
are required to follow any other job-related instructions and
perform job-related duties as may be required by his/her
Key Performance Areas (Essential Functions of the Position)
Operates the machines at the main control panel and observes the
production process making necessary adjustments to control the rate
Monitors operation to identify equipment malfunctions or abnormal
Inspects hay throughout the manufacturing operation to identify
conditions that could affect product quality and ensures that end
product conforms to Standlee Premium Western Forage
Performs routine inspections and preventive maintenance on all
production equipment to identify unsafe conditions, defects or
Reports and regularly communicates to management, maintenance staff
and crew members; unsafe conditions, defective equipment or
equipment in need of repairs, equipment malfunctions or abnormal
Delegates work assignments to the press crew, sets expectations and
monitors delegated activities.
Maintains work areas and equipment in a clean orderly condition and
assists coworkers with cleanup and housekeeping activities.
Assists?crew members and those in other operations to successfully
perform job tasks and functions when necessary to meet production
goals and prevent down time.
All Standlee Hay Company employees are required to use considerable
judgment when performing and planning to perform his/her tasks.
They are also expected to adhere to company safety standards and
ensure all actions are consistent with our company's values,
mission and strategic business objectives.
Key Success Factors for Position
General knowledge of equipment and machinery used in manufacturing
or processing hay.
Must be able to identify basic mechanical components of production
equipment, carry out daily inspections and perform preventative
maintenance tasks such as lubricating, and cleaning.
The ability to maintain equipment, recognize defects, unsafe
conditions or needed repairs and resolve issues before they become
problematic impacting employee safety and production.
Must have thorough understanding of the production / manufacturing
process and the ability to identify equipment malfunctions and
abnormal operating conditions.
Must be able to observe production processes and equipment while
simultaneously operating a control panel and monitoring a computer
screen (PLC User Interface).
Working knowledge of hazards and safety precautions associated with
manufacturing equipment and Standlee Hay Company's production
Ability to exercise good judgment when carrying out duties and
maintain good working relationships with the public and fellow
The ability to work as directed, alone and unsupervised when
required or with others as part of a team.
Must be able to tactfully delegate work assignments, monitor work
activities and motivate crew members to perform well
Basic mathematical abilities and capable of remembering words,
numbers and other information.
Must be able to read, identify colors, symbols, understand and
apply information shown on process flow diagrams, computer screens
(PLC User Interface), and obtained from customer orders, operator
manuals and written job procedures.
Basic computer skills and ability to understand / correlate system
logic and computer applications with production operations.
Must be able to accurately complete checklists, production reports
and other paperwork as required.
Must be able to classify various types of alfalfa / hay and
identify questionable conditions or defects which could negatively
impact product quality.
Ability to work in a fast-paced work environment, manage multiple
tasks and priorities and easily adapt to changing situations.
Ability to meet attendance schedule with dependability and
Operation of equipment valued in excess of $5M
Employee must have good work habits. Must have prior experience or
on the job training. Must have minimum of high school diploma or
GED, college or vocational school preferred.
This job is regularly performed inside the plant and occasionally
outside in the surrounding grounds and facilities. Because of this,
Press Operators are frequently exposed to adverse weather
conditions including extreme heat and cold. Lighting varies based
on the season, weather and conditions in the plant. Employees
regularly work near moving mechanical parts, material handling
equipment and are exposed to ergonomic hazards, noise and dust.
Occasional travel to local Standlee locations (by vehicle).
Keywords: Standlee Premium Western Forage, Boise , Lead Machine Operator, Other , Eden, Idaho
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