Production Utility 1
Hostess Brands, LLC

Emporia, Kansas


Join the Hostess Brands Team and help us inspire moments of JOY for our customers, consumers, stakeholders, and each other!

Job Description

Job Overview

As a part of the Production Team, you are responsible for several bakery manufacturing activities. As a utility 1 worker, you must be able to work in a fast-paced manufacturing environment, be able to communicate and work effectively in a team structure and be flexible in work assignments within the utility category. The assignments are as follows: Pan Setter, Feeder, Packer/Carton, Packer/Cases, Shipping Stacker, Handler, Sanitor, Receiver, Palletizer. You must be able to follow both written and verbal instructions, safely and accurately complete assigned duties and maintain GMP standards. You will be a part of the Food Defense Team.

Essential Functions

  • Works as a helper on one (1) production line in various roles. (i.e., Helper, Indexer, Feeder, Packer, Catcher, etc.)
  • Will perform various assigned manual labor tasks to: grasp, lift, move, place, and stack items relating to the production processes assigned.
  • Feed, catch and monitors continuous on one (1) production line.
  • Visually inspects product for quality and quantity.
  • Support quality control programs to ensure production procedures follow best practices of food safety and quality standards.
  • Reports all equipment issues to the supervisor or manager as soon as possible.
  • Understands and complies with all safety procedures that apply to daily operations.
  • Work safely; follow proper lock out/tag out procedure where applicable.
  • Maintains a safe and clean environment by adhering to safety policy and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) procedures.
  • May assist with cleaning and sanitation of equipment and environment pre- and post-production.
  • Maintains excellent customer service and positive attitude towards guests, customers, clients, coworkers, etc.
  • Adheres to safety policies and procedures including proper food safety and sanitation.
  • May perform other duties not listed.

Tools and Equipment. All tools and equipment which are required to be used by the employees shall be supplied and kept in repair by the Employer at no cost to the employee. These items must be kept on the premises.

Minimum Requirements
  • Ability to work night shift.

Education
  • High school diploma or equivalent (GED) preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Previous safety training preferred.
  • Prior food industry experience a plus.
  • Familiarity with bakery equipment preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills.

Work Environment

This job operates in a manufacturing environment. The noise level in the work environment and manufacturing sites can be loud.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. May push and pull trash carts weighing up to 500lb, dough carts weighing up to 800lb, portable equipment and catch pans weighing up to 500lb. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. May require use of equipment requiring certification before use. Please see current job safety analysis.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position.

Hostess Brands, LLC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We consider candidates regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, and encourage minorities, females, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. Upon request, Hostess Brands, LLC will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified applicant.

About Us: Hostess Brands is a leading sweet snacks company that makes, markets, and distributes our delicious treats throughout North America.
Our approximately 2,600 employees put their hearts in everything they do, inspiring moments of joy by baking new and classic snacks including Hostess® Donettes®, Twinkies®, CupCakes, Ding Dongs® and Zingers®, as well as a variety of Voortman® cookies and wafers.



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