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Machine Operator

at Pacific Seafood Group

Posted: 9/19/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 6af5f468-5b58-488f-8113-8ebb71815c25

Job Description

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Duties include but not limited to:

  • Be a role model in projecting and applying The Pacific Group Diamond Philosophy (Productivity, Quality, Excellence and Teamwork) and promote teamwork at all times.
  • Operate equipment to optimum efficiencies to meet quality, cost and operational requirements of daily schedules
  • Coordinate, schedule and track all product and packaging going to and from packing line.
  • Participate in the training of packing crew ensuring performance meets standards at line flow speeds.
  • Must be able to interpret and follow Process Specifications to ensure the product and packaging meets Pacific Seafood quality standards and customer specifications.
  • Communicate with the QA tech, maintenance technicians, supervisors, and safety to ensure product quality, timely production, timely and accurate production reporting.
  • Monitor actual production against schedule; communicate/coordinate required volumes with production supervisor.
  • Complete sanitation of line and equipment as needed/directed.
  • Improve production efficiencies through training, equipment recommendations and communication with supervisor.
  • Notify management of any production, safety, quality with equipment, operation or facility.
  • Oversee Production team while reworking product that does not meet product specification.
  • Follow production policies and procedures, including employee handbook, GMP’s, Food Safety, HACCP, and any other designated company procedures.
  • Follow all company workplace safety policies and procedures as per OSHA regulations. (i.e. Food Defense Plan, SOP, PPE’s (Personal Protective Equipment)).
  • Knowledge of company and customer specifications, ranges, targets to meet quality standards.
  • Diligently practice Good Housekeeping to help minimize on-the-job injuries.
  • Properly complete equipment inspection check list and return to the shift Supervisor at the end of each shift.
  • Follow GMP’s and keep a clean, safe and sanitary work place. Immediately report any situation that may cause the product to be contaminated.
  • Comply with plant security by following establishes controls; report any suspicious activities to your Supervisor immediately.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.

The requirements listed below are representative of the qualifications necessary to successfully perform the job.

A. Education and Experience


  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Demonstrated comfort in working with and around heavy machinery.


  • Experience in operating equipment such as a Vac Machine or Band Saw.
  • Previous production or seafood processing experience.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Other Requirements

  • Successfully earn company-provided Lockout/Tag-out (LOTO) certification within 6 months of employment.

 Other Knowledge, Skills or Abilities Required

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals
  • Basic computer knowledge skills in MS Office Suite, primarily Word and Excel

 Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a team member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the team member is:

  • Standing. Particularly for sustained periods of time.
  • Walking. Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks.
  • Use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear.
  • Reaching. Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
  • Grasping. Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
  • Talking. Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
  • Hearing. Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discriminations in sound.
  • Regularly required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 100 pounds
  • Occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
  • Close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

 Working Conditions

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a team member encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this Job, the team member is exposed to:

  • Wet and/or humid or cold conditions.
  • Work around heavy equipment.
  • The noise level is usually loud.

Pacific Seafood University Required Training

  • First Ninety Days (Welcome to the Team, Diamond Philosophy, The Key Principles, and Star Method of Feedback and EAP)
  • Safe Lifting
  • Slips, Trips, Falls
  • Safety Orientation
  • Preventative Stretching
  • Return to Work (Injured worker’s responsibilities)