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JBS USA OPERATOR in Olympia, Washington

Job Title: General Production 3 Department: Production

Reports to: Production Supervisor Classification: 3


Associate must have the ability to make precise adjustments, basic troubleshooting skills, and modify and or create programs based on equipment, product and customer needs. Additionally, these roles are the last quality checkpoint before the product reaches both the internal and external customer. The ability to understand and communicate information is essential. Must be able to perform all job functions safely in accordance with food safety, GMP’s and quality standards.


· Prepare work area for pre- and post-operational activities.

· Load, unload, and transfer product to and from equipment and or conveyors.

· Monitor production lines, identify issues, supply and replenish packaging materials as necessary.

· Sort, weigh, wrap, label, verify or measure product to meet product specifications.

· Inspect and remove defective product and or packaging materials from the process.

· Arrive to your work station prepared to perform tasks at a scheduled time, and staying until work is complete, or until supervisor and/or manager indicate work is done. Overtime may be necessary and is required when scheduled.

· Maintain a clean and organized work area.

· Set up, tear down of equipment, selection of pre-determined settings and use of proper lifting, bending, reaching techniques.

· Perform other duties as assigned. Identify any safety concerns and or hazards and report them.

· Perform safety checklist and ability to operate pallet jack/riders/forklift equipment.

· Perform Lock Out/Tag Out procedures.

· Modify and or create program settings to meet production standards.

· Provide machine adjustments and troubleshooting when required.


§ Must be proficient in General Production 2

§ Must be 18 years of age or older

§ High school diploma/GED preferred

§ 2+ years’ production industry experience preferred

§ Must be able to understand and comply with company, plant, and safety rules/policies

§ Basic understanding of production and procedures

§ Ability to use knives, saws, and a variety of machinery

§ Ability to use both arms and hands to lift, load, cut and package product.

§ Ability to work at a production conveyor line

§ Pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check



Very active position, requiring standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, and climbing.


Must be able to hear average or normal conversation and receive ordinary information. Depending on work assignment must be able to work in a noisy work environment.


Must be able to frequently and regularly use wrists, hands, and or fingers.


Acute closed vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


Must be able to frequently lift light to heavy objects throughout the day. Must be able to exerts up to 60 lbs. of force occasionally. Ability to stand 8-12 hours per day on a cold, wet concrete floor.


Must be able to work for long hours in a no-kill food processing environment, where it is wet, damp, and cold. Temperatures are frequently below freezing, and employees are expected to remain in these conditions for most of their work days.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The list of essential functions, other duties, mental visual ability, and physical demands, requirements and licenses is not meant to be exhaustive. Management reserves the right to revise job descriptions and to require other tasks be performed when the circumstances of the job changes.

Empire is an equal Opportunity Employer