Kitchen Operator

Van Buren, Indiana
Warehousing & Distribution (Transportation and Material Moving Occupations)
Job Type
Working Hours
Various Shifts Available
US$ 18.00 per hour
Ref. Number
Potosky, Kate, Spherion
260- 496-9900
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Job Description


The purpose of the Kitchen Operator is to produce product within their area of assigned responsibility according to all Quality and Safety Policies and Procedures.


The responsibilities of the Machine Operator include, but are not limited to, the following:

- Maintaining, troubleshooting, repairing, and operating applicable popcorn popping / mixing / flavoring equipment such as gearboxes, photoeyes, pumps, mixers, conveyors, poppers, sifters, and coaters and cooling tumblers.

- Performing required Quality Checks in a timely manner to ensure product meets all safety and quality standards.

- Monitoring inventory and communicating with Team Leader, Purchasers and Vendors to order raw materials.

- Following all company policies and procedures including safety, environmental and housekeeping requirements.

- Following the direction of the Team Leader as determined.

- Working in a team environment with integrity and commitment to the established processes and procedures and treat everyone with respect.

Working hours: Various Shifts Available


The job duties of the Kitchen Operator include, but are not limited to, the following:

- Operates equipment as trained and required per the SOP's (Standard Operating Procedures)

- Operates equipment within a team environment with rotation on equipment as required

- Perform troubleshooting, maintenance and repair activities as required to fix or improve integrity and functionality of equipment

- Follow Quality Standards as indicated in Weavernet and perform all required quality checks

- Produce products to required specifications - Through required methods, track, monitor and improve efficiency, scrap rates and progress of safety and quality standards. - Perform Lockout Tagout whenever service, maintenance, or repair (SMR) will be performed

- Adhere to the policies and practices identified in the Associate Handbook, Weavernet, Quality system, etc.

- Monitor and adjust raw material inventory as trained and required per the SOP's (Standard Operating Procedures)

- Maintain respirator certification*

-Unload and Receive Raw Materials


The Kitchen Operator has the authority to shut down the line, with of the Line Leader, if they see anything that could potentially cause a quality or safety issue.

High School

1-4 years


- Maintain respirator certification*

Education - minimum of a High School Diploma or equivalent

Experience - minimum of 1-3 years

The Machine Operator must be able to lift up to 50 lbs from shoulder to waist or floor to shoulder as frequently as once every 15 minutes over a distance of up to 40 feet; walk up and down steps at frequent intervals; stand on concrete floor for 12 hours.

Spherion Staffing, the franchise division of Randstad, is the locally owned company with the backing of an international and respected staffing leader. We have an excellent team of trained recruiters and On Premise managers. Spherion is known for service excellence in recruiting and filling roles in Manufacturing & Logistics, Call/Contact Centers, Non-Clinical Healthcare, and Direct Hire professional positions.

Spherion has helped thousands of people just like you find work happiness! Our experienced staff will listen carefully to your employment needs and then work diligently to match your skills and qualifications to the right job and company. Whether you're looking for temporary, temp-to-perm or direct hire opportunities, no one works harder for you than Spherion. EEO Employer: Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Citizenship, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Age, Disability, Ancestry, Veteran Status, Genetic Information, Service in the Uniformed Services or any other classification protected by law.

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