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American Licorice Co Production Associate in La Porte, Indiana

Position Overview: The production associate will be expected to contribute to the general manufacturing, production and packaging of candy in accordance with the standards of the Company. This associate will perform all tasks in a safe manner with consideration to product quality and volume to meet the production schedule and needs of our consumers. This associate will be expected to participate in problem solving to further develop lean manufacturing principles and world class manufacturing practices. This associate is expected to maintain open communications with Team Leaders and the Production Shift Coach. Essential Job Functions: Embrace ALCandrsquo;s Core Values of Integrity, Compassion, Engagement and being a Team Player.A desire to invest in the happiness of our people, communities, and environment.Perform each assigned task using the standard operating procedures with consideration of Safety, Quality, Delivery, and Cost. Train new associates on the specific tasks required for each production position.Report any possible safety risk to the Team Leader, the Shift Coach or another member of management.Review the staffing board prior to the shift startup meeting to obtain your daily assignment.Learn and rotate through each position in the production line.Remain observant in each location to ensure that proper food safety standards and quality standards are met within the production process.Complete the proper quality paperwork in the positions that require you to do so.Constantly engage in problem solving.Check the daily attendance board.Update the skills matrix board as needed.Responsible for Food Safety, as related to the positionRegular, predictable attendance on-site at the facility Requirements: Ability to operate heavy equipment.Ability to stand in one location for a long period of time.Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.Ability to read and comprehend standard operating procedures.Ability to read safety warning signs.Ability to work overtime and weekends as assigned. Qualifications: Manufacturing experience preferably in the food industry, but not mandatoryPerform basic math skills including addition, subtraction, division, and multiplicationProven ability to work collaboratively in a team-based environment.High School Diploma or General Education DegreeWork Ethic Certificate preferred