Base Labor
Lamb Weston

Connell, Washington

Title: Base Labor

Location: Connell, WA

About Lamb Weston

We love making fries almost as much as you like eating them! Since the 1950's, Lamb Weston has inspired customers with food they love, trust, and share with families and friends. As a leading global manufacturer of quality frozen potato products with over 9,000+ team members around the world, it's our business to see the possibilities in potatoes and people.

We are looking for team members with an appetite for a challenge! People who are hungry to join a winning team and help us make a difference in the world. When you join Lamb Weston, you join a community with a strong support network and training programs designed to nurture, inspire, and help you grow.

We are driven by a relentless pursuit of results and by people who think creatively and embrace our values of: Integrity, Teamwork, Inclusion, Drive for Results, and Empowerment. Exactly what you'd expect from the most inventive potato company in the world!

Join Lamb Weston! We bring the world together with our fries.

Job Description Summary

Work in multiple areas of the plant as assigned. Trim, inspects, sorts defects from both raw and finished product being processed and removes foreign material in potato production facility. Rework finished product which could include bagged and case handling, sweeping, shoveling and cleaning of packaging equipment and assembly and disassembly of totes.

Job Description

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Perform all work safely and with the utmost concern for the safety of self and other employees.
  • Understand and comply with all safety policies and procedures.
  • Maintain a clean and orderly work environment as directed by plant policies and procedures.
  • Must have the ability to work overtime as required.
  • Must actively practice and abide by all company Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and general hygiene regulations as outlined in the employee handbook.
  • Removes foreign materials and non-standard product as assigned.
    • Inspects finished product.
    • Inspects raw product to ensure that rocks, vines, foreign material have been removed.
  • Trims defects from raw product and orients raw product in cutting equipment as assigned.
  • Lifting cases, opening cases, opening bags and building totes.
  • Notify the lead or supervisor of foreign material, malfunction of food processing equipment and major shifts in product quality at the trained level of urgency.
  • Major clean up and sanitation as assigned.
  • Clean area during period of line stoppage as well as ongoing cleaning in packaging as assigned.
  • Rotate through all major work areas.
  • Other duties as assigned by lead or supervisor.

Basic & Preferred Qualifications

Qualifications & Experience

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Problem Solving - Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner; gather and analyze information skillfully; work well in group problem solving situations.

Technical Skills - Share expertise with others.

Interpersonal Skills - Focus on solving conflict, not blaming; remain open to others' ideas and try new things.

Oral Communication - Listen and get clarification; respond well to questions; participate in meetings and timely notification of issues and potential issues.

Written Communication - Write clearly and informatively; Able to read and interpret written information.

Teamwork - Balance team and individual responsibilities; provide and welcome feedback; contribute to building a positive team spirit.

Change Management - Apply changes as directed by Team Leader or as the product changes in the system in an effective and timely manner.

Leadership - Exhibit confidence in self and others; inspire and motivate others to perform well.

Quality Management - Look for ways to improve and promote quality; demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness.

Ethics - Treat people with respect; work with integrity and ethics; uphold organizational values.

Organizational Support - Follow policies and procedures; complete tasks correctly and in a timely manner.

Judgment - Include appropriate people in decision making process; make timely decisions.

Motivation - Set and achieve challenging goals; demonstrate persistence and overcome obstacles; measure self against standard of excellence.

Quality - Demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness; look for ways to improve and promote quality; apply feedback to improve performance; monitor own work to ensure quality.

Safety and Security - Observe safety and security procedures; report potentially unsafe conditions; use equipment and materials properly. Understand and apply plant safety policies and procedures.

Dependability - Follow instructions, respond to management direction; take responsibility for own actions; complete tasks on time or notify appropriate person with an alternate plan.

Innovation - Display original thinking and creativity; meet challenges with resourcefulness; generate suggestions for improving work; present ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.

Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and walk through the plant. The employee is required to have ample coordination to perform the essential functions of the job and lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The employee will be required to stand, walk, bend at the knees, lean forward, climb stairs, and climb ladders. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision.

Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee works primarily in the plant environment, where the noise level is usually loud. While performing the duties of this job he/she will be exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, toxic or caustic chemicals, allergenic compounds, and outside weather conditions. Hearing protection is required and provided by the company.

Industry-Competitive Benefits

Coupled with our compensation and bonus incentive programs, our benefits deliver rewards that are market competitive. Some of the most attractive elements of our benefit programs include:
  • Health Insurance Benefits - Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for Health and Dependent Care, and Health Reimbursement Accounts
  • Well-being programs including companywide events and a wellness incentive program
  • Paid Time Off
  • Financial Wellness - Industry leading 401(k) plan with generous company contributions, Financial Planning Services, Employee Stock purchase program, and Health Savings Accounts, Life and Accident insurance
  • Family-Friendly Employee events
  • Employee Assistance Program services - mental health and other concierge type services

Benefits may vary based on location, job role/level, job status, and/or the terms of any applicable collective bargaining agreements.

Job Requisition ID: Req-234828

Time Type: Full time

Anticipated Close Date: 06/12/2024

In compliance with applicable state and local laws, Lamb Weston has opted to include a reasonable estimate of the compensation for this role. This compensation is specific to this position and takes into account a number of variables. Actual compensation may be higher or lower in the range based on various factors, including, but not limited to a candidate's work location, job duties, experience and expertise. A reasonable hourly estimate of the range for this role based on the variables previously mentioned is: $18.54

Lamb Weston is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law

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