Warehouse Worker - 12hrs - Graveyard - $22.65/hr
Lamb Weston

Hermiston, Oregon

Title: Warehouse Worker - 12hrs - Graveyard - $22.65/hr

Location: Hermiston, OR

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

The Warehouse Technician role will be able to transport, capture, and record all finished product, bulk product, materials, oil, and ingredients; monitor product quality, and waste streams; actively identify and solve problems which affect safety, quality, and production costs; working with the Warehouse Lead, Team Leaders, and Line Structure Teams safely and efficiently. The Warehouse Technician will be willing and able to seamlessly change positions between current ATL, Manifest, Loadout/Oil/Receiving, Cold Storage, and Forklift Operations to meet plant needs on their respective shift to help reach Hermiston's CBN goals.

Job Description

  • Follows all plant safety policies and procedures. Be actively involved in safety, participate in safety programs, attend Shift Daily Direction Setting Meeting, engage in safety activities, perform risk assessments, and demonstrate ownership as well as leadership in personal safety and the safety of other team members.
  • Completes daily safety/maintenance check forklift, record and report any malfunction.
  • Operates cohesively with additional Warehouse Technician team members in management of the Warehouse area; including but not limited to all job functions of ATL, Manifest, Loadout, Oil, Receiving, Cold Storage, and Forklift Operations.
  • Ensures that packaging maintains adequate amounts of materials for daily operations and removes and replaces all waste bins.
  • Observes and reports any quality issues with finished product, such as damaged packaging cases, damaged bags inside of cases, or inaccurate or illegible case codes and ensures that all products are ticketed in compliance with company standards and applicable laws.
  • Stores product in proper location in freezer, restacking, sorting, and organizing the freezer to maintain a neat, orderly appearance, accurate inventory, even designated bin height, and location of product. Supplies product for blending, repacking, and shipment to cold storage as needed. Follows the procedure for First In First Out (FIFO), good housekeeping practices, and GMPs at all times.
  • Unloads oil by truck or rail, ensuring that all necessary documentation is properly filled out and maintained.
  • Performs all duties associated with the startup and shutdown of manifest after each shift to ensure proper and accurate documentation of product manifested per shift.
  • Completes all forms in accurate, timely and legible manner and can identify cases, labels, cuts, colors, catalog numbers, day codes and acceptable case conditions.
  • Any other task as directed by Warehouse Lead or Team Leaders

Basic & Preferred Qualifications

(Minimum qualifications required to successfully perform the job or be considered)

Education/ Certifications: (Required & Preferred)
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred.

Skills and Experience:
  • 1-2 years of experience in warehousing, specifically in a food manufacturing or related field, preferred.
  • Ability to utilize multiple touchscreen computer panels, operate palletizer, stretch wrap machines and scan gun, and train on manifest printers, palletizer area conveyors, operation of roll-up doors, computer and Microsoft office programs and other equipment as assigned for multiple packaging lines.
  • Functions well in team environment and contributes to a positive and inclusive team environment.
  • Trained and qualified in ATL, Manifest, Loadout, Oil Receiving, Cold Storage, and Forklift Operations.
  • Team member must be Lock-out/ Tag-out qualified. If qualification is needed, training will be provided.
  • Read, understand, and adhere to all plant rules and safety policies as specified in the Lamb Weston Employee Handbook.
  • Practice proper body mechanics and safe lifting techniques.
  • Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have a basic knowledge of computer operation, data entry systems when changing from one product to another, and the ability to type on a computer.
  • Language Skills: Effectively communicate in English verbally and in writing. Ability to understand instructions and follow directions in English. Ability to use two-way radio to communicate.

Physical Environment/Demands:
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and to stand, walk, bend, stoop, twist and turn frequently.
  • The noise level in the work environment can exceed 85 dB.
  • Will regularly work near moving mechanical parts.
  • Will frequently be exposed to humid conditions as well as moderate heat.
  • May occasionally work around fumes or airborne particles, chemicals, and vibration.
  • Employee must be able to perform the essential functions of the position satisfactorily. If requested, reasonable accommodation will be provided to enable employees with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job, absent undue hardship.
  • Ability to obtain a valid Driver's License and driving record that meets Lamb Weston Driving Standards.
  • Exposure to manufacturing environments: loud noise, excessive heat, cold, wet, slippery conditions, dirt, fumes, smoke, humidity, oils, smells and allergens.
  • Exposed to temperatures ranging from -20 degrees below zero to 35 degrees Fahrenheit in Freezer Operation and 37 degrees to 90 degrees Fahrenheit in Plant Operation.
  • May have to sample food while evaluating Lamb Weston products.
  • Climbing to various heights via stairs or ladders on a regular basis.

Physical Requirements Key: (Approximate values based on an eight-hour workday)
Seldom : 1 to 10%
Occasional : 10% to 30%
Frequent: 30% to 70%
Constant : Over 70%

Physical Demands

Stationary Position:

Sit - Frequent

Stand - Frequent

Move, Traverse:

Walk - Frequent

Ascend/ Descend, Work atop, Traverse:

Perform work from a ladder - Seldom

Climb Ladder - Seldom

Climb Stairs - Occasional

Position Self to, Move:

Bend and/or stoop - Seldom

Squat and/or kneel - Seldom

Crawl - Seldom

Reach - Occasional

Work above shoulders - Occasional

Grasp - Frequent

Operate Foot Controls - Frequent

Operate, Activate, Use:

Fine Manipulation - Occasional

Keyboard Use - Frequent

Vibratory tasks - Seldom

Move, Transport:

Lifting - Occasional

Pushing/Pulling - Occasional

Carrying - Occasional

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-234594

Time Type: Full time

Anticipated Close Date: 05/04/2024

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: $22.65 - $24.30

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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