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Klement Sausage Co.

Description

Klement Sausage Co. is a local, Milwaukee, manufacturing company that has been around for more than 60 years. Klement's is looking for passionate people interested in working in the manufacturing industry and making an impact on the community around them. Klement Sausage Co. produces a variety of hand crafted sausage products, including but not only, brats, snack sticks, and summer sausage. Klement Sausage Company has several openings in the manufacturing area. Please review the following job descriptions and complete an application if interested. PRODUCTION TEAM MEMBER - ENTRY LEVEL The Production Team Member works in multiple departments and assists Machine Operators, Material Handlers and the entire line to keep production running. This position may work in Packaging, Ready to Eat Production or Fresh Production departments. This position may also rotate to other areas during slow periods in different sausage seasons. This is an entry-level manufacturing line position where you can begin to learn our business and processes and potentially progress to other areas or positions in the company.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

PRODUCTION:

May be on the line tying the ends of the sausage as the line runsMay be responsible for hanging the racks of meat from the line to be taken into the smokehouseResponsible for checking basic quality of product while doing tasks such as color, weight, and for rips in the casingMaintain a safe and sanitary environment by placing empty racks into the proper locations

PACKAGING:

May be responsible for pocket loading which is the process of putting product into the plastic wrap before it moves down the lineWork with labels to fill labeler and potentially hand label product when neededPack product in boxes and put boxes onto palletsResponsible for inspecting production for quality issues including size, color, weight and shape and bringing this to the attention of the Machine Operator, Lead or SupervisorResponsible for maintaining a clean and safe work environment

QUALIFICATIONS:

Committment to safety and qualityAbility to read and interpret documents such as safety rules and packaging informationAbility to understand basic addition and subtractionGood attention to detail*Ability to show up to work regularly and on-time*Ability to pass a drug screen and physical

ENVIRONMENT:

35? - 48? F; HumiditySlippery FloorsNoise Intensity Level: Hearing protection requiredAbility to lift up to 50 lbs and push/pull up to 90 lbsAbility to stand for long periods of time MATERIAL HANDLER This position will work in the production area and retrieve needed supplies such as racks and other items needed to continue production during the day. This is a key position that allows Klement's to continue running product and stay on schedule. Someone who is a good fit for this position will be able to watch and predict the needs of their team members on the floor as it related to needing more supplies or moving supplies.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Support continuous improvement efforts in designated areaKnow and drive plant and department procedures for Food Safety, Employee Safety, HACCP procedures and GMP'sSupply all lines with racks and sticks to keep production running smoothlyMove full racks, organize, and stage neatly for the smokehouse in the staging areaConduct condensation checks and clean up as neededCollect and move empty buckets to rack wash for sanitation

QUALIFICATIONS:

High School Diploma or GED requiredAbility to read, write and do basic mathAbility to predict and prepare for production needs as it relates to materials

ENVIRONMENT:

35? - 48? F; HumiditySlippery FloorsNoise Intensity Level: Hearing protection requiredAbility to lift up to 50 lbs and push/pull up to 90 lbsAbility to stand for long periods of time MACHINE OPERATOR (ENTRY LEVEL) - PRODUCTION/PACKAGING AREA This position will work in the Production or Packaging area and is responsible for the continuous running of the machine and line management. This position will also step in to assist with line duties as needed, such as tying ends of sausage or packing products in boxes and placing them on pallets. This position will start out on one machine but has the opportunity to learn multiple pieces of equipment required for this process.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Assist with line setup and breakdown as needed.Maintain the machine while the line is running with minimal supervision.Troubleshoot machine and product issues. Notify the Line Lead immediately if the issue is not solvable by the Machine Operator.Effectively communicate equipment issues from floor associates to the Line Lead.Effectively communicate Quality issues from floor associates to the Line Lead.Required to fill in where needed if necessary to keep production running which may include retrieving materials, completing paperwork, or managing a safety or quality issue.Bring employee performance issues of temporary associates to Line Lead.Ensure all areas of the assigned line are performing tasks correctly and keeping up with production.Responsible for daily metrics managing and tracking.Understand function of all positions on the line.Follow production memo specifications and completion of paperwork with minimal assistance.Consideration for advanced classification in the union contract (Classification Machine Operator B) is given based on experience and ability to operate multiple lines within assigned department(s).

QUALIFICATIONS:

High School Diploma RequiredStrong attention to detailAbility to follow USDA guidelinesAbility to read and write in order to document dataPrevious experience working operating a machine preferred

ENVIRONMENT:

35? - 48? F; HumiditySlippery FloorsNoise Intensity Level: Hearing protection requiredAbility to lift up to 50 lbs and push/pull up to 90 lbsAbility to stand for long periods of time MACHINE OPERATOR - FORMULATION DEPT. This position will work in the formulation area and take the raw meat product that comes in from our vendors and turn it into the consistency required to produce our products. This position will start out on one machine but has the opportunity to learn multiple pieces of equipment required for this process.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Use work instructions to understand production needs for the day and setup machine and product accordingly.Use the pallet mule to get meat product moved to the correct machines and locations in the facility.Weigh product prior to processing to ensure the correct amounts are prepared for production.May be responsible to work on a variety of equipment to prepare the meat product including:Prepare whole muscle meat products through opening, trimming, and processing using the tumbler and/or Inject-Star machine(s).Break-up blocks of frozen meat product into smaller pieces using the RotoClaw.Grind meat components to the correct specification and weight using the chopper and/or grinder.When meat processing is complete, weigh meat product and move it to the cooler or to the next process.If required for changing products, break down and wash out machines to prevent cross-contamination.Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

High School DiplomaPrevious manufacturing experience as a machine operator

ENVIRONMENT:

35? - 48? F; HumiditySlippery FloorsNoise Intensity Level: Hearing protection requiredAbility to lift up to 50 lbs and push/pull up to 90 lbsAbility to stand for long periods of time

For six generations, Klement Sausage Company has been making European handcrafted sausages in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Our rich history dedicated to quality has made Klement's the industry standard in handcrafted, Old World sausage. Klement's delicious sausage products are meticulously crafted in small batches the way it used to be done in the butcher shops in the Old World. Today, there are 700 varieties of Klement's products in homes, delicatessens and in the food service and snack industries.
Posted Date
07/30/2018

Listing ID
65254351
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