Ajinomoto Foods North America

  • Machine Operator Grinder

    Job Locations US-MO-Carthage
    Posted Date 2 months ago(3/6/2018 1:35 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Job Field
    Direct Laborer / Operator
    Targeted Job Start Date
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Any Shift
  • Overview

    Performs all activities related to the meat formulation and grinding/blending/mixing preparation of raw meat product for processing.



    • Load grinder with raw meat
    • Scan, verify and log the raw meat information and ingredients
    • Load raw meat from hopper to the blender
    • Add ingredients per the established recipe requirements
    • Monitor the blend during the mixing process; conduct process checks to verify the blend consistency
    • Generate and apply labels to tubs with date, quantity, ingredients, etc. for lot traceability
    • Complete the required paperwork, including batch sheets, rework usage log, etc.
    • Assist with PT machines
    • Train backup personnel
    • Follows established equipment Lockout/Tagout procedures as required
    • Follow all safety rules and regulations per established company policies
    • Operate a forklift/palletjack to pull and move raw materials
    • Perform all other duties as assigned


    Temperatures throughout plant average 50 degrees.  Required to wear hairnet, smock, boots, ear plugs, gloves, plastic sleeves, and aprons provided by the Company.  Need to comply with Food Safety:  GMP’s, SSOP, SOP, HACCP, SQF, Quality & USDA requirements.




    Required Education, Experience, Certification, License or Membership:

    • Prefer High School Diploma or GED
    • Be able to work in a fast-paced environment
    • Strong attention to detail and the ability to work rapidly and with a high degree of accuracy
    • Math Skills
    • Reliable
    • Self-driven
    • Minimal Supervision
    • Forklift/Palletjack Certification


    Employee Safety Responsibilities:

    • Report all injuries, unsafe conditions, unsafe acts & horseplay
    • Use proper lifting techniques
    • Use mechanical assistance (handjacks, forklifts)
    • Use personal assistance (buddy)
    • Use handrails
    • Use and wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE)


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