Process Utility Operator (RELOCATION PROVIDED)
Lamb Weston

Hermiston, Oregon

Posted in Manufacturing and Production

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Job Info

Job Description Summary
The processing utility operator will be able to safely and efficiently operate and adjust all processes for multiple pieces of equipment; monitors line flow and waste; corrects problems which affect quality and production costs; makes line changes as directed by the Production / Package Lead or Team Leader. The process utility operator will be willing and able to seamless change positions between current qualified jobs to meet plant needs on their respective shift. Process Utility Operators can will be expected to bid into certain positions based on plant need.

Job Description

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following (other duties may be assigned):

Commit to one year minimum in the position from the date you are qualified for the first position and one year from any subsequent positions they are qualified for. During the one-year commitment you may not bid on any single non-interest bid position, beyond the one year the regular bid policy will be followed. Holding the Process Utility Operator position does not result in any specific job rights for the job you are qualified to back up. An employee holding the Process Utility Operator position who moves to a different position may be required to work in any of the positions they are qualified in for a period of one year after bidding out. Upon successful completion of the prescribed training period, the employee will perform various duties as assigned by the plant management which may include any position within the production area. A Process Utility Operator will be required to be trained/qualified in 4 positions:

  • Fryer Operator
  • Process Op
  • Cutter Deck Operator
  • Batter Operator

Position training schedule will be made by the company as needed, coverage will also be assigned by the company.
  • The Process Utility Operator position is designed to have associates trained/qualified to fill in on shift and for overtime where absences create a need for coverage.
  • When a Process Utility Operator employee is trained/qualified in more than one job that needs to be covered at the same time, the company will determine the priority as to which position to cover using the Process Utility Operator employee.
  • Should a Process Utility Operator employee who is training, not be able to meet the job qualification standards for the positions required the process will be followed as set forth in the handbook section covering Training, Pulling a Bid, and Disqualification and training will be discontinued.
  • Process Utility Operator will be included in the overtime rotation for the positions they are qualified for. If there is an absence that requires overtime from within that group of employees, the Process Utility Operator employee will be considered by seniority following the scheduling practices as if they were part of that workgroup.
  • The Process Utility Operator will be trained on set positions and for shift preference purposes will be eligible to move shifts only with those Process Utility Operator that can cover the same positions (i.e. an employee is trained to cover the Fryer Operator and Batter Operator positions. That employee may only bump within the group of Process Utility Operator operators trained for those positions).
  • The Process Utility Operator may be required to work any shift temporarily (Generally not to exceed 3 months) where they are needed for coverage.

Be an integral part of our Continuous Improvement efforts surrounding these systems

Maintains safe work practices at all times and participates in safety programs and assures that safe work practices are followed in all work groups.

Must have the ability to communicate and work with other hourly associates and salaried personnel in a positive manner.

Learn and performs routine checks such as CIL's and FSIL's.

Reads, writes and communicates in English by using prints, sketches, diagrams, operating instructions and technical manuals.


Maintains 5S in area's assigned and working.

Must be able to learn and demonstrate safe use and skilled application of tools, commonly used in this plant, in accordance with established practices and procedures.

Learns and performs frequent housekeeping to insure safe and clean conditions in all areas of responsibility. Supports and promotes CPS programs, such as 5S and Centerlining throughout plant

Must be able to work any shift, overtime and any or all days of the week in accordance with plant needs.

Job Qualifications


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Know limits of equipment and how to avoid deviations, capable of sound trouble shooting. High school diploma or GED is preferred.


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of employees in the organization.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.


Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of the 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 regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stand and climb or balance. The employee is occasionally required to walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and talk, write, or hear.

This position required you to safely lift and carry a 50-pound ladder, and safely lift up to 100 pounds unassisted. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.


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

The noise level in the work environment is usually above 85dB and requires hearing protection.

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