Business Unit Overview
Michael Foods, Inc. is a leader in the food processing and
distribution industry with business in egg products, refrigerated
grocery and potato products. We offer exciting job possibilities
throughout our organization where you can enhance your career,
sharpen your talents and make an impact. Join our company and be
part of an innovative team that's First in Food .
Michael Foods, Inc. located in Lenox, Iowa and often called the
"Pearl of the Prairie" is where you can find small town living,
focused on family and friends, with big city amenities not far from
reach in Des Moines, Omaha, and Kansas City. Located in southwest
Iowa, Taylor county, with a population of around 1400, the Lenox
area reaches far beyond the city limits with beautiful and
productive fields of corn, beans, and other croplands. Lenox holds
an amazing four day Rodeo every July and is home to a beautiful
36-9 hole golf course, several fishing and boating lakes, great
area hunting, a beautiful city park with swimming pool, and many
picnic parks. The MFI location in Lenox produces primarily
pre-cooked egg patties. With its friendly atmosphere, safe
environment, and progressive spirit, Lenox is a great place to
live, work, play, and raise a family.
The purpose of the packer is to pack finished high quality
frozen egg products in cases according to customer specifications.
The packer fills and folds omelets and prepares them for freezing;
monitors and picks off defective egg products that do not meet
customer specifications. Customers and the public benefit from the
work packers do by the high quality safe product they package.
This position has the responsibility to comply with Safety work
rules at all times as well as an obligation to reinforce Safety as
a Core Value. Ensures that all policies, procedures and activities,
related to Food Safety & Quality, are followed and complied with
uniformly, in an effort to reduce product and process
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
* Sort and pack frozen egg products according to customer
specifications while keeping pace with machinery and the conveyor
system. * Read scales and check case weights according to customer
specifications. * Lift and carry up to 50 lbs. safely. * Work in
teams ensuring that the conveyor system does not back up and become
jammed with product. * Rotate to different positions during shift.
* Determine if product meets proper specifications or not and take
corrective action as needed. * Assist in the general good
housekeeping of the area. * Expected to adhere to safe work
practices, follow GMP and HACCP guidelines, maintain sanitary
conditions and ensure that product quality is maintained. * Report
to management any conditions or practices that may adversely affect
food safety, food quality or personnel safety. * Performs other
duties as assigned.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES :
* The ability to work in a fast paced environment and withstand
constant motion. * The ability to repeatedly lift and carry 30 lbs.
and occasionally up to 50 lbs. safely. * The ability to work
indoors, on hard surfaces, in changing temperatures. * Ability to
travel stairs. * Basic math skills. * Basic verbal skills. *
Ability to work in a team environment. * Follow all Good
Manufacturing Practices (GMP's) and Safety regulations and wear
Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) as required. * Ensures
regulatory compliance at all times.
* Ability to read a limited number of two-and three-syllable
words and to recognize similarities and differences between words
and between series of numbers. * Ability to print and speak simple
* Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply
and divide with 10's and 100's. * Ability to perform these
operations using units of American money and weight measurement,
volume and distance.
* Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out
instructions furnished in oral form. * Ability to deal with
problems involving one concrete variable in standardized
EDUCATION AND EXPEREINCE REQUIRED:
* No prior experience or training