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Production Machine Feeder- Spices

Natural Grocers
Golden, CO 80403
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The Production Machine Feeder in the spice department is responsible for the daily setup and operation of the loading platform for the spice packaging process at the Natural Grocers Distribution Center. The Machine Feeder position is a team-based, fast paced and physically demanding role, and is critical to the success of the herb and spice packaging operation. This position is responsible for maintaining Good Manufacturing Practices, housekeeping, and applicable food safety documentation.


Main Ingredients:
  1. Verify daily/weekly production schedule with Machine Operators
  2. Ensure machine tooling is setup for the raw materials scheduled
  3. Ensure accuracy and quantities of staged raw material prior to loading
  4. Inspect raw material during the loading process and report quality concerns to QA department
  5. Feed raw material into hoppers in a sanitary, accurate and efficient manner
  6. Maintain flow of product throughout each production run
  7. Maintain complete and accurate records of raw materials entering production
  8. Maintain the segregation of allergen, non-allergen, organic and non-organic products
  9. Lead quick and efficient changeovers to minimize down time
  10. Assist with disassembly and reassembly of packaging equipment
  11. Complete necessary documentation for changeovers, cleaning, and product specs
  12. Remove waste and sweep work area regularly to maintain a sanitary environment
  13. Follow all SSOP's and food safety standards
  14. Perform all tasks in a manner that promotes safety

Although this is a general outline of job responsibilities all employees are expected to be hands on and do whatever it takes to get the job done and make the company thrive.


Recipe for Success:

  1. Previous experience in food manufacturing environment preferred
  2. Ability to follow written and verbal work instructions is required
  3. Ability to effectively communicate verbally is required
  4. Periodic use of a respirator is required
  5. Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) in food production preferred
  6. Must be able to maintain product flow on multiple lines
  7. Must become familiar with allergen categories and required segregation for allergens and organic products
  8. Good attention to detail; communication, accuracy and thoroughness a must
  9. Exposure to 5s and Lean manufacturing methodologies a plus
  10. Ability to work with others in a fast-paced team environment
  11. Must be reliable and on time every day
  12. Able to work in seasonally warm or cool environment

This job description is not an employment contract. It does not guarantee a job or that the above listed duties are the limit of responsibilities. The job and job description are subject to change with and without notice. Employees are required to accomplish any and all tasks assigned to him/her by their Manager and/or other Store Support Center manager that might not be listed in this job description.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must have the ability to lift 55 lbs.; repetitive lifting of up to 55 lbs.
  • Must be able to carry up to 55 lbs.
  • Requires the use of both arms and both hands with full range of motion.
  • Must be able to bend at the waist and knees, twist, push and pull on occasional basis
  • Must be able to kneel, squat, and climb as needed
  • Must be able to climb stairs
  • Must be able to reach overhead and away from the body
  • Must be able to stand for at least 90% of the time
  • Must be able to walk for at least 90% of the time



Posted: 2021-06-04 Expires: 2021-07-05
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Natural Grocers
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