Fryer Operator- Boardman West

Posted: 6/1/2017
Location: Boardman, Oregon
Category: Operations
Req Number: LW00000460


About Us

Started in 1950 on a small farm in the Northwest region of the U.S., Lamb Weston has grown to be one of the world’s largest frozen potato companies, happily delivering the delicious goodness of fries to more than 100 countries. Lamb Weston has created inventive products and processes that are standards in the industry. When we look at a potato, we see possibilities.
Our people are a valuable and integral part of our business and play a vital role in our success as an organization. At Lamb Weston we offer the financial stability and career potential of a true industry leader.
Lamb Weston will offer you the opportunity to put your education and skills to work as part of a great team, contributing to the achievement of the organization’s goals and objectives. You will be challenged to take responsibility, drive results, show creativity, and display initiative - and you will be rewarded for your contributions and impact.
Let’s explore the possibilities together.

The Role

This position requires constant monitoring of fluid levels and temperatures in blanchers, dryers, and fryers. It also requires monitoring of equipment to assure proper product and fluid flows throughout process and equipment.

Key Accountabilities

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following (other duties may be assigned):
Maintains safe work practices at all times and participates in safety programs. Must be familiar with all safety rules and practices to avoid any possible fire hazards and to ensure safety of employees in their work areas.
Monitors equipment operations and changes process settings as required.
Monitors and fills SAPP, sugar and salt mix tanks as required.
Monitors filtering of oil systems.
Monitors and makes necessary changes to additive levels.
Performs titrations for free fatty acids test of the oil.
Able to use the TESTO to measure and record Total Polar Compounds of the Fryer Oil.
Performs fry-ups to monitor product color.
Checks product at exit of blancher, dryer, and fryer to ensure adequate process standards.
Communicates problems and breaks in the line to appropriate personnel.
Maintains expected level of sanitation in work area.
Monitors batter levels and viscosity as instructed.
Starts and stops equipment as required.
Maintains oil level in fryer makeup tanks as required.
Fills out paperwork as required.
Must have a good understanding of chemicals and the hazards associated with the processing area.
Cleans under and around fryer, de oiler and precool area.
Empties fines buckets as required.
Performs boilouts on fryer as required.
Performs assigned duties during cut changes and defrost as required.
Changes paper filter when necessary.
Chranges fryer oil as instructed
Able to wear Fryer safety suit for 15 to 20min intervals

 

OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS:

Break other operators as assigned.

Tools and equipment used:  flashlights, hot hoses, high pressure hoses, stop watches, stein cups, telephones, scrapers, foamers, shovels, squeegees, brooms, ladders (rollaway stairs), buckets,  control panels/terminals, and waste carts.

Skills & Experience

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or experience in sanitation or processing operator job.  Any food processing experience is a plus.

 

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.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos in English.  Ability to write accurate information on simple forms in English.  Ability to effectively present or listen to information in one‑on‑one and small group situations with all other employees of the organization in English

 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:

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.  

 

REASONING ABILITY:

Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.  Good decision‑making and troubleshooting are necessary.

Other

Lamb Weston is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

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

This position may or may not be on ground level.  The operators are expected to know how three different fryers operate (they are not all on the same level).  The use of chemicals for cleanup purposes creates an added exposure.  You must be able to withstand high temperatures and humidity.  Conditions may sometimes be wet and slippery due to the constant use of sanitation chemicals and water.  Anyone who can’t handle extremes in temperature should not consider this position. 

The ability to stand and walk is a must due to the constant monitoring of the equipment in use.  Ascending and descending stairs is also crucial, especially at break times when it is necessary to watch more than one area.

 

QUALIFICATION PERIOD:

Not to exceed 90 shifts worked

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