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Primal Pet Foods, Inc. Saw Operator - AM shift in Fairfield, California

Company Overview

The Primal Pet Group includes manufacturers of fully prepared, human-grade raw foods, treats, and supplements for dogs and cats. The Primal Pet Group was founded with the goal of improving the quality of life and overall health and happiness of pets through wholesome raw foods that mimic the diet of animals in the wild. We are looking for reliable, motivated, pet companions to join our fast-paced, growing Primal Pet Team!

We are looking for reliable and motivated people to join our fast-paced, growing Primal Team in our Packaging/ Production Department!

Come see what Primal's all about! https://primalpetfoods.com/pages/our-story

We're Essential!

Since the onset of this unfortunate pandemic, Primal remains open as an essential business and continues to produce quality pet food products for cats and dogs nationwide. As we continue to grow as a company, we want to invite you into our family of dedicated employees that are making a difference in the wellbeing of pets. Primal offers consistent and dependable hours to hard-working employees committed to delivering the premium quality our brand is built on.


AM shift schedule starts between 4am-6am, 8 hours or more per shift.

PM shift schedule 2:30pm- 11pm. 8 hours or more per shift.

Daily or 6th Day overtime is required as needed and is mandatory.

Job Summary

This position is responsible for performing production work in the facility. This position is responsible for operating the manual Bandsaw Machine.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • SAFELY cut beef and buffalo bones using a manual band saw

  • Follow ALL recommended safety procedures, SOP, and training instruction at ALL times

  • Monitor and report any band saw mechanical issues to lead, supervisor, and maintenance

  • Perform pre-shift and post-shift operation inspections to identify any safety hazards and mechanical issues

  • Sort, stack, organize bones pre-shift and during shift per size, type and condition

  • Set up, operate, and disassemble the machine as necessary.

  • Coordinate, document, communicate and report Machine information and malfunctions to appropriate personnel.

  • Must have functional knowledge of all equipment with regards to coordinating, change-over, CIP, monitor and operate Machines, Conveyors, Scales, Lube Systems, and other machine related functions to maximize the quality of products produced and the efficiency of the department.

  • Partner with QA on verification of correct SKU, temperature, and weights for each batch

  • Responsible for changeover cleaning process between proteins

  • Organization of daily use parts in the cabinet.

  • Maintain a clean and organized work station.

  • Trouble shoot and perform routine operator designated preventive maintenance on all area equipment.

  • Adhere to all Quality Assurance guidelines.

  • Must be responsible for compliance with the HACCP program.

  • Responsible for accurate documentation.

  • Assist with production as needed

  • Load and unload items from machines, carts, and dollies.

  • Mark parts for identification.

  • Scrape waste material from machine.

  • Efficiently and safely move product to the proper area for use following all department and QA procedures.

  • Sorting, wrapping, packing, repacking as needed.

  • Return raw materials, WIP’s or packaging materials to the respective department or location in accordance to the department’s procedures for receiving and returning materials when necessary.

  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Punctual and Regular Attendance Required.

    Qualifications and Skills

  • Less than high school education; at least 1 year of related experience or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • 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 sentences.

  • Ability to add and subtract numbers and to multiply and divide and understand percentages. Ability to perform these operations using units of weight measurement and quantity measurements.

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand. The employee frequently is required to walk or stand and must regularly lift up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds without assistance. Additionally, you must be able to lift and or move more than 75 pounds with assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include peripheral vision. You will be regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, extreme cold, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

    We offer great benefits and perks

    Paid vacation and sick hours

    Paid company holidays, 7 per year

    Low-cost medical insurance, including options with Kaiser, Sutter, UHC, and Anthem

    Competitive dental, vision, and supplemental insurance. Plus, discounted pet insurance!

    401k with company match up to 4%

    Free Primal products for your pet

    Career growth opportunities, training, and much more!

    Primal Pet Foods is a Drug Free Workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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