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Powder Blend Operator - Food Production

Gooding, ID 83330

Posted: 06/10/2024 Industry: FOOD PROCESSING Job Number: 2325 Pay Rate: $19.00/hr Days & $20.50/hr Nights

Job Description

Gem State Staffing is currently accepting applications for five full-time, temporary-to-permanent Powder Blend Operators with a dairy foods manufacturer in Gooding. This is a physically-demanding position, as employees are required to repetitively package, weigh, and palletize large bags of whey powder.

Job Description: Powder Blend Operators will seal, shrink-wrap, and palletize large bags of whey in preparation for product transport and storage. They will also break down and blend existing bags of whey to various specifications. Machine and heavy equipment operating constitutes a vital function of the position; employees will use industrial vacuums, packaging machines, and forklifts to complete necessary tasks throughout their shifts. Powder Blend Operators are additionally required keep an accurate and thorough written count of the weight of each packaged unit, the equipment they use, and the bags/pallets they prepare and/or break down. They are also responsible for sanitizing all of the equipment they use throughout the (de-)packaging processes. The work is repetitive and physically-demanding, as the (de-)bagging and packaging equipment is heavy.

General Requirements:

  •  Packages powder, seals bags, and hand stacks on pallets
  • Check/weighs packages
  • Apply labels to packages
  • Operates forklift and stacks pallets in a safe and efficient manner
  • Operate and clean shrink wrapper
  • Operate and clean metal detector
  • Clean remaining packaging equipment
  • Assists in restacking and re-bagging powder as necessary
  • Operate and clean dust collection system
  • Operate and clean commercial sized vacuum
  • Operate, calibrate, and clean scales in packaging and pre-weigh rooms
  • Operate J-truck safely and efficiently
  • Validate and clean magnet
  • Pre-weigh ingredients into smaller batches with precision & cleanliness
  • Vacuum pallets and individual bags thoroughly
  • Operate super sack un-loader
  • Accurately select bags and pallets to be dumped
  • Breaks bags in a safe, effective, and timely manner-ensure all product is dumped out of every bag
  • Use utility tools safely and for appropriate task
  • Clean bag break, super sack un-loader, pneumatic convey lines, blender, hoppers, and other supporting equipment as needed
  • Operate equipment manually and by the HMI
  • Completes master sanitation in all processing areas & documents accordingly
  • Fill out all logs and paperwork legibly

Job Requirements


  • Ability to speak, read, and write in English
  • Have excellent attendance and safety record
  • Desire to grow with the company
  • Willingness to attend training classes as needed
  • Excellent people and communication skills
  • Willingness to work night shift when needed
  • Must be able to work weekends, and overtime as required
  • Ability to operate (or learn to operate) necessary equipment
  • Excellent record required in safety, attendance, and punctuality
  • Ability to stand and walk the entire shift if needed
  • Knowledge of the proper use of all cleaning chemicals
  • Candidates will be required to pass a background screening, pre-employment drug test, and fit test.

Job Type: Full-time

Experience: None required for most positions, will be trained. 

Location: Gooding, ID 83330

Work schedule: Day shift available.

 ***EARN UP TO $600 BONUS INCENTIVE*** $200 incentive to temporary employees reaching 168 hours, and another $200 for each additional 168 hours worked. (Maximum 3 payments). Must be in good standing regarding all safety, attendance, and performance standards.

Meet Your Recruiter

Patricia Villasenor
Branch Manager- Twin Falls

 Patricia wears many hats in the Twin Falls branch including providing administrative support, sales and marketing, and employee/customer relations. Patricia is a native to Twin Falls and has worked with Gem State Staffing for over 10 years now. She has a strong sense of devotion and specializes in seeking out the best characteristics in a person to get them the best job opportunity possible. Patricia spends her free time with her husband of 18 years, their two adult boys, and their two little fur babies.

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