• Full Time
  • Salinas, CA.
  • October 31, 2022

Website LowellFarms Lowell Farms

Machine Operator
Lowell Farms
Salinas, CA
Full-time

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Full Job Description

About Us
Lowell Farms Inc. (CSE: LOWL; OTCQX: LOWLF) is a California-based vertically-integrated cannabis company with advanced production capabilities supporting every step of the supply chain; including cultivation, extraction, manufacturing, brand sales, marketing, and distribution. Founded in 2014 as Indus Holdings, Inc, Lowell Farms grows artisan craft cannabis with a deep love and respect for the plant and prides itself on using sustainable materials – from seed to sale – to produce an extensive portfolio of award-winning original and licensed brands, including Lowell Herb Co, House Weed, MOON, and Kaizen Medicinals, for licensed retailers state-wide.
Summary
The Machine Operator is responsible for overall safe operation of assigned automated machinery. This position is responsible for ensuring efficient line operation and is vital in achieving the goals and daily KPIs as set by the Company. The operator must achieve target machine efficiency standards, quality standards and waste goals. This position will also be required to learn new equipment and duties as assigned in their applicable department. This person must be flexible with work hours and have the ability to come in early, stay late, work long hours and potentially weekends in order to meet company production targets.

Key Responsibilities

  • Take ownership of applicable machines
  • All aspects of set up, operation, shutting down and cleaning of automated machines
  • Retool machines as needed to meet production plans
  • Work with electronic user interface screens for operation optimization, pulling production data and process reports
  • Responsible for daily maintenance and periodic scheduled maintenance to minimize downtime
  • Inventory tools and parts needed for machine operation
  • Liaison with tech support and/or machine manufacturer as needed
  • Understand and enforce Company Good Manufacturing Standards (GMP) standards
  • Adhere to all quality standards for each SKU in production
  • Work with QA team to ensure compliant packaging and labelling as required by Company and government regulations
  • Develop and enforce a daily pre-production verification of packaging and all input materials
  • Schedule and enforce production run product quality checks
  • Track inventory of production batches of flower to be used for production
  • Conduct cycle counts of all packaging and consumables
  • Report daily production data and machine status to department managers
  • Identify, track and consistently work to minimize all product and packaging material waste
  • Ensure all regulated product used in production is properly accounted for in company database and government seed-to-sale inventory software systems
  • Train and mentor team members and new employees on how to safely operate machinery; create a team mentality
  • Identify safety concerns and potential hazards
  • Participate in scheduled site safety-walks as regulated by OSHA
  • Assist with research of customer complaints as related to production process and machinery to identify and eliminate root cause
  • Assist with the development of all S*tandard Operating P*rocedures and Process Flow Charts
  • Maintain and enforce SOPs
  • Training Licensed Partner companies on and off site
  • Help establish and enforce production goals and quotas to complete production plans in timely and accurate manner
  • Ensure compliance with all Company and Government rules and regulations
  • Record product, packaging, and order information on specified forms and records
  • Enforcing clean and organized work areas
  • Training Licensed Partner company employees
  • Develop general understanding and enforcement of OSHA regulations
  • Other duties as requested by management

Requirements

Qualifications and Experience

  • Understanding of mechanical equipment and general process flow
  • Use of basic hand tools
  • Experience with manufacturing, packaging and/or automated machinery operation
  • Able to communicate in English, Spanish is a plus
  • High School Diploma
  • Strong basic counting and math skills
  • Must be flexible to work alternate shift schedules and other company sites as needed
  • 21 years of age or older

Physical Demands & Environmental Conditions
Environment:

  • Approximately 100% of the time performing job duties is spent indoors with automated machinery, on-site at manufacturing facility
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to the risk of electric shock
  • Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate
  • The temperature of the work environment is moderate and ranges from 60 – 80 degrees

Physical Demands:

  • Occasionally (6-33%): bend, twist, push, pull, climb, squat, crawl, kneel, stand, walk, reach above shoulders; and lift up to 40 lbs
  • Seldom (1–5%): Climb, balance, drive
  • Frequently (34-66%): reach with hands and arms; grasp with hands and fingers
  • Continuously (67-100%): operating machinery, standing; grasp with hands and fingers; use hands to finger, key, handle or feel objects or tools; see (including close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus), hear and speak; and lift (up to 10 lbs.)
  • Seldom (1–5%): loading, lifting
  • Occasionally (6-33%): labels, paper, packaging
  • Frequently (34-66%): scales, computer logging and record keeping
  • Continuously (67-100%): automated machinery

Machines, Tool And Equipment:

Travel:

  • Seldom travel between Company locations in Salinas, CA

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