Plant Production Associate

  • Valley Proteins, Inc.
  • Cambridge, MD, USA
  • 01/11/2021
Full time General Labor Manufacturing

Job Description

Imagine getting paid to learn in demand skills with a leading manufacturer that offers excellent training programs to help you advance in your career. Experience greater recognition for your hard work while earning attendance and safety bonuses on top of excellent pay and benefits.

We are looking for skilled and semi-skilled Plant Production Associates and Operators to join our Linkwood, MD teams. These positions will be cross trained to work and support our plant in multiple areas to support the overall operation of the plant. Take advantage of this career with Valley Proteins where you will enjoy where you work and who you work with.

As a member of the team, you can expect:

  • Competitive pay - $600-$700/week
  • Great Benefits – medical, dental, vision, profit sharing, paid time off
  • $500-$1000 annual contribution towards a healthcare savings account
  • 3% guaranteed contribution to your 401(k) account
  • Training and growth – You will receive intensive training for your role with a dedicated trainer. Skilled performers are taught how to operate other machines around the facility.
  • Advancement Opportunities– We are always looking for key players motivated to move up to higher level roles.

If you have the following, we want to hear from you:

  • Ability to read and write
  • Ability to climb stairs and silos frequently
  • Ability to stand for entire shift and work overhead
  • Experience in an industrial environment a plus

Essential Functions

  • Operate plant equipment
  • Perform general plant labor
  • Housekeeping, hosing down floors, mopping, sweeping, emptying trash, picking up trash, etc.
  • Shovel and clean up spills in the plant
  • Keep barrels emptied of trash and product
  • Clean equipment from top to bottom
  • Help unstop screw conveyors
  • Cut plastic and product off of screw
  • Keep floor drains cleaned out and covers on drains
  • Paint as directed
  • Perform other duties as assigned

About the Company:  Since 1949, Valley Proteins, Inc. has been a leader in recycling used cooking oils and animal by-products into high-quality ingredients for biodiesel, livestock feed, and pet foods. Our focus is on customer service and protecting our environment for a sustainable future.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to the individual's race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability, and genetic information, status as a military veteran or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.