Forklift Operator / Production Associate

  • Valley Proteins, Inc.
  • Lewistown, PA, USA
  • 11/23/2021
Full time General Labor Heavy Equipment Manufacturing Skilled Labor Warehouse

Job Description

Earn more while getting paid to learn new skills with a stable manufacturer. 

We are looking for Forklift Operators/Production Associates to join our Mifflintown, PA team. In this role, you will be responsible for ensuring that our product is handled properly through critical tasks such as loading, unloading, weighing, bagging, packing, unpacking, and labeling of pallets.  

We have positions available on 1st, 2nd and 3rd shift. 

As a member of the team, you can expect:  

  • Competitive pay - Earn up to $15.35/hr. which includes our competitive base hourly rate and weekly performance attendance bonus. Shift differential and paid overtime opportunities are also available. 
  • Great Benefits – medical, dental, vision, profit sharing, paid time off 
  • $500-$1000 annual contribution towards your healthcare savings account 
  • 3% guaranteed contribution to your 401(k) account  
  • Training and growth – You will receive training for your and taught how to operate other machines and perform work in a variety of areas around the facility. 
  • Feel Valued - Here at Valley Proteins, you are more than just an employee or a number, you are a valued team member joining a growing company that is family owned and family oriented. 
  • Advancement Opportunities– Our Company is always looking for key players motivated to move up to higher level roles.  

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

  • Basic math skills. 
  • Ability to read and write. 
  • Good communication skills, able to take direction and work well with others. 
  • Ability to focus for long periods of time without being distracted. 

Essential Functions 

  • Utilize and operate a forklift 
  • Utilize lab equipment to take samples and perform tests on products 
  • Perform Inventory counts 
  • Housekeeping, hosing down floors, moping, sweeping, emptying trash, picking up trash, etc. 
  • Shovel and clean up spills in the plant. 
  • Paint as directed. 
  • Understanding and adhering to all safety rules and regulations. 
  • Working in a consistent and fast-paced environment to complete various tasks 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 race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or status as a protected veteran.