Dole Packaged Foods

  • Ice Breaker

    Job Location US-CA-Atwater
    ID
    2018-1539
    Category
    Facilities
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    This position will be responsible for reducing ice that forms on pipes, ceilings, walls, and doorways throughout the plant and warehouses.

     

    Responsibilities

    • Must follow all safety rules and safe work practices at all times.
    • Employee will report to shift supervisor and shift lead for daily tasks.
    • Must follow OSHA regulations for work duration when working in a cold environment.
    • Employee will break ice and remove in a safe manner that does not create a hazard to ammonia refrigeration equipment, ammonia piping, ammonia piping supports or personnel below your work area, don’t create additional hazards when breaking and removing ice.
    • Employee will inspect areas where ice braking and removal is in progress for any and all sources of ice on a defrost pan, defrost drain line or is it coming in from the wall or roof and report to shift supervisor or shift lead the source.
    • Must wear appropriate company provided PPE when working in frozen warehouses, freezer suit, insulated gloves, face wear, and ice gripper shoe attachments.
    • Employee using a scission lift, boom lift or forklift with a cage MUST make sure safety cones surround you lift equipment.
    • Employee must be aware of his surroundings at all times, there will be forklift activity with the shipping department.
    • Employee will work with a “Buddy” at all times.
    • Employee will insure that all lift equipment is in a safe operating condition before using it, inspect it for any unsafe or non-operating functions and report any deficiencies to the shift supervisor or shift lead before using it.
    •  Must carry a fully charged working two-way radio at all times.
    • Must ensure that lift equipment is removed from frozen work area during breaks and lunch and placed in an area that allows the lift equipment to warm up, don’t leave it in the freezer.
    • Employee will at end of ice removal remove all ice on the floor, sweep up, cleanup work area and discard ice to a designated dump area.
    • Employee will at end of day re inspect the lift equipment for damage and operation, and inform the shift supervisor or shift lead of any found issues and plug lift equipment in at designated area to charge for next day’s use.
    • Other duties can and will be assigned if no ice breaking activities are scheduled, this can include cleaning/housekeeping of refrigeration areas, painting, and assisting refrigeration techs with routine task.
    • Other duties can and will be assigned if no ice breaking activities are scheduled, this can include cleaning/housekeeping of refrigeration / facilities areas, painting, and assisting refrigeration techs with routine task.  Minor building repairs to freezer wall, ceilings and insulation.

     

    Supervisory Duties: 

                                        None

     

    Work Environment:

     

    Production Plant and Warehouse environment, will be exposed to very cold temperatures as well as hot. Temperatures may fluctuate throughout the workday.                      

     

    Physical Requirements:

     

    • Must be able to climb stairs and ladders and not be afraid of heights
    • Must be able to kneel, squat, bend over, reach over head
    • Must be able to lift 50 pounds or more
    • Must be able to operate power tools
    • Must pass forklift certification test
    • Requires climbing, standing, stooping, twisting, lifting, lifting and other
    • Physical movements to perform job

     

    Qualifications

    • Must be able to lift 50 pounds.
    • Must be able to work in cold environment 0 to minus 5 degrees.
    • Must be certified and demonstrate ability to safely operate scissors lift, boom lift and fork lift.
    • Must be trained to use safety harness if required to reach high areas to break ice.
    • Must be able demonstrate safe use of tools such as electric jack hammer, or other tools need to break and remove ice in a safe manner.
    • Follow shift supervisors or shift leads instructions.
    • Must have a good work attendance history and arrive for work on time.

     

    Employment is contingent upon drug screen, background verification and skills test required for some positions.

     

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.

     

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