Meat Cooler Operator / NIGHT Shift

Frontenac, Kansas, United States Full-time

Position Summary:

Starting Rates: $11.00 / hour (.50 shift differential for night shift)


Meat Room Operator position is comprised of truck, unloading, batching, slurry, and receiving responsibilities.  Must be able to operate computerized slurry batching systems, understand formulas, and keep processing systems full of slurry.  Responsible for the inspection of all incoming ingredients and the unloading of ingredients.  Maintain communication with other Operators and keep a safe and clean work area

  • Inspect slurry meats before unloading.
  • Measure liquid tanks, monitor temperature, fill out daily paperwork, track sheet, truck log, inventory sheets and distribute.
  • Unload bulk totes & frozen meat totes.
  • Use correct procedures for CIP of meat slurry systems.
  • Communicate with other operators, drivers, buyers, truckers, team leaders, and sanitation. 
  • Enter formulas into slurry computer.
  • Clean up unloading area, and cooler areas. 
  • Keep processing extrusion supplied with feed as needed.
  • Check and maintain correct paperwork, daily log, batching sheet.
  • Communicate with shift supervisors, meat operator from other shifts, extruder operators, and unloader.
  • Correct traceability procedures.
  • Responsible for weighing up and dumping hand adds.
  • Correct operation of the batching systems.
  • Setup and operate slurry system.
  • Operate a fork truck to feed meat into whole pallet meat dumper.
  • Maintain sanitation in slurry kitchen.
  • Unload trucks of frozen ingredients, packing supplies and put in proper place.
  • Enter all unloading into proper documents.
  • Inspect frozen ingredients before unloading.
  • Take inventories.
  • Ensure that we have supplies to run schedule.
  • Maintain accurate quality and unloading records.
  • Demonstrate good work attendance, good communication skills, the ability to work well with others, and the willingness to work overtime, weekends, and holidays
  • Follow Good Manufacturing Practices.  
  • Maintain a clean, sanitary and safe work area.
  • Follow all required work safe practices. This would include wearing of all required PPE in designated areas, confined space safety, safe chemical handling, fall restraints, etc.
  • Responsible for food safety, pre-requisite programs and food quality related to designated area.  
  • Report any food safety, quality or safety related issues to management immediately.


  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds on a routine basis.
  • Must be able to push/pull up to 100 pounds on a routine basis.
  • Ability to work in a cold or hot environment.


  • High School Diploma / GED - Preferred
  • Basic Mathematical skills – Required
  • Ability to speak, read and write effectively in English - Required
  • 2 years forklift operation in a manufacuturing environment - Highly preferred
  • Food / Pet Food manufacturing experience - Highly preferred
  • Willing to work on a 12 hour rotating night shift, with overtime, weekends and possible holidays
  • Show a demonstrated attention to detail
  • Ability to climb / work in heat or cold / on scaffolding

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