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Batter Operator

Department: P4-Production

Reports to: Production Supervisor

Hourly Rate:  $18.25 to $20.25

FSLA Status: Non-Exempt

Job description includes but not limited to the following: The Batter/Breader Operator is to maintain and fill batter and breading machines, continuously checking the batter and breading percentages against quality specifications, customer satisfaction and company policies. Adhere to food safety, legality and quality and company policies.

Key Job Responsibilities:

  1. Inspect, Communicate and Discard
    1. Set up batter and breading machines equipment with proper ingredients according to specification sheets prior to the start of Production.
    2. Maintain proper breading and batter percentages according to specifications. Ability to make adjustments as percentages are not in line with standard.
    3. Accurate and timely completion of required documentation.
    4. Assist in minor repairs to the production line.
    5. Assist in the fryer set-up according to Fryer Operating Procedures. Continuous checks on the fryer to determine if it is on-line.
    6. Communicates operational problems with Production Supervisor and/or maintenance.
  2. Additional Responsibilities
    1. Acts as a backup in the absence of the Line Leader.
    2. Work area maintained in a safe and clean environment at all times.
    3. Coordinate work duties with Production Supervisor when there is down time
    4. Assists Line Leader with her/her daily functions.
      1. Other duties as assigned by the Production Supervisor.
      2. To perform any other job function within packaging as directed by a lead or supervisor.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • As a Batter Operator you will be required to multi-task.
  • Speaking-convey information effectively.
  • Critical Thinking- using logic and reasoning to identify strength and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Judgement and Decision Making- consider relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Oral Expression – the ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Written Expression – the ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.


  • Follows and complies with all universal job qualifications.
  • Follows established Good Manufacturing Practices.
  • Ability to adapt to change.
  • See attached for hazard requirements and personal protective equipment necessary for this position.

Scope of Authority

  • All employees have the right to question or refuse a work related directive that is unsafe.
  • All employees are expected to take appropriate measures regarding employee, product or equipment safety.

Language Skills

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use hands and fingers to handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, and taste or smell.

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, extreme heat, and vibration.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate and will be loud in the plant.

Potential Hazards and Environmental Factors

  1. Mechanical (potential for an injury due to moving forklift)
  2. Electrical
  3. Chemicals (cleaning)
  4. Fumes, odors, box fiber dust
  5. Wet or slippery surfaces
  6. Vibration
  7. Noise (hearing protection required)
  8. Falls
  9. Mist/Steam
  10. Stair Steps/ladder

The above statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and skills required for the position. Flexibility and improvement of job skills are essential to all positions at Great American Snacks.

Great American Snacks is an equal opportunity organization. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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