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Batch Operator - starting rate up to $25/hour

Company: Silver Spring Foods Inc
Location: Eau Claire
Posted on: June 18, 2022

Job Description:


Silver Spring Foods is a 4th generation family-owned business in Eau Claire, WI that has grown to be the number one grower and processor of horseradish in the world. We provide farm-to-table mustards, sauces, and horseradish products to grocery stores, restaurants, and food service companies all over the country. Silver Spring is also a premier co-packer for well-known national and international brands who value our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, private label experience, and production capacity. Besides our great products, Silver Spring Foods is known for our great, inclusive, and appreciative work culture, opportunities for advancement, flexible work schedules, great compensation packages, and for being a nimble business that isn't dragged down by lots of red tape.

We're seeking an experienced Batch Operator who is motivated and has a real enthusiasm for creating great tasting food. You enjoy the science of food, knowing that exact measurement of ingredients and the right blending process are critical to making a high-quality product. You're a self-starter who enjoys working independently with minimal direction, and take pride in your equipment, processes and end products. You also enjoy being on a positive, productive team that works together to make great products and do what you can to help your team members throughout the day. And you enjoy the physicality of the job, knowing you won't have to go to Cross Fit after work.

Current openings are on 2nd shift (Monday - Friday 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.) and 3rd shift (Sunday - Thursday 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.). These are straight shifts and do not rotate.

Success Factors

Exact Mixing & Blending: You measure ingredients exactly and closely follow the mixing and blending procedures detailed according to the product formulation specifications. You know your accuracy and timeliness is critical to making great tasting, high quality products. You double check for ingredient quality and report any discrepancies instead of using inferior ingredients.

Safety & Cleanliness: Your equipment is cleaned after every use and maintained properly and well. You perform basic maintenance and repairs on your equipment as necessary. Completes sanitation checks. Operates all equipment in safe and efficient manner, following company policies.

Documentation: exhibits good attention to detail and accurately and neatly completes all paperwork and documentation in a timely manner, since you know that the rest of the production team needs it to do their jobs.

Team player: Keeps positive open communication with supervisor and other team members to ensure free flow of information and close coordination of workflow

. Requirements:


High school diploma or GED equivalency and 1-3 years' experience in manufacturing setting


3-5 years in a batching role

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

- Thorough understanding of measurements.

- Ability to keep accurate records; attention to detail

- Good oral and written communication skills

- Able to prioritize effectively, setting own pace to ensure timely completion of duties with minimal supervision

- Maintains highest degree of confidentiality

- Good computer skills

Physical, Mental and Visual Skills

- Ability to copy figures, use scales, count and record accurately

- Ability to calculate involving fractions, decimals and percentages

- Ability to perform heavy physical work, exercising up to 100 lbs. of strength occasionally to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects

- Standing, walking, bending, stooping, climbing over obstacles, balancing, grasping, crouching, sitting.

- Must hear well enough to converse on telephone, must see well enough to read reports

- Must be able to communicate verbally and in writing in English well enough to communicate effectively with supervisors and peers

Working Conditions

Normal manufacturing environment. Production line, indoors, noisy, wet/slippery floors at times. Potential exposure to equipment movement, chemical/solvent/ingredient hazards if proper safety procedures are not followed.

By submitting your application you hereby certify that the facts set forth in the employment application are true and complete to the best of your knowledge.


I confirm that the information provided in this employment application (and accompanying resume, if any) is true and complete, and I understand that any false information or significant omissions may disqualify me from further consideration for employment, and may be justification for my dismissal from employment, if discovered at a later date. I agree to immediately notify the company if I should be convicted of a felony, or any crime involving dishonesty or a breach of trust while my job application is pending OR during my employment, if hired.

I understand that consideration for employment in this position is contingent upon the results of a drug screen and reference & background check. I therefore authorize this company to investigate all statements made on my application for employment and to discuss the results of its investigations with those responsible for hiring. I further authorize the company to contact my current employer (except as previously noted), past employer(s), school, social media sites, any listed references or organizations named in this application form (and accompanying resume, if any) who can verify information. I give my consent for former employer(s) and any other contacted persons to respond to questions pertaining to information on this application. Further, I release from liability such persons, employers, or organizations contacted from any legal liability for providing information to the company.
I am able to perform the essential functions of the job for which you are applying (with or without reasonable accommodation. This statement is not designed to elicit information about an applicant's disability. Please do not provide information about the existence of a disability, particular accommodation, or whether accommodation is necessary. These issues may be addressed at a later stage to the extent permitted by law.
If offered a job that requires it, I give permission for a job-related complete physical examination, & I consent to the release to the company, any medical information, as may be deemed necessary by the company in judging my capability to perform the essential functions of the work for which I am applying (with or without reasonable accommodation).
I understand that if my employment is terminated by the company for dishonesty, breach of trust, or any criminal acts, the authorities may be notified & I may be criminally prosecuted. I also understand that, if hired, I may not hold other employment, or engage in sales, investments, or other activities that create a conflict of interest with the company.
I understand that this application does not, by itself, create a contract of employment. I understand and agree that, if hired, my employment is for no definite period of time, and may, regardless of the date of payment of my wages or salary, be terminated at any time.

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