Pinnacle Foods

  • Celeste Processing Technician

    Location US-TN-Jackson
    Job ID
  • Overview

    At Pinnacle Foods we are at the top of our game and the key to our success is clear. Everything we do is driven by our purpose: unleashing brand potential, dynamically evolving and improving our already beloved products to bring more convenience, taste, nutrition, and joy to today's consumers.


    The results? Our well-recognized products are found in 85% of American households and are leaders in their respective categories, holding the #1 or #2 market share position in 10 of the 14 categories in which we compete — and we're just getting started. We are committed to adding value through strategic growth that synergizes our portfolio of "Leadership" and "Foundation" brands and plays to our strengths in R&D, consumer insights, and senior management experience.


    The Processing Technician will be responsible for Food Safety and Quality Assurance by monitoring and maintaining line speed and efficiency, tracking and maintaining inventory levels and communicating consistently with customers in pizza packaging. The Processing Technician will be responsible for setting up, starting, checking, troubleshooting and maintaining all processing equipment for proper operation from receipt of ingredients to product presentation in pizza packaging. The Processing Technician is also responsible for checking and recording, ingredients and weights in accordance with SOP guidelines. The team member must maintain high standards of good housekeeping practices. Team member will report to the Shift Supervisor.


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and / or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Applicants will go through an interview selection process to determine the fit based on demonstrated skills, knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the Processing Technician position.



    • Able to secure materials, track materials, prep and mix tomato sauce for the pizza processing operation
    • Able to retrieve ingredients and set up the line according to production code and schedule
    • Pull samples of ingredients, fill out appropriate paper work to ensure 100 % traceability, and provide to lab
    • Input data into the inventory control system
    • Have a fork lift certification
    • Able to clean and sanitize all equipment on the required schedule, including freezers
    • Able to perform routine maintenance and preventative maintenance:
      • Trouble shoot fault indicators
      • Code dates
      • Have a Certified Forklift license.
      • Assist technical technicians with repairs and projects
      • Lubrication – oil and grease
      • Belt adjustments
      • Etc.
    • Able to fill out paperwork to track production, quality, downtime and other requirements, and enter the data in the appropriate computer program
    • Able to ensure proper line speeds and make adjustments as necessary
    • Able to perform all quality and weight checks and make appropriate adjustments
    • Actively work in a team environment:
      • Live by the team’s principles
      • Support and help team members
      • Give and receive feedback, etc.
    • Able to accomplish Master Sanitation (MSS) duties as required
    • Demonstrate excellent communication skills
    • Train new members on the team
    • Perform all quality checks
    • Able to explain product flow from the Bakery to the Warehouse
    • Ensure proper rotation of ingredient usage
    • Understand and follow all SOP’s and GMP’s for producing Quality product
    • Able to report deviations and take appropriate corrective measures
    • Actively work to continuously improve the production processes
    • Help coordinate staffing schedule to ensure proper vacation, absenteeism and overtime needs consistent with Company policies and procedures
    • Responsible for ensuring all work is performed in a safe and efficient manner, consistent with Company safety procedures and expected behaviors
    • Provide feedback on team member performance
    • Participate in the hiring process for team members
    • Able to make production code changeovers to meet schedule requirements


    Education and / or Experience:


    High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED).


    Reasoning Ability:


    Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.


    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.


    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and / or fingers; handle; or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; climb; balance; stoop; kneel; twist; crouch; or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and / or move up to 70 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.



    Work Environment:


    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job; these include, but are not limited to, frozen temperatures up to extreme heat over 100° F. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    All positions will be awarded without regard to race, religion, color, gender, or national origin.



    Pinnacle Foods is an Affirmative Action/EEO Employer –
    qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to
    protected veteran or disability status, race/color, religion, gender, national
    origin, age, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any
    other legally protected basis.


    Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
    Share on your newsfeed