Phoenix Technologies

Phoenix Technologies

Bowling Green, OH, USA
Posted on Monday, March 4, 2024

Job Description

Position: Production Operator

Department: Production Wash/Pellet Plants Reports to: Shift Lead Operator

Position Summary:

Various job duties: Material Handling, Cleaning, Quality, Extrusion, Documentation

Authority of Incumbent:

Position will directly report to the Shift Lead Operator with additional accountability to the Shift Supervisor and Assistant Plant Manager.

Essential Functions:

Responsible for the following tasks:

  • Use safety gear and always follow all safety requirements and regulations.
  • Movement of materials in plants, including bales, flake or pellets.
  • Ensure production rates and feed are maintained.
  • Ensure quality checks and inspections are performed as needed.
  • Monitor machinery and equipment for proper function and performance.
  • Keep work area and equipment clean throughout the shift.
  • Inform Shift Supervisor of any problems as soon as such occur.

Working Conditions:

Interpersonal Relationships:

  • Will have a medium to high level of work interaction with others.
  • Will communicate mostly in-person and via supplied two-way radio.

Physical Work Conditions:

  • Work indoors and outdoors.
  • Exposure to noise within acceptable OSHA levels.
  • Exposure to dust within the acceptable by OSHA levels.
  • Exposure to some chemicals.


  • Have a set schedule each week.
  • Works 12-hour rotating shift schedule.
  • Travel is not required.

Standards of performance:

  • Must be precise and accurate when performing the job.
  • Work safely and keep safety a top priority in all actions. Must observe the established by OSHA and Phoenix safety policies, regulations, and restrictions. Must use the provided safety equipment at all times and must immediately report safety violations and unsafe practices.
  • Must strictly observe all Phoenix’s policies.
  • Must strictly follow the established Phoenix’s SOP’s.
  • Must follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Must work well with supervisors, operators, and others in the performance of their jobs.
  • Must properly and safely operate and maintain production equipment.
  • Must operate and adjust equipment to produce the best quality product in the most efficient way. Work in a way that increases product quality and machine efficiencies.
  • Must keep production and quality records.
  • Must be able to lift heavy objects (up to 80 lbs.).
  • Must maintain equipment and work area in a clean and organized state.
  • Participate in plant improvement programs.
  • Maintain open communication. Must proactively communicate, prepare, and involve coworkers and managers to respond to current issues that affect others’ safety, productivity, and efficiency.
  • Must report for the scheduled work on time and present according to the assigned shift schedule.
  • Must model professional, honest, respectful, and ethical behavior in all circumstances.

Job Specifications:

  • 1 year of experience in production environment is preferable.
  • Forklift experience is preferable.
  • High School diploma or GED required.
  • Must have basic computer skills and be able to understand electronic data processing.
  • Good written, verbal, and interpersonal, communication skills for effective interface with all internal contacts.
  • Possesses technical skills required to deliver high performance.
  • Ability to work constructively with other departments.
  • The qualified candidate MUST be able to pass 5-year felony background check and FAA regulated drug & alcohol testing prior to start date.

Additional Comments:

The essential functions have been provided as an example of the type of work performed by employees assigned to this job classification. The Company reserves the right to modify the work assignments and/or to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions. The job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities. It is intended to describe the general nature of the position and other duties might be assigned as needed.