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Warehouse Worker

Blaine Larsen Farms, Inc.

Dalhart, TX

$13.88 per hour


Recruitment Information

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Job Description

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Job Duties:
Worker will be required to perform a variety of duties related to the production of potatoes. The majority of the work activities during the overall contract period, however, will be related to the potato warehouse operation. General warehouse duties will include the following responsibilities: operate machines/equipment; maintain the work area and equipment in a clean and orderly condition and follow prescribed food safety regulations; communicate with supervisors, leaders, inspectors, maintenance workers, co-workers, etc.; maintain detailed records; understand/follow basic verbal/written instruction; attend educational workshops and training such as worker protection and basic sanitation principles; monitor product flow and ensure proper movement of product; check/operate conveyor belts and machines; convert tables to proper size; ensure bins are emptied; check orders to ensure proper distribution and correct packaging; check potato temperature using thermometer and knife; unload potatoes from trucks into a wash tub for sizing classification; grade/sort/classify potatoes according to factors such as size, weight, length, width, defect, appearance, feel, smell, color, species, quality, or condition; take samples and record findings; discard inferior or defective products and/or foreign matter; place acceptable products in containers according to grade and mark grades on containers; record grade and/or identification numbers on tags or on shipping, receiving, or sales sheets; weigh products or estimate their weight visually or by feel; ensure weights are checked and logged; distribute product into packaging; operate scale; perform basic visual quality inspections on products; manually lift, package, tape, label and sort using hands; break down cardboard for recycling; label finished product with bar code; run inventory on all carton products; print and ensure tag is correct for the product being packaged; remove boxes and/or bags from conveyor belt and place on pallets; stack boxes and/or bags in patterns; count the number of boxes and/or bags placed on a pallet; ensure correct size is being stacked; stack product; run orders; wrap pallets and move to staging area for shipping or loading on trailers; load/unload trucks; open truck door, extend the ramp, and open loading protectors; ensure trailer is clean and free of debris before loading new product into trailer; ensure trailer temperature is appropriate for loading and trailer is free of abnormal odors; collect pallet tags; complete loading manifest; deliver tags to warehouse shipping office; retract loading protectors and ramp; close trailer doors; perform maintenance on processing, sizing, bagging, boxing, and loading equipment as well as devices and control instruments; remove defective parts by dismantling devices using hoists, cranes, hand and power tools; may use measuring tools such as rulers, calipers, and micrometers; may also use straightedges, levels, and any other tools necessary to perform the duties of the job; fabricate repair parts by using machine shop instrumentation and equipment; maintain equipment, parts, and supply inventories; place supply orders and verify receipt; lubricate moving parts; prepare mechanical maintenance reports; clean warehouse from ceiling to floor, including but not exclusive to the equipment, tables and floor drains; dry clean, rinse, foam with detergent, and sanitize buildings, fixtures, and equipment; follow proper product handling of sanitation and cleaning products to protect self, food, and equipment; cover/uncover electric motors, boxes, etc. during cleaning process; sweep/shovel debris; discard debris; place cautionary signs for wet floors, etc.
Job Classification:
51-9198.00 - Helpers--Production Workers

The job/industry classification and description includes general information on the position from ONET/OES and the North American Industry Classification System. Please review Job Duties and Job Order for more information.

Job Requirements

Experience Required:
Special Requirements:
Applicants must have 20 days experience with the applicable job duties.
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Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Blaine Larsen Farms, Inc.
Dalhart, TX 79022
Telephone Number:


12295 County Road 11, Dalhart , TX 79022

Job Order Details

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The highest applicable wage will be paid at the time the work is performed, for every hour or portion thereof worked during a work contract period, including any higher or lower adjustments published by the Department of Labor.
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