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First Line Supervisor

Commonwealth Gin

Windsor, VA

$16.65 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+17572423566
Web address to Apply:
www.vec.virginia.gov/portsmouth

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
5
Job Duties:
Needs to be able to manage employees for an entire 12 hour shift. Includes: holding subordinates accountable for tasks/responsibilities/rules, controlling the plant operations in a manner that achieves the quality/production/safety goals laid out by management. This position requires competence with using a desktop computer, scanner, scale, logging data with pen and paper, and how to operate a PLC based cotton bale press in operation of 45+ bales per hour. Must know how to operate/troubleshoot/repair a PLC/touchscreen based gin plant including but not limited to: bale press, trash press, plastic press, gin stands, overhead, module feeder, cotton seed lines, cotton conveying lines, fans, augers, belt conveyors, loading and unloading a cotton seed house, know how to use/interpret Intilligin, basic electrical skills (how to use breakers/lock out tag out/etc), how to zero and operate bale and seed scales, how to operate skid steer/tractor. This position will demonstrate from time to time the following tasks including but not limited to: operating and repairing equipment, cleaning blockages, cleaning lint filters, refilling supplies, sweeping floors, removing trash buildup, un-tarp modules, roll up and store module tarps, move bales from dock, operate mote press, secure wires to mote bale, operate cotton trash bale press, handle, and store cotton trash bales. First Line Supervisor will instruct subordinates on general housekeeping and cleaning of gin, repairing module truck chains or bearings, loading module tarps for delivery; will demonstrate how to unchoke equipment, use air to blow down and keep key pieces of equipment clean, operate skid steer and tractor, rake cotton off storage yard, roll tarps, fold and bale plastic, load and unload cotton seed, operate simple machinery with minimal controls, take and process cotton samples. First Line Supervisor may instruct subordinates by demonstrating proper methods of how to: Pick up cotton on module yard, load cotton module to feeder, how to effectively and efficiently pick up/put down modules and be able to load them onto the module feeder in the plant without problem and in a timely manner, and how to be sure the cotton storage yard that is clean and swept of any left over cotton. May demonstrate to workers how to handle cotton samples at press, ensure a smooth operation of the bale press, communicate on bale cuts, re-strap broken straps, ensure bag is properly on the bale, sealed, proper id tag applied, bale sample is properly taken and packaged, all necessary supplies kept above a minimum threshold, bale tags gathered/prepared/used in sequence, and all relevant data for that bale properly logged. Raises and/or bonuses may be offered to any seasonal worker employed pursuant to this job order, at the company's sole discretion, based on individual factors including work performance, skill, and tenure. Job involves stooping, lifting and working in inclement weather as well as indoor & outdoor extreme temps. Must have legal authority to work in the US. Must be able to lift & carry up to 50lbs. to shoulder height repetitively through the workday. Workers may be required to take random, post-accident, and/or upon suspicion drug test at no cost to worker, post hire. Testing positive or failure to comply may result in immediate termination from employment. Must have six months positive verifiable prior experience in job offered. No smoking or tobacco use of any kind will be permitted in the gin or warehouse. Employer reserves the right to discharge any employee found smoking or in possession of smoking materials including cigarettes, cigars, snuff, chewing tobacco, pipe tobacco, electronic cigarettes or any other smoking paraphernalia.
Job Classification:
45-1011.00 - First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry 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:
Yes
Months of Experience Required:
6
Special Requirements:
Must able to lift & carry 50lbs to shoulder height repetitively through the workday. Workers may be required to take random, post accident, and/or upon suspicion drug test, post hire at no cost to worker. Testing positive or failure to comply may result in immediate termination from employment. Must have legal authority to work in the US. Must have six months positive verifiable prior experience in job offered. No smoking or tobacco use of any king will be permitted in the gin or warehouse. Employer reserves the right to discharge any employee found smoking or in possession of smoking materials including cigarettes, cigars, snuff, chewing tobacco, pipe tobacco, electronic cigarettes or any other smoking paraphernalia. There are 2 shift periods at the Franklin, VA location: M-Sat 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. & M-Sat 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. There are 2 shift periods at the Windsor, VA location is M-Sat 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. & M-Sat 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
Number of Hours Per Week:
66
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
6:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Trade Name/Doing Business As:
Commonwealth Gin
Company Name:
Walters Grain and Supply Co
Location:
Windsor, VA 23487
Telephone Number:
+17572423566

Worksite

Address:
25165 Buckhorn Drive, Windsor, VA 23487

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22206-374005
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
8/17/2022

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