Optimization Technician

This role is responsible for collecting, organizing and inputting actual production data into process optimization software, namely GlenPro and assist with building models for scenario planning. Once a trial set of data is inputted, the Optimization Technician will run the software model and work with others in the organization to debug, interpret results and improve the software models. This role requires significant time in the production area collecting data manually. This role will require occasional data collection during all three shifts as needed. Scheduling of data collection in off-shifts is based on the production schedule. The Candidate may be assigned other tasks from time to time. 
 
Education and/or Experience: 

High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and working knowledge of computers and software including Microsoft Excel. 
Must have ability to perform intermediate math equations to include good mathematical and analytical problem-solving skills. 
Experience with quality measurements, inspection and documentation a plus. 
 
Language Skills: Ability to read, and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. This position requires the ability to write simple correspondence, and the ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and simple group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization. Ability to communicate effectively both written and verbal across all levels of the plant. Bilingual preferred. 
 
Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, and refrigerated storage temperatures. Work positioning will vary throughout the day from standing and walking in the production area to desk work. Candidate must be willing to work in an environment with the sight and smell of meat products or any other product present when processing meat such as blood, fat, bone and spices. 
 
Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few variables with production process situations. 
 
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 stand, walk, and taste or smell. The employee frequently is required to talk or listen. The employee is occasionally required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, climb, or crawl. The employee frequently is required to walk. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 58.5 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 61.5 pounds.

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