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Operations Specialist 3rd Shift

Posted: 01/24/2024

Ops Specialist-Sanitation

Regular Full-TimeSenior Operatives
Requisition ID: 1415

Operations Specialist- 3rd Shift


About Beech-Nut Nutrition Company…

We are one of America’s leading companies providing nutritious, wholesome foods for babies using real ingredients, gently cooked, with non-GMO verified, Natural or organic ingredients in almost all our products. 


Our work is organized around our mission to Delight Consumers by Conserving the Goodness of Nature. We care deeply about others, the planet, and are empowered to make a difference. We expect, reward and celebrate strong performance.


Our Values…

Our ambition to grow is underpinned by our four core values Create wow, Everyone Hero, Nourish others, & Take Responsibility. Our values help us navigate the ever-changing environment in which we operate and ensure we innovate to meet customer needs.



                                Create Wow  ~   Everyone Hero   ~  Nourish Others  ~   Take Responsibility


If this sounds like a place you want to invest your time, keep reading!


About the Role…

As an Operations Specialist you will be responsible for operating and cleaning various types of high-speed batching, filling and packaging equipment in a food manufacturing environment. Production areas include making, filler, packaging, sanitation, and cereal. This position requires individuals who are focused on supporting the business operational goals of safety, quality, cost (waste, efficiency, defects), and service, and must be able to lift up to 50lbs. 


This position is a union position and after completing a 60-day probationary period, must join to become a member of the Baker’s Confectionary Tobacco Grain Milling (BCTGM) Union, Local 53. 


About the Operations Team..

The Operations Team is comprised of diverse individuals who bring a wide breadth of knowledge and experience to ensure efficient day-to-day operations of Beech-Nut Nutrition’s LEED® certified production facility. The team implements processes and programs to optimize production capabilities, supervises production activities to ensure adherence to BNN ethics and safety procedures, develops production plans and staffing schedules, and oversees basic maintenance and sanitation of machinery and equipment. The team works collaboratively to make sure every aspect of production is running efficiently and effectively so we can continue to do what we do best – making high quality, safe, and nutritious foods for babies and toddlers!


Our Commitment to Safety…

At Beech-Nut we are committed to a strong safety program that protects its staff, its property, and the public from accidents. Associates at every level, including management, are responsible and accountable for the company’s overall safety initiatives. Complete and active participation by everyone, every day, in every job is necessary for the safety among all workers on the job site. Management supports participation in the program by all Associates and provides proper equipment, training and procedures. Associates are responsible for following all procedures, working safely, and, wherever possible, improving safety measures. An injury and accident-free workplace is our goal. Through continuous safety and loss control, we can accomplish this.


About the Work Environment…

This position is located at the Amsterdam, New York LEED® certified production facility.   The candidate will also be required to work in a food manufacturing environment that requires hairnet, beard cover, safety glasses, hearing protection, safety shoes and uniform. Restrictions include wearing of jewelry, nail polish and acrylic nails. Other personal protection equipment may be required for certain tasks.


What You’ll Do…

  • Complete production, quality, and operational records per company and regulatory agency standards. 
  • Support production activities in keeping with effective operations. 
  • Support the achievement of company objectives, goals, strategies and measurements. 
  • Consult with plant personnel relative to modification of machines and equipment in order to improve production and quality of products.
  • Develop relationships with team members built on a mutual trust and respect.
  • Support and participate in developing and implementing operating methods and procedures designed to eliminate operating problems and improve product quality.
  • Ensure plant sanitation and safety levels meet or exceed Beech-Nut and regulatory standards.
  • Ensure compliance to all PPE and GMP standards.
  • Develop systems to ensure Beech-Nut operating standards are followed.
  • Participate in local, state, and federal regulatory agency inspections.
  • Use lean tools (5S, VSM, OEE, etc.).
  • Support manufacturing Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) which include safety, quality, cost (waste, efficiency, defects), and service.


What You’ll Need…

  • High school diploma or GED preferred, but not required
    1. Associates degree or beyond highly desired
  • Flexibility in availability for scheduled shift is required (ex. 1st, 2nd, 3rd, weekend work)
  • Basic computer skills 
  • Experience in manufacturing with responsibility for production processing, packaging, and maintenance preferred
  • Experience using ERP systems (ex. SAP, Oracle), preferred
  • Lean Certification, preferred

Who You Are…

  • Ability to manage a dynamic environment with a high degree of complexity
  • Strong attention to detail and results orientation
  • Good communicator (both written and verbal)
  • Excellent collaborative and team player and strong problem-solving skills
  • Excellent listening, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proven influencing, negotiating and conflict management skills
  • Proactive approach to issue/opportunity identification and resolution


What’s in it for you?  Compensation, Benefits & More… 

At Beech-Nut, we are devoted to creating an inclusive culture where our team members are professionally challenged and cared for personally. As a member of the team, you will have access to opportunities for professional development and training, access to our on-site amenities as well as fair compensation, benefits and many more perks!  We are proud to offer our associates the following: 


Rate of Pay:    $22.01 per hour, + shift differentials if applicable ($0.45 for 2nd shift & $0.50 for 3rd), overtime calculated daily, pay is weekly.


Benefits: As a union position with the BCTGM – Local 53, this position gives you access to a comprehensive union-benefit package (enrollment is mandatory) that includes medical, vision and prescription coverage for you and your dependents; Union pension plan, Beech-Nut provides dental coverage and access to participate in 401(k) retirement benefits.  As a team member, you’ll have access to paid holidays & paid floating holiday, New York State paid sick time and paid vacation after the first year (starting with one week) and opportunity to earn up to a maximum of six weeks after twenty-five years of service!


Professional Development:

  • Access to robust on-the-job (OTJ) training programs
  • New! Access to the Nourish Others Learning Lab with computer stations for online learning (LMS)


More Perks! 

  • Opportunities to volunteer and support the local community
  • Generous maternity/paternity benefits
  • Baby food coupon program until your child’s 2nd birthday
  • Service awards
  • Perfect attendance incentive program
  • Company-provided uniforms & PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)
  • Safety shoe reimbursement



  • On-site fitness center
  • On-site café catered by Mazzone Hospitality - PRIME Business Dining
  • On-site Company Store
  • A private on-site Mother’s Room to support nursing mothers and pumping needs at work


What it is like to live in upstate New York…

We are about 30 minutes northwest of Albany, the NY state capital, and 40 minutes southwest of Saratoga Springs. We are near major cultural events, outside recreation and places to have fun throughout the year. From watching the New York City Ballet or listening to Brad Paisley, Cardi B, Dave Matthews Band, Goo Goo Dolls, Willie Nelson, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Santana, or Tedeschi Trucks Band at Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC), boating on beautiful Lake George, hiking the famous trails of the Adirondacks, or skiing at Lake Placid, you will find there is plenty to keep you, and/or, your family busy. And, if you are looking for the occasional big city attraction, it is a short drive to Boston, Montreal, and New York City.




As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer, Beech-Nut Nutrition Company will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, and veteran or disability status.


To all agencies: All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at Beech-Nut via-email, the internet or in any form and/or method will be deemed the sole property of Beech-Nut, unless such search firms/employment agencies were engaged by Beech-Nut for this position and a valid agreement is in place. In the event a candidate who was submitted outside of the Beech-Nut Nutrition agency engagement process is hired, no fee or payment of any kind will be paid.

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