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Labor Pool Worker

at Buffalo Rock

Posted: 9/3/2020
Job Status: Contract/Temporary
Job Reference #: 2648
Categories: General Labor

Job Description

Department: Production Job Status: Full Time 
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Reports To: Plant Superintendent and/or Production Supervisor 
Grade/Level:  Amount of Travel Required: None 
Job Type:  Positions Supervised: None 
Work Schedule: 
Required to work an 12-hour shift. ****Eligible for Hiring Incentives for time in service milestones. 

Buffalo Rock is an award-winning Pepsi-Cola Bottler founded in Birmingham, AL, more than 100 years ago. The Labor Pool Worker is a key member of the Production team. This position is an entry level position essential for learning how to operate machinery and keeping all manufacturing areas clean. 

Reasonable Accommodations Statement
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
Essential Functions Statement(s)
Required to keep all floor areas in and outside plant area clean utilizing broom and hoses.  
Required to pick up trash from plant grounds including parking lot.  
Must clean floor drains and screens as needed.  
Required to empty and clean recycling hopper and return to assigned area.  
Required to sort items for recycling, placing in appropriate compactor/crusher.  
Required to empty trashcans throughout plant.  
Required to keep lunchroom and restrooms cleaned and supplied.  
Required to move pallets of drinks as needed.  
Required to train on production lines to learn various machines/jobs in order to advance as well as to relieve line employees for breaks and absenteeism.  
Requires long periods of walking and standing.  
Run floor scrubber as needed to clean floors.  
Paint catwalks, machinery, walls, etc. as needed.  
May be required to work varying shifts, weekends and/or overtime if needed to meet customer demand. Carry out other duties as assigned.  
Responsible for continuous self improvement through the knowledge and use of all Buffalo Rock provided training, either web-based, in-house, or any other provided method. Must successfully complete assigned training curriculum, including but not limited to online and/or facilitated training.  
Competency Statement(s)
Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions. 
Accuracy - Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly. 
Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word. 
Diversity Oriented - Ability to work effectively with people regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, or job type. 
Energetic - Ability to work at a sustained pace and produce quality work. 
Ethical - Ability to demonstrate conduct conforming to a set of values and accepted standards. 
Honesty / Integrity - Ability to be truthful and be seen as credible in the workplace. 
Organized - Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task. 
Safety Awareness - Ability to identify and correct conditions that affect employee safety. 
Self Motivated - Ability to be internally inspired to perform a task to the best of ones ability using his or her own drive or initiative. 
High School Graduate or General Education Degree (GED): Required
Computer Skills: 
Certifications &
Other Requirements:Required to follow the Good Manufacturing Program (GMPs) as listed in Code of Federal Regulations CFR 21 section 110. Requires participation in various Food Safety related training that Buffalo Rock utilizes. Required to report potential issues related to Food Safety. 
N (Not Applicable)Activity is not applicable to this position.
O (Occasionally)Position requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.5+ hrs/day)
F (Frequently)Position requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5+ hrs/day)
C (Constantly)Position requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)
Physical DemandsLift/Carry
Manually ManipulateO
Reach OutwardF
Reach Above ShoulderF
Squat or KneelO
10 lbs or lessF
11-20 lbsF
21-50 lbsO
51-100 lbsN
Over 100 lbsN
12 lbs or lessF
13-25 lbsF
26-40 lbsO
41-100 lbsO
Other Physical Requirements
Vision (Near, Distance, Color, Peripheral, Depth)
Sense of Sound - Hearing is required for a total workday.
Sense of Touch
Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - safety vest, safety glasses, respirator, slip resistant shoes, hair & beard restraint
Sense of Balance
Working conditions will be inside and outside where temperatures will vary from extreme heat to extreme cold, working in rain or snow, all for extended periods.