Position Objective:

The Production Specialist is expected to meet the qualifications as outlined below.  This position is a vital to the overall success of our organization as a manufacture of animal health and nutrition products and services.
You will be proud to work for a company with a strong family history in the animal health industry and opportunities to grow personally and professionally.  We are a company committed to family values, integrity, and innovation.  The objective of this position is to prepare, process, load, distribute and mix products in an accurate and timely manner that will achieve the level of quality and specifications required of TechMix.
In this role, you should be prepared to work in a fast paced, team centered environment that will challenge you and allow you to use your experience and expertise to develop the company and enhance your continued growth within the animal health and nutrition industry.

Reporting Structure:

Position reports to Production Team Leader

Job Duties:

•  Production and Scheduling (75%)
   –  Perform required duties in mixing, blending, processing and operations to meet required specifications and quality expectations, for both domestic and international product
   –  Perform required tasks to ensure the highest standards are met in bagging, packaging, labeling, and warehousing of finished products
   –  Operate forklifts and pallet jacks to assist in loading, mixing, and warehouse organization of all ingredients, processing of finished goods and inventory related to production and shipping/receiving
   –  Assist in organization and monitoring of ingredients and finished inventory
   –  Meet required production schedules to maintain the most efficient use of equipment and capacity
   –  Assist in loading/unloading, order preparation, shipping and receiving of raw ingredients and finished goods
   –  Adhere to all safety protocols, bio-security measures and regulations (both State and Federal FDA and Department of Agriculture) standards of quality and safe operations
   –  Observe and follow all Standard Operating Procedures as outlined and directed for domestic and international order processing
   –  Ensure all documentation is completed and reviewed as directed
   –  Follow all communication required related to production and coordination of all production, packing and shipping documentation
   –  Ability to multi-task in a face paced environment

•  Maintenance & Housekeeping (15%)
   –  Follow and maintain all maintenance and service processing of equipment
   –  Communicate with supervisors and maintenance personnel on a regular basis to ensure consistent operations and avoid equipment breakdowns
   –  Follow all required operating procedures for safe and efficient operations
   –  Maintain a clean and organized work space for proper bio-security measures
   –  Ensure daily maintenance and housekeeping of warehouses, receiving, processing areas and general property for product quality and employee safety

•  Other Duties (10%)
   –  Assist customers and driver personnel with loading assistance
   –  Communicate necessary customer requests to manufacturing for special order, processing and customer instructions.
   –  Understanding of feed industry regulations, production protocols, quality expectations and required training to ensure high customer expectations are met
   –  Other duties as directed by the production leader or supervisor


•  High School Graduate, or received GED equivalent
•  3-5 years’ experience in manufacturing, preferred feed and/or feed manufacturing industry experience
•  Effectively communicate with staff and 3rdparty groups, as needed
•  Ability to follow direction and communicate the same information
•  Experienced in various equipment operations and functions
•  Ability to learn technical information related to TechMix products
•  Working knowledge of Microsoft Office or other order processing systems
•  Display self-motivation & time management skills to meet deadlines for specific projects
•  Ability to travel as needed on a limited basis

Essential Job Functions:

•  Ability to bend, stretch, twist, squat, and reach above your head 
•  Ability to lift 50-70 lbs.
•  Required to exert force to lift, push, pull or carry objects of various sizes
•  Ability to hear sounds that vary in pitch and volume
•  Ability to drive a forklift/pallet jack/manufacturing equipment and understand safety directions and operating instructions
•  Ability to perform simple mathematical equations
•  Computer and typing abilities required for documentation
•  Strong sense of integrity and commitment to exceptional customer service and quality
•  Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbal and written communication
•  Detailed oriented with ability to organize projects through completion
•  Proven ability to work under pressure and meet scheduling deadlines