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Production Operator (Float)

Company: Healthy Pet
Location: Ferndale
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Healthy Pet is a leading local pet product manufacturer with a current openingin our Ferndale, WA plant forProduction Operator.

This is position is for Swing Shift (3pm-11:30pm) but will provide coverage for all shifts as neededand tofilla variety of Operator roles.


Wet End:

  • Coordinates production with Management and Floor Leads. Reviews production figures and work orders with the prior shift Operator at the beginning of shift. Notes peculiarities with product production or machine operations. Adjust production rates accordingly.
  • Performs repairs and preventative maintenance on equipment. Ensures machines are running properly and all safety guards and panels are in place during production. Refers major mechanical repairs to maintenance, as needed.
  • Communicates with dryer operator on fiber consistency, production-processing rate. Alerts dryer operator of any problems in machinery performance.
  • Operates a front end loader to high-stack pulp materials and mix batches within the established recipe and timeframe while maintaining proper water levels in tanks.
  • Performs other duties, as assigned.


  • Performs hourly temperature and moisture analysis and recording this analysis and dryer temperature.
  • Communicates with Wet-End Operator with regard to product status, quality, fiber consistency and production processing rate.
  • Identifies various pulp fibers and their make-up. Adjust dryer operation as needed.
  • Performs preventative maintenance on trouble spots, throughout the dryers, on conveyor belts, and in auger compartments to ensure that dust build-up does not impeded proper operations.
  • Conducts density analysis at various stages of drying and record remarks accordingly.
  • Performs other duties, as assigned.

Bagging Responsibilities:

  • Assembles products in various stages and packages product while maintaining normal rate of production for each stage of assembly.
  • Palletizes product according to company and vendor procedures.
  • Performs other duties, as assigned.


  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • 2 years of related operator experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Experience operating heavy machinery, production machinery and controls.


  • 100%Employer Paid:medical, dental, vision and short and long term disability and life insurance.
  • Voluntary Insurance: FSA, VTL, Accident Ins.
  • Generous 401k matching
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Paid sick days and vacation time
  • Plus, QUARTERLYsafety bonuses!

Check us out and submit your application at:

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. Healthy Pet is a drug-free workplace. All employment is contingent upon successfully passing a pre-employment drug screen (including marijuana) and a background check.

Keywords: Healthy Pet, Bellingham , Production Operator (Float), Other , Ferndale, Washington

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