Key Operator (KOP) - Day Shift

Manufacturing/Operations Bakersfield, California


Role and Activity

[Describe the essential activities/tasks/duties the job holder assumes in this position, using a numbered list]

  • To ensure your machines are clean but not damaged by excess water, always organized and operating under discipline 
  • Operate to standard operating procedures in area assigned
  • Have basic ice cream knowledge, understanding the “WHY”, not just the HOW
  • Ensure limited water is used when cleaning with clean as you go principle
  • Correct use, storage and set up of all equipment
  • Ensure effective hand over with Maintenance and next shift, all faults and issues reported
  • To drive the production process to ensure that the products produced meet customer specification, quality and food safety.
  • To ensure production meets targeted outputs through effective control of the manufacturing process
  • To communicate effectively with the entire team
  • Ensure health and safety requirements are fully met and a positive safety culture is maintained throughout the line
  • Ensure you walk the talk always using the looking eyes, attend to the issues as and when they happen
  • Promote the Froneri culture of employees being owners rather than just employees
  • Following the principle of will I do this to my home?
  • Other duties as assigned

Measurable Outcomes

[Consider each of the activities/tasks/duties listed above and identify how the business will measure your activities]

  • Reducing trends of rejections from food safety and quality issues
  • Hygiene, GMP and safety audits improving week over week
  • Daily, weekly, monthly production targets are fully met
  • Effective interaction with the team and takes direction from Machine Operator
  • Quality and improvement initiatives being implemented
  • Reduction in accidents and incidents on a YOY basis
  • De-kitting the line and making sure all packaging is returned to the warehouse
  • Ensuring line is checked after being cleaned and all tools are stored in the correct places
  • No stagnant water left in any equipment

Levels of responsibility

[List those areas where you have specific responsibility related to People, Customer, Operation/Work process, Finance]

  • Quality and technical system adherence
  • Completion of the required production to plan
  • Your machines
  • Reading and learning about the proper use and running of your machines
  • User manuals for your machines
  • Health and Safety
  • Impeccable hygiene standards always
  • Clean as you go with No Ghost Busters.
  • Machine tools and ancillary equipment


[List particular behaviors that are needed for this position]

  • Performance – Open to change and will always look for better, simpler and more effective ways of operating.
  • Zero compromise on Quality and excellence.Hygiene, Process, Labor resource and Waste.
  • Continually striving to increase knowledge of the processes and products - Understand all tasks, processes and activities as an expert in your area.
  • TeamworkCommitment and enthusiasm to working together to achieve better outcomes
  • Accuracy - Attention to details.
  • Urgency - Always ready to respond.
  • Know Your People – Spend time getting to know your people, their skills, interests, knowledge, etc.