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SaltWorks, Inc. Production Associate - Smoke Room in Woodinville, Washington

Job Summary:

The Smoke Room Production Associate is responsible for a variety of duties related to smoking, processing, developing, and producing the best smoked salts in the world. Each Production Associate ensures that the production lines are operating efficiently with minimal interruption throughout the day and plays a part in developing new products and making existing products better. Smoke Room Associates are also responsible for adhering to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and Food Safety Standards, which includes ensuring that work areas and equipment are clean and would meet audit standards. This role will be the perfect fit for someone who enjoys a mix of innovating and creating with food, and dirty work that will engage your mind and body.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Load salt product into smoke processing equipment

  • Lift racks of salt and place racks in smoke processing chamber

  • Inspect salt for color and quality

  • Remove prepared and cured salt and empty trays

  • Walk salt through multiple processes and pieces of equipment to achieve desired results

  • Record weight and amount of finished salt

  • Clean all machines, trays, chambers, tubes and heating coils using dry-ice or caustic soda chemical and remove waste daily

  • Document, improve, and develop new products in a collaborative environment

  • Adhere to Good Manufacturing Processes, Food Safety Standards and related operational procedures

  • Other projects and duties as assigned

Education, Skills and Experience

  • Reliable and detail oriented; pay close attention to the salt color, texture and smell

  • Hands-on and dependable individual with ability to work some overtime (schedule may vary depending on need)

  • Must be able to work in a shared-responsibility team environment

  • A positive attitude and willingness to accept constructive criticism is important

  • Cooking and food industry experience desired, but not essential

  • Must be able to multi-task and work under pressure

Work Environment/Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time, bend, stretch, lift 55 plus pounds repetitively for 8 hours a day

  • Must be able to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for prolonged periods

  • Must be able to work in a smoky environment

  • Should be able to ingest salt products to taste for quality