Die Roll Operator

Job Locations US-CA-Visalia
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(7/18/2022 6:34 PM)
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Perfection Pet Foods, LLC (PPF) is a leading manufacturer and packager of private label and co-manufactured pet food and pet snack products.


State of the art manufacturing facility
Highly capable and versatile
High meat, Meat First, Super Premium diets
Soft-Moist pieces and traditional dry brown dog and cat kibble



Up to $23.00/hr pay 

Competitive Medical, Dental, Vision Plan, and 401K w/ up to 4% Company Match (Medical plan is supplemented with HRA Benny card, funded by company, to pay for out of pocket medical expenses)
Vacation Pay, Sick Pay, Holiday Pay, Birthday Pay
Temporary pandemic pay increase for all essential roles
Up to $2/hr Production Bonus


Great pay.
Growing and Innovative Company


This is a mid-level position responsible for safely and efficiently operating the drying machine to ensure product compliance to established standards. This position sets up, adjusts, maintains and operates various pieces of computerized and manual equipment.  Strict compliance with the facility Food Safety and Quality Management System Policies, Procedures, and Work Instructions is required.


  • Set mixer controls according to run schedule specifications.
  • Set-up die-roll for specific dough rate.
  • Read work orders in order to determine quantities and types of products to be dried; with knowledge of products being produced.
  • Observe flow of materials through equipment and listen for machine malfunctions (e.g. jamming or spillage).
  • Complete records/quality checks with accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Observe/Examine products during and after drying process to ensure conformance with standards.
  • Observe temperature/humidity/product samples and adjust controls, such as conveyer speeds and die-roll settings, in order to maintain prescribed operating conditions for specific products.
  • Record production data, such as weight and amount of product processed, type of product, and time and any hand-adds that will be needed processing.
  • Complete batching forms with the correct information and record used ingredients.
  • Clean conveyer belt and die-roll between product change.
  • Responsible for housekeeping of the mixer/die-roll area. (e.g. sweeping the floor, removing trash, cleaning the machine at the end of the shift, preparing for next shift’s production, and finalizing any paperwork in an accurate, clear, and concise manner).
  • Ensure dies are cleaned and stored properly.
  • Clean equipment meticulously.
  • Become familiar with all machines in assigned area and share responsibilities for preventative maintenance, troubleshooting/repair, cleanliness, and escalation of assigned equipment.
  • Report any food safety issue observed to manager/supervisor.
  • Report any security breaches, attempts at product tampering or contamination, or other suspicious behavior observed to manager/supervisor.
  • Complete and comply with the Master Sanitation Schedule (MSS), Daily Routine List (DRL), HACCP procedures, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Compliance.
  • Maintain a food-safe sanitary environment at all times.
  • Escalate any non-conforming product/equipment/material to the appropriate manager/supervisor immediately.
  • Follow Company’s quality assurance procedures and protocols at all times while on duty (eg. Labeling of containers, Inventory Control, PM programs).
  • Provide back-up support for other roles as necessary.
  • Available for overtime work on a scheduled or call-in basis, as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned by the manager/supervisor.


  • A high school diploma or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to communicate in English effectively verbally and in written form.
  • Previous “hands on” machine operating experience.
  • Experience operating high speed packing equipment is desired.
  • Three to five (3-5) years’ related experience in a manufacturing environment; increasing levels of responsibility preferred. 


  • Ability to communicate in English effectively verbally and in written form.
  • Basic mechanical and math knowledge.
  • Basic computer skills (touch screen).
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Attention to detail and a commitment to quality.
  • Takes direction well, open to feedback.

Physical Requirments

  • Regularly required to walk, stand, push, and work long hours.
  • Regularly lift and/or move 50 pounds; occasionally lift/move objects weighing greater than 75 pounds.
  • Regularly climb ladders and occasionally work at heights of 100 feet.


  • Regularly exposed to work near moving parts/equipment.
  • Regularly exposed to major amounts of dust.
  • Regularly exposed to a moderate to severe noise levels.
  • Occasionally exposed to outdoor/uncontrolled weather conditions.
  • Occasionally exposed to chemicals used in the manufacturing process.

Note:  Valid Driver’s License required for insurance purposes. Plant Management retains the discretion to add to or change the duties of this position at any time.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and requirements, which may change from time to time based on business needs.  When appropriate, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.


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