Hermiston Processor

Operate potato chip fryer for the purpose of making high quality snacks.  Only those properly trained are authorized to conduct Food Safety and Food Quality Checks.


Tasks and Responsibilities:


Basic Operations

  • Monitor fryer temperatures and oil temperatures to ensure proper oil temperatures are met in order to maintain consistency in product.
  • Cleans and changes slicing heads every hour to guarantee standard slicing consistency.
  • Adds required amounts of seasoning and salt.
  • Assist in other areas as requested by Supervisors and Managers


Food Safety

  • Perform HACCP Checks and Documentation
  • Perform daily line certifications
  • Perform sanitation duties
  • Follow all Shearer’s processing guidelines and GMPs


Food Quality

  • Ensure all products are produced to Shearer’s quality specifications
  • Monitor all processing parameters and make adjustments to keep product in specifications
  • Perform quality testing to ensure compliance with Shearer’s “Critical Quality Procedures”. This includes catch samples, moisture tests, salt analysis, caustic analysis, etc.
  • Participate in “Pit Tests” as required and perform corrective actions as needed
  • Monitor product appearance, texture, taste and other quality attributes as defined in the product specification.


Quality System Maintenance

  • Serves as a member of the Food Safety Team
  • Support Continuous Improvement Program


Occupational Safety

  • Responsible to follow Shearer’s Occupational Safety Programs



  • High School or G.E.D. required
  • Previous food handling experience required
  • Must be able to work weekends and overtime when needed
  • A pre-employment hair sample drug test and criminal background check

  EEO/ Drug Free Employer