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Tyson Foods Press Operator 1st – Full-Time – Portland, IN 47371 in Portland, Indiana

The starting pay for this position is $15.10/hr. with a shift increase for second and third shift.

If you are looking to make an impact in a meaningful way, join us at Tyson Foods where we are raising the world’s expectations for how much good food can do! We create quality products in a safe environment for our team members. We offer advancement opportunities and steady work. This facility operates five days a week with potential for overtime and produces Tacos and Tortillas.


The Press Machine Operator operates and troubleshoots various processing equipment including, Divider/Rounders, Proofers, Hydraulic Presses, and Industrial Ovens to manufacture Heat Pressed Flour Tortillas.


  • Prepares for start-up or shut down of equipment as required

  • Keeps a legible accurate record as required including Press Line Operator's Log

  • Responsible for monitoring and adjusting equipment to maintain consistent dough ball weights

  • Responsible for monitoring and adjusting hydraulic press equipment to maintain consistent tortilla sizes and shapes

  • Responsible for monitoring and adjusting industrial oven to maintain consistent finished product

  • Maintains accurate records on log sheets and in a computer-based system

  • Ability to identify and troubleshoot product changes

  • Ensure product specifications are met in accordance with customers written specifications

  • Responsible for inspecting areas of responsibility for possible foreign material issues and promptly notifies Supervisor and QC of any contamination

  • Responsible for assisting blender operator as needed. Must be able to monitor the line while the blender operator is on break

  • Perform any other work as assigned by supervisor

  • Comply with all safety, food safety, GMP and SQF Requirements

  • Must perform all positions of rotation, if applicable


  • Ability to flex/grip with wrists/hands

  • Walking, bending, standing, climbing steps and lifting of up to 50 lbs. occasionally

  • Required to use and read scales, thermometers, stopwatch and rulers

  • Ability to perform basic math functions (adding, subtracting, multiplying, etc.) with use of calculator

In order to be eligible for consideration you must have:

Must have a minimum of 6 months of operator experience.

Must have 1 year continuous work history with a single employer in the past 3 years to be considered.

Must not have been terminated from a previous employer for attendance or job abandonment.

Must be available to work overtime and weekends.

Work Shift:

1ST SHIFT (United States of America)

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Tyson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, national origin, color, religion, age, genetics, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

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Our team members make the difference. If you are ready to grow your career with an industry leader and want to positively impact the team and community around you, then join us in helping us in raising expectations.Join us on the journey.

At Tyson, we are raising expectations for how much good people can do. Our Talent Strategy is to Attract, Grow, Reward and Retain the best talent, and we believe that our Culture is the connecting thread that drives that strategy!

We strive to be a talent magnet to establish a reputation for being a talent rich organization where team members can grow their career while growing the business.

We are a high performing organization where team members are rewarded (Pay, Benefits and Recognition) for their contributions, and given the opportunity to support and/or volunteer with programs that help Tyson make a lasting social impact in the communities where we live and work.

To learn more about our culture, please read Our Purpose ( .

Tyson Foods, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. If you are unable to apply for career opportunities through use of this site due to an impairment or disability, please contact (479) 290-5000 for further assistance.