allways active, fast paste production, timely goals keep us allert and working together.
Machine Operator (Current Employee) – Kansas City, MO – June 3, 2013
Im usually the first one in at work, so i get all the machines warmed up and ready to go. Then we get all of our labeled bags ready to go to the blender of the beans, so they can be properly mixed. Once mixed and sorted out, the bagers will take a blend and load it into a machine that will then sort the coffee beans in weights desired by the bager. They vary from 5lb to 12oz. Once baged the coffee goes through what we call the flood system of nitrogen. Nitrogen goes into the bag, causing oxygen to come out being that the nitrogen is heavier than the oxygen. Once the oxygen is flushed out the bag gets sealed shut for freshness. Then all of the bags begin their journey to their destinations, being the grocery store, different routes that our drivers will take in town or as far as lawrence and topeka. Also alot of our product gets picked up here at the plant by ups, fed ex, usps, Quick delivery, etc. It takes a team effort, but at the end of the day when its all said and done we do get a sence of accomplishment when we put it all out on time and with no errors. The daily logs of all our activities tell us the next day how well we did or didn't do.
free lunch on fridays, profit sharing at the end of the year, and annual gifts for anniversarys.
managers don't last long, supervisors don't last long, routeens are slowly forgotten, and none there to measure our objectives.