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Opening Opportunities
Vernon, CA (On-Site)

Inedible Rendering Operator

TITLE: Inedible Rendering Operator (4:00am-4:00pm)                 

SUPERVISED BY: Production Supervisor

FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt     

SCHEDULE: Tuesday-Friday (4am-4pm)

SALARY RANGE: $22-23/hour D.O.E.           


The Inedible Rendering Operator is responsible for processing inedible animal products stemming from the rendering process. 


  • Retrieves inedible products from the rendering department using pallet jacks to move large storage containers.
  • Prepares for the processing of inedible products by measuring and placing items into the cooking tanks including animal products (tissue, bones, oil).
  • Turn on the cooking tanks and monitor temperature gauges.
  • Once the cooking tank is at an appropriate temperature, use a hoist system to raise the storage container and using shovel will empty container contents into cooking tank. 
  • Monitors cooking tanks for 5 hours through the cooking process. 
  • Tests the oil to determine its cooking state. 
  • Removes oil from the cooking tank’s surface to be used in the inedible process later. 
  • Following the cooking/separating process, remaining inedible products are dumped into large containers. 
  • Takes container to second floor dock area, hoists container and using shovels dumps inedible product into waiting truck to be removed from the premises.
  • Cleans floors with shovel, mops, brooms, foam cleaner, water, soap.
  • Picks up debris including containers, pallets, trash.
  • Washes walls using water and foam cleaner.
  • Other duties and projects as assigned.
  • Required to be fully on-site.

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 skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.

  1. Thoroughness
  2. Time Management
  3. Problem Solving Analysis
  4. Communication Proficiency

Education and Experience

Any combination of education and experience likely to provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities, typically:

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • 0-6 months combination of education and experience.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Self-motivated and able to work well in a fast-paced environment.
  • Able to maintain regular and consistent attendance.
  • Effective verbal communication.
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one conversations with other employees in the organization.
  • Ability to drive, pass and maintain a powered lift truck certification.
  • Able to develop and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to use common sense to carry out simple one- or two-step instructions.
  • Ability to read and interpret policies and procedures.
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.
  • Ability to work holidays, nights, weekends, or different shifts.
  • Ability to work overtime.
  • Ability to operate machinery.
  • Ability to work in an environment with moderate to high noise level.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job with or without accommodations.

  • Office and plant setting. The plant environment will include wet or humid conditions (non-weather related), extreme cold and heat (non-weather related), working near moving mechanical parts, exposure to fumes or airborne particles, and chemicals.
  • Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can be loud when in the work area.

The physical demands described here are representative of those an employee should possess to successfully perform the essential functions of this job with or without accommodations. 

  • Perform tasks requiring reaching, bending, stooping, kneeling, crouching, walking, talk, and hear.
  • Requires ability to lift or move objects up to 50 pounds.
  • Sustain frequent movement of the fingers, wrists, hands, and arms.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and focus.
  • Stand, walk, and/or sit for sustained periods of time daily.

I have read the job description above and I understand that the knowledge, skills, abilities and assigned responsibilities listed are conditions of my employment with Coast Packing Company. I also understand that the job description may be changed or altered at any time and may not include all my job responsibilities.