Batter Mix Operator-Rotation

Lamb-Weston, Inc.

Richland, WA

Title: Batter Mix Operator-RotationLocation: Richland, WA

About Lamb Weston

Lamb Weston is a leading supplier of frozen potato, sweet potato, appetizer and vegetable products to restaurants and retailers around the world. For more than 60 years, we’ve produced innovative, inventive products that make life better for our customers and their customers.

Job Description Summary

Description Summary The batter mixing operator is responsible for assuring proper mixing of batter and proper volume of batter through the control and use of the mixing and measuring equipment. They will perform sanitation duties during run days and on weekend cleanups.

Job Description

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Individuals in this position must:

  • Participate in the safety engagement process. This includes giving I Care huddles, conducting area assessments, and addressing all safety concerns with the Production Team Lead.

  • Monitor and control viscosity in the primary tanks, holding tanks, and applicators.

  • Understand the batter equipment and its operation

  • Help train new employees in the batter mixing operator position

  • Stay at workstation when the co-batter mix operator is not in the batter area. Batter mix operators will relieve each other for breaks.

  • Perform equal and/or lower rated job duties as assigned by Team Leader personnel when batter is not running.

  • Help move batter totes with the walkie lift when needed or directed.

  • Document viscosity, equipment settings, and batter inventory information

  • Maintain good housekeeping in work area.

  • Keep equipment in the area of responsibility clean.

  • Follow all plant safety policies and procedures. Be actively involved in safety, participate in safety programs, engage in safety activities, perform risk assessments and demonstrate ownership as well as leadership in personal safety and the safety of other team members.

  • Report on near misses, incidents, and any safety concerns.


High school diploma or general education degree (GED)


Effectively communicate in English verbally and in writing. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out simple one- or two-step instructions. Ability to deal with standardized situations with only occasional or no variables. Be able to work with the following equipment and tools:

  • PPE including safety glasses, gloves and safety shoes

  • Stein and Zahn Cup

  • Stop watch

  • Batter Knife

  • Water Hoses

  • Panel View

  • Automated ingredient systems

  • Hoist

  • Walkie lift

  • Battery change

  • Computer

  • Forklift certification

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of this job. While performing the duties of the job, the employee:

  • Be able to sit, stand, walk, and climb.

  • Have good hand-eye coordination.

  • Have normal finger dexterity and range of motion.

  • Be able to lift to 50 pounds on frequent basis.

  • Have specific vision abilities required by this job, which include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

  • Required to reach with his/her hands and arms repetitively.

  • Must be able to push and pull heavy items on occasion.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the functions of this job. The employee:

  • Will regularly work near moving mechanical parts.

  • Will frequently be exposed to moderately cold surroundings.

  • Will occasionally be exposed to humid conditions as well as moderate heat.

  • May be occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and vibration.

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

  • Will regularly work around forklift traffic.

  • Will frequently be exposed to dust & batter allergies.

Basic & Preferred Qualifications

Qualifications & Experience

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job. To successfully perform this job an individual must:

  • Able to have good work performance

  • Able to operate all batter equipment, piping, and controls in area of responsibility.

  • Certified to operate the Walkie lift and be able to operate it safely.

  • Be knowledgeable of the color, the look of batter, and ingredient.

  • Willing to help train new employees in the Batter Mixing Operator position

  • Able to measure viscosities using stopwatch, Zahn and/or Stein cup.

  • Able to effectively communicate in English verbally and in writing.

  • Read, understand, and obey all plant rules and practice safety as outlined in the employee handbook.

  • Be conscientious and consistent in his/her work

  • Practice proper body mechanics and safe lifting techniques.

  • Be knowledgeable of the potential hazards and safety procedures associated with the task being performed.

  • Actively practice and abide by all Company work, safety, and personal hygiene rules and regulations as outlined in the employee handbook.

  • Understand and follow lock out/tag out procedures.

  • Possess a working knowledge of how the equipment works

  • Must meet Sanitation qualification requirements

  • Must be forklift certified. If not, must meet requirements to become forklift certified.

Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.

Industry-Competitive Benefits

Coupled with our compensation and bonus incentive programs, our benefits deliver rewards that are market competitive. Some of the most attractive elements of our benefit programs include:

  • Health Insurance Benefits - Medical, Dental, Vision

  • Flexible Spending Accounts for Health and Dependent Care, and Health Reimbursement Accounts

  • Well-being programs including companywide events and a wellness incentive program

  • Paid Time Off

  • Financial Wellness – Industry leading 401(k) plan with generous company contributions, Financial Planning Services, Employee Stock purchase program, and Health Savings Accounts, Life and Accident insurance

  • Family-Friendly Employee events

  • Employee Assistance Program services – mental health and other concierge type services

Benefits may vary based on location, job role/level, job status, and/or the terms of any applicable collective bargaining agreements.

Job Requisition ID: Req-232672Time Type: Full timeIn compliance with applicable state and local laws, Lamb Weston has opted to include a reasonable estimate of the compensation for this role. This compensation is specific to this position and takes into account a number of variables. Actual compensation may be higher or lower in the range based on various factors, including, but not limited to a candidate’s work location, job duties, experience and expertise. A reasonable hourly estimate of the range for this role based on the variables previously mentioned is: $22.77

Lamb Weston is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law