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Vegetable Prep Operator, FT, AM, Deli – Lakeland

Location: Lakeland, FL
Job ID: 28111BR
Department: Deli Kitchen
Working Hours: 5:00am - 1:30 pm; Rotating days
Pay Frequency: Weekly
Date Posted: Mar 13, 2024

$34 - 47k


  • Operating all equipment in the department including combo lifts, cabbage shredder, flume systems, and dicer
  • Assembling and disassembling equipment
  • Practicing strict sanitation and GMP practices to insure food safe products are being manufactured
  • Gathering, prepping, and weighing ingredients
  • Tracking inventory of fresh ingredients
  • Calculating daily vegetable production needs
  • Maintaining run sheets for cost accounting
  • Track inventory of fresh ingredients
  • Documenting environmental concerns for QA and USDA
  • Maintaining accurate documentation for quality, production and sanitation
  • Providing timely and accurate communication to the salad production areas concerning production needs
  • Monitoring Tsunami concentrations and temperatures for the Flume System
  • Gathering samples for Quality Control
  • Manually trimming fresh vegetables
  • Must be able to work in other areas as needed/requested
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must demonstrate excellent work habits in line with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs)
  • Must demonstrate safe working habits
  • Must be able to lift in excess of 50 pounds frequently
  • Must be able to learn and perform all positions
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Must have good human relations skills (the ability to work well with others and be a team player)
  • Must be able to work any shift, nights, weekends, holidays, and extended hours
  • Must have excellent attendance and punctuality
  • Must be willing to assist other team members in other areas
  • Ability to push roll tubs that weigh in excess of 1200 pounds
  • Must be able to perform steady and productive work for an extended period of time
  • Must be able to work efficiently with little or no supervision
  • Must understand Lockout/Tagout compliance requirements
  • Must be dependable and possess good follow up skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be able to follow detailed written and verbal instructions
  • Must possess basic math skills
  • Must be able to communicate effectively
  • Must show enthusiasm, initiative, and pride in work and
  • A commitment to Publix and our mission.

Additional Required Qualifications


  • Employee stock ownership plan that contributes Publix stock to associates each year at no cost
  • An opportunity to purchase additional shares of our privately-held stock
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • Group health, dental and vision plans
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Short- and long-term disability insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Free hot lunches (buffet-style) at facilities with a cafeteria
  • Visit our website to see all of our benefits: Benefits – Jobs (

Year End Bonus

To reward associates for their contributions to the company for the calendar year, Publix provides a Holiday Bonus in November. In the first year of continuous employment the bonus is equal to 15 hours of pay, and in the second year of continuous employment the bonus is equal to one week’s pay if associate remains employed through issue date of the bonus check. In subsequent years, the bonus is equal to two weeks’ pay.

Additional Information

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