Valley Proteins, Inc.

Cooker Operator - Industrial

Cooker Operator – Industrial

Maintain safe and productive operation of cooker. Operates cooking and processing equipment to produce finished products ready for grinding and for further refinement. Maintain proper cooking temperatures on all assigned equipment.


  • Perform start-up, operation, and shut down procedures for all processing equipment.
  • Monitor and operate systems associated with processing operation.
  • Meet established performance expectations for the equipment.
  • Meet final product quality criteria for the process you operate.
  • Participate in and meet safety expectations for the division.


  • Experience controlling operations of equipment systems in an industrial environment.
  • Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control and other techniques for maximizing effective output.
  • Ability to analyze situations and take corrective actions to run efficiently.
  • Good reading and writing ability.
  • Able to communicate with others effectively.

Since 1949, Valley Proteins, Inc. has been a leader in the recovery, rendering, and recycling of used cooking oils and animal byproducts. Our focus is on our customers, providing prompt recovery services throughout the mid-Atlantic, eastern and southwestern United States. Our conversion plants recycle these products into high-energy additives for livestock feed and pet food. Reducing our carbon footprint and protecting our environment is how we maintain our strong commitment to a sustainable future.

Apply at these locations:

Lewiston, NC
3539 Governors Road
Lewiston, NC 27849
Tammy Smallwood - Admin. Assistant
Fax: 252-348-2389

Linville, VA
6230 Kratzer Road
Linville, VA 22834
Jerri Beahm - Admin. Assistant
Fax: 540-833-2007