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Batch Operator III

Company: Kagome USA
Location: Los Banos
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Job Description:

JOB PURPOSE AND SUMMARY Follows approved Training Matrix and direction of Batch Operator I and II to become knowledgeable in the Batch Operator position. Process raw materials into sauces by manually dumping dry ingredients into blend tanks and operate blend equipment by a central process computer. Incumbent may be required to fill in for Batch Operator I and/or II when needed. Batch Operator III will be responsible for training in the batching process, to include material handling, material tracking, batching and documentation procedures and CIP/COP of batching equipment. Offer input on MES system and training of use of system. Help with implementation and support of 5S program. Support the review, understanding and compliance of all programs, policies and procedures contained in the Food Safety and Quality Management System. Understand that I am responsible for reporting food safety issues observed so appropriate action can be taken. Actively participate and support the 5S and MES initiatives. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES * Follows approved Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) while training in the dumping of dry ingredients, blending of raw materials and ingredients (using blending equipment, transfer pumps and heat exchangers) through a central process computer. * Shall learn how to read, understand, and follow the Manufacturing Standard Procedures (MSP's). * Shall be capable of identifying Kagome CCP's and understand its variance procedures. * Shall accurately document lot numbers and ingredient quantities on the batch sheet according to the MSP's. * Shall learn how to batch on Line 1 and Line 2 and know the difference between Mueller batches and APV batches and how to make proper batch adjustments * Neatly and accurately maintain all processing paperwork which includes startup sheets, batch sheets, down time sheets, and rework/reprocess sheets. * Comprehends and understands how to read a Material Requirement List (Picklist). * Documents downtime for production line. * Follows approved standard sanitation operating procedures while training in the process of completing CIP and COP of the process room and equipment. * Inspects ingredients for production prior to using ingredients. * Ability to learn the completion of batching, filling, bin dumping, CIP/COP and room sanitation to include all paperwork. * Understands and follows recycling program. * Performs other duties as needed or assigned by Supervisor or Line Lead. POSITION DIMENSIONS AND QUALIFICATIONS Internal Contacts: Operations Manager and Supervisor, Batch Operator, Pouch Filler Operator, Dump Room Operator, Quality personnel, CI&I and maintenance External Contacts: None Education Level and Focus: High school diploma or equivalent preferred Years and Type of Related Experience Required: Food processing experience in a technically advanced facility preferred SKILLS AND ABILITIES Interpersonal and Communication: Ability to function with minimal supervision after training period, including the capacity to learn and calculate formulations, follows processing-CIP and sanitation procedures-safety rules and other directives. Ability to speak and write English fluently Technical and Analytical: Advanced mathematical skills, process equipment problem solving aptitude, problem-solving aptitude, and ability to learn how to operate a forklift Administrative and Operations: Aptitude for detailed documentation of the batching, CIP/COP and room sanitation processes Physical Demands: Standing for long periods of time, reaching, bending, lift 50+ lbs., climbing stairs, pushing, pulling Work Environment: Food plant, cold, hot and humid conditions, wet floors, high noise levels, forklift and pedestrian traffic. This is a Safety Sensitive position. Special Equipment Used: Blending tanks, transfer pumps, heat exchangers, central computer, tote elevator, communication radio's, and forklift

Keywords: Kagome USA, Merced , Batch Operator III, Other , Los Banos, California

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