Blending Operator
Description

 

 

Produce quality blended formulas.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Daily:

        Review and understand the daily blending schedule and shift expectations.

        Verify that the blender assigned is properly in use for the production schedule

        Direct the activities of the dumpers assigned to his/her blender.

        Ask staging personnel for the formulas needed to run the blender.

        Verify the formulas are correct and they correspond to the schedule.

        Verify any other ingredients needed to prepare the batch, quantities, description etc.

        Verify every single quantity of ingredients according to formula sheet.

        Scan ingredients into the blender.

        Measure blending time, speeds etc. for processing batches.

        Take samples and wait for QA approval.

        Complete the paperwork for each batch.

        Coordinate with dump room to empty the blender and get the hoppers of products back to the loft.

        Actively participate in blender cleaning: brush-out, sugar purge, wet wash.

        Make sure the work area is organized, clean and free of debris at all times.

        Follow all and every safety and GMP regulations.

 

        Train new blender dumpers or new blender operators as needed.

        Participate in company inventory count and other assignments as needed.

Requirements

 

WORKING CONDITIONS & PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

 

        Must be able to lift up to 30 lbs

        Must be able to push/pull up to 100 lbs

        Stands 98% of time

        Walks 50% of time

        Bending, twisting, stooping motions 80% of time

 

COMPUTER SKILLS:

 

        Basic knowledge of scanner

 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

 

        Ability to speak, read and comprehend English: simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.  Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to other employees of the organization, auditors, and sometimes customers.

        Ability to direct a team

        Ability to calculate simple mathematical figures

        Ability to understand and carry out detailed written or oral instructions.

        Ability to solve problems and troubleshoot issues.

 

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

 

        Preferred: high school diploma or general education degree (GED)

 

WORK EXPERIENCE:

 

        One or more years of similar job experience or training.

        Experience in manufacturing is a plus.

        Experience working in a food environment is a plus.


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