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Processing Tech - 1st Shift

Company: Faribault Foods
Location: Tucson
Posted on: July 5, 2024

Job Description:

Description Monday - Friday, 1st shift, 6:00 am - 2:30 pm ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The following is a list that describes the duties to be performed.
Other duties may be assigned.
Responsible for the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of assigned equipment on the processing line. Maintain proper safety conditions of equipment and of Company assets.
Ensure each batch is mixed and processed without deviation. Closely monitor temperatures, processing time, ingredient types and amounts to ensure consistency and quality from batch-to-batch.
Optimize production efficiencies by performing processing functions in a controlled time frame to ensure that the canning and packaging departments have the right product at the right time.
Accurately mix and blend in accordance with Manufacturing Batch Records (MBRs).
Perform adjustments to processing equipment to run varied types of products.
Operate computer controls to monitor process flow status and automated processing equipment. Demonstrate proficiency of knowledge of process flow, receiving operations, equipment operations, destoners, blanchers, grinders, hydrovey systems, mix kettles, saute kettles, vegetable mixers and C.I.P. systems.
Request product and materials to assure that the Business Unit goals and customer orders are achieved in a timely fashion.
Complete assigned paperwork daily. Document all required operational checks.
Properly date and sign all required charts, graphs, and paperwork.
These checks are considered legal documents and are required by the FDA.
Accurately complete all documentation associated with production and flavor changes.
Maintain accurate records and logs as required.
Perform proper sanitation, sterilization, equipment C.I.P. and proper cleanliness procedures of the workstation and processing system. Clean and sanitize machines to meet legal and quality standards.
Maintain a clean, organized work area respecting GMP's.
Assist the maintenance and troubleshooting of mechanical and processing problems. Perform basic preventative maintenance tasks and corrective work orders, and work with other support personnel when operational problems occur. Provide data and information to support personnel, such as maintenance, to facilitate the effectiveness of their performance.
Identify and correct equipment problems to maximize production efficiencies, and report potential equipment problems to maintenance
Maintain accurate documentation of daily reports; forklift checklists, chemical usage logs, product spill logs; process time and temperatures, pressures, settings, batches, and deviations.
Pre-stage ingredients for processing, including dividing ingredient batches into appropriate size lots (fractions). Properly weigh and label staged ingredients.
Use scales and read/understand both English and Metric units (pounds and grams).
Document lot numbers and quantities used plus properly label all fractions.
Responsible for the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of assigned processing equipment. Maintain proper safety conditions of equipment and of Company assets.
Responsible as replacement operator to cover shift during vacation time, personal time, or other time away from work following the crewing procedures.
Responsible for notifying the Shift Manager if unable to report for work and during illness to specify date of return to work.
Be an active participant in Business Unit team meetings and other Plant meetings by communicating timely and pertinent data when appropriate, and active involvement in analyzing, recommending, and implementing solutions to problems within the Business Unit and the Plant.
Ensure a smooth shift change transition (i.e., communicate problems/issues regarding operating equipment, upcoming quantity/flavor changes, review quality inspections, etc.)
Train new employees and co-workers.
Comply with area Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Quality Assurance Parameters (QAPs), Good Manufacturing Process (GMPs) Procedures, and ISO Standards. Be knowledgeable in all required Quality Assurance checks and in HACCP related items.
Comply with all company safety procedures and guidelines and comply with all company guidelines and policies.
Rotate positions with other Processing Team Members. Cross-train and achieve equipment operation certifications on all equipment within the Business Unit.
Ensure that job operations maintain or improve product quality. Stop and correct job operation if product quality is affected negatively.
Responsible for the pre-weighing of ingredients and the assembly of Mix Kettles to create batch recipes.
Hoist and drop bulk bags of product to create a quality food product for consumers.
Use chemicals to clean machinery and operate forklifts.
Work daily overtime and weekends as required.
Maintain OSHA Certified Forklift License. Demonstrate good attendance. Effectively read, write, speak and comprehend English.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
The individual must achieve formal certification on the job by demonstrating the skills, knowledge, and abilities to handle the demands of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
High school diploma or equivalent; one to three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Working knowledge of production environment machinery operation equivalent to at least one (1) year experience preferred, including ability to run, set-up and change-over equipment.
Ability to trouble-shoot production related problems.
Demonstrated equipment maintenance and preventative maintenance experience preferred.
Working knowledge of computers and software applications, preferably with MS Office applications.LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to effectively read, write, speak and comprehend English.
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.
Must be able to understand and follow directions.
Ability to write simple correspondence.
Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.
Ability to compute rate, ratio and percentages; and interpret bar graphs.REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out detailed, but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, talk and hear.
The employee frequently is required to stand, sit, and stoop, kneel, push, crouch, or crawl.
The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb on ladders and portable stairways, or balance.
Must be able to climb into machinery for cleaning purposes.
The employee must frequently lift and/or move a minimum of 50 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
And standing a few hours at a time.WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential function of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts.
The employee frequently works in high, precarious places and is frequently exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme heat, and risk of electrical shock.
The employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The operator will be exposed to wet and humid conditions and have to work with cleaning chemicals, toxic chemicals, and some dust in the atmosphere. The noise level in the work environment is at a level that hearing protection must be worn.
Working in close proximity with moving forklift trucks is required.Faribault Foods Inc. (FFI) is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
FFI does not discriminate based on age, ethnicity, race, sex, gender, religion, national origin, creed, tribal affiliation, ancestry, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, veteran status, socio-economic status, as well as any other class protected by law.Faribault Foods' Benefits and Compensation:-Paid Time Off, Holiday Pay, and paid End of Year Shut Down-Health Insurance (Medical, Dental, & Vision) - after 60 days-Employee Assistance Program-401(k) Retirement Plan & Employer Match-Tuition Reimbursement-Perfect Attendance Incentives-Life Insurance - Company paid-Short-Term & Long-Term Disability - Company paid-Job Progression Program - Earn as You Learn-Employee of the Month Recognition Program-Wellness Program - Up to $150 in rewards-On-campus gym; free weights, elliptical, treadmill, etc.-Employee referral bonus $200, for the employee-Provided uniform shirts twice a year - Company paid-Reimburse up to $150 for steel toe boots every 12 months
Summary The primary responsibility of the Processing Technician is to operate processing equipment to include dry bean unloading, hydrovey systems, dewatering belts and reels, destoners, blanchers, grinders, mix kettles, saute kettles, and vegetable mixing.
The position involves supporting processing operations to ensure proper mixing of ingredients to exact measurements and specifications in accordance with a Manufacturing Batch Record.
Accurately prepare and maintain production and quality documentation, and perform required sanitation and sterilization of processing systems.
Participate as a Team Member of their assigned Business Unit.
Direction is provided by the Shift Manager who coordinates the activities of Team members involved in the canning of product for their assigned Business Unit.
The Business Unit goals are consistent with company goals and business unit Key Performance Indicators (KPI's) to include safety, quality, efficiency, productivity and customer service.

Keywords: Faribault Foods, Tucson , Processing Tech - 1st Shift, Other , Tucson, Arizona

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