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PBJ Mechanic Operator (Milling)

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Location: Firebaugh, CA, United States

Job Function: Operations

Req Number: 70

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We are a global leader in food & beverage ingredients. Pioneers at heart, we operate at the forefront of consumer trends to provide food & beverage manufacturers with products and ingredients that will delight their consumers. Making a positive impact on people and planet is all part of the delight. With a deep-rooted presence in the countries where our ingredients are grown, we are closer to farmers, enabling better quality, and more reliable, traceable and transparent supply. Supplying products and ingredients at scale is just the start. We add value through our unique, complementary portfolio of natural, delicious and nutritious products. With our fresh thinking, we help our customers unleash the sensory and functional attributes of cocoa, coffee, dairy, nuts and spices so they can create naturally good food & beverage products that meet consumer expectations. And whoever were with, whatever were doing, we always make it real.

Position Summary

The Neo Pure Machine Operator is responsible for running and maintaining the Neo Pure equipment. This will be accomplished by having equipment running at peak performance, completing the PM tasks, monitoring throughput and spray application as well as maintaining production logs. When equipment is not running the operator will disassemble, clean, and sanitize equipment and is responsible for reassembling the equipment back to its fully operation state.

  • Safe and efficient operation of production equipment to include Neo Pure production equipment.
  • Ability to follow standard operating procedures (SOPs) in detail without deviation.
  • Perform routine equipment and product inspections to identify defects and to ensure quality specifications are met.
  • Identify and effectively communicate any out-of-specification product conditions. Follow the established notification protocol.
  • Perform routine equipment adjustments.
  • Accurately and neatly complete production records and documents.
  • Perform equipment change-overs, sanitation, clean-up, and equipment set-up.

Position Responsibilities

  • High school diploma or post-secondary certificate required.
  • Minimum of one (1) year of demonstrated work experience in food manufacturing is preferred.
  • Strong technical skills, ability to operate and understand equipment controls, touch panels and mechanical operations.
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively, both verbal and written, is required. Ability to communicate with levels across the organization will be required.
  • The ideal candidate will be mechanically inclined and can resolve mechanical issues on the Neo Pure equipment.
  • Strong math skills.
  • Will be required to work long days during both the season and off-season. Flexibility with work hours and location will be required.
  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places, fumes, or airborne particles, outside weather conditions, extreme cold, and extreme heat. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. It is expected that all safety policies and procedures will be followed and enforced in such situations.
  • Must take and pass the Criteria Test with a 70%.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

The pay for this role in the state of CA is $24.56/hr. and is based on the position responsibilities and geographic location.

Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

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