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Drum Operator

Location: Firebaugh, CA, United States

Job Function: Operations

Req Number: 211

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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 we’re with, whatever we’re doing, we always make it real.

Position Summary

This position is responsible for reviewing process orders to ensure proper material and proper batch number allocated to each order and preparing drums/totes to dump.  Dump and Systematically consume Product to the Customers PO. Reporting to Logistics Lead/Supervisor

Position Responsibilities

        Before dumping inspect exterior of drums/totes and insure there is no damage on tops and sides are clean/ no insect presence on outside or inside containers. 

        Remove lids/flaps and insure the correct product type, fraction, size for verification prior to dumping.

        Move full Drums into position to dump using the Dumper attached to the Hopper.

        Utilize barcode scanner to consume material to packaging process orders per ERP/SAP systems.

        Maintain all labels from drums dumped onto reuse sheet.

        After dumping product clean inside of drum/tote before putting lid and ring back on drum or breaking down the totes.

        Put empty drums on the Drum Drop and push them down the line.

        Return all unused Drums of material downstairs using the elevator.

        Ability to perform all Packaging Specialist Duties

        Perform other duties as assigned

Position Requirements

·                Ability to perform and comprehend verbal and written communication in English.

·                Ability to learn how to run multiple pieces of equipment

·                Fill out necessary paperwork as required

·                 Use RF Scanners

·                 Keep drums/totes organized and dump correct product

·                Must have the ability to Dump Containers of Material at a rate that doesn’t allow the Hopper to run empty

·             Able to work overtime and work weekends as needed as well as working off shifts

·              Must have good attendance and work record

·              Must be able to work alone with minimal supervision

·              Any other duties as needed


Contacts: Indicate with whom, purpose, frequency, and method Internal:          

·              Forklift drivers 15%

·             Packaging Specialist down below on the line 40%

·             Department Lead 20%

·              Packaging Admin 10%

·             Department Supervisor 10%

·             Department Manager 5%

The pay for this role in the state of CA is $19.28/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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