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Seamer Operator

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Location: Deming, NM, United States

Job Function: Operations

Req Number: 547

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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 to delight their consumers. Making a positive impact on people and the 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 natural, delicious and nutritious product portfolio. With our fresh thinking, we help our customers unleash the sensory and functional attributes of cocoa, coffee, dairy, nuts, and spices to 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
Reporting to the Production Supervisor, the Operator will operate the designated piece of equipment once all training requirements have been met.  The ideal candidate will be a motivated, self-starter who is capable of learning and following all processes as well as safety policies and GMPs.
Position Responsibilities
  • Reads job order for product specifications such as can dimensions and tolerances, and tooling instructions to set machine appropriately for product run.
  • Sets up machine to correct specifications and starts machine.
  • Operates control panel and turns valve handle as appropriate to control machine can feed and speed functions for specified product run.
  • Observes operation of machine and verifies conformance of machine to specifications and makes appropriate adjustments.
  • Ability to perform tear-downs to do inspections as necessary once training for this job process is completed.
  • Ability to learn all different can sizes used in the seaming process and follow procedure when discarding or removing damaged or dented product.
  • Maintain accurate and timely records of product and process.
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment.  
  • Must demonstrate basic understanding of machine operation and process under direct supervision.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Position Requirements
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to read or write in either English or Spanish. Bilingual preferred.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. 
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.  Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • An individual should have knowledge of Internet software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software. Preferred but not required.      
  • Frequently required to walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance and taste or smell.
  • Must regularly lift and /or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.