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Cooker Operator

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Location: Deming, NM, United States

Job Function: Operations

Req Number: 554

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We are a leading food and agri-business, supplying food ingredients, feed, and fiber to over 19,800 customers who range from multi-national, world-famous brands to small family-run businesses.
Each customer depends on us to provide goods and services that are safe, on time, and consistently in line with the required specifications. They also rely on us to help them innovate and create new opportunities.
Established in 1989, and now listed on the Singapore Exchange, our team of 74,500 full-time, seasonal, and contract employees have built leadership positions in many of our businesses such as Cocoa, Coffee, Edible Nuts, and Spices.
As well as growing crops in our orchards and estates, and sourcing from around 4.8 million farmers globally, we operate over 160 processing facilities, and through our 14 innovation centers. We develop ingredients and find solutions for our customers. Our value chain spans over 60 countries. We also provide support services including risk management solutions and agri-logistics. 
of is a global leader offering naturally good food & beverage ingredients and solutions. At the forefront of consumer trends, we provide manufacturers and retailers with products and ingredients to delight their consumers. Making a positive impact on people and the planet is part of that delight. From plant to palate, we take care of the ingredients. We are closer to farmers, enabling better quality, and more reliable, traceable, and transparent supply. We add value through our unique manufacturing footprint and natural, delicious, and nutritious products. Our fresh ideas help our customers unleash the sensory and functional attributes of cocoa, coffee, dairy, nuts, and spices to create naturally healthy and delicious food & beverage products. 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
  • Cooker.-
  • Look at the specification for the code running,
  • Check and make sure on the proper water level,
  • Check and make sure the right temperature is set,
  • Check and verify the timing for this code,
  • At the beginning of the shift or run, check for the temperature inside the can according to specification, (usually 110 degrees)
  • Then every 30 minutes, must check IT, after the cooker, and aftercooler,
  • All this info has to be in the proper document or QC records,
  • If any discrepancies on any of the above-mentioned readings, escalate to the Lead or Supervisor, 
  • Cooler.-
  • Check for any stoppages in the can track or conveyor belt, and repair them if possible, if not escalate to the Lead or Supervisor, 
  • Make sure the water flow has a coverage of at least 95% in the cooler,
  • Make sure the two air cooler fans are on at all times,
  • If any discrepancies on any of the above-mentioned stages, fix or escalate to lead or Supervisor,    
  • Maintain accurate and timely records of products and processes.
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment.
  • Must demonstrate a 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.
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Internet software; Spreadsheet software, and Word Processing software.       
  • 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.