• Batching Operator

    Job Locations US-CA-Visalia
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(6/22/2018 7:33 PM)
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  • Overview

    This is an entry level position responsible for prepping, batching, mixing, and grinding of all dry ingredients for the extrusion department as well as monitoring and recording of all inbound bulk raw materials. Strict compliance with the facility Food Safety and Quality Management System Policies, Procedures and Work Instructions is required.


    • Operate and understand batching and grinding equipment using WEM automation operating system. This equipment includes, but is not limited to, Hammer Mills, Bulk Mixer, Weigh Scales, and Mill Elevators and drags.
    • Fix or diagnose any mechanical problems with batching equipment; escalate to the Maintenance department, if necessary.
    • Give clear communication and direction to several departments including, but not limited to: Material Handlers, Truck Drivers, Micro-ingredient Warehouse personnel, Western Milling feed mill personnel, Extrusion Operators, and Maintenance department personnel.
      • Be tactful in communication to these various groups.
    • Monitor levels of bulk raw material bins.
      • Work with procurement department and Western Feed mill to coordinate delivery of bulk shipments.
    • Ensure the goods delivered to the warehouse are in accordance with approved orders and the associated bill of lading or invoice.
      • Quality check received items prior to unloading.
      • Take samples of product coming off the trucks.
      • Verify the food safety of each load.
      • Maintain records of all bulk inbound shipments
    • Responsible for housekeeping of the batching department. Including, but not limited to: sweeping the floor, removing the trash, cleaning at the end of the shift, preparing for next day’s/shift’s production, and finalizing any paperwork in an accurate, clear, and concise manner.
    • Report any food safety issue observed to manager/supervisor.
    • Report any security breaches, attempts at product tampering or contamination, or other suspicious behavior observed to manager/supervisor.
    • Complete and comply with the Master Sanitation Schedule (MSS), Daily Routine List (DRL), HACCP procedures, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Compliance.
    • Maintain a food-safe sanitary environment at all times.
    • Complete records/quality checks with accuracy and attention to detail.
    • Escalate any non-conforming product/equipment/material to the appropriate manager/supervisor immediately.
    • Follow Company’s quality assurance procedures and protocols at all times while on duty (eg. Labeling of containers, Inventory Control, PM programs).
    • Promote a positive proactive environment where input from team members is valued and encouraged.
    • Provide back-up support for other roles as necessary.
    • Available for overtime work on a scheduled or call-in basis, as necessary.
    • Other duties as assigned by the manager/supervisor.


    • A high school diploma or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Two (2) years’ experience in a manufacturing environment preferred.
      • Experience in a food manufacturing environment is preferred.
    • Forklift certified preferred.


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