Batching Operator

Job Locations US-CA-Visalia
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(11/16/2022 5:33 PM)
Job ID
2022-3763
# of Openings
2
Category
Production

Overview

WHO WE ARE:
Perfection Pet Foods, LLC (PPF) is a leading manufacturer and packager of private label and co-manufactured pet food and pet snack products.

 

MANUFACTURING CAPABILITIES:
State of the art manufacturing facility
Highly capable and versatile
High meat, Meat First, Super Premium diets
Soft-Moist pieces and traditional dry brown dog and cat kibble

 

THE BENEFITS:

Up to $19/hr. starting pay (depending on experience)

Competitive Medical, Dental, Vision Plan, and 401K w/ up to 4% Company Match (Medical plan is supplemented with HRA Benny card, funded by company, to pay for out of pocket medical expenses)
Vacation Pay, Sick Pay, Holiday Pay, Birthday Pay
Temporary pandemic pay increase for all essential roles
Up to $2/hr Production Bonus

 

WHY SHOULD YOU APPLY?
Great pay.
Growing and Innovative Company

 

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.

Responsibilities

  • 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.

Qualifications

  • 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.

Skills

  • Strong ability to communicate in English effectively both verbally and in written form.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Highly self-motivated and responsible.
  • Receives direction well, open to feedback, and does not have a problem submitting to authority
  • Ability to follow documented processes.
  • Ability to multi-task and maintain a high level of accuracy.
    • 10 key (weigh master experience preferred).
  • Excellent organization skills.
  • Safely operate a forklift and other mechanical equipment.
  • Proficient computer skills (touch screen).

Physical Requirments

  • Regularly lift and/or move objects weighing up to and including 50 pounds; occasionally lift and/or move objects weighing greater than 50 pounds.
  • Regularly stand and walk throughout plant.
  • Occasionally climb ladders and work at heights of 100 feet.

Environment

  • Regularly exposed to work near moving mechanical parts/machinery.
  • Regularly exposed to major amounts of dust.
  • Regularly exposed to moderate to severe noise levels.
  • Regularly exposed to outdoor/uncontrolled weather conditions.
  • Occasionally exposed to chemicals used in the manufacturing process.

Note:  Valid Driver’s License required for insurance purposes. Plant Management retains the discretion to add to or change the duties of this position at any time.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and requirements, which may change from time to time based on business needs.  When appropriate, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

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