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Location: Random Lake
Posted on: February 12, 2024

Job Description:

Description:Overview: This position has primary responsibility for supporting the production line by efficiently mixing finished products (liquid batching) and maintaining the highest possible food safety and customer taste and appearance quality standards while performing all blend room operations. Hours are 3rd shift: 10 pm - 6:30 am Monday through ThursdayResponsibilities:

  • Required to taste food products that may contain food allergens including but not limited to (example: tree nuts).
  • Operate within safety and quality standards, good manufacturing practices (GMPs), and adherence to job specifications including but not limited to: ensuring that all surfaces that will contact product (piping, utensils, vessels) were sanitized and ready for operation and following batch sheet instructions without deviation while mixing product. Any deviation must be approved and recorded on the batch sheet.
  • Operation of blending equipment including but not limited to: pump stations, breddos, PLC/flow systems, support systems (water, sugar, concentrates, etc.) blending tanks, etc.
  • Document and maintain complete and accurate records including but not limited to: batches produced, ingredients utilized by lot code, processing parameters, and final batch results.
  • Required to utilize the oldest ingredient inventory first (FEFO) any discrepancy must be communicated to the Operations Manager of Quality and Compliance or the department team lead and production personnel.
  • Stage and arrange ingredients for blends and return to appropriate storage areas when blending is completed.
  • Ensure that all ingredients are stored appropriately to GMP guidelines and procedures.
  • Prepare samples for batch analysis and verification to be completed by the lab.
  • Conduct pipe swings as required for the distribution of blends to production lines.
  • Conduct calibration of scales before start-up.
  • Successfully conduct and implement all policies and procedures regarding customer and company standards/specifications, quality requirements, and Federal, State, and Local regulations.
  • Assist in housekeeping, cleaning, and sanitizing responsibilities and maintain work areas in the blend and lab rooms.
  • Fills in on any lines or projects as needed.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.Requirements:Qualifications:
    • A high school diploma or equivalent is required or an Associate's degree in science or chemistry is preferred.
    • A minimum of 1-2 years experience working in a manufacturing setting required with previous laboratory or quality control within the Food and Beverage industry preferred.
    • A basic knowledge of laboratory safety procedures and policies is necessary to ensure a safe working environment.
    • Must be able to work overtime as needed.
    • Must be able to effectively communicate, read, and comprehend instructions and procedures in English.
    • Ability to demonstrate strong analytical skills with a high attention to detail.
    • Ability to prioritize workload and accommodate shifts in daily priorities based on the needs of the business.
    • Ability to demonstrate a high sense of urgency and be proactive in addressing problems as they arise.
    • Willingness to continuously improve performance and job knowledge
    • Must have a good eye for visual inspection purposes and a strong attention to detail as it relates to product quality
    • Excellent attendance and performance record
    • Proactive team player, dependable and detail-oriented
    • Must be able to read/write and complete production documentation accurately
    • Ability to demonstrate a high sense of urgency and be proactive in addressing problems as they arise.
    • Ability to demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, cultivating a culture of trust, accountability, collaboration and teamwork.
    • Must be highly motivated with high expectations
    • Ability to calculate and understand basic math and simple formulas including but not limited to: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and converting metric units into U.S. measurement standards.
    • Proficiency in basic PLC operations.
    • Required to be forklift certified by Krier Foods, Inc. before operating any company-owned forklift.
    • Must attain Food Safety Training (Qualified Individual)Physical Requirements:
      • Ability to perform physical requirements of the job (prolonged physical exertions, including twisting, standing, sitting, reaching, bending, pushing, pulling, lifting, carrying, and climbing), perform repetitive motions for extended period (up to 3-4 hours) and be able to lift up to 60 lbs.
      • Required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: viewing a computer terminal; visual inspection involving small defects, and operation of machines (including inspection); using measuring devices at distances close to the eyes.
      • Ability to work in various conditions with exposure to extreme heat, cold, dust and fumes. Benefits:
        • Low-cost medical, dental and vision insurance available on day 1
        • Matching 401k plan
        • Paid vacation starts after 90 days
        • Paid Birthday
        • Paid holidaysPerks:
          • Continuing Education
          • Employee Assistance Program
          • Short Term Disability
          • Financial wellness/401K counseling
          • $25,000 Term life insurance
          • Jolly Good Soda discounts PI4fe0ad34f6b8-31181-33739656

Keywords: KRIER FOODS LLC, Sheboygan , Blender, Other , Random Lake, Wisconsin

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