Machine Operator / Cook
Posting ID: JP-001981508
Job purpose This position is mainly responsible for the safe and efficient operation of process equipment and packaging equipment from start-up to shut-down for processing and packaging of food resulting in safe quality food for human consumption. The mixing and cooking of candy recipes may also be a part of this job. Essential Functions: • Change programs/parameters in chocolate tempering machines, depositors, enrobers and various machines related to processing and packaging food. • Assemble pipes, pumps and kettle parts to be used for cooking/mixing candy recipes and other equipment related to the depositing, coating and forming of various candy products, often using common hand tools. • Follow recipes to weigh ingredients, use equipment to mix and cook, and use instruments to measure temperature, viscosity and brix. • Use PPE for various tasks related to cooking and operating equipment. • Comply with good manufacturing practices and using standard operating procedures when processing, depositing, extruding and enrobing various candy products according to the production schedule to meet customer demand. • Inspecting food materials prior to and during use to prevent introduction of foreign materials and prevent food safety risks and substandard quality products made or packaged in our facilities. • Training new permanent and temporary employees. o Training for safe practices in accordance with all company guidelines/policies related to personal safety, food safety, quality and efficiency. o Giving direction to new permanent employees and temporary employees to perform tasks according to their supervisor’s direction. Correct nonconforming performance to prevent immediate personal and food safety risks. Alert supervisors or management of nonconforming behavior/activities that violate company guidelines/policies. • Planning and prioritizing work activities for efficiency, quality and safe execution of the schedule production and all other assigned work. • Promote an atmosphere that builds the team by continuously improving job skills and giving people positive feedback. • Collaborate with internal, (and occasionally external), customers and vendors for effective completion of scheduled and unscheduled production. This includes but is not limited to other cooks/machine operators, management, maintenance personnel, supervisors, QA, Inventory control, temp agency representatives and warehouse/shipping personnel. o Communicate with other team members in a professional and pleasant manner. • Completing all required paperwork. • Work all line worker positions as needed when not cooking or operating machines or when help is needed on the lines due to a lack of staffing or surges in production volume. • Use rework as soon as possible and in accordance with company guidelines and policies. • Enter all necessary production data into the computer system. • Use electric pallet movers, hand operated pallet jacks, barrel moving equipment and forklifts. (After appropriate company training and certification) • Ensure that all food containers are tagged correctly with Description, LOT, Item Number and quantity. • Keep all utensils, containers and other food contact surfaces clean and sanitary. • Preventing cross contamination between allergens and between food contact and non-food contact surfaces. • Other duties as assigned by supervision and/or management, including but not limited to, cleaning, operating power equipment, taking inventory, various inspections and attending meetings and training events. cooks: 1st step of the production process. a lot of math involved and fractions. they follow a batch sheet / recipe just like cooking at home but on a larger scale to mix raw ingredients to make the batches. operators: run the machines (some old manual machines and some newer computer controlled machines). do set ups and change overs based on what they are making for the day. SHIFT: 1 ON DAYS AND 1 NEEDS TO BE FLEXIBLE They vary Cook/Machine operator hours. Some start at 4:00 AM and others at 6:00 AM, they try to choose people for the early start that it works well for, but that doesn’t rule out others having to do it at times. They are looking for flexibility in the shift for at least one of these people as they will have a night shift some time in 2018. Night shift hours likely would start at 2:30 PM and work until 11:00 PM
production, food, gmp, operator, cook, equipment, weigh, recipe
Top Skills Details:
machine operator food production
Additional Skills & Qualifications:
2+ years of machine operation experience in a production environment - need to be good at math and able to work with fractions / percentages Cook: - need to be able to dump ingredients into kettles that are 58” high. They can't use a platform for this because of safety policies. - this is a more physical job and requires using a lot of math operator: - requires a very strong mechanical aptitude (have used hand or power tools to repair things (machines or car)) Mathematical Skills • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals to compute rate, ratio, and percent. Reasoning Ability Computer Skills • Must be able to effectively use label creating and printing software as well as scan and key data into our inventory management software after being trained on the software programs being used by our company. Need to be available to help out with other jobs when not busy (cleaning, sanitation, etc) *need to take math test (see AM)
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Recruiter: Jymani Bryant