Soup/Allmix Operator

California Natural Products Lathrop , CA 95330

Posted 3 months ago


The Soup/Almix Operator is required to coordinate all functions of the Soup/Almix process. The ordering of ingredients, inspection of raw vegetables and other ingredients, the flawless execution of batching according to customers batch sheet and flawless documentation on all paper work. The operators immediate customer is the VTIS or Silo Operator and must ensure base/blend is ready on demand. The Soup/Almix Operator must demonstrate the ability to understand the Soup/Almix processes, to include, but not limited to troubleshooting, CIP, Kosherize, and perform AMs and PMs. The operator must be able to order and return ingredients as per CNP SOPs, and be responsible for all GMPs, safety and quality standards for the area.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Know, adhere to and train all safe practices in the Soup /Almix area.

  • Know, adhere to and ensure the soup/Almix team adheres to all quality processes.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of food safety and GMP processes through compliant Behavior and coaches team mates as needed.

  • Procure all batch sheets for production run and verify against production schedule.

  • Order ingredients from the Gatekeeper and ensure on time delivery.

  • Co-ordinate assist operators tasks example: vegetable weights per batch, # of batches for premixes etc.

  • Verify total lbs of vegetables/ingredients delivered to number of batches required per batch sheets.

  • Complete start-up check sheet to ensure all lines are appropriately connected, all clamps, fittings are tight.

  • Check for leaks throughout process.

  • Soup/Almix Operator begins batching two hours prior to VTIS need to ensure VTIS has base on demand.

  • Maintains accurate batch sheet documentation and flawless execution when batching.

  • Manage base inventory through direct communication with VTIS or Silo operator and monitoring steri tank level.

  • Manage product loss through managing base inventory, yield control through correct pressing speeds and clearances.

  • Accurate documentation for all products attributes measurements, such as pH, Brix, Viscosity.

  • Maintain GMP standards and CNP Safety standards at all times.

  • Must be able to correctly CIP all lines and processes and document.

  • Must understand all viable hook-ups from Soup processors to:

  • Mix tanks

  • Silos via chillers

  • 6500 gallon tank

  • Starch tank

  • Stork mix tank

  • Must understand all viable hook-ups from Almix mixer to:

  • Mix tanks

  • Silos via chillers

  • 6500 gallon tank

  • Starch tank

  • Stork mix tank

  • Maintain all temperature, pressure, speed parameters per batch sheet.

  • Must be able to communicate and understand the Soup/Almix control panel.

  • Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) for ingredients and batch adjustments

  • Ability to change from one unit of measure to another (e.g. gallons to pounds, percent to batch)

  • Performs other duties and works in other areas (i.e., DE) as assigned

Leadership Responsibilities (Management & Team Leaders Only):N/A

Standards, licenses, registration and Certifications:

  • Forklift Certification

Essential Skills and Abilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the essential skills and abilities satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the skills and/or abilities required.

  • Teamwork and Professionalism team spirited, exhibits objectivity and openness to others views; gives and welcomes feedback; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyones efforts to succeed. Approaches others in a tactful and professional manner; reacts well under pressures; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; reacts with sensitivity toward emotional topics and issues; behaviours support CNP core values (per Employee Handbook).

  • Oral and Written Communication speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and obtains clarification; responds well to questions; participates in meetings. Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; able to read and interpret written information.

  • Diversity and Ethics shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; educates others on the value of diversity; promotes a harassment-free environment. Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values.

  • Attendance/Dependability is consistently at work and on time as scheduled; demonstrates good use of discretionary time; arrives at meetings and appointments on time. Follows instructions; responds to management direction; takes responsibility for actions; keeps commitments; completes tasks on time.

  • Interpersonal Skills open and honest, focuses on solving conflicts, not blaming; maintains confidentiality; listens to others without interrupting; keeps emotions under control; remains open to the ideas of others. Treats people fairly; works well in group problem solving situations; develops/champions new ideas; asks for and offers help when needed.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Must possess oral, written and listening skills necessary to communicate with team members, management and customers.

  • Must be able to read and interpret batch sheets

  • WCM knowledge

  • GMPs

  • Detailed oriented

  • Legible handwriting

  • Communication skills

  • Mathematical skills

Performance Measures: Perform to target the following Key Performance Measures (KPIs)

  • Safety

  • Product Accuracy

  • Product Quantity Accuracy

  • Waste

  • On-time delivery

  • Inventory Accuracy

  • Accurate documentation

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Soup/Allmix Operator

California Natural Products