Responsible for initial processing of raw materials to produce purees for fresh filling of individual serving packages along with initial and final processing of raw materials to produce purees for bulk Aseptic filling.
In alignment with Act 593(B) this position is considered safety sensitive as this employee prepares recipes and mixtures for final product and ensures products are consistent with formula/recipes. In addition, this position operates, maintains and monitors machinery.
Originate, plan, adapt, and organize methods to accomplish work in the entire tote filling operation from initial finishing to initial storage of totes. Set-up varied processing skids for recipe specific parameters and product flowrates. Assemble, operate, maintain, and monitor equipment during processing. Troubleshoot failures and/or alarms.
Associate will be expected to operate all equipment in area, including but not limited to: tanks, processing skids, various finishers, steam screw, and tote filler.
Associate will be expected to perform lift-truck operating duties
Collaborate with supervisor and fellow associates to run production, troubleshoot, problem solve and determine ideas for continuous improvement.
Additional duties as assigned by department supervisor.
Must complete all documentation as required.
Employee will perform quality checks according to the QMS
Consume materials and declare production as well as complete all area setups and checks.
Order/return materials for production including staging materials to location current inventory system.
Associate will be called upon to perform varied clean-up duties. These may include, but are not limited to: CIP, COP, general housekeeping, assembly and disassembly of equipment, checking and connecting line paths, line flushing or rinsing, and returning of unused ingredients.
REQUIREMENTS AND MINIMUM EDUCATION LEVEL:
Minimum High school diploma or GED required.
Must be able to understand written English, recipes, written instructions, and perform basic math skills.
Associate will be required to document that he/she is qualified to perform the functions of position.
Employee must be able to perform moderate to heavy lifting (up to 70 lbs).
Employee must support and comply with all Company programs and policies including, but not limited to: affirmative action goals and commitments, SHE (Safety, Health & Environment) strategies, corporate citizenship initiatives, NCE (Nestle Continuous Excellence), TPM (Total Performance Management), GMP's (Good Manufacturing Practices) and Safety Policies to ensure employee safety and product quality. Employee must meet all requirements related to NQMS (Nestle Quality Management System) and ISO (International Organization for Standardization) standards for Quality, Food Safety, Environmental Compliance and Occupational Health and Safety.
Required: Minimum 6 months relevant work experience
Preferred: 3 years' experience in food manufacturing or other manufacturing setting