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Batch Operator III

Department: Production
Location: Los Banos, CA

Follows approved Training Matrix and direction of Batch Operator I and II to become knowledgeable in the Batch Operator position. Process raw materials into sauces by manually dumping dry ingredients into blend tanks and operate blend equipment by a central process computer. Incumbent may be required to fill in for Batch Operator I and/or II when needed.
Batch operator III will be responsible for training in the batching process, to include material handling, material tracking, batching and documentation procedures and CIP/COP of batching equipment.
Support the review, understanding and compliance of all programs, policies and procedures contained in the Food Safety and Quality Management System.
1. Follows approved Standard Operating Procedures (SOPís) while training in the dumping of dry ingredients, blending of raw materials and pasteurizing sauces (using blending equipment, transfer pumps and heat exchangers) through a central process computer.
2. Shall learn how to read, understand, and follow the Manufacturing Standard Procedures (MSPís).
3. Shall be capable of identifying Kagome CCPís and understand its variance procedures.
4. Shall accurately document lot numbers and ingredient quantities on the batch sheet according to the MSPís.
5. Shall learn how to batch on Line 1 and Line 2 and know the difference between Mueller batches and APV batches and how to make proper batch adjustments
6. Neatly and accurately maintain all processing paperwork which includes startup sheets, batch sheets, down time sheets, and rework/reprocess sheets.
7. Comprehends and understands how to read a Material Requirement List (Picklist).
8. Documents downtime at all times.
9. Follows approved standard sanitation operating procedures while training in the process
of completing CIP and COP of the process room and equipment.
10. Inspects ingredients for production prior to using ingredients.
11. Ability to learn the completion of batching, filling, bin dumping, CIP/COP and room sanitation to include all paperwork.
12. Understands and follows recycling program.
13. Performs other duties as needed or assigned by superior
Internal Contacts:
Operations Manager and Supervisor, Batch Operator, Pouch Filler Operator, Dump Room Operator, QC/QA, CI&I and maintenance
External Contacts:
Education Level and Focus:
High school diploma or equivalent preferred
Years and Type of Related Experience Required:
Food processing experience in a technically advanced facility preferred
Interpersonal and Communication:
Ability to function with minimal supervision after training period, including the capacity to learn and calculate formulations, follows processing-CIP and sanitation procedures-safety rules and other directives. Ability to speak and write English fluently
Technical and Analytical:
Advanced mathematical skills, process equipment problem solving aptitude, problem-solving aptitude, and ability to learn how to operate a forklift
Administrative and Operations:
Aptitude for detailed documentation of the batching, CIP/COP and room sanitation processes
Physical Demands:
Standing for long periods of time, reaching, bending, lift 50+ lbs, climbing stairs, pushing, pulling
Work Environment:
Food plant, cold, hot and humid conditions, wet floors, high noise levels, forklift and pedestrian traffic
Special Equipment Used:
Blending tanks, transfer pumps, heat exchangers, central computer, tote elevator, communication radioís, and forklift

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