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Batch Assistant

Department: Production
Location: Osceola, AR



Employee will follow approved training matrix and direction of Batch Operator I, II and III to become knowledgeable in the batch assistant position. Employee will assist the batcher in the formulation of sauces. Employee will be required to assist and/or formulate products according to established MSPs. Will be required to process raw materials into sauces by manually weighing out and dumping dry ingredients into blend tanks and/or operate blend equipment by a central process computer system. Incumbent will be required to fill in for Batch Operator I and/or II when needed. 

Support the review, understanding and compliance of all programs, policies and procedures contained in the Food Safety and Quality Management System.



  1. 1.      Follows approved safety rules, GMPs and standard operating procedures while blending raw materials into sauces (using blending tanks, transfer pumps and heat exchangers) through a central process computer system.
  2. 2.      Consistently and with accuracy keeps track and documents ingredient lot numbers with the use of scanners and/or computer keyboard.
  3. 3.      Shall be able to run batching and sanitation equipment.
  4. 4.      Shall know how to batch and APV batch adjustments.
  5. 5.      Shall be capable of making adjustment after verify with their lead.
  6. 6.      Shall understand the differences in heating sources and how they work.
  7. 7.      Shall be able to set up the lines for both production process and CIP process.
  8. 8.      Follows approved sanitation standard operating procedures in completing CIP and COP of the process equipment and room. Also, completes correctly and accurately CIP/COP paperwork.
  9. 9.      Knows how to read, understand, and follow the MSP. Also, be capable of identifying CCPs and understand variance procedures.
  10. 10.  Understands and follows recycling program.
  11. 11.  Fills out work orders when repairs are needed on equipment and/or processing rooms.
  12. 21.  Thorough shift pass-down with oncoming operator.
  13. 22.  Performs other duties as needed or assigned by supervisor.
  1. Assist Batch operator in equipment start-up, shut down and CIP as required.
  2. Follow all GMPs, ensure that proper safety equipment is being worn:  gloves, safety glasses, face shield, and earplugs.
  3. Ensure that all equipment to be used is operational.
  4. Maintain good communication and reports all discrepancies to the Batcher and/or Shift Supervisor such as maintenance problems, operations problems, and product specification discrepancies, etc.
  5. Understand daily safety, quality and production goals.
  6. Verify that all paper work is correct and corresponds with the product being produced.
  7. Ensure all paperwork is complete and legible.
  8. Will participate in safety tailgates.
  9. Maintains a clean working environment at all times.



Internal Contacts:

            Production Manager and Supervisors, pouch filler operator, bin dump operator, QC/QA, maintenance, purchasing coordinator.


External Contacts:

            Customers, R&D, auditors, ingredient and chemical suppliers.


Education Level and Focus:

            High school diploma or equivalent. Willingness to continue education through approved courses or classes that will enhance personal and professional growth.


Years and Type of Related Experience Required:

Food processing experience in a technically advanced facility preferred and at least one year as a Batch Operator III.



Interpersonal and Communication:

            Ability to function with minimal supervision, including the capacity to learn, and follow processing-CIP and sanitation procedures safety rules and other directives. Ability to speak and write English.


Technical and Analytical:

            Basic math skills, process equipment problem solving aptitude, formulation problem solving aptitude


Administrative and Operations:

            Aptitude for detailed documentation of the batching, CIP/COP/GMP and room sanitation processes and procedures. Able to implement and apply time management skills and procedures to define the batching process to be efficient and cost effective.


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, forklift, scales, COP/CIP equipment, required hand tools.

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