Blender

Mike Callaway Manufacturing, Production

Website Refresco

SUMMARY OF POSITION

Tends equipment to blend citrus fruit juices from concentrate and fresh ingredients. Connects own lines and opens valves to permit juices to flow from extractor machines or tank farm to holding tanks. Fills blending tanks with required amounts of specified juices and in some cases, other ingredients. Makes necessary adjustments to batch by taking measurements of BRIX, color, etc., and using some judgment as well as standard procedures for correcting. Turns on mechanical agitators in blending tanks to mix contents, and pumps mixture to deoiling and pasteurizing machines.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS THAT SUPPORT OPERATIONAL GOALS

  • Retrieve raw materials and record identifying information on internal records.
  • Inspect, measure and weigh ingredients.
  • Initiate processing of ingredients in batch tank.
  • Conduct quality analysis of product sample against standards and enter data in computer software system(s).
  • Ability to operate valves and pumps.
  • Oversee the blending of multiple beverage components to comply with the specifications and regulations set forth by Refresco, FDA, DOC, USDA, and GMPs.
  • Check and record item codes, lot numbers and other pertinent information from ingredients that ensures accurate traceability at all times.
  • Able to measure, dump and blend food components for production line(s).
  • Obtain samples for QA analytical testing to ensure conformance to specifications.
  • Conduct routine comparisons of products against established standards in regard to color, aroma, texture and flavor.
  • Identify and place on hold status non-conforming ingredients.
  • Maintain the blending area in a highly sanitary manner at all times.
  • Perform CIPs and Kosherizations when the product order requires it.
  • Transfer products from and to multiple locations.
  • Disassemble pumps, valves and line connections for cleaning and inspection.
  • Demonstrate excellent job performance and attendance on a consistent and continuous basis.
  • Communicate quality and maintenance issues to management.
  • Possess strong technical skills and troubleshooting abilities.
  • Effectively utilize conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to make decisions independently.
  • Demonstrate excellent job performance and attendance on a consistent and continuous basis.
  • All other duties assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Skills

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Inventory software.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand. The employee is frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds with assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts and outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; extreme cold; extreme heat; risk of electrical shock and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Behaviors

Required

  • Functional Expert: Considered a thought leader on a subject
  • Team Player: Works well as a member of a group
  • Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity
  • Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well

Motivations

Required

  • Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help
  • Flexibility: Inspired to perform well when granted the ability to set your own schedule and goals
  • Ability to Make an Impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization
  • Growth Opportunities: Inspired to perform well by the chance to take on more responsibility

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