Batch syrup using correct formulation and mixing instructions in order to comply with appropriate quality specifications.
Responsible for complying with food safety, food security, Quality, GMP's, HAACP, Allergen/Sensitizer as well as other regulations as required.
Responsible for duplicating and communicating all safety and good manufacturing practices in accordance with company policy as well as all other company policies.
The batcher is expected to work a fluctuating schedule as needed to support production and testing requirements. It is possible that some 12-hour days may be needed for up to 6 days at a time.
Ensures customer satisfaction in the production of and maintaining of CSD quality.
Obtains forklift certification.
Transports required ingredients and pre-weighs by forklift from staging area to the batching area.
Hooks up hoses, pumps and lines for bulk concentrate or juice and transfers from the proper silo storage tank.
Maintains, builds and starts up, filter(s) and opens drums.
Program touch screen for product delivery from silo room to batch tanks.
Follows instructions on batching sheets, adds the proper ingredients, and records amounts correctly.
Count concentrates and raw materials as required.
Obtains batch tank samples to the quality laboratory for testing. Follows instructions from the quality department on any batch adjustments necessary to bring product into specification.
As directed by the lab technician will be required to pull concentrate and/or sample from tanks, drums or bins. And take samples to the lab for analysis.
Completes batching sheets and is responsible for its accuracy.
Completes all required documentation for batching operations and forwards to Quality Control / Batching department for review.
Maintains sanitation and cleaning of the Blending/Sugar Rooms throughout the shift.
Responsible for CIP sanitation of all batching lines, tanks and equipment.
Removes empty barrels and bins from batching area to outside storage area and trailers.
Receive and unload tankers of bulk concentrates as needed.
Adhere to company and department policies/procedures and safety requirements as defined.
Reports all non-compliance, product protection and food safety issues to management when encountered.
Represents the company in a positive manner at all times.
Other duties as assigned by management.
Education and/or Experience:
High School diploma or GED is preferred.
Associate degree preferred a minimum of one year related experience preferably in a manufacturing environment.
Excellent interpersonal skills, team player and an attitude of ownership are a must
Able to read, write and speak English.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Be familiar with all Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs).
Be familiar with all safety rules and work safely.
Be able to read and follow instructions.
Be able to do basic math calculations accurately.
Be able to learn the blending procedures.
Be a qualified forklift operator.
Be able to complete any required paperwork accurately.
Be able to perform minor adjustments on blending equipment.
Have good Computer skill.
Have good attendance.
Work weekends and overtime as required.
Be self-directed and work with minimal supervision.
Work as a TEAM.
Work Hours: 9:45 PM to 6:15 AM