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Process Operator -Soy Extraction

Company: SunOpta
Location: Modesto
Posted on: July 2, 2024

Job Description:

SunOpta Overview:SunOpta (Nasdaq:STKL) (TSX:SOY) is an innovative and sustainable manufacturer fueling the future of food. With roots tracing back over 50 years, SunOpta drives growth for today's leading brands by serving as a trusted innovation partner and value-added manufacturer, crafting organic, plant-based beverages, fruit snacks, nutritional beverages, broths and tea products sold through retail, club, foodservice and e-commerce channels. Alongside the company's commitment to top brands, retailers and coffee shops, SunOpta also proudly produces its own brands, including SOWN --, Dream --, and West Life . For more information, visit SunOpta and LinkedIn .Job Title: Process Machine Operator IFLSA Status (US): Non-ExemptDepartment: OperationsReports To: Production ManagerSummary:This position is responsible for processing a variety of soy based liquid products through written and verbal instructions. Insures the quality and efficiency standards are being met through reduced scrap loss and yield improvements. Follows all GMP and PPE requirements for the safety of others and oneself. Effectively communicates verbal and written information relevant to the position. Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Coordinate process set-up of production, CIP and sanitizing a variety of mixing and processing equipment to be completed in a timely manner. Maximizes the quality of products produced and the efficiency of the department.
Maintain a clean and organized workstation.
Perform routine maintenance as directed on all the process equipment. This includes but not limited to: valves, replacing "o" rings, homogenizer packing and oil, air lines, sterile air filters and gaskets. Document in written form parts needed to be ordered.
Relieve other production team members for breaks and absences as required. Perform a variety of quality checks to assure standards are met. Troubleshoot and resolve basic to moderate operating difficulties involving area equipment. Accurately prepares and maintains all area paperwork. Fill and drain Tower water in the correct sequence and turning on the fans.
Verify steam and air pressure gauges as it relates to the process and their importance.
Be able to adjust the steam valve for the steam injector as required.
Understanding of the flow process for both processors and surge tanks. Key Accountabilities:Safety:
Follows all plant safety rules. Reports all accidents to the production supervisor or H.R. representative.
Serves an active role in the plant safety program by attending safety meetings, participating in safety inspections and reporting any potential safety hazards to the safety committee or Production Supervisor. Quality:
Adheres to all Quality Assurance System guidelines. Follows SOP's to make process adjustments, to insure the manufacturing of high-quality soy-based products. Responsible for compliance with the HACCP program
Identifies all critical control points understanding their functions it relates to the process.
Accurately prepares and maintains processing area documentation. Housekeeping:
Maintain a clean and organized work area. Cooperates with other shifts and the management team in housekeeping endeavors.Communications:
As a member of the Production team, insures the effective shift communication and teamwork with the other operators occurs each scheduled shift. Maintains effective communication with members of the support group.Teamwork and Training:
Promotes and contributes to the development of teamwork among production team members. Assist in coaching and training employees as requested by the management team.Personal Development:
Continuous improvement of knowledge of the Aseptic processor. Supervisory Responsibilities:NoneCompensation:
Starting at $27.50 per hour 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.
Must be able to run both processors, CIP, and monitor all surge tanks.
Must be able to do maintenance on valves, surge tanks, and processors.
Must be able to prepare and maintain accurate paperwork.
Ability to troubleshoot and resolve moderate to complex problems associated with the processors and related equipment.
Ability to analyze a situation and make a quick and accurate decision based on the facts given.
Follow all safety and sanitation guidelines. Understand terminology related to the process and surge equipment. Able to work with minimal or no supervision. Must have the ability to express thoughts and ideas for improving the process operation within the realm of the guidelines. Education: Minimum of a High school diploma or equivalent education and/or experience required.Experience:Minimum of 0 - 3 years' experience in manufacturing environment. Knowledge and Skills:Working knowledge of business, computer and math, preferred. The candidate must be able to work effectively in a team-based environment, set priorities to meet deadlines, handle multiple tasks, and make decisions under pressure. Travel Requirements:None Work Environment/Physical Demands:Occasionally sit, frequently stand, walk, and use hands Frequently reach with hands or arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, and crouch, or crawl. Frequently talk or listen. Lift 26 to 50 lbs. 1-33% of the time. Carry 26 to 50 lbs. 1-33% of the time. Occasionally exposed to wet or humid conditions (non-weather). Frequently work near moving mechanical parts. Occasionally work in high places, occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals. Occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions. Occasionally exposed to extreme heat (non-weather). Moderate noise is typical for the work environment of this job. note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without noticeAN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER EOE M/W/VET/DISABLED

Keywords: SunOpta, Modesto , Process Operator -Soy Extraction, Other , Modesto, California

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