Company: NorCal Beverage
Location: West Sacramento
Posted on: August 3, 2020
Nor-Cal Beverage Co., Inc. is seeking Blend Technicians for our
Production facility in West Sacramento, California.
Hourly Rate Range: $19.00-26.58 DOE
Medical benefits eligible first of the month following 28 days of
Position Summary: Operates mixing machines to blend ingredients
into compounds for processing, loads ingredients into mixers, and
weighs and measures ingredients.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Follow all safety procedures and work as safe as possible at all
Safely operate forklift.
Properly complete blend sheet documentation.
Input new recipes, start and stop blending process and verify new
recipes in Beeco Blend System.
Follow established blend procedure to include: verifying formula at
control panel, comparing recipe and blending for correct
quantities, performing RO water conductivity and TDS tests, mixing
ingredients per instructions, gathering and recording required
information, sampling and testing, and adding ingredients to premix
Stage and verify ingredients for blending to include: acquiring
batch documentation, verifying batch documentation with production
schedule, identifying discrepancies in batch documentation,
assembling ingredients using pick sheets and First Expired/First
Out (FEFO), weighing ingredients, performing blend calculations
including metric conversions, properly handling partial
ingredients, verifying ingredients and recording data.
CIP blend tanks to include: properly completing documentation,
preparing tanks, using correct wash and performing pH testing.
Clean In Place (CIP) blend tanks with Peroxide.
Dispose of tea leaves.
Understand and follow all spill policies and procedures.
Safely operate baler.
Understand and follow recycling procedures for plastics, drums, tea
leaves and pallets.
Safely and efficiently operate foamer.
Maintain a positive work atmosphere and interaction with customers,
co-workers, and management.
Regular and punctual attendance.
All other duties as assigned.
During CIP of blend tanks, check that jumpers at Can/Bottle Panel
are correct and properly place jumpers in position.
Prime, start and input offset in Ratio Blender
Clean In Place (CIP) Ratio Blenders to include: properly completing
documentation, preparing ratio blender, using correct wash and
performing pH testing.
During Clean In Place (CIP) of blend tanks, document caustic and
acid strengths on circular chart.
During Clean In Place (CIP) of blend tanks, test chemicals and
follow correction process if out of specifications.
Connect jumpers to correct positions during Clean In Place (CIP) of
Complete proper Clean In Place (CIP) setup of Ratio Blender.
Understand batch hold times and know how to plan when batching
Complete tea brewing procedures to include: performing
pre-production sanitation, changing filters as necessary, loading
recipes and operating brew skid.
Tear down and follow proper procedures to Clean In Place (CIP) and
clean the tea brew system.
Perform Clean In Place (CIP) of sucrose tank to include: tank
setup, correct jumper placement, line setup, chemical testing,
re-assembly and completing proper documentation.
Load formulas into Ratio Blender.
Troubleshoot issues with Beeco blend system.
Diagnose and correct alarm situations with tea brewing
Strong ability to work unsupervised.
Assist with training Blend Technicians.
Understand and follow ingredient hold process.
Troubleshoot Ratio Blender issues.
Clean In Place (CIP) RO Water Treatment System.
Demonstrates excellent attention to detail, is well organized, has
a professional attitude, and produces accurate work product.
Strong problem solving skills.
Ability to understand, remember and apply oral and/or written
instructions or other information.
Ability to read and interpret written information.
Demonstrated ability to meet productivity standards.
Observes safety and security procedures, reports potentially unsafe
Strong ability to count, add, subtract, multiply, and divide and to
record, balance and check results for accuracy.
Good written and verbal communication skills with excellent
interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate
professionally with customers and co-workers.
Follows policies and procedures.
Uses equipment and materials properly.
Have a strong work ethic and be able to work independently as well
as work in a team.
Ability to multitask and work with changing priorities.
Must be enthusiastic and proactive.
Must have a cooperative attitude.
Must have the ability to follow-up.
Must be able to work in a fast paced environment.
Education and/or Experience:
High school diploma or general education degree (G.E.D.)
Three to six months related experience and/or training
Or, equivalent combination of education and experience
Must be computer literate and proficient in math
Single and double forklift certification
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 and reach with hands and arms. The employee is
frequently required to walk and use hands to finger, handle, or
feel. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance;
stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee must
regularly lift and /or move up to 50 pounds, frequently lift and/or
move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 10
pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include
close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust
Nor-Cal Beverage Co., Inc. is an equal opportunity
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