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Blend Technician (Batcher)

Company: Nor-Cal Beverage Co., Inc.
Location: West Sacramento
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Job DetailsShifts: variousLocation: West Sacramento, CASalary: $21.26-$29.58 DOE**Incumbent eligible for a $500 signing bonus payable after 6 months of continuous service **Medical benefits eligible first of the month following 28 days of employment. All other benefits eligible first of the month following 90 days of employment.Benefits:401(k) with generous Company matchDental insuranceHealth insuranceHealth Savings AccountFlexible Spending AccountLife insurancePaid time offEmployee Referral ProgramVision insurancePosition Overview: 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 times.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 tank.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.GeneralMaintain 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 BlenderClean 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 Ratio Blender.Complete proper Clean In Place (CIP) setup of Ratio Blender.Understand batch hold times and know how to plan when batching should occur.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 procedure.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.Competencies: 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 conditions. 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 certificationLanguage Skills: English proficiency required. Spanish is a plus.Supervisory Responsibilities: None.Amount of Travel Involved: None.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 focus.Nor-Cal Beverage Co., Inc. is an equal opportunity employerM/F/D/V

Keywords: Nor-Cal Beverage Co., Inc., West Sacramento , Blend Technician (Batcher), Professions , West Sacramento, California

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