LASSONDE PAPPAS Assistant Batcher - Union in Seabrook, New Jersey
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES (Essential functions of the job): * Must be able to follow the batching schedule and adjust accordingly to "add ons" * Using the cook deck inventory report, locate and stage all required ingredients at the designated cook deck in advance of the batching process * Work with the batcher to determine which ingredients will be pumped, pulled from cut tanks or added directly to the batch tanks from the cook deck platform * Follow proper silo rotation at all times, unless directed otherwise * Complete silo hook ups in advance of the batching process and pull silo samples for testing * Accurately weigh or measure all ingredients to be pumped up * Perform mathematical conversions of volume to weight and weight to volume as required * Calculate the amount and type of bulk concentrates or flavors required and make effective use of the cut tanks * Determine any blending requirements and execute the blend plan * Adhere to the organic protocol when batching organic products * Complete all paperwork in a timely, accurate, complete and legible manner including lot numbers used. Paperwork is required for each formula work order * Communicate any ingredient availability or ingredient quality issues immediately to the Processing * Supervisor or Shift Superintendent * Properly clean and seal all ingredient containers prior to returning to the proper ingredient storage areas * Demonstrate proper operation of a forklift, following all safety rules * Maintain clean work area, including tanks, floor, pumps, hoses, utensils and tools following all * Good Manufacturing Practices * Maintain a clean and organized cooler and dry ingredient storage area at all times with no open or soiled containers * Adhere to all food safety policies and procedures including but not limited to prevention of cross contamination and product adulteration * Perform any other duties that are assigned by the supervisor Minimum Required Qualifications: * High School Diploma or equivalent * Forklift certification * Six months manufacturing experience * Must be proficient in mathematics Additional Preferred Qualification: * Experience in the food/beverage industry * Excellent verbal and written communication skills * Detail oriented; ability to multi-task * Excellent time management skills * Ability to work independently * Ability to work in a team setting * Build and maintain professional relationships * Ability to train others as needed Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This position requires sufficient physical ability to work in a production setting. FREQUENT: Ability to talk and hear; ability to stand, walk, climb stairs, stoop, bend and/or crouch; push/pull; lift up to 50 pounds; use of hands and fingers to operate machinery/equipment and all manual and electronic equipment in area of responsibility. Exposure to wet and humid conditions and fluctuations in ambient temperature (seasonal). OCCASIONAL: Squatting, kneeling, ability to reach above and at shoulder height. Ability to wear a dust mask, and perform Confined Entry using LOTO program. Exposure to toxic and corrosive chemicals. VISION: Ability to use close and distance vision, as well as color and peripheral vision with or without correction. Must be able to visually detect obstacles and potential dangers in a fast-paced production environment involving high speed equipment and powered industrial lift equipment. HEARING: Ability to hear in the normal audio range with or without correction. Exposure to noise levels from pumps, machinery, forklift traffic, bottle lines and exhaust fans.