Aseptic Mixer / Machine Operator in California CA

Aseptic Mixer / Machine Operator
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California CA
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Production Worker
The vision of SunOpta is to be the most innovated, vertically integrated provider of organic ingredients and healthy food solutions.

Job Title: Operations Aseptic Mixer I

FLSA Status (US): Non-Exempt

Department: Mixing/Processing - 6505

Reports To: Production Supervisor


This position is responsible for mixing a variety of soy, rice, almond based liquid products through written batch records via Oracle and verbal instructions. Ensures 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 plant.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates the set-up of mixing area following batch records for a variety of soy based products, 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.
  • Perform routine maintenance on all the mixing equipment. This includes but not limited to: valves, replacing "o" rings, homogenizer packing and oil, and gaskets. Document in written form parts needed to be ordered.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve basic to moderate operating difficulties involving area equipment
  • Be able to start-up and shut down all the equipment as it relates to the mixing area
  • Understanding of the flow process for all mix areas
  • Identify all critical control points with the understanding of their function as it relates to the mixing area
  • Prepare and maintain all records and charts in a neat and orderly fashion
  • Identify all critical control points with the understanding of their function as it relates to the mixing area
  • Understand terminology of the mixing equipment
  • Communicate with warehouse, process operator and supervisor on any delays or problems in the mix area that would hinder the flow of product
  • Monitor the mixing operation ensuring ingredients are correct through the staging and mixing process of the product
  • Receiving of tankers
  • Perform a variety of quality checks to assure standards are met
  • Direct the transfer of batched product to the storage vessels
  • Take samples for the quality department
  • Relieve other production team members for breaks and absences as required.
Key Accountabilities:


• Follows all plant safety rules

• Reports all accidents to the production supervisor

• Serves an active role in the plant safety program by attending safety meetings, participating in monthly safety inspections and reporting any potential safety hazards to the safety committee or Management team


• Adheres to all Quality Assurance System guidelines

• Follows SOP's (standard operating procedures) to make adjustments, to ensure the manufacturing of high quality aseptic products

• Responsible for compliance with the GMP's, HACCP and SQF program

• Identifies all critical control points understanding their functions as it relates to the mixing and processing area

• Accurately prepares and maintains mix area documentation

Supervisory Responsibilities:



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.


High school diploma or equivalent required.


Preferably at least two years' experience in food manufacturing.

Knowledge and Skills:

Candidate must possess the knowledge and understanding of basic math skills including weight calculations, averages and percentages. Must be able to read and write in English.

Travel Requirements:


Work Environment/Physical Demands:

Approximately; 100% of work is performed in a manufacturing facility which is not climate controlled and may contain allergens. Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds, climb stairs and stand for long periods of time.


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