Operations Tech/ Team Lead in California CA

SunOpta
Title: 
Operations Tech/ Team Lead
Date: 
04/05/2021
Job ID: 
26
Location: 
California CA
Degree: 
Not Specified
Salary: 
Not Specified
Job Types:
Packaging Technician, Production Worker

The vision of SunOpta is to be the most innovated, vertically integrated provider of organic ingredients and healthy food solutions.

Job Title:
Ops - Operations Technician

FLSA Status (US):
Non-Exempt

Department:
Operations

Reports To:
Production Supervisor

Summary:

This position is responsible for providing support to the leadership team and employees at the site. Performs fill- in duties that will assist the team in the production of aseptically packaged products in a safe, clean work environment. As well as all functions relating to operating the production equipment used to manufacture food products.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Leadership and ownership of the department, job responsibilities and job function.
  • Serve as a source of technical knowledge and expertise for the production line.
  • Assists in the development of standard operating procedures, trains employees and project development.
  • Performs all jobs in the area as necessary to cover breaks, PTO and training.
  • Assume the responsibilities of shift supervisor in his/her absence.
  • Monitors and fixes faults as well as clearing any material jams in equipment.
  • Conducts required quality checks to assure standards are met.
  • Maintain clean and organized area around equipment.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve operating difficulties involving area equipment.
  • Perform routine and corrective maintenance on all machines.
  • Support mechanics in appropriate maintenance activities.
  • Accurately prepares and maintains all area paperwork.
  • Proficient and comfortable using a computer.
  • Performs a variety of quality and food safety checks to ensure standards and specifications are met.
  • Prepare, distribute and maintain records and paperwork related to assigned tasks.
  • Audit quality, safety and other processes.
  • Works with management to ensure effective organizational design and roles are correctly organized, defined, documented and communicated to all employees.
  • Assist in the development of standard operating procedures, train employees and project development.
  • Communicate to all other facility personnel regarding any delays or problems that would hinder production.
  • Must follow all employee safety, food safety and quality procedures and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs).
  • Responsible for proper shift handoff with incoming/outgoing operators.
  • Must wear all required PPE; such as protective gloves, aprons, face shields and safety glasses.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Fill in as needed in the absence of the shift supervisor as a supervisor in training.

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.

  • Works with minimal amount of supervision
  • Able to evaluate a situation and make a good decision
  • A desire to succeed and good work ethics are required.
  • Excellent oral and written skills.
  • High-energy, flexible, self-starter, hands on, comfortable with little or no administrative support.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Team player with a sense of urgency and a self-accountability mentality.
  • Flexibility to cover other shifts and weekends, as needed.

Education:

High school diploma or equivalent required. Associates degree or higher preferred; or two years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience:

Two to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in Food Manufacturing environment preferred.

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:

None as part of normal job requirements; but travel may occur per management due to training needs and job related functions.

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.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

EOE M/W/VET/DISABLED

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