SUMMARY: The Vinegar Processor Operator is responsible for producing and moving liquid mixes in a safe and sanitary manner utilizing pumps, hoses, piping, etc. in order to meet production and shipping schedules.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
• Review production schedule to determine quantity and type of vinegar to produce.
• Initiate startup, preparing equipment and materials, monitor and shut down each phase of batch operation.
• Make routine field inspections of the tanks, pumps meters, valves, lines and motors to assure that all systems in the process are in working order.
• Troubleshoot abnormal conditions and notify appropriate personnel as situation dictates.
• Monitor production processes through system, determine problems and make adjustments t maintain desired operating conditions.
• Conduct periodic laboratory analysis to monitor processes and log results.
• Conduct cleaning procedures inside and outside of tanks and all work areas.
• Receive raw materials, test samples and unload/load liquid bulk shipments.
• Complete production reports and certificates of analysis.
• Monitor weekly inventories of raw materials and finished product. Participate in month end cycle counts.
• Ability to work overtime and occasionally rotating weekends.
• Follow safety rules and keep work area in a clean and orderly condition.
• Responsible for food product quality and safety.
• Responsible for flushing, and/or cleaning of tanks, equipment, containers and utensils as required.
• High School Diploma or GED equivalent, required.
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
• Use calculator, hoist, intoxilyzer, titrator, agitator, spectrophotometer, personal computer, Sit forklift and common hand tools such as a screw driver and hammer.
• Perform calculations and maintain accurate records of activities.
• Must be able to work without close supervision.
• Must be able to climb ladders and handle heights.
• Must be able to perform on call duty on any shift and work overtime, on short notice basis. Long-term, temporary assignments to any shift any shift may be required to maintain manufacturing
• Continuous standing, walking and reaching.
• Intermittent crouching/stooping, pushing/pulling, bending and lifting/lowering.
• Frequent lifting up to 50 pounds without assistance, or up to 100 pounds with assistance.
• Ability to work in a continuously hot environment.
• Duties are performed with some exposure to noise, lubricants and chemicals. May also work in area that are confined, dusty, and dirty or require personal protective equipment.