Operator, Vinegar Processor (1st Shift) 6:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. in Sodus NY

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Operator, Vinegar Processor (1st Shift) 6:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
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Sodus NY
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Production Worker
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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.


• 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.

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