Vinegar Processor Operator in Watsonville CA

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Vinegar Processor Operator
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Watsonville CA
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Production Worker

Vinegar Process Operator at Mizkan

Watsonville, CA 95076

About the Job

This is a hands on skilled bulk operator position working in a food manufacturing (vinegar production) plant. The person selected for this role will be responsible for mixing raw ingredients, following formulas, schedules, fermentation schedules, monitoring equipment as well as physically checking on the fermentation process and adding ingredients as required. Knowledge or the ability to understand the vinegar fermentation process is critical. Additional duties are outlined below:

  • Prioritize work for bulk processing area according to production schedule and sales forecast.
  • Ensure adherence to applicable quality and manufacturing standards.
  • Troubleshoot product quality problems and other quality issues in the production process.
  • Write certificate of analysis documentation for bulk shipments.
  • Oversee maintenance of a safe and clean work environment.
  • Complete required production reports on a regular basis.
  • Responsible for Food Quality, Safety and Legality.
  • Review work orders from supervisor and retrieve necessary totes or drums and final product.
  • Add water or other ingredients as needed. Blend and filter product as directed.
  • Hook up hoses and holding tanks.
  • Hand fill drums or totes as needed.
  • Weigh, label, and band pallets. Load final product on shuttle truck.
  • Take product sample to quality laboratory for product certification. Conduct quality tests for grain, color, and turbidity.
  • Complete required production reports and any other documentation specified
  • Constant care is necessary to prevent injury to others.
  • Proper use of forklift.
  • Follow safety rules and keep work area in a clean and orderly condition.

Job Requirements

  • High school diploma or G.E.D. –
  • Must be well organized, results oriented, & have effective problem solving ability
  • Must possess strong leadership & team building skills
  • Must possess the ability to communicate verbally and in writing effectively
  • Must be computer literate – Microsoft Office Programs & AS 400 is desirable
  • Must be a self-starter and work without supervision
  • Good organizational skills
  • Show good judgment and sound reasoning skills
  • Must be able to monitor packaging supplies and communicate restocking needs
  • Moderate physical effort required to handle hoses; frequent lifting or moving of average weight material, with occasional heavy weights up to 70lbs.

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