Vinegar Processor Operator in Sodus NY

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Vinegar Processor Operator
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Sodus NY
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Job Types:
Production Worker

Mizkan America, Inc.

Job Description

Location: Sodus


Department: Bulk

Reports To: Bulk Supervisor

FLSA Status: Hourly

Backup: Vinegar Process Operator

COMMENTS: This job description reflects assignment of essential functions, it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

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.
  • Overtime availability required (daily and 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 preferred.
  • Fluid handling or plumbing experience preferred.
  • Use calculator, hoist, intoxilyzer, titrator, agitator, spectrophotometer, personal computer, forklift and hand tools.
  • 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 processes.
  • Continuous standing, walking and reaching.
  • Intermittent crouching/stooping, pushing/pulling, bending and lifting/lowering.
  • Frequent lifting of over 50 pounds without assistance, or up to 100 pounds with assistance.
  • Ability to work in a continuously hot environment.
  • Must be able to work full time on an ongoing basis.
  • 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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