FMC Corporation Extract/Blending Operator Trainee in Rockland, Maine

FMC Health and Nutrition is seeking full time Extract and/or Blending Operator Trainee(s) to be an essential part of our Production Department at our Rockland, Maine manufacturing facility--located on the beautiful coast of Maine. Rockland is just 80 miles from Portland. The successful applicant(s) could work in our extract process line or our blending area.

Operator trainee(s) will work in a team environment within a modern industrial manufacturing facility that produces food and pharmaceutical ingredients.

Extract Operator(s) work in a manufacturing process that is semi-continuous and highly automated. The operator is responsible for monitoring and controlling specific steps within the process by adjusting important variables through the computer control system in order to maintain optimum production rate and product quality. This position is also responsible for completing equipment inspection rounds, troubleshooting equipment malfunctions, recordkeeping, housekeeping, and preparing equipment for maintenance repairs. Some tasks involve lifting 50 lbs items. Crews work a rotating 12 hour shift. This is an entry level position with career advancement opportunities within, and external to, the facility.

Blending operator trainee(s) are accountable for blending and packaging basic extracts and blending chemicals to generate finished products, environmental compliance, meeting customer quality and delivery requirements, and proper documentation/labeling. This position is also responsible for completing equipment inspection rounds, troubleshooting equipment malfunctions, recordkeeping, housekeeping, and preparing equipment for maintenance repairs. Some tasks involve lifting 50 lbs items. Crews work a 10 hour shift. This is an entry level position with career advancement opportunities within, and external to, the facility.

Must be eighteen or older, high school degree or equivalent, and women and minorities are highly encouraged to apply. Must have a valid State driver's license to operate a forklift and experience is a plus but we will train the successful candidate.

Safety Responsibilities

  • Support deliberate improvement in Safety, Health, Environmental and Housekeeping Performance (6S)

  • Ensure 100% compliance of assigned EHS requirements, safe completion of life critical activities, process safety, food safety and quality standards

Responsibilities

  • Continually and deliberately identify and implement improvements in works systems, processes and personal development and as assigned in the achievement of department and/or shift KPI targets

  • Ensure 100% individual training requirement s are met and train other personnel as required by Team Leader, Supervisor or Manager

Extract Operators

  • Ensure preventative, autonomous maintenance and equipment sanitation work practices are executed as required by department

  • Develops, manages, and executes lock, tag, try procedures

  • Responsible for safe completion of life critical activities in assigned production area

  • Ensures safe and efficient operation of assigned production area

  • Oversees performance of assigned process area - review records, logs, and reports - pursues resolution activities as-needed

  • Utilizes process operation knowledge and problem-solving skills to meet or exceed process performance deliverables

  • Supports Shift Team Leader in effectively executing production schedule

  • Identifies problems proactively and communicates production issues to Shift Team Leader

  • Provides shift reporting on all required metrics

  • Initiates maintenance work requests and communicates maintenance work priorities

  • Responsible for training other building operators

  • Updates and follows standard operating procedures for respective area

  • Monitors and ensures raw material and chemical inventories

Blending Operators

  • Ensure preventative, autonomous maintenance and equipment sanitation work practices are executed as required by department

  • Safely completes life critical activities in blending area including development and execution of lock, tag, try procedures

  • Adheres to GMP standards and practices, proper documentation for product traceability and all applicable food safety standards in order to maintain a safe and efficient operation of the blending areas

  • Ensures utilization of correct finished goods versus product recipes, verifying inventories, and issuing goods to the process orders

  • Carry out duties for packaging, labeling, and palletizing finished goods

High school diploma.

Basic math skills.

Computer skills.

Mechanical aptitude.

High school chemistry preferred.

Skills/Competencies

General:

  • Customer Oriented

  • Action Oriented

  • Problem solving

  • Conflict management

Technical:

  • Selling skills

  • Professional in negotiations with customers, good presentation skills

Self-Leadership

  • Demonstrates a commitment to safety

  • Acts with urgency

Teamwork

  • Collaborates well with others

  • Builds relationships

EEO Statement:

FMC employees enjoy competitive compensation, a menu of work/life benefits and opportunities to continue developing their skills and building their career. FMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, gender, disability or protected veteran status. FMC supports a drug-free workplace.

ID: 2017-7992

Exp. (Yrs): prefer 1 year hands on experience in manufacturing environment

Level: Entry Level

Visa Sponsorship: No

Works with Chemicals: Yes

External Company Name: FMC Corporation

External Company URL: www.fmc.com