PACA Foods LLC Blender Operator in Tampa, Florida

Job Title: Blender Operator

Contact: Human Resources

Company: PACA FOODS, LLC

Reports To: Shift Blending Supervisor

Supervises: N/A

FLSA: Full Time, Hourly-Non-exempt

Grade: TBD

POSITION SUMMARY:

Works under the general supervision of the shift supervisor. This individual is responsible for loading ingredients in the mixer and assuring the blending process produces a quality product.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Pick up batch sheet.

  • Check batch sheet for accuracy based on customer specifications.

  • Record lot number.

  • Obtain supervisor approval.

  • Build pallets.

  • Check pallets for accuracy.

  • Assist with equipment / machine assembly.

  • Follow proper HACCP procedures and practices.

  • Keep work area clean and perform appropriate sanitation.

  • Inspect ingredients and notify the supervisor and quality assurance of issues.

  • Screen or mill ingredients as needed.

  • Mix batch following blending instructions.

  • Hang tote.

  • Scrape blender.

  • Package bulk items in 50 pound bags.

  • Ensure final product meets all quality standards.

  • Responsible for the quality, food safety and legality of products produced within the facility.

  • Prepare paper work.

  • Other duties as assigned.

CORE COMPETENCIES:

  • Must be well organized and detail oriented

  • Must have excellent math skills

  • Must be able to operate a fork lift

  • Able to use work tools

  • Must be able to read and operate scales

  • Must be flexible and a team player

  • Must be able to lift up to 80 pounds

    EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • High school Diploma or equivalent

  • Fork lift operation certified

  • 1 plus years related work experience

WORK SCHEDULE REQUESTED

  • Hourly, non-exempt position working 4×10 shifts. Typical workweek is 40 hours with additional hours during month end and year end close and special projects.

    FOOD SAFETY AND QUALITY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Follow Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and other Quality procedures as they apply to this job description.

  • Oversee the physical condition (mechanical and cleanliness) of the blenders, sifters, and magnets to ensure equipment is in proper working order prior to adding ingredients.

  • Check the batch sheets against materials staged and ensure use of correct ingredient and packaging material items and that lot numbers are recorded accurately.

  • Carefully inspect materials being added to the blenders for any type of contaminant or deviations.

  • Inspect product hoppers to ensure sanitary conditions.

  • Obtain pre-operational inspection approval prior to processing.

  • Report food safety and quality problems to personnel with authority to take action.