Blending Operator

Prairie Farms

Conroe, TX


 

The Blending Operator performs production operation duties to ensure quality product is produced, packaged, and prepared for delivery to customers in a safe manner.  This is a 3rd shift position (overnight).  

 Responsibilities

  • Operate tea batching, product transfer, and/other machinery and equipment as required.
  • Complete all required documentation and scheduled quality checks.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve basic to moderate mechanical and operational malfunctions.
  • Blend and prepare products for tea products.
  • Clean and sanitize equipment, utilizing Clean in Place (CIP) and manual cleaning procedures.
  • Work closely with supervisors and other operators to meet production demands and minimize downtime.
  • Adhere to strict batching, CIP and food safety procedures.
  • Monitor and document chemical concentrations as necessary.
  • Maintain accurate and legible documentation during processing to include: Safe Quality Foods (SQF), HACCP, Allergen, Master Sanitation documentation, blend and batch sheets and other documents as needed to meet regulatory requirements.
  • Work closely with the laboratory to ensure products are formulated and tested to meet quality and regulatory requirements.
  • Maintain a clean, sanitary, and safe work area.
  • Follow all Good Manufacturing Practices and Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Follow all safety and security policies and procedures. 
  • Wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) at all times.
  • Follow all food safety and quality system requirements by committing to meet all pertinent regulatory, customer and Safe Quality Foods (SQF) requirements.
  • Maintain reliable attendance and consistent work hours.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Physical Demand/Working Conditions and Experience:

  • Ability to read, write, perform basic mathematical calculations, and accurately record data.
  • Previous experience in fast paced manufacturing environment operating complex machinery, required.
  • Must be willing to work overtime, weekends, holidays, and varying shifts, as required.
  • Must be able to frequently stand, walk, kneel, reach, climb, pull, and bend. 
  • Must be able to routinely lift and/or move up to 50 pounds; and occasionally 75 pounds.
  • Excellent customer service, verbal and written communication skills required. 
  • Must be organized and detail oriented.
  • Must be able to work independently.
  • Must be able to work for extended periods in a cold, damp environment.