Process Operator I - Oat Extraction (Nights)
Posted on: February 12, 2024
SunOpta Overview:SunOpta Inc. is a leader in the plant-based
foods and beverages, fruit-based foods and beverages, and organic
ingredient sourcing industries. SunOpta is focused on
sustainability and specializes in the sourcing, processing, and
packaging of organic, conventional, non-GMO food products.SunOpta
is looking for talented individuals that demonstrate our most
valued behaviors: Passion, Dedication, Speed, Entrepreneurship,
Customer-Centricity, and Problem-Solver, to help create a brighter,
healthier, and sustainable future of food!Job Summary:This position
is responsible for all functions relating to operating the
processing equipment in oat extraction, as well as cleaning (CIP)
and sanitizing.Essential Functions of the Job:
Coordinate all function-related to cleaning (CIP), sterilizing, and
operating the Tetra VTIS and supporting systems, while maximizing
the quality of the product and efficiency of the department.
Works in conjunction with the mix blend and filling departments to
best coordinate plant production efforts.
Performs light maintenance as needed (e.g., replacing gaskets) and
completes work orders for needed parts.
Full ownership of required quality checks to assure standards are
Relieve other production team members for absences as required.
Maintain clean and organized area around equipment.
Troubleshoot and resolve basic to moderate operating difficulties
involving area equipment.
Complete inspections of all critical parameters.
Understand the continuous process flow of the aseptic system.
Must be able to work independently as well as professionally with
all other team members.
Completes all required paperwork in a neat and professional
Proficient and comfortable using a computer.
Performs a variety of quality and food safety checks to ensure
standards and specifications are met.
Communicate to all other facility personnel regarding any delays or
problems that would hinder production.
Must follow all employee safety, food safety and quality procedures
and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs).
Responsible for proper shift handoff with incoming/outgoing
Must wear all required PPE, such as protective gloves, aprons, face
shields and safety glasses.
Leadership and ownership of the department, job responsibilities
and job function.
All other duties, as assigned.Supervisory Responsibilities:
High School Diploma or GED. Forklift certification. A desire to
succeed and good work ethic. Excellent oral and written
communication skills. High energy, flexible, self-starter,
hands-on, comfortable with little or no administrative support.
Attention to detail. Team player with a sense of urgency.Level I
Must learn all the above essential duties.Level II
Must be able to train new people in the position on Processor 1, 2
and/or 3.Level III Qualifications:
Must be an SME (Subject Matter Expert) in Filling and Mixing as it
relates to Processing.
Ability to swab processors.Knowledge and Skills:
Candidate must possess the knowledge and understanding of basic
math skills including weight calculations, averages, and
Must be able to read and write in English.Additional
Travel Expectation: None as part of normal job requirements; but
travel may occur per management due to training needs.
Location: This position will be at the SunOpta Plant in Modesto, CA
in Oat Extraction. Work Environment: Approximately 100% of the work
is performed in a manufacturing environment. Physical Demands: Must
be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds, climb stairs and stand for
long periods of time. SHIFT: Night Shift on a 2-2-3 pattern. 6 pm
to 6:30 am. Flexibility and overtime may be required as part of
this role. Pay Rate: This role starts at $26.50/hour. Shift
Differential: There is a $2.00/hour night shift differential
offered for working the 12-hour overnight shift.Please note this
job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive
listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required
of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and
activities may change at any time, with or without notice. AN EQUAL
OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER EOE M/W/VET/DISABLED
Keywords: SunOpta, Madera , Process Operator I - Oat Extraction (Nights), Other , Mariposa, California
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