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Operations Technician I

Company: SunOpta
Location: Mariposa
Posted on: September 10, 2023

Job Description:

NEW PAY RATES NOW AVAILABLE!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 foodJob Summary:This position is responsible for providing support to the leadership team and employees at the site. Performs fill-in duties that will assist the team in the production of aseptically packaged products in a safe, clean work environment - as well as all functions relating to operating the production equipment used to manufacture food products.Essential Functions of the Job:
Leadership and ownership of the department, job responsibilities and job function.
Must learn 3 of the 5 different areas in the facility.
Serve as a source of technical knowledge and expertise for the production line.
Assists in the development of standard operating procedures, trains employees and project development.
Performs all jobs in the area as necessary to cover breaks, PTO, and training.
Assume the responsibilities of shift supervisor in his/her absence.
Monitors and fixes faults as well as clearing any material jams in equipment.
Conducts required quality checks to assure standards are met.
Maintain clean and organized area around equipment.
Troubleshoot and resolve operating difficulties involving area equipment.
Perform routine and corrective maintenance on all machines.
Support mechanics in appropriate maintenance activities.
Accurately prepares and maintains all area paperwork.
Proficient and comfortable using a computer.
Performs a variety of quality and food safety checks to ensure standards and specifications are met.
Prepare, distribute, and maintain records and paperwork related to assigned tasks.
Audit quality, safety, and other processes.
Works with management to ensure effective organizational design and roles are correctly organized, defined, documented, and communicated to all employees.
Assist in the development of standard operating procedures, train employees and project development.
Communicate with 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 operators.
Must wear all required PPE, such as protective gloves, aprons, face shields and safety glasses.
All other duties, as assigned. Level I Qualifications:
Must learn all the above essential functions.Level II Qualifications:
Enough previous background to move to the level.
Must have experience in 4 of the 5 different areas in the facility. Level III Qualifications:
Must know 5 of the 5 areas of the facility.Supervisory Responsibilities:
Fill in (as needed) in the absence of the shift supervisor, supervisor-in-training.Minimum Qualifications:
High School Diploma or combination or education and/or experience.
Two years of related experience.
Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).Preferred Qualifications:
Associate degree.
Prior experience in a manufacturing environment.
Food industry experience.
Bi-lingual (Spanish).Knowledge and Skills:
Possess basic math skills including weight calculations, averages, and percentages.
Seeking self-starters with an attention to detail.Additional Considerations:
Location: This role will be located at the SunOpta Plant in Modesto, CA.
Shift: 1st shift (6 am - 2:30 pm) Currently Available for this role. Some flexibility is needed. 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 , Operations Technician I, Professions , Mariposa, California

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