Mixer (Thornton)

Company Name:
Ventura Foods
Mixer (Thornton)
Category Manufacturing/Operations
Location Thornton, IL Plant
Req Number MAN-14-00164
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt
Shift Third
About the Organization Ventura Foods is a leading national manufacturer and marketer of branded and custom made shortenings, oils, dressings, sauces, margarines, culinary bases and pan coatings for the foodservice and retail industries. From East to West, Ventura keeps pace with the dynamic food marketplace by delivering high quality products at competitive prices. In fact, our company's growth is fueled by long-lasting profitable partnerships that benefit all parties. We do this by meeting the challenges of an ever-changing world by applying the strengths of our commercial resources, the talents of our employees and the opportunities created by new technologies. Throughout our rich history, one thing hasn't changed: the dedication to our customers and the consumers we are proud to serve.
Responsible for efficiently mixing finished products and maintaining the highest possible food safety quality standards. Perform all control room operations: setup, operate and maintain equipment to batch and process products; clean and sterilize equipment; diagnose and trouble shoot problems in order to obtain maximum product flow with out sacrificing quality and minimize waste. Also to deliver a product to a customer that meets their requirements in both taste and appearance. Pre-shift preparation, ensure that all surfaces that will contact product (piping, utensils, vessels) are sanitized and ready for operation. Follow batch sheet without deviation while mixing product. Any deviation must be approved. All deviations recorded on the batch adjustment sheet. Record data on the Mixer SIS form. Ensure that scanner procedures are followed correctly. Communicate discrepancies. Ensure that older ingredients are used first. Makes necessary approved adjustments, monitors gauges, equipment and temperatures. Keeps records of batches made, ingredients used, and records processing parameters. Read daily production schedule and process orders in the established sequence. Notify supervisor of issues or discrepancies. Constant communication with Supervisor, Lead person, Maintenance, QA, Machine operators and other Mixers Ensure that machine operators have produced the correct number of cases for each order. Complete all paperwork in a timely manner and turn in to appropriate personnel, fill out maintenance or safety work orders as needed. Responsible for training other employees on all activities. Manage rework to ensure proper rework instructions are followed. Post operation, housekeeping and closing out a shift properly. Handoff to sanitation or the next shift. Area needs to be clean and orderly and other duties as assigned.
Position Requirements HS Diploma or GED, 2-3 years experience. Knowledge of GMP and chemical handling. Forklift driving experience. Must have a current license and certification. 2-3 years as a production line worker in a food manufacturing environment.
A very general knowledge of how the mixture or adding of certain ingredients will effect the overall product. Thorough knowledge of what each ingredient will bring to the overall property of the product. Must be very organized, and able to follow procedures to the letter.
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