SunOpta Operations Technician 1 (Nights) in Allentown Facility, Pennsylvania

Description

Summary:

This position is responsible for all functions relating to operating the production equipment used to manufacture food products as well as cleaning (CIP) and sanitizing.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Leadership and ownership of the department, job responsibilities and job function.

  • 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.

  • 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 operators.

  • Must wear all required PPE; such as protective gloves, aprons, face shields and safety glasses.

  • All other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

None

An Equal Opportunity Employer

EOE M/W/VET/DISABLED

Qualifications

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Forklift certification

Passing of background and drug screens.

A desire to succeed and good work ethics are required.

Excellent oral and written 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 and a self-accountability mentality.

Flexibility to cover other shifts and weekends, as needed.

Education:

High school diploma or equivalent required. Associates degree or higher preferred; or two years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience:

Preferably at least two years’ experience in food manufacturing.

Knowledge and Skills:

Candidate must possess the knowledge and understanding of basic math skills including weight calculations, averages and percentages. Must be able to read and write in English.

Travel Requirements:

None as part of normal job requirements; but travel may occur per management due to training needs.

Work Environment/Physical Demands:

Approximately; 100% of work is performed in a manufacturing facility which is not climate controlled and may contain allergens. Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds, climb stairs and stand for long periods of time.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

EOE M/W/VET/DISABLED

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__

Primary Location: US-PA-Allentown Facility

Work Locations: Allentown Facility (4057) 7108 Daniels Drive Allentown, 18106

Job: Operations

Organization: CPG

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Night Job

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Standard

Job Posting: May 8, 2018, 4:43:05 PM

Req ID: 1800007G