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



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:


An Equal Opportunity Employer




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.


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


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