With our pioneering Company, Silk, International Delight, Land O’Lakes, Earthbound Farm, So Delicious Dairy Free, Vega™ and Wallaby Organic brands, DanoneWave has made healthy, alternative food choices mainstream, creating not just new categories, but a new consumer mind set. At heart, we are creators, engaged in the making of a new kind of Food Company. We are unique in possessing both the creativity and the scale not only to meet the world’s emerging needs, but to shape them, and help define the future of food.
As we experience growth, and as our portfolio of products grows, we maintain a constant focus on our environmental and social responsibilities. We pursue reductions against waste, water usage and greenhouse gas emissions throughout our operations, focusing on our plants and our company owned farms. We are also champions for food security, lending our support to national hunger relief organizations and those that operate in our local communities.
The Blender plans, controls and executes the delivery of the daily blend requirements for production through the scheduling, ordering and manufacturing of raw ingredients from concentrate with adherence to the quality specification requirement.
Physically loading ingredients into blenders, scales, hand-trucks or tanks
Following directions to properly add the correct ingredients to be able to create a new batch
Pasteurizing, homogenizing and operating all blending equipment
Effectively weighs and measures all ingredients before properly mixing them
Ensuring that all unused ingredients are stored properly before the end of a shift
Procuring of daily ingredient usage from warehouse at beginning of workday
Reporting and/or documenting any quality related deviations and blending processes to the appropriate personnel
Cleaning in place of milk receiving, batching, mix tanks and other processing equipment
Confirming proper documentation on received and shipped tankers and assuring all Good Manufacturing Practices are followed
Operating a forklift to lift and transport heavy ingredients to the mixing area
Accurate system/ documentation & reporting
Other duties as assigned
The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
Nothing in this job description restricts Company rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibility to this job at any time.
The Company provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, pregnancy or any other factor that may be protected by law. This policy extends to all employees and includes all aspects of the employment relationship. Company is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Preferred Candidate Qualifications:
Education and Experience:
High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
1 – 3 months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education that would provide the level of knowledge, skill and ability required is acceptable.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods
Knowledge of SAP
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and recipes
Ability to write simple correspondence
Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and/or small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization
Ability to add, subtracts, multiply and divides in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals
Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form
Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations
The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Forklift OSHA certification on stand-up forklift.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; climb or balance; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel or crouch. The employee is occasionally required to walk and taste and smell.
The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
The mixer must work with a “touch” computer screen. The screen is color-coded, requiring excellent, corrected vision, including ability to distinguish colors.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts and is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles and extreme heat. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places.
The noise level in the work environment is loud.
Mixing requires cooking with steam, so there is high heat and humidity. Many high speed motors create a loud noise level.
DanonWave offers a competitive salary and bonus potential. The company also provides a comprehensive benefits package as well as many other company sponsored benefits.
DanoneWave is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic, or any other unlawful criterion in accordance with applicable law. DanoneWave will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with all legal requirements.