At Danone, we believe that every time we eat or drink, we vote for the world we want. As a leading food and beverage company, we make healthy, sustainably-produced foods and beverages that nourish people’s lives. Some of our brands include Dannon, Activia, Horizon Organic, International Delight, Silk, Oikos, So Delicious Dairy Free, Stok, Two Good, Vega, and Wallaby Organic. And as the largest Certified B Corporation® in the world, we are committed to redefining success in business to ensure that through our brands we create real benefits for people, our communities, and the planet. With headquarters in Broomfield, CO and White Plains, NY, Danone North America has more than 6,000 employees across the U.S. and Canada, and more than a dozen manufacturing facilities across North America. Our employees enjoy competitive pay and industry-leading benefits (including up to 26 weeks paid parental leave), and share a common mission and culture committed to both business results and social purpose. When you join Danone North America, you become part of a global team that is inspiring a healthier world through food.
Danone North America is looking for a Blender/Processor - Night Shift ($17.65 + .50 Shift Differential) in Bridgeton, New Jersey.
The Blender/Processor plans, controls and executes the delivery of the daily blend/processing requirements for production through the scheduling, ordering and manufacturing of raw ingredients from concentrate with adherence to the quality specification requirement.
Ensure all paperwork is filled out in a clear, legible and accurate format and completed with all required information
Effectively tear down, set-up, monitor, operate, changeover and clean applicable equipment and provide quality inspections on all related items to include but not limited to OQI, weight checks, compliance with product specs, etc.
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
Complete Cleaning-In-Place (CIP) of batching, mix tanks, transfer lines and other processing equipment as needed to produce blends and batches according to schedule
Support Damaway pillar teams and actively participate on teams
Responsible for operation of all processing equipment
Monitors all milk parameters via Lab testing on a timely basis and adjusts the process system to maintain proper milk parameters
Assists with the Master Sanitation schedule as dictated by the schedule
Throws away all trash as soon as possible and maintains a clean work area in the processing, blending, warehouse, and tanker load out areas
When required, cleans all processing equipment and Soymilk storage tanks and lines
Transfers ingredients, blends, pastes, concentrates to the All Safe Tanks
Maintains raw materials by organic/non-organic and in FIFO order
Properly completes all required charts and documentation as stated by FDA, state, and company requirements
Ensure clean, inspect, and standards are up to date and completed in a timely manner
Ensure lubrication standards are up to date and completed in a timely fashion; maintain lubrication logs
Maintain working knowledge of all value stream equipment to include all support equipment, ability to troubleshoot, tighten, make minor adjustments and repairs using basic tools
Completes PM’s and other routine operator maintenance tasks; assist in diagnostics, repairs and rebuilds of machines; partner with maintenance or others on non-routine repairs and defect handling.
Monitor equipment for malfunctions and defects, repairing and solving minor problems without assistance and eliminating potential threats to production through maintaining equipment.
Communicate effectively and partner with supervisors and maintenance personnel regarding recurring problems and needs for repair
Take part in PM’s and utilize the Root Cause thought process to ensure corrective actions are sustainable
Maintain communication with other departments, management and employees and notify them of any problems and/or concerns
Utilizing continuous improvement mindset, actively participate in identifying and correcting opportunities to improve processes including participation in the creation and documentation of Standard Operating Procedures and Work Instructions, the creation and maintenance of preventative maintenance standards, the writing of One Point Lessons, and participation in continuous improvement methodology events
Follow Good Manufacturing Practices and 5S methodology to maintain a clean, sanitary and safe work area, maintaining audit ready status at all times
Actively participate in Pillar activities (i.e. AM, PM, Quality, Focused Improvement, Safety, etc.) including but not limited to observations, inspections, and recommendations.
Works diligently to achieve line efficiency goals
Assist, train, and coach employees
Supports plant production needs and priorities to achieve plant goals
Facilitate, attend and participate in team meetings and programs
Comply with all policies and procedures
All other duties as assigned or become evident
Preferred Candidate Qualifications:
Education and Experience:
High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
1 – 3 years 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:
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 with steam, so there is high heat and humidity. Many high-speed motors create a loud noise level.
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 Danone North America rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibility to this job at any time.
At Danone North America, you’ll work with some of the best-known food and beverage brands in the world like Activia, Silk, Horizon Organic, Two Good, Oikos, evian, and Happy Family. You’ll be part of the largest Certified B Corp™ in the world, working together to make sure our brands create real benefits for people, communities, and the planet. We have 6,000+ employees across the U.S. and Canada. Come join our movement for a healthier world: One Planet. One Health BY YOU.