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Blender/Processor - Night Shift ($17.65 + .50 Shift Differential)

  • Posted: 14 Oct 2021
  • Supply Chain
  • Bridgeton
  • United States

About the job

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.




About you



  • 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.



  • Forklift certification




Physical Demands:

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.


Work Environment:

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.


About us


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.

Danone North America doesn’t just welcome what makes you unique, we value it. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All hires to our team are based on qualifications, merit and business needs. We recruit, employ, train and promote regardless of race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic or any other protected status. Faithful to our values of openness and humanism, all of our employees share in the commitment to engage one another with dignity and respect.