Machine Operator -Norfolk County

Machine Operator

This position efficiently operates assigned equipment to produce product at prescribed standards; minimize material waste and product loss. The Machine Operator is responsible for the safe operation of production equipment to deliver customer requirements through completion of the production plan, adhering to quality standards and maximizing cost effectiveness, optimal running and equipment efficiency. Operators are trained in the product categories of molded, extruded and packaged ice cream. Within these technologies operators perform the functions of filler, box closer, shrinkwrap, flavouring and PMC duties. She/he is expected to carry out cleaning and inspection activities and record any issues/problems with the equipment to their immediate supervisors and/or maintenance.

Who You Are & What You'll Do

Key Skills and Responsibilities:
•Set up machine for production including assembling freezers and various parts of machine, assemble necessary ingredients, sanitize lines, and adjust machine to formula specifications (following SOP's)
•Understands all the lock out tag out points and how to isolate all energy sources
•Safety - Working knowledge of the workplace and the hazards within it. Utilize appropriate safety and environmental procedures relating to the Sourcing Unit and allocated equipment to ensure a safe working environment for the whole line
•Monitors equipment for malfunctions, solving minor problems without assistance and eliminating potential threats to production
•Communicate effectively with Supervisors and maintenance personnel regarding recurring problems and needs for repair.
•Conduct CIL inspections as per standard outlined for the work area
•Work as a team player helping other operators on the line and light labour
•Have the technical skills to operate machinery safely and effectively in order to meet the production plan
•Ensure that all aspects of Quality within the area of responsibility are in accordance with local Quality procedures to protect and promote the brand and product
•Perform line washes/changeovers per the line SOP and SSOP's
•Must be able to focus on water and waste reductions
•Need to be able to comply with all quality and GMP requirements, including completing paperwork documentation
•Can follow work procedures for monitoring product specifications such as weight, size, speed, code dates, CCP's etc
•Must be able to maintain a 5S work environment
•Must have a working knowledge of how to identify, prioritize and address problems using appropriate tools and techniques that eliminate recurrence
•Must be a good team player capable of working within a highly effective team; responsible, supportive and able to communicate

What You'll Need To Succeed
•Must be flexible, able to work all shifts shift to accommodate factory schedules, training
•Need to pass operator testing
•Previous factory experience is an asset
•Must be computer literate -read PLC panels, data input

Employment is subject to verification of pre-screening tests, which may include drug screening, background check, credit check and DMV check.

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