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Blending Machine Operator

Portland, OR
Essential Duties & Responsibilities

The Blending Machine Operator is responsible and accountable for established blending machine and shift productivity, quality, and yield requirements. Produce a safe, quality, powdered nutritional product following all SOP, cGMP, and all company policies.
  • Operates assigned blending department machine(s) in compliance with established current Good Manufacturing Practices, Standard Operation Procedures, safety requirements and other regulations.
  • Lift, break open, and dump bags of up to 50 lbs. throughout the shift.
  • Responsible and accountable for established productivity, quality, and yield requirements
  • Recommends productivity, efficiency, quality and safety improvements to management.
  • Performs and documents operation in compliance with Batch Records, SOP's, and any other required documentation.
  • Complies with all company policies.
  • Works in a safe manner.
  • Checks work for accuracy.
  • Participates in training as needed.
  • Completes additional tasks and projects as assigned by management
  • Other duties as assigned.

Competency & Skill Requirements
  • Embrace/foster new questions, change, and innovation within the workplace.
  • Seek new ways to collaborate and cooperate with departmental employees, co-workers, and other business partners to achieve outcomes that benefit the organization and its customers.
  • Communicate in a clear and transparent manner with all organizational team members.
  • Consistently execute duties and decisions in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Approach workplace decisions from a customer service point-of-view, actively eliciting the needs of external, as well as internal, customers.
  • Continually look for opportunities to improve, to acquire new knowledge and skills, and participate in workplace training opportunities.
  • Act professionally at all times. Ensure that tone of voice, language, appearance, and conversations are office-appropriate.
  • Accept responsibility for the execution of essential functions and be accountable for all actions.
  • Demonstrate through actions and work-product that Safety and Workers' Compensation initiatives are of utmost importance.
  • Demonstrate consistent leadership skills in all decisions and interactions.

Education & Experience Requirements
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Prior experience in food or consumer products environment preferred.
  • Familiarity with cGMP's, SOP's, HAACP's, or other similar quality programs preferred. 1 year of infant formula powder manufacturing experience preferred, or 1 year of other relevant food industry experience required.
  • Combined experience and/or education that would demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to meet the requirements of this position.

Physical Requirements
  • Need ability to stand, crouch and climb to perform adjustments to equipment, use ladders, and perform various types of manual labor.
  • Heavy physical effort required.
  • Must be able to lift 55lbs throughout the shift.

Regulatory Requirements
  • Adhere to all safety policies and procedures, follow CGMP's, and work in a manner consistent with all corporate and regulatory, food safety, quality and sanitation requirements
  • Will comply with all applicable federal, state, and local standards for the manufacture of infant formula and other non-infant nutritional foods.