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Filler Operator

Company: California Natural Products
Location: Lathrop
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:


As an Advanced Machine Operator, the Filler Operator is responsible for operating multiple machine systems and for obtaining/maintaining a State of California Filler Operators license. The Filler Operator is required to operate equipment in accordance with manufactures standards, the quality and SOP standards of CNP and in compliance with State and Federal regulations. Additionally, they are responsible for the quality of produced product and must be active in the operational maintenance of the system. This is a highly technical role that requires a high degree of problem solving. The filler operator position is responsible for the operational leadership of the filling line.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Must operate equipment to OSHA, Manufacturer and CNP safety standards.
  • Operate the Filling Machine in compliance with operational standards.
  • Gain and maintain current the technical knowledge required to consistently operate Filling Machines at acceptable operational levels and standards.
  • Demonstrate DE (Distribution Equipment) skills and operating knowledge of laser, accumulators, cappers, case packers, diagraph, & conveying systems.
  • Effective use of OM (Operating Manuals) daily.
  • Lead the line pair to achieve optimal safety, quality, LU/LE, and minimize waste.
  • Adhere to materials FIFO (First In - First Out) returning product correctly and timely.
  • Conduct package integrity during production according to quality inspection process and take necessary corrective action.
  • Carry out assigned AM standards on fillers and coordinate successful AM of entire line pair DE.
  • Train other operators in all proper procedures and best practices so they become proficient.
  • Fill/out and maintain real time state machine logs and all CNP documentation to include stops and reason in PLC and written formats. Must be able to read and must write legibly.
  • Use data collected to analyze and drive machine/quality continuous improvement actions.
  • Conduct production as scheduled and in compliance with CNP work orders to assure that product, codes and material are matched.
  • Manage a variety of critical tasks in a sequence that maintains production.
  • Communicate effectively information required to carry out job and necessary interaction with team members, management, and customers.
  • Anticipate needs and accelerate process of rectifying quality and downtime issues for the line pair and DE equipment.
  • Filler operator must maintain a clean and neat environment surrounding their area and DE lines. Effectively implement 5S process throughout their line pair.
  • Must be able to effectively perform basic math skills.
  • Ability to read and interpret MSDS sheets.
  • Adhere to GMPs and CNP food safety standards. Must work in a manner supporting of CNP policies, procedures, values, and behaviours.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Leadership Responsibilities (Management & Team Leaders Only):

Standards, Licenses, Registration and Certifications:

  • State of California license for Tetra Pak filler.

Essential Skills and Abilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the essential skills and abilities satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the skills and/or abilities required.

  • Teamwork and Professionalism team spirited, exhibits objectivity and openness to others views; gives and welcomes feedback; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyones efforts to succeed. Approaches others in a tactful and professional manner; reacts well under pressures; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; reacts with sensitivity toward emotional topics and issues; behaviours support CNP core values (per Employee Handbook).
  • Oral and Written Communication speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and obtains clarification; responds well to questions; participates in meetings. Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; able to read and interpret written information.
  • Diversity and Ethics shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; educates others on the value of diversity; promotes a harassment-free environment. Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values.
  • Attendance/Dependability is consistently at work and on time as scheduled; demonstrates good use of discretionary time; arrives at meetings and appointments on time. Follows instructions; responds to management direction; takes responsibility for actions; keeps commitments; completes tasks on time.
  • Interpersonal Skills open and honest, focuses on solving conflicts, not blaming; maintains confidentiality; listens to others without interrupting; keeps emotions under control; remains open to the ideas of others. Treats people fairly; works well in group problem solving situations; develops/champions new ideas; asks for and offers help when needed.

Education and/or Experience:

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • General mechanical skills a plus
  • Food Industry knowledge helpful
  • Demonstrated ability to follow instructions

Keywords: California Natural Products, Tracy , Filler Operator, Other , Lathrop, California

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