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DE Operator

Company: California Natural Products
Location: Lathrop
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:


The Downstream Operator is responsible for operation of all DE (Distribution Equipment) on the Aseptic Production packaging lines. The Downstream Operator must know and become familiar with multiple machines. The duties begin at the accumulator and go through the elevator or hand stacking station. The Downstream Operator is also responsible for keeping the production lines stocked with raw or packaging material as needed. This position is responsible for all quality linked to the installation of caps, shrink wrap, diagraph labels and cases as well as package quality such as top codes. Must effectively troubleshoot and perform AM (Autonomous Maintenance) on all DE equipment. Must also maintain a clean and orderly work area; complying with all GMP and 5S requirements. This position requires the use of a forklift.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

* Responsible for operations to standards on the following: Accumulator, Diagraph, Laser, Caser, Capper, Straw Applicator, Shrink Wrapper, Mead, and Elevator.
* Works as part of a team to deliver results as related to their area of responsibility
* Works with the Team leads to ensure all members of the DE crew are constantly improving and complying with CNP processes
* Carry out assigned AM standards on all machines listed above.
* Conduct quality checks in accordance with CNP SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) and takes corrective action.
* Effectively trouble shoot, make adjustments, and communicate problem statements to supervisors, team leads, maintenance, and other team members.
* Must maintain a work area that complies with all GMP and 5S standards.
* Hand stacks cases off conveyor when necessary.
* Participate in improvement efforts.
* Keep all areas from the accumulator to elevator clean and neat.
* Follow Lockout/Tag out Policy at all times.
* Accurately document and maintain any critical parameters needed to efficiently produce quality product.
* Must effectively perform basic math calculation.
* Operate forklift in accordance with CNP Safe Forklift Operating Rules.
* Keep production lines stocked with raw/packaging materials as needed at all times.
* Ensure correct and accurate Material movement processes for the area e.g. Changeovers, end of production returns etc.
* Manage and direct Temp Labor on your DE area
* Ability to read and interpret MSDS sheets.
* Adhere to GMPs. Must work in a manner supporting CNP policies, procedures, values, and behaviours.
* Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities: N/A

Standards, Licenses, Registration and Certifications:

* Forklift Certification/License

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 , DE Operator, Other , Lathrop, California

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