The Filler Operator HTST has a primary responsibility to run and maintain fillers and other related equipment. (S)he operates continuous flow equipment to process milk, cream, and other beverage products, following specified methods and formulas. (S)he is responsible for quality, food safety and product specifications.Essential Duties:Clean, set-up, operate and monitor equipment of the production line.Operates ingredients distribution feeder.Complete all required documentation and scheduled quality checks.Monitor weights, seals, caps, and general packaging of product.Make adjustments to filler timing and filling, & check mat as needed.Troubleshoot and resolve basic to moderate operating difficulties.Collect required samples needed for Quality Assurance testing.Ensure that the proper packaging materials are used for each product being produced.Perform filler and filler line changeovers in a safe and efficient manner.Complete cleaning checklist once line has completed run.Prepare equipment for next run to include size changes as needed.Maintain communication with other departments, management and employees and notify them of any problems and/or concerns that may restrict the efficiency of production.Ensure all paperwork is filled out in a clear, legible and accurate format, and completed with required information.Ensure all required information is documented in accordance with SOP's.Analyze process data and equipment performance data to improve quality, throughput, and troubleshoot.Utilizing continuous improvement mindset, assist in identifying opportunities to improve processes.Follow Good Manufacturing Practices.Maintain a clean, sanitary and safe work area.Follow all required work safe practices.Responsible for food safety, pre-requisite programs and food quality related to designated area.Report any food safety and food quality related issues to management immediately.Other duties as assigned.QualificationsAssociates degree in Applied Science Manufacturing Technology or related field, and 1+ years of experience working in a food manufacturing environment or equivalent combination of education and experience.Dairy/beverage experience preferredAbility to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.Must be able to work in various temperature controlled zones ranging from cold to hotFluency in English; speak, read and writeMust be flexible and willing to work the demands of the department which may be subject to evenings, nights, weekends and holidays. Associated topics: boxing, carton, distribution, foam, gluer, label, pack, packaging, seal, wrap
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