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Filler Operator

Company: Dairy Farmers of America
Location: Houston
Posted on: February 7, 2024

Job Description:

-- The Filler Operator is responsible for ensuring optimum quality products through the operation of the filler of various product families following regulatory standards, ensuring the product is clean and sterile. -- Clean, set-up, operate and monitor equipment of the production line. -- 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. -- Ability to 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. -- Will have working knowledge and experience with labeler operations; watching for jams and effectively threading wrap to prevent downtime due to error. -- 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. This would include wearing of all required PPE in designated areas, confined space safety, safe chemical handling, fall restraints, etc. -- 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. -- Perform other duties as assigned.-- High School Diploma or equivalent preferred. -- 6 months related experience required. -- Able to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. -- Must be able to stand, walk, push, or pull for virtually the entire shift. -- Must be able to lift- up to 50 pounds occasionally including overhead. -- Must be able to work in a wet environment. Some exposure to cleaning chemicals. -- Must be willing to work flexible hours including overtime, weekends, and holidays. -- Be able to effectively work in a team environment. -- Effective verbal and written communication skills. -- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment. -- Must be able to pass all pre*employment screens (including drug, background, and criminal checks).
An Equal Opportunity EmployerEqual Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Keywords: Dairy Farmers of America, Houston , Filler Operator, Other , Houston, Texas

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