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Operations Downline Operator I (Edge Line)

Company: SunOpta
Location: Midlothian
Posted on: February 12, 2024

Job Description:

SunOpta Overview:SunOpta Inc. is a leader in the plant-based foods and beverages industry. SunOpta is focused on sustainability and specializes in the sourcing, processing, and packaging of organic, conventional, non-GMO food products.SunOpta is looking for talented individuals that demonstrate our most valued behaviors: Passion, Dedication, Speed, Entrepreneurship, Customer-Centricity, and Problem-Solver, to help create a brighter, healthier, and sustainable future of food!Job Summary:The Downline Operator I will be required to:
Operate and learn the operations of the Downline Packaging equipment including Cap Applicator, Cardboard Case Packer, Accumulators, and learn basic functionality of the coders. Ensure efficient operation of distribution equipment and support maintenance activities on a consistent basis. Follow written and verbal instructions to ensure quality and efficiency standards are being met. Assume responsibility for safety, quality and effective communication relevant to shift and plant performance. Fills in for vacations and or covers if other employees are absent.Essential Functions of the Job:
Complies with Good manufacturing practices. Monitors and fixes faults as well as clearing any material jams in equipment. Conducts required quality checks to assure standards are met. Maintain clean and organized area. Maintains communications within production team ensuring smooth shift transitions, etc. Troubleshoot and resolve basic to moderate operating difficulties involving area equipment. Assist with maintenance techs on routine maintenance and troubleshooting. Support mechanics in appropriate maintenance activities. Monitor WIP material and supplies to ensure efficient production. Basic understanding of Oracle systems accurately scanning material being consumed. Relieve other production team members for breaks and absences as required. Accurately prepares and maintains all area codes and paperwork. Set up oncoming shifts for success leaving area clean, organized, and stocked. Wear PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) when required. All other duties, as assigned.Key Accountabilities:Safety
Adheres to all plant safety rules. Reports all near misses and accidents to the production supervisor and or HR representative. Serves an active role the plant safety programs, by participating in monthly safety inspections and reporting any potential safety hazards to the safety committee or Management.Quality:
Adheres to all Quality Assurance System guidelines. Follows SOP's and SSOP's (standard operating procedures and sanitation standard operating procedures) when making processing adjustments, to ensure the manufacturing of high-quality liquid-based products. Responsible for compliance with GMP's, HACCP and SQF programs. Identifies all critical control points (CCP) understanding their functions it relates to the process.Maintenance
When maintenance is occurring in your work area, it is the expectation to assist the Maintenance Technicians in any capacity needed to expedite the repair process.Housekeeping
Maintain a clean and organized work area. Assists all areas of the plant with general housekeeping. Cooperates with other shifts and the management team in housekeeping endeavors.Communications
As a member of the Production team, ensures effective shift communication and teamwork with other operators occurs each scheduled shift. Maintains effective communication with members of the support group. When utilizing the handheld radios employees are expected to be professional and respectful when communicating.Teamwork and Training
Promotes and contributes to the development of a strong team. Works well among co-workers as a team. Assist in coaching and training employees as requested by the management team.Personal Development
Continuously improve your knowledge of the Aseptic Filling process. Become familiar with SunOpta 360. Completes and adheres to the Annual Alchemy Schedule.Supervisory Responsibilities:
NoneMinimum Qualifications:
High School diploma or GED requiredPreferred Qualifications:
Working knowledge of math and computers. Ability to work effectively in a team-based environment. Ability to set priorities in order to meet deadlines. Ability to work under pressure. Ability to work with limited supervision.Knowledge and Skills:
Must be able to troubleshoot and resolve moderate to complex issues. Must have accurate and detailed record keeping and legible handwriting. Understands procedures for all allergens and how to prevent cross contamination. Must adhere to all GMP's and Safety Procedures established by Management. Must be able to stand (12) hours for long periods of time and lift a minimum up to 50lbs frequently. Must be able to move rolling tubs occasionally in excess of 100lb and push/pull pallet jacks with heavy loads. Work (12) hours as required as well as any overtime that may be scheduled when additional coverage is needed, maintaining a good attendance record. Must have good personal hygiene. Performs the Quality Assurance checks on cartons and cases verifying the package integrity. Good communication and interpersonal skills lending to a team environment.Additional Considerations:
Location: This position will be at the SunOpta Plant in Midlothia, TX. Shift: Day and Night Shift currently available - Days 6 am to 6:30 pm; Nights 6 pm to 6:30 am. This role is on a 2-2-3 pattern. Work Environment: This position will be in a production / manufacturing environment. Physical Demands: This role may require lifting up to 50 pounds and occasionally up to 75 pounds. Attendance: Must have good attendance record and be able to work a 12-hour shift.Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time, with or without notice.AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER EOE M/W/VET/DISABLED

Keywords: SunOpta, Dallas , Operations Downline Operator I (Edge Line), Other , Midlothian, Texas

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