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Ingredients Technician

Company: Refresco
Location: Walla Walla
Posted on: September 14, 2023

Job Description:

Make a Difference in YOUR Career! Our vision is both simple and ambitious: to put our drinks on every table. We are the world's largest bottler for retailers and A-brands. Our products are distributed worldwide from our production sites in Europe and North America. Although our own branding may not appear on the labels of the beverages we produce, there is a good chance you are reading this while sipping one of our drinks. Our ambition is to continually improve and it's what keeps us at the top of our game. We are solutions-based. We are innovative. We seek out new challenges and conquer them. This is our company ethos, but it's our people's too: Refresco is at the cutting edge of a fast-moving industry because we have passionate people pushing the boundaries of what's best. Stop and think: how would YOU put our drinks on every table? Responsibilities:

  • Batch syrup using correct formulation and mixing instructions in order to comply with appropriate quality specifications.
  • Responsible for complying with food safety, food security, Quality, GMP's, HAACP, Allergen/Sensitizer as well as other regulations as required.
  • Responsible for duplicating and communicating all safety and good manufacturing practices in accordance with company policy as well as all other company policies.
  • Obtains forklift certification.
  • Transports required ingredients and pre-weighs by forklift from staging area to the batching area.
  • Hooks up hoses, pumps and lines for bulk concentrate or juice and transfers from the proper silo storage tank.
  • Maintains, builds and starts up, filter(s) and opens drums.
  • Program touch screen for product delivery from silo room to batch tanks.
  • Follows instructions on batching sheets, adds the proper ingredients, and records amounts correctly.
  • Count concentrates and raw materials as required.
  • Obtains batch tank samples to the quality laboratory for testing. Follows instructions from the quality department on any batch adjustments necessary to bring product into specification.
  • As directed by the lab technician will be required to pull concentrate and/or sample from tanks, drums or bins and take samples to the lab for analysis.
  • Completes all required documentation for batching operations and forwards to quality control/batching department for review.
  • Maintains sanitation and cleaning of the blending/sugar rooms throughout the shift.
  • Responsible for CIP sanitation of all batching lines, tanks and equipment.
  • Removes empty barrels and bins from batching area to outside storage area and trailers.
  • Receive and unload tankers of bulk concentrates as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned by management. Qualifications:
    • High School Diploma/GED preferred.
    • Previous experience within a manufacturing environment preferred.
    • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
    • Ability to learn blending procedures and perform minor adjustments on blending equipment.
    • Ability to read, comprehend, and following written work related instructions. Physical Requirements:
      • Must be able to occasionally lift and/or carry up to 70 pounds.
      • Must be able to push and/or pull up to 40 pounds.
      • Must be able to continuously stand and/or walk for extended periods of time on concrete surface.
      • Ability to repeatedly kneel, bend, crouch, climb and/or stoop throughout the shift as needed to successfully perform job duties. Pay: $17.25/hr A Career with Refresco Refresco offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits, which include:
        • Medical/dental/vision insurance
        • Life insurance
          • 401(k) savings plan with company match
          • Paid holidays and vacation
          • Well-being benefits
          • Discount programs Join Refresco TODAY and enjoy a rewarding CAREER! Equal Opportunity Employer Refresco is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Refresco does not discriminate against qualified applicants or employees based on race, color, age, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, status in uniformed services, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other status protected by law.

Keywords: Refresco, Pasco , Ingredients Technician, Professions , Walla Walla, Washington

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