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Batcher/ Pasteurizer

1001 East 33rd Street, Lubbock, TX, USA

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Position Overview:
Operate and maintain pasteurizer and other related equipment within production environment, with quality being the major concern. Contributes to overall department production goals, maintains a clean and safe work environment.

 Plan, schedule and coordinate pasteurizer production activities. 

• Operates and monitors processing HTST equipment • Works directly with production planning and materials management to assure production schedules are met. • Ensure all quality and regulatory standards, specification and policies are met or exceeded. • Pasteurizer verifies unit and homogenizer are running to legal regulation. • Closely monitor the ice cream production process and follow Standard Operating Procedures for  batching and processing products. • Ensure pasteurizing procedures are conducted in a safe and controlled environment. • Follow GMP’S. • Accurately prepare & maintain all Pasteurization documentation. • Monitor fats, total solids, allergen, and other related items as they associate with processing dairy  products. • Be able to calculate formulas to obtain correct products on a needed basis. • Ability to troubleshoot and resolve basic to moderate operating difficulties. • Maintain sanitation of equipment including CIP/COP & hand cleaning. • Responsible for setting up equipment for CIP • Safely handles all cleaning. • Utilizing continuous improvement mindset, assist in identifying opportunities on improving production processes. • Operate equipment at recommended speeds and communicate mechanical and operational defects as  they arise. Requirements • Must have a Pasteurization License. • Ability to operate HTST equipment • Must have experience operating CIP System and/or have knowledge of CIP system • 2-3 years’ experience in a food/beverage processing plant environment is a must. • Experienced at analyzing process data and equipment performance data to improve quality,  throughput, and troubleshoot. • Be able to effectively work in a team environment and communicate (verbal and written) with  people on a professional level. • Ability to work in a fast paced environment. • Must be able to do basic math, read and write.  • Must be able to pass all medical exams, drug and background checks (including criminal). • Bilingual- Spanish is a plus EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or three years related experience and/or training; or  equivalent combination of education and experience. Job Title: Pasteurizer Reports To: Operations Manager  Department: Production Exempt/ Non-Exempt: Non-Exempt Food Safety & Quality Requirements/Responsibilities • Adheres to all Food Safety/Quality SOP’s  • Accurately completes required Food Safety & Quality Records • Communicates any known or suspected Food Safety/ Quality issues to the Q.A. Manager and  Department Manager 

• Responsible for reporting any food safety concerns or tampering with product 

• Attends all Food Safety/Quality training sessions Physical Requirements: The physical demands and work environment described below are representative of those that must be met by  an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job. 

Reasonable accommodation may be  made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Physical Demands: 

While performing the duties of this job, Requires the employee to stand for long periods of time, walk, frequent  lifting of material up to 50 pounds and frequent twisting, turning, reaching, pushing and pulling use hands to  finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs, balance; stoop, kneel or  crouch; talk and hear. Work Environment: Work is normally performed in a warehouse/production environment as part of the job requirements employee  may be exposed to work in a production setting and cold temperature at times. Disclaimer This position description indicates the general nature and level of work expected. It is not designed to cover or  contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required. Employee may be asked to  perform other duties as required

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