Technical Operator

Rochester, NY 14450

Industry: Technical Job Number: 7312

Job Description

Company Description:

Join a rapidly growing and industry leader in food, beverage, and spirit production.  The company has over  40 years of experience in producing sauces, oils, salsas and dips, and, more recently, has added processing and packaging capabilities enabling a wide range of beverages and spirits products. The state-of-the-art facilities and talented production team are growing increasingly comprehensive in the food, beverage and spirits products they  can create for our national brand and retailer brand partners throughout the U.S.  The family owned company has built long lasting partnerships with many of the major retailers across the country!  

Position Description:

The Technical Operator position is a technically higher level machine operator role that includes conducting preventative maintenance tasks, calibration of equipment, set up and operation of key equipment, performing change overs, etc.

  • Conduct environmental safety inspections in accordance with standard protocols to ensure production activities comply with environmental regulations and standards;
  • Adhere to all applicable regulations, policies, and procedures for health, safety, and environmental compliance;
  • Inspect finished products for quality and adherence to customer specifications;
  • Set up and operate production equipment in accordance with current good manufacturing practices and standard operating procedures;
  • Perform level 1 preventative maintenance tasks;
  • Calibrate or adjust equipment to ensure quality production. Using tools such as Calipers, Micrometers, Height gauges, Protractors or Ring Gauges;
  • Set up and verify the functionality of safety equipment;
  • Monitor and adjust production processes or equipment for quality and productivity;
  • Troubleshoot problems with equipment, devices, or products;
  • Test products for quality;
  • Plan and lay out work to meet production and schedule requirements;
  • Start up and shut down processing equipment;
  • Prepare production documents, such as standard operating procedures, manufacturing batch records, inventory reports, or productivity reports;
  • Keep production logs;
  • Clean production equipment or work areas;
  • Provide production, progress, or change over reports to shift supervisors;
  • Select cleaning materials, tools, or equipment    

  • High School diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • 3+ years of experience as a machine operator in a manufacturing environment
  • Must successfully complete/pass a technical aptitude test to be considered for the position
  • Ability to perform basic preventative maintenance tasks
  • Experience setting up production equipment
  • Experience with changing over machines
  • Experience calibrating equipment using various measuring tools
  • Basic computer literacy as evidenced by the ability to go online and conduct basic searches on the Internet, check email, create and send with attachments and use basic email features;
  • Ability to read, write and interpret documents in English such as safety rules, procedure manuals, operating and maintenance instructions;
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals;
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists;
  • Ability to work independently, with limited supervision;

Compensation and Benefits:

Highly competitive Hourly rate plus OT available!  Company offers an excellent benefits package to include major medical, dental, vision and 401(K) with matching!  The opportunity offers tremendous growth for your career!

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