Blender - Production
Fit Foods Ltd. - Port Coquitlam, BC

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Sports Nutrition Company is currently seeking one full-time Blender’s to work the day shift Monday - Friday. The incumbent is responsible to combine, and blend a combination of raw food ingredients into a wide variety of finished goods with the use of an industrial blender; while maintaining daily production quotas & QC product standards. This position reports directly to the Lead Blender and the Production Supervisor.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintaining, cleaning, and troubleshooting minor issues with the blender machine
  • Direct the other workers and oversee the use of machines. Ingredients can include food coloring, whey, flavoring, and other dry ingredients
  • Adding ingredients according to the formula, by selecting the ingredients needed for the right blend for each batch. Blenders see, feel, taste, smell the product while they are making it
  • Move levers, opens vent in bottom bin to dump powder into totes, may add or remove powders in rotating blender totes using hand scoop to adjust mixture or remove sample
  • Responsible for general duties involving physical handling of product, materials, and supplies
  • Follow the required company SOP’s, GMP’s, and Health and Safety Standards
  • Follow all QC protocols and direction from QC staff pertaining to raw material packaging and finished product quality standards
  • Responsible for productivity and quality control for assigned production process (blend products in correct flavor sequencing order, etc.) Ensure product being blended to highest quality and as per customer spec.
  • Effective running of all relevant equipment, reporting any equipment defects to the appropriate supervisor
  • Ensure standards are followed when weighing and blending product
  • Operate, monitor equipment, and replenish materials as needed
  • Maintain cleanliness of equipment, totes, and assigned area
  • Suggest ideas to continuously improve productivity and efficiencies
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Grade 12 or other vocational training preferred with experience preferably in a Food Manufacturing environment
  • Prior Production/Manufacturing Blending Machine Operation experience preferred
  • Must have current forklift certification, & first aid certification preferred
  • GMP or similar regulatory experience preferred
  • Must be able to understand and communicate in the English language (both written and verbal)
  • Must understand, adhere to and practice company SOP’s, GMP’s, and company safety, and security policies
  • Must be able to work in cooperation with others, must be attentive to detail and ensure accuracy of work assignments

Working Conditions:

  • Work may require some shift work with some requirements for overtime, and also some weekend requirements on short notice
  • Should not have any lifting restrictions, frequent lifting of up to 50 lbs of supplies and materials
  • Environment may be extremely busy and noisy. May have limited exposure to dust, noise, and temperature variation

Interested candidates may apply by email or by fax (604) 468-0235 before March 30, 2013. The successful candidate will receive an attractive payroll & benefit package.


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