Job Description SummaryThe batter mixing operator is responsible for assuring proper mixing of batter and proper volume of batter through the control and use of the mixing and measuring equipment. They will perform sanitation duties during run days and on weekend cleanups.
Participate in the safety engagement process. This includes giving I Care huddles, conducting area assessments, and addressing all safety concerns with the Production Team Lead.
Monitor and control viscosity in the primary tanks, holding tanks, and applicators.
Understand the batter equipment and its operation
Help train new employees in the batter mixing operator position
Stay at workstation when the co-batter mix operator is not in the batter area. Batter mix operators will relieve each other for breaks.
Perform equal and/or lower rated job duties as assigned by Team Leader personnel when batter is not running.
Help move batter totes with the walkie lift when needed or directed.
Document viscosity, equipment settings, and batter inventory information
Maintain good housekeeping in work area.
Keep equipment in area of responsibility clean.
Follow all plant safety policies and procedures. Be actively involved in safety, participate in safety programs, engaged in safety activities, perform risk assessments and demonstrate ownership as well as leadership in personal safety and the safety of other team members.
Report on near misses, incidents, and any safety concerns.
Able to have good work performance
Able to operate all batter equipment, piping, and controls in area of responsibility.
Certified to operate the Walkie lift and be able to operate it safely.
Be knowledgeable of the color, the look of batter, and ingredient.
Willing to help train new employees in the Batter Mixing Operator position
Able to measure viscosities using stopwatch, Zahn and/or Stein cup.
Able to effectively communicate in English verbally and in writing.
Read, understand, and obey all plant rules and practice safety as outlined in the employee handbook.
Be conscientious and consistent in his/her work
Practice proper body mechanics and safe lifting techniques.
Be knowledgeable of the potential hazards and safety procedures associated with the task being performed.
Actively practice and abide by all Company work, safety, and personal hygiene rules and regulations as outlined in the employee handbook.
Understand and follow lock out/tag out procedures.
Possess a working knowledge of how the equipment works
Must meet Sanitation qualification requirements
Must be forklift certified. If not, must meet requirements to become forklift certified.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of this job. While performing the duties of the job, the employee:
Be able to sit, stand, walk, and climb.
Have good hand-eye coordination.
Have normal finger dexterity and range of motion.
Be able to lift up to 50 pounds on frequent basis.
Have specific vision abilities required by this job, which include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Required to reach with his/her hands and arms repetitively.
Must be able to push and pull heavy items on occasion.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the functions of this job. The employee:
Will regularly work near moving mechanical parts.
Will frequently be exposed to moderately cold surroundings.
Will occasionally be exposed to humid conditions as well as moderate heat.
May be occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and vibration.
The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
Will regularly work around forklift traffic.
Will frequently be exposed to dust & batter allergies.
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