Filler Operator - Nights

Packaging
Coopersville, MI
Full Time

About fairlife, LLC

Job details

Aseptic Bottle Filler Operator

$26.75/hr

company information

fairlife, LLC is a Chicago-based dairy company that creates great-tasting, nutrition-rich and value-added products to nourish consumers.

With more than $1B in annual retail sales, fairlife’s growing portfolio of delicious, lactose-free, real dairy products includes: fairlife® ultra-filtered milkCore Power® High Protein Shakes, a sports nutrition drink to support post-workout recovery; fairlife® nutrition plan™, a nutrition shake to support the journey to better health; and fairlife® Light Ice Cream.

A wholly owned subsidiary of The Coca-Cola company, fairlife, LLC has been recognized by both Fast Company and Nielsen for its industry leading innovation.

The company is driven by its values of caring for the people, animals, and planet it touches across its business. By providing nourishing products, implementing stringent care standards for animals, and stewarding efficient operations and responsible packaging, fairlife, LLC puts a focus each day on making a positive impact for all. 

To learn more about fairlife and its complete line of products, please visit fairlife.com.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information: fairlife, LLC complies with the federal contractor COVID-19 vaccination mandate, which requires all employees and new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 18, 2022, except for those with documented and approved medical or religious accommodations. Prior to starting with fairlife, successful candidates will be required to: (i) be at least partially vaccinated against COVID-19 and in the process of getting fully vaccinated; (ii) be able to provide fairlife with proof of vaccination, or (iii) have applied for and received a medical or religious-based accommodation to be exempt from the mandatory vaccination policy.

 

job purpose:

Responsible for the aseptic filling of containers of all products supplied by the processing department. Will be expected to maintain aseptic integrity and sterilization of the filling, capping and all other associated equipment in the aseptic environment. Will complete all required documents and ensure all aseptic and legal parameters are complied with. Will perform product testing and evaluation protocols. Will make the necessary equipment adjustments to maintain aseptic integrity.

 

responsibilities:

  • Observe machine operations to ensure quality and conformity of filled or packaged products to standards.
  • Weigh, and inspect products, verifying and adjusting product weight or measurement to meet specifications.
  • Stop or reset machines when malfunctions occur, clear machine jams, and report malfunctions to a supervisor.
  • Supply filling equipment with materials such as caps, sanitizing chemical and bottles.
  • Proactively monitor the production line, filler, and capper, watching for problems such as pile-ups or jams.
  • Count and record finished and rejected packaged items.
  • CIP/clean the filler, capper, coder, and surrounding area. Maintain the entire filling area in an audit ready condition during production.
  • Confirm product quality with Quality Assurance Department prior to producing and during the production of product ensuring it meets and complies with all quality protocols.
  • Oil, trouble shoot and make minor adjustments or repairs to filling and capping equipment.
  • Aid in the training of new personnel.
  • Follow all safety, working, and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) rules.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by management.

 

 

skills/qualifications required:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must work in a safe, efficient manner and follow all safety procedures including the use of safety equipment.
  • Must have the ability to troubleshoot small problems, and be able to discern when issues may require input from levels of authority within the corporation.
  • Must be willing to ask for assistance when the process is unclear.

Associates in electrical engineering preferred or A High School/vocational electrical diploma is required.

  • High School level verbal and written communication skills.
  • Basic computational skills required. Simple math and reasoning required.
  • Must be able to operate the equipment effectively after the appropriate break-in period.

 

 

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

Must possess or be able to use HMI (human machine interface) devices and understand process trending and SPC (statistical Process Control).

 

 

working conditions and physical requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Sitting/Standing/Walking/Lifting/Carrying: The Aseptic Bottle Filler Operator stands throughout their shift. The Filler Operator walks on uneven concrete and tile surfaces. The Filler Operator lifts up to 60 pounds on a frequent basis and 80 pounds on occasional basis. Two or more employees complete lifts of greater than 80 pounds.

Pushing/Pulling/Bending/Stooping: The Filler Operator pushes/pulls/pours boxes of caps stacking collapsed boxes on a pallet or recycle container. The Filler Operator pushes/pulls while using brooms, dust mops and brushes during cleanup duties.  The Filler Operator bends and stoops occasionally throughout the workday for varying lengths of time.

Squatting/Kneeling/Crawling/Twisting/Turning: The Filler Operator may squat to pick up product from the floor, or during various cleanup duties. Occasional slight twisting and turning at the waist when testing product, or when performing responsibilities. 

Climbing/Balancing/Reaching: Filler Operator steps on and off the filling platform and steps. The Filler Operator reaches below and/or above shoulder level when removing or adding boxes to a pallet or dumping caps into a hopper.

Grasping/Manipulation: Frequent use of the hands and fingers is required.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties. Employees will be subject to ambient temperatures.

 

food safety requirements:

  • Notify supervision of any repairs or adjustments that are required that may affect product quality or food safety.
  • Understand, observe, and comply with the handling and usage of the color-coded container policy while in the Production Areas.
  • Perform all duties necessary to meet Company, Customer and/or Government requirements/standards as prioritized by the Company.
  • Ability to initiate action to prevent the occurrence of nonconformities relating to Food Safety and the Quality of the product, processes, quality system, or safety system.
  • Identify and record any problems relating to Food Safety and the Quality of the ingredients, processes, quality system, or safety system.
  • Control further processing or delivery of nonconforming product in terms of Food Safety and Quality issues until the deficiency or unsatisfactory condition has been corrected.
  • In the event of absence, another employee with the same skill level will assume the duties and responsibilities as required.

 

position location: Coopersville, MI

reports to: Packaging Supervisor

exempt/nonexempt: Non-Exempt

fairlife, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by law. All qualified applicants and employees will be given equal opportunity. Selection decisions are based on job-related factors.

In addition to its nondiscrimination commitment, the Company will also provide reasonable accommodation of qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the Company. If you have a disability and would like to request accommodation in order to apply for a position with us, please email [email protected]. 

 

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fairlife, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by law. All qualified applicants and employees will be given equal opportunity. Selection decisions are based on job-related factors.

In addition to its nondiscrimination commitment, the Company will also provide reasonable accommodation of qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the Company. If you have a disability and would like to request accommodation in order to apply for a position with us, please email [email protected]