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Production Operator

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Columbus, GA, USA
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Production Operator (1st and 2nd shift available)

About Us Califormulations LLC is a service provider to the food, beverage (non-alcoholic and alcoholic), and ingredient industry. We specialize in new product incubation, product creation, pilot, and small scale manufacturing. Our clients range from entrepreneurs to large organizations that have a need for our small scale services. Our facility is located in Technology Park in Columbus, GA. If you enjoy helping bring new products to life, taking on new creative challenges, and a work environment where you are part of the team and not just a role with management that actually cares about your future then Cali is the place for you!

Position Overview:

The Production Operator at Califormulations LLC will involve set up, adjusting, maintaining, and configuring processing equipment according to assigned specifications, and regular communication with production personnel and supervisors and the completion of required paperwork.


· Turns on all support equipment necessary to run the facility as needed. Must do visual inspections and complete documentation during the run to insure defect free work.

· Load corrugate, labels, bottles/cans, glue, carriers etc... in appropriate machines.

· Performs minor package changeovers on equipment as required, as well as change-over to proper raw material.

· Performs preventative maintenance on equipment with regards to cleaning and clearing them of debris and materials.

· Assist line mechanics in machinery repair or other tasks as/if needed.

· Must ensure that all equipment is on and functioning properly prior to starting a run. Air is on, all conveyors are on.

· Must do visual inspection of boxes to ensure proper box/tray is used and the graphics on the box/tray are acceptable.

· Watch flow of materials, i.e. Cans/bottles/boxes/trays, etc... into appropriate machine. Clear jams if necessary.

· Must ensure proper coding is on the bottle, cans, boxes/trays, and if applicable the graphics are acceptable.

· Must ensure closures and lids are properly applied.

· Verify flavor and size according to schedule.

· Report any major defects to the Lead person and/or Manager.

· Monitor the machine while running.

· Check to see that all bottles, cans are packed into the box correctly.

· Fill glue pot's as necessary.

· Verify case code is correct as scheduled.

· Clear your machine of all products at end of each run and at the end of your shift.

· Must always follow the work rules.

· Must understand and apply all aspects of SQF code, regulatory, and/or customer food safety and quality requirements.

· Food Safety, Quality, and GMP compliance MUST always be adhered to.

· Is responsible to report any quality issue to the Lead person, QA Technician and/or Manager.

· Assist in relieving other operators for lunch breaks.

· Always keep work area clean.

· Shut down all equipment at end of shift if line is going down for the day.

· Other duties as assigned by Supervisor.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common information, reports and other documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or company representatives. Ability to effectively present information to management.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, stand for long periods of time, sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands and fingers, to handle, or feel, sit for long periods of time, stand frequently, bend, squat, reach and turn to access files and office equipment. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds. May be required to push or pull with a dolly or pallet jack up to 500 lbs.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Positions will be exposed to various unfamiliar conditions where Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) must be worn and which may include but are not limited to manufacturing and warehouse plants, and other venues as directed by supervisor.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 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. High School Diploma or GED or equivalent work experience required. Prior bottling / canning experience a plus. Must be 18 years or older. Favorable background and drug test. Able and willing to work a flexible Full-Time schedule that may include weekends and holidays. Must be able to provide own transportation to various locations in organizational service areas, as required by duties.

Califormulations LLC provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, gender, genetics, gender identity, disabled veterans or sexual orientation. Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

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