Delaware County, PA

Batcher Operator

Position Overview :

The role is responsible for accurately following batch
instruction sheets, dispensing and weighing dry ingredients,
recording ingredient weights and lot numbers.

The batcher will need to physically lift ingredient bags up to
50 lbs and manually open 1 to 5 gallon pails and jugs. Must have
computer skills for requesting bulk ingredients through HMI (Human
Machine Interface).

Will require batcher to operator cleaning in place (CIP) system
and use and transfer cleaning chemicals. Batcher will also be
responsible for taste testing batches when complete.

Position Detail :

  • Responsible for QC tests of incoming raw materials, goods in
    progress, finished goods and packaging, with appropriate reaction
    to any out of specification situations.
  • Test raw materials to approve or reject new vendors, prepare
    samples for sales presentations, taste panels, and visitors.
  • Order, receive, and store raw materials, including liquid sugar
    (HFCS), concentrates, and other additives used in the manufacturing
  • Retrieval of samples, testing and analysis and documentation of
  • Interface with production management teams where
  • Coordinate efficient production line start-ups and change-overs
    of process equipment.
  • Batch syrup using correct formulation and mixing
  • Review daily production schedules to coordinate what product to
    run on the proportioner.
  • Initiate corrective action for out of compliance situations,
    including QC holds and defective material reporting.
  • Carry out Line audits ensuring that GMP’s are being followed
    and adhered to.
  • Collect samples daily as required for TA, brix, Co2, TOA and
    retain, however not limited to this sampling plan.
  • Calibrate lab testing equipment.
  • Maintain other related documentation as related to the
  • Maintain all laboratory instrumentation in proper working
  • Maintaining the cleanliness of the batching and sugar
  • Complete sample analysis to ensure compliance to all Customer
    and Corporate testing requirements and product specifications.
  • Ensure all Safety Standards (Company or Regulatory) are met at
    all times.
  • Ensure all Company Good Manufacturing Standards are met at all
  • Cleaning and Sanitation of production lines following the
    appropriate process as determined by flavor characteristics and the
    sanitation matrix.
  • Working Conditions :

  • Will work regularly around moving mechanical parts and
    equipment and in outside weather conditions. Regularly exposed to
    wet floors, humid conditions, cold conditions, and caustic
  • Noise level requires hearing protection. Will occasionally lift
    up to 75 pounds during shift. Will regularly be required to walk
    stand, use of hands and fingers, handle objects, tools, controls,
    reach with hands and arms, talk and hear.

    Employee will occasionally be required to sit, climb and or
    balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and smell., taste Vision
    requirements are close, distance, color, peripheral, depth and
    ability to adjust focus.

    Position Requirements :

  • High School diploma
  • Minimum of 2 years in a fast moving packaged goods
  • Good knowledge of health and safety, hygiene rules and
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task and to work under minimum
  • Experience in performing quality checks (e.g. visual checks
    through to detailed analysis of product specifications).
  • Familiarity with basic laboratory equipment (i.e. HPLC, pH
    meter, balances, filtration apparatus, incubators).
  • Strong PC skills (Excel and Word)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Self starter and detail oriented
  • Real SPC and SAP knowledge a plus!