Nor-Cal Beverage Co., Inc. (Nor-Cal), founded in 1937, is California’s largest independent beverage bottler. Family-owned for three generations, Nor-Cal mixes and packages such well-known beverage brands as Arizona Tea, Vitamin Water, PowerAde, Hansen’s, and Monster Energy, as well as Florida Natural and Minute Maid Juices, and its own brand - Go-Girl energy drinks. Nor-Cal has facilities in West Sacramento, Anaheim and Fullerton. As a result of its innovation and sound business decisions, Nor-Cal has expanded and is planning continued growth.
Nor-Cal Beverage Co., Inc. is seeking a Relief Operator for the second & third shift at our Production Facility in Anaheim, California.
Medical benefits eligible first of the month following 28 days of employment.
Position Summary: This position operates the packaging machines for the manufacturing of beverage products. Job includes operating fillers, seamers, packaging machines and conveyors, as well as performing cleaning and sanitation requirements to meet GMP standards.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Follow all safety procedures and work as safe as possible at all times.
Maintain Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s).
Preparation of case machines and all downstream equipment for operation.
Daily operation of machines which includes the startup, adjusting machine settings, changeovers, and cleaning of Fillers, Seamers, Rinsers, Processing Systems, Foamer, Depalletizer, Case Packer, Case Coder, Video Jet, Palletizer, Stretch Wrapper, Shrink Tunnel, and all other related equipment.
Complete accurate documentation of activities during the shift.
Troubleshoot and correct machinery or quality problems during the machine operation.
Operation of Forklift, certification required.
Tear down packages for quality checks.
Monitor production line, performing visual checks for problems such as pileups, jams or glue that isn’t sticking properly.
Perform machinery parts changeovers between different product runs which includes handling feed roller, star wheels, rolling cart, etc.
Clean conveyor, pans and lubricate machinery as needed.
Verify work orders.
Check adhesive/glue type and fill as required.
Check glue temperature setting.
Visual checks (hourly).
Visual check for proper and accurate UPC label application (hourly).
Check for proper and accurate case code (startup, hourly, after changeover).
Operates machinery using a touch screen computer.
Operates floor scrubber.
Maintain operator’s log and other paper work.
Perform package and flavor changes (changeovers).
Performs CIPs (Clean in Place) on various processing equipment.
Perform cleaning tasks during the shift, at the end of the shift and at shutdowns.
Keep work area clean at all times.
Perform machine quality checks to include code, seal and weights in a timely basis.
Assist filler operators when necessary.
Maintain a positive work atmosphere and interaction with customers, co-workers, and management.
All other duties as assigned.
Work scheduled shift, weekends, and extended hours as required.
Regular and punctual attendance.
To perform this job successfully, must be able to perform each fundamental task listed above satisfactorily.
Able to troubleshoot problems on equipment.
Has foresight and understanding of process to be proactive vs. reactive.
The ability to adapt to many situations is essential.
Ability to train others
Demonstrate the ability to tear down packages for quality checks.
Knowledge of both upstream and downstream equipment.
Ability to understand, record, and communicate product description and codes.
Good written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate professionally with customers and co-workers.
Have a good work ethic and be able to work independently as well as working in a team.
Must have good analytical and problem solving skills.
Must be enthusiastic and proactive.
Must have a cooperative attitude.
Must have the ability to follow-up.
Must be able to work in a fast paced environment.
Ability to use common sense to identify and resolve problems.
Ability to listen and work well with others.
Education and/or Experience:
High school diploma or G.E.D. required;
Minimum of 1 year related experience;
Or, equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience in the Beverage industry preferred
Language Skills: English is required, and the ability to speak Spanish is desirable.
Supervisory Responsibilities: None.
Amount of Travel Involved: None.
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 frequently required to talk or hear, reach with hands and arms, stand, walk, push, and pull. The employee is regularly required to climb up and down stairs, and perform repetitive motions. The employee is regularly required to balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, pull, lift, pick/pinch, or grasp. The employee must frequently lift and /or move 10 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. The employee must be able to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. The employee is required to have visual acuity to perform an activity such as operate production machines where the seeing job is at or within arm’s reach.
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 functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; extreme cold and extreme heat. The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud.