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SunOpta Companies, Inc Filler Operator I in Alexandria, Minnesota

Filler Operator I Alex Minnesota St Facility, 3915 Minnesota Street, Alexandria, Minnesota, United States of America Req #95 Friday, February 19, 2021 SunOpta Overview: SunOpta Inc. is a leader in the plant-based foods and beverages, fruit-based foods and beverages, and organic ingredient sourcing industries. SunOpta is focused on sustainability and specializes in the sourcing, processing, and packaging of organic, conventional, non-GMO food products. SunOpta is looking for talented individuals that demonstrate our most valued behaviors: Passion, Dedication, Speed, Entrepreneurship, Customer-Centricity, and Problem-Solver, to help create a brighter, healthier, and sustainable future of food! Summary: This position is responsible for operations of filling machines and machines associated with the fillers. Ensure the quality and efficiency standards are being met through reduced scrap loss and yield improvements. Follow written and verbal procedures to insure quality and efficiency standards are being met. Assume responsibility for the filling area efficiencies, safety, quality following all GMP and PPE requirements for the safety of others and oneself. Effectively communicates verbal and written information relevant to the position at the site. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: *Coordinate, Set-up, CIP, Swap Testing, Monitor and Operate the filling machines to maximize the quality of products produced and the efficiency of the department. *Maintain a clean and organized working area keeping all supplies and materials stocked and set-up for success when the next shift comes in to relieve you. *Perform routine maintenance on all filling machines including working with and communicating with Maintenance and Management *Relieve other production team members for breaks and absences as required *Perform a variety of quality checks (weight checks, machine checks, sterility checks, package integrity checks) to assure standards are met Troubleshoot and resolve basic to moderate operating difficulties involving area equipment *Accurately prepares and completes all area paperwork with legible handwriting as required by the FDA. *Work with Management team to monitor the operational efficiencies, yields, scrap loss and other key indicators to actively seek ways to improve plant productivity. *Must maintain Audit readiness in your work area at all times Key Accountabilities: Safety *Follows all plant safety rules *Reports all accidents to the production supervisor *Serves an active role in the plant safety program by attending safety meetings, participating in monthly safety inspections and reporting any potential safety hazards to the safety committee or Management team Quality: *Adheres to all Quality Assurance System guidelines *Follows SOP's (standard operating procedures) to make machine adjustments, splice packaging material, and prepare laminate to insure the manufacturing of high-quality packages *Responsible for compliance with the HACCP and SQF program *Identifies all critical control points understanding their functions as it relates to the filling process. *Accurately prepares and maintains filling area documentation. Writing legibly and completely filling out all documents. Operators name must be singed on each document used. *Responsible for accurate documentation Housekeeping Maintains a clean and organized work area. Assists all areas of the plant with general housekeeping. Cooperates with other shifts and the management team in the housekeeping endeavor. Communications As a member of the Production team, insures the effective shift communication and teamwork with the other operators occurs each scheduled shift. Maintains effective communication with members of the support group. Communicate, Communicate, and Communicate. Teamwork and Training Promotes and contributes to the development of a strong team. Work