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Florida’s Natural Growers
A Division of Citrus World, Inc.
20205 US Highway 27 North
Lake Wales, Florida 33853
(863) 676-1411
Job Title: Machine Operator 3/Finishing
Company Name: Florida's Natural Growers
Reference: 17-110
Job Type: Full time -SEASONAL
Job Status: Nights: 6pm-6am- 4-5 days per week
Location: Lake Wales, FL
Company Info:

Florida's Natural Growers
Attn: Human Resources Department
20205 US Highway 27
Lake Wales, FL 33859
Website: http://www.floridasnatural.com

We are a Drug-Free and Alcohol-Free Workplace. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/D/V and a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.


High School Diploma or GED required.  Must be able to read, write and speak English and perform mathematical calculations.  Must pass the Mechanical Aptitude test with a minimum score of 70% and the Basic Skills Assessment with a minimum score of 80%, in order to be considered for this position.


Previous machine operator and citrus experience preferred but not required.


Must be able to prepare daily tracking reports in Excel or Word.  Enter maintenance items and recurring problem reports in Excel and Word.  Must be able to use e-mail system to write maintenance work order requests and communicate with team and management within 60 days.  Have or be able to obtain a class "B" forklift license within 60 days.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  During general clean-ups and maintenance must be able to lift 75 pounds with assistance from a co-worker.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; toxic or caustic chemicals and vibration.  May be exposed to elevated areas or different heights.  The noise level in the work environment requires hearing protection.  During general clean-ups employee will be required to use all Personal Protective Equipment.

Job Functions:

Operate, maintain and clean all Finishing Room, Debittering and equipment including premium pulp, pulp wash, centrifuges, FPT tanks and flow control.  Operator will perform all four positions and rotate positions as needed.  Communicate (verbally and via e-mail) with team members, other departments and management to insure all demands and requirements are being met. Perform daily and weekly clean-ups as needed including break down and re-assembly of finishers and filters.  Insure that all SSOP, SOP, GMP, HACCP procedures are followed.  Follow instructions and work with minimal supervision.  Must have excellent problem solving skills and the ability to perform complex hose connections to redirect flow as required.
Regular attendance required.  Must interact cordially with co-workers.

Additional Duties:

Must have a high level or mechanical aptitude that will facilitate trouble shooting of Finishing and Debittering equipment (FMC finishers, valves, pumps, solenoids, flow meters, valve matrix, tube and tube pasteurizer, centrifuges, FPT tanks, etc.).  Must be able to perform mathematical calculations using flow rates, time, temperature and percentages.  Attend team meetings and participate with team role functions.  Other duties may be assigned.

Compensation: $15.50 - $17.22 per hour
How to Apply:

Please visit our Human Resources Department to fill out an application and take required tests.  Applications are accepted Monday through Friday from 8am to 4pm.

Resumes that are emailed for this position will not be considered.  It is required that you apply in person.

Thank you.