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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: Blender Assistant
Company Name: Florida's Natural Growers
Reference: 17-164
Job Type: Night Shift - 5:45 p.m. - 5:45 a.m.
Job Status: Full-Time
Location: Lake Wales, FL
Company Info:

Florida's Natural Growers
Attn: Human Resources Department
20205 US Highway 27
Lake Wales, FL 33853
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.

 

Academic:

High school diploma or GED required. Must pass FNG's Blender Assistant Assessment and the the Mechanical Aptitude test with a minimum score of 70%. Must be able to read, write and perform basic math. Must be able to convert weights and measures and convert case counts to gallons and batches. Must be able to read, interpret and follow written instructions including recipes, safety information, SOP's, SSOP's, HACCP and GMP's. Must be able to learn and understand flow patterns and hook-ups required to get juice products from tanks and dumpers to blend tanks. Must be able to calculate ingredients needed to make required batches. Manufacturing Skills Standard Certificate, CQIM and Lean Bronze certification preferred.

Experience:

Blending experience preferred. Food processing or manufacturing experience helpful. Forklift experience preferred.

Qualifications:

Must be able to lift and/or move 50 pounds. During general clean-ups and maintenance, must be able to lift 75 pounds with assistance from coworker. Specific vision abilities required by this job include: close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus. Must be able to flavor juices/drinks including, but not limited to, citrus juices/drinks. Must be able to sense, by smell, whether or not juices/drinks are spoiled. Ability to enter restricted, confined spaces including blend tanks and other tanks preferred. Must have excellent problem solving skills and learning abilities. Must be able to learn all lab tests associated with blending. Must have a high level of mechanical aptitude. Must communicate well, verbally and in writing. Must learn how to train new Blender Assistants. Must be willing to cross train in other jobs. Must be able to follow instructions and work with minimum supervision.

 

Job Functions:

Blender Assistants verify the pulling and staging of all ingredients to be dumped/pumped up for the Blender's production.  Must work closely with Blenders, other Blender Assistants and fellow Team members while supporting their needs.  Follow instructions and communicate product changes, clean ups, or any problems that deviate from schedule or hinders efficiencies.  Must be able to solve problems and have ability to perform complex hose/line connections to redirect flows as required. Blender Assistant must know how to perform all lab tests needed to support the blending process and be able to log them manually and/ or electronically.  All documentation must be accurate and done timely.  Must follow GMP, Safety, SSOP, SOP and HACCP procedures.  Must use mechanical aptitude to facilitate trouble shooting valves, pumps, meters, solenoids and valve matrix.

 

Additional Duties:

Attend Team meetings and rotate into the various roles on the Team.  Cross train in other areas of the Business Unit.  Train new Blender Assistants as required.  Communicate (verbally, in writing and via e-mail) with team members, other departments and management to ensure that all demands and requirements are met.  Perform tasks in outside tank area as needed.  Follow instructions and work with minimum supervision. Must obtain a Class "B" FNG Forklift Operator License within 30 days of assuming this position.  Muat be able to learn FNG's computerized RFX inventory program and computerized blending. Must wear slip resistant, steel toed shoes/boots.  Regular attendance requiured.  Must interact cordially with co-workers.

Perform any other duties assigned. 

Compensation: $15.97 - $17.74 per hour
How to Apply:

Please visit our Human Resources Department to fill out an application and take required tests. Applications are accepted Monday thru Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

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