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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 - RTS
Company Name: Florida's Natural Growers - Umatilla
Reference: 17-151 and 17-154
Job Type: Full Time-5-7 days per week
Job Status: 11pm-7:30am
Location: Umatilla, FL
Company Info:

Florida's Natural Growers
Attn: Human Resources Department
38851 SR 19
UMATILLA, FL 32784
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 be able to read, write and speak English. Must be able to perform basic math.  Must be able to convert weights and measures. Must be able to read, interpret and follow written instructions, including recipes, safety information, SOPs, SSOPs, HACCP and GMPs. Must be able to learn and understand flow patterns and hook-ups required to get juice products from tanks, bins and drums to blend tanks. Must be able to calculate ingredients needed to make required batches. Must be able to obtain a Class "B" Forklift Operator License within 30 days. Must be able to learn FNG's computerized RFX inventory program and computerized blending.

Experience:

Blending experience preferred.  Food processing or manufacturing experience helpful.

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 co-worker. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, color, peripheral and ability to adjust focus. Must be able to flavor juices/drinks. Must be able to sense, by smell, whether or not juices/drinks are spoiled. Must be able to physically enter restricted, confined spaces including blend tanks and other tanks. 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 Blenders. Must be willing to cross train in other jobs. Must be able to follow instructions and work with minimum supervision.

Job Functions:

Verifies the pulling and staging of all ingredients to be dumped /pumped for the blender's production. Works closely with the other Blender, System Operator, Supervisor and fellow team members while supporting their needs. Follows instructions and communicates product changes, clean ups, or any problems that deviate from the schedule or hinder efficiencies. Solves problems that may arise. Performs complex tank hose/line connections to redirect flows as required. Performs lab tests to support the blending process (including pre-checks) and logs them manually and/or electronically. Documents accurately and timely. Follows GMP, Safety, SSOP, SOP and HACCP procedures. Uses mechanical aptitude to facilitate trouble shooting valves, pumps, meters, solenoids and valve matrix. Communicates as necessary to ensure that all demands and requirements are met. Performs tasks in outside tanker unloading as needed. Must wear slip resistant, steel-toe shoes/boots. 

Additional Duties:

Regualr attendance required. Must interact cordially with co-workers. Perform any other duties assigned.

Compensation: $16.42-18.28per hour
How to Apply:

Please visit our Human Resources Department to fill out an application.

Applications are accepted Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm at our Umatilla location: 38851 SR 19, Umatilla, 33853.

You may email your resume to jobs@citrusworld.com.