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Gluten Free Technician - Ames, IA

Company: Barilla
Location: Ames
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

Barilla America, Inc. wants to recruit a Gluten Free Technician within Supply Chain based in Ames, Iowa. The individual will report to the Gluten Free Manager.Job Purpose: The Gluten Free Technician is responsible for operation of packaging equipment and processing equipment. Person in this position will rotate to all machines.Key Accountabilities:

  • Perform essential functions of the case packer, cartoner.
  • Assist previous shift operators with clean up, if needed.
  • Responsible for startup, including checking silos, shakers, check weigher, code date, glue pot and metal detectors. Ensure the code date is correct, glue pot has correct temperature and is full. Take carton tare weights.
  • Perform size/format changes to machines as per production schedule.
  • Keep machines clean.
  • Clean up and break down of cartons or cases.
  • Relieve other operators for breaks.
  • Complete quality checks on carton, bags and case to ensure bag seal, glue seal, proper weight and metal detector is functioning property; and take corrective action if applicable.
  • Effectively communicate with forklift driver to replenish necessary supplies.
  • Communicate with Quality Assurance technician or supervisor regarding any questionable product.
  • Communicate and partner with maintenance technicians and other operations as needed to resolve line problems.
  • Perpetually maintain operational sanitation inside and outside of equipment and work area.
  • Work and communicate well with others and effectively contribute to the working relationships within Barilla America.
  • Operate and monitor processing line to prevent problems and to guarantee that pasta is within quality specification.
  • Maintain and control process values (recipe values) through a computerized process.
  • Conduct format change when a new product is run.
  • Make physical checks of all aspects of the line on an hourly basis to ensure proper operation of all equipment and production of pasta.
  • Clean out lines when per cleaning procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Comply with the environmental policies and procedures at Barilla Ames facility including energy efficiency, reduce - re-use - recycle goals, reporting requirements and sustainable initiatives. Complete any environmental tasks as assigned and report environmental concerns immediately.
  • Follows ISO22000 policies and procedures, address / communicate quality and food safety issues as they occur.Additional Information:
    • A high school diploma or GED is preferred for this position.
    • Previous work experience in production or food manufacturing and a general working knowledge of computers is preferred, but not required.
    • Actively participate in fulfilling and maintain gluten free certifications (i.e. GFCO, etc.) for the gluten free facility
    • Utilize Corrective Action process for any instances of contamination or suspected contamination, including methods of root cause analysis, methods of reporting the corrective action, and methods for determining the effectiveness of any action taken
    • Required to be a FSMA qualified individual, following all requirements from FSMA regulations
    • Ensure compliance and understanding for quality procedures that directly tie to food safety-PRPs, OPRPs, CCPs and FSMA requirementsDiverse candidates and veterans encouraged to apply.Barilla is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Barilla to prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and to afford equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard characteristics including, but not limited to, age, race, color, culture, ethnicity, nationality, faith, religion, gender, pregnancy, family status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, veteran or protected veteran status, political opinions, health or disability.

Keywords: Barilla, Ames , Gluten Free Technician - Ames, IA, Professions , Ames, Iowa

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