Mixer Operator

Job Locations US-CA-Milpitas
Posted Date 2 months ago(2/6/2020 2:29 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Plant Production


Combines liquid and granular ingredients according to formulas for producing sauces and dressings. Operates mixing equipment, pumps and valves as required to efficiently and accurately maintain a required production schedule.


  • Combines ingredients in proper sequence, weights and proportions as specified by product formulas.
  • Fills mixer by lifting or pumping ingredients.
  • Routinely lifts 50 pounds.
  • Reads scales and performs arithmetic calculations quickly and accurately.
  • Provides product samples to lab according to defined requirements.
  • Rolls or pushes ingredient drums to pump into mixer.
  • Operates mixing equipment, pumps, mills and valves to add ingredients in correct amounts.
  • Operates HMI’s to control bulk ingredients and pumping flows.
  • Cleans and rinses equipment according to specified procedures.
  • Completes all required documentation and reporting for equipment, supplies, and products daily.
  • Maintains company standards for cleanliness, food safety and productivity in the processing area.
  • Provides support for the processing supervisor in maintaining continuous production.
  • Assists Utility & other Processor positions when needed.
  • Works cooperatively with other members of the processing area.
  • Ensures compliance to quality, food safety and HAACP support programs; assures conformity to all company, customer and government standards by all in work area.

Performs other duties / responsibilities as assigned by management


  • Basic mechanical aptitude and math skills are required.
  • Prior experience in a food manufacturing environment preferred.
  • Must have visual, auditory, physical and mental ability to operate equipment safely.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with a team.
  • High school diploma or GED preferred.
  • Must be able to read and comprehend instruction sheets.
  • Passing score on a written test required.


Qualification Requirements:

  • Basic mechanical aptitude and math skills are required.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively – verbally & in writing – to other employees and Management.
  • Prior experience in a food manufacturing environment preferred.
  • High school graduate or equivalent.


Working Conditions/Environment

Works in a manufacturing environment where the employee is regularly required to speak, read, sit, stand, walk, reach, lift and bend while moving about the facility.  Must be able to move 75 pounds a distance of 25 feet or more.  Must be able to stand for an 8-10 hour shift (sometimes longer) with regular breaks while performing repetitive work. May be required to work overtime and/or weekends as needed. The employee is regularly exposed to heat, fumes, odors, dust, oil, slippery floors, moving parts/equipment and risk of electrical shock.  The noise level in the plant is loud.  Earplugs, safety glasses, hairnet, beardnet (if facial hair exists) and steel-toed / slip-resistant shoes are required in the plant in accordance with company GMP and safety standards.



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