Lead Operator, Tomato Process
Req Number: hein-00004840
HeinzSeed, a worldwide leader in hybrid processing tomato research and development, is looking for a Lead Operator of Tomato Processing. You will be responsible for the operation, coordination, and basic maintenance of our Research Paste Lab (RPL), Research Ketchup Lab (RKL), Short Process Ketchup (SPK) Coordination of cleaning teams (night shift) as well as off-season testing of tomato paste at the Research Ketchup Lab (RKL).
Operate and Lead other operators including:
Equipment reception and inspection.
Equipment assembly and installation.
Equipment disassembly, inspection and evaluation.
Identification of equipment's mechanical, electrical, control problems.
Assist preparing a Master Maintenance Plan
Assist trouble-shooting and diagnosing process and mechanical problems,
Assist procuring necessary spare parts and maintenance procedures for all systems.
Perform in-house basic mechanical, electrical and controls maintenance as:
Equipment adjusting, calibrating, cleaning and lubrication, parts replacement
fuse replacement, and control set-up
Advise management on non-basic and advance maintenance needs.
Assist developing and upgrading SOP
Assist to train and lead permanent, seasonal and temporary personnel.
Assist coordinating tomato supply schedule with Tomato Process Engineer and Heinz Ag R&D personnel.
Coordinate collection and handling of laboratory samples.
Coordinate cleaning teams.
**Candidates must be available to work night shift from July to October at Los Banos, Tomato Technology Facility. Off-season work will not be night shift, yet it may be at either Los Banos Tomato Technology Facility or Stockton HeinzSeed HQ.
High School Diploma
Minimum 3 years hands-on tomato process experience OR experience operating:
Cooking kettles;.Mixers; Vacuum/pressure vessels; Fillers and closers (cappers, sealers, etc) Heating/refrigerating equipment; Controls; other related food processing equipment;
Refractometer, Bostwick, pH meter, weigh scales
Forklift operation (will be trained to renew or obtain license);
Communication: clear, organized writing and speaking skills.
Spanish speaking is a plus
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