Production Technician
Flowers Foods, Inc. - Jamestown, NC

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Job Description:
POSITION SUMMARY
The production technician is capable of contributing to
all phases of the production process. Included is the
operation of automated production equipment, primary
diagnosis of machinery failures, aiding in preventative
maintenance, and sanitation of all related equipment.
Technicians are expected to be competent to make
production decisions concerning the preflight and
operation of the equipment. Technicians must be flexible
and adaptable as they are required to rotate job
assignments throughout production and engineering. In
addition, it is the responsibility of the technician to
contribute to the maintenance of a safe work environment
for themselves and their fellow technicians.
Position requires demonstration of competency for all
on-the-job activities that may have a direct or indirect
affect on product safety, legality and/or quality.
POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES/MAJOR DUTIES
Checks production work schedule for job assignments and
work reporting times.
  • Position may be responsible for operating the facility
metal detector(s). For this job responsibility, operator
must be fully trained and certified.

When job assignment is:
BREWMAKER/SCALER OPERATOR

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Checking production schedules and formulas.
  • Scaling and staging ingredients.
  • Making sponge slurry, yeast slurry, and brew.
  • Performing start-up / shut-down sanitation, and
perform limited preventative maintenance.
  • Ensuring that work area is clean and organized at all
times.
  • Performing other duties as directed by supervision.
When job assignment is:
MIXER OPERATOR

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Checking and maintaining production schedule.
  • Operate batching system to scale and deliver
ingredients to mixer.
  • Operate dough pump.
  • Performing start-up / shut-down sanitation and
performs limited preventative maintenance.
  • Ensuring that work areas are clean and organized at
all times.
  • Performing other duties as directed by supervision.
When job assignment is:
DIVIDER OPERATOR

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Checking posted scaling weights and equipment
standards.
  • Adjusting and operating dough dividers.
  • Adjusting and operating rounder.
  • Adjusting and operating overhead proofer.
  • Performing quality control inspection of all finished
doughs.
  • Performing start-up / shut down sanitation and
performs limited preventative maintenance.
  • Ensuring that work areas are clean and organized at
all times.
  • Performing other duties as directed by supervision.
When the job assignment is:
OVEN OPERATOR

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Checking production schedule and verify product
running order.
  • Checking, setting, operating and maintaining proof box
according to standards.
  • Checking, adjusting, and operating depanner according
to standards.
  • Checking, setting, operating and maintaining oven
temperatures and operating functions
according to standards.
  • Performing start-up / shut down sanitation and
performs limited preventative maintenance.
  • Ensuring that work areas are clean and organized at
all times.
  • Performing other duties as directed by supervision.
When job assignment is:
BREAKPERSON

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Performing any of the above job assignments to provide
scheduled breaks for Production
Technicians on assigned shift.
  • Performing other duties as directed by supervision.
  • Ensures compliance with all company policies and
procedures (EEO, Sexual Harassment, Safety, Sarbanes
Oxley, etc.)
  • Performance of other duties which are deemed by
management to be an integral part of the job, including
but not limited to fulfillment of work schedules,
adherence to attendance policies, and other applicable
operating rules, policies and procedures.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS/REQUIREMENTS
LICENSE-
None required.
MOBILITY-
Ability to move to all production areas of plant.
Physical ability to stand a minimum of eight hours to a
maximum 16 hours on a daily basis.
Ability to climb fixed and portable ladders to a height
of ten (10) feet.
Ability to stoop and bend while lifting weights up to
fifty (50) pounds.
Ability to climb onto and crawl under machinery as
required.
SENSORY-
Ability to view product at all work stations and
determine adherence to quality control standards (size,
shape, color, cut, etc.)
Ability to distinguish color coded equipment, operating
controls, labels, alarms, and signs.
Ability to hear and distinguish audible alarms.
Hearing, vision, and smell faculties sufficient to
detect malfunctions in applicable equipment.
COMMUNICATION-
Must have ability to read and comprehend production
schedules, formula sheets, etc. and record information
applicable to position.
OTHER-
Must meet/maintain CDC food handling requirements and
other governmental and/or customer requirements.
Ability to read, comprehend and practice necessary
safety procedures, signs, etc.
Ability to wear and use approved, applicable safety
equipment, as needed.
Ability to research, ascertain, develop, implement, and
monitor required policies and procedures.
Ability to work in a 50 degrees F to 120 degrees F
environment.
DESIRED EXPERIENCE
Two (2) or more years of related experience.
DESIRED EDUCATION
High School diploma or equivalency plus no less than a
9/12 month vocational/technical certification/courses.
Equivalent military training, other related technical
training, or two or more years of college education may
be substituted for Vocational Technical training.
“Other Technical training” may include the completion of
the AIB “Science of Baking” course.
We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits
including medical, dental, and 401(k). Please reply by
November 21, 2013. Resumes are active for 30 days.
Interested job seekers who successfully complete the
series of pre-screening questions and who appear to
possess the basic qualifications for this position may
be contacted for a telephone interview.
Flowers Baking Company of Jamestown, LLC is an Equal
Employment Opportunity Employer.
If you need assistance with submitting your resume due
to a medical condition or disability, please send an
e-mail to Barbara Funchess at
barbara.funchess@flocorp.com.
Division/Department : Mid-Atlantic

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