Blender/Compounder
Ocean Spray
 Breinigsville, PA

Ocean Spray believes that our employees are our best asset and we offer an environment where you can work with exceptionally smart, innovative, passionate teams that are motivated to deliver Ocean Spray products around the world. If you are looking for a rewarding career where you can Grow, Own, Live and Drive your career every day, Ocean Spray is for you!

BLENDER/COMPOUNDER

Ocean Spray is a vibrant agricultural cooperative owned by more than 700 cranberry farmers in the United States, Canada and Chile, who have helped preserve the family farming way of life for generations. The cooperative's cranberries are currently featured in more than a thousand great-tasting, good-for-you products in over 100 countries worldwide. With more than 2,000 employees and nearly 20 receiving and processing facilities, Ocean Spray is committed to managing our business in a way that respects our communities, colleagues and the environment.

Our Lehigh Valley facility, located in Breinigsville, PA, is currently looking for a Blender/Compounder to join our team. This 300,000 square foot plant has (4) production lines and is capable of producing up to 40 million cases per year. This volume represents more than 45% of Ocean Spray's North American volume and is operated with a workforce of approximately 190 employees.

This position is eligible to participate in the Company's Pay for Performance Incentive Program which is calculated monthly and pays out quarterly. Payouts are based on monthly earnings and targeted at 5% if we reach our goals, but could be as much as 10% if our goals are exceeded and so far we have paid out every quarter since starting production. We also offer a wide variety of benefits, with no waiting period, include a generous 401k program, paid time off and paid holidays.

Ultimately, we believe in accountability - everyone should be accountable for themselves concerning safety, performance, and attitude. Think about it this way…regardless of where you've worked in the past, where you're presently working, or where you'll work in the future…You interview for your job every day by your actions and your attitude. If you struggle with this, or if you don't take safety and teamwork seriously, then please continue looking for employment elsewhere. This facility will not be a good fit for you - or you for us. We're looking for safety minded, dependable people who value teamwork and will follow our established processes, make suggestions for improvement, consistently display a good attitude and will work with a team to achieve the best results.

Job Summary:

  • To blend ingredients of juice product to proper specifications with strict adherence to quality guidelines and Ocean Spray formula tolerances. To clean and sanitize juice processing and storage equipment in accordance with sanitation guidelines. To load and/or unload containers of concentrates, premixes, and rework.
  • Print and utilize the SAP production schedule and computerized database for proper formulas.
  • Monitor and document all ingredient usage to ensure delivery is in accordance with acceptable formula specification maximizing yields.
  • Calibrate equipment to ensure accurate quality checks.
  • Perform and document all quality checks and make required adjustments to bring batched product(s) within formula specifications.
  • Communicate with packaging and production planning to ensure timely and accurate product changeovers.
  • Enter data into SAP as required.
  • Discern quality products and containers integrity in accordance with OSC guidelines.
  • Maintain equipment and perform adjustments and repairs.
  • Prepare blending system equipment for cleaning.
  • Clean and sanitize all associated equipment within blending operation (i.e. biotrace swabbing).
  • Ensure safe handling of chemicals and use of required equipment to effectively clean and sanitize equipment.
  • Weigh essential vitamins (i.e. vitamins A&E) and any other hand add ingredients.
  • Ensure proper discharge of cleaning chemicals and product residue in accordance with waste water pre-treatment regulations.
  • Perform math; add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals, including compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
  • Designates storage of juice and concentrate from tankers and coordinates loading of blended products.
  • Visually inspect, record, and dump concentrate rework and premixes.
  • Operate and maintain forklift to move necessary containers to designated locations.
  • Load and store empty containers in designated areas.
  • Notify Supervisor or Team Administrator when a deviation from the process is noticed.
  • Participate in team process and maintain good customer/supplier relationships.
  • Report health/safety hazards to immediate supervisor or EHS Department and meet all EHS requirements.
  • Perform all work in accordance with GMP's, housekeeping, good safety practices, and
  • environmental regulations.
  • Operate a forklift in a safe manner and comply with all safety guidelines and policies.
  • Frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds of dry/liquid ingredients that are needed for the batch without assistance.

Education:

  • High school diploma or equivalency

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.