Glanbia Performance Nutrition Hiring Machine Operator II-Batcher

Posted Dec 19, 2018

Glanbia Performance Nutrition
BUILD. CREATE. GROW. GLOBALLY. Glanbia Performance Nutrition (‘GPN’) is one of the world's leading sports nutrition providers, and a key division of publicly-traded (LON:GLB) Glanbia plc, a global nutrition company. GPN is the name behind the sports nutrition industry’s most popular brands. While each of these brands is unique, they all share a passion for furthering athletic performance along with an unwavering commitment to quality. GPN is the home of Optimum Nutrition (ON), BSN, ISOPURE, trusource, thinkThin (thinkPositive® with thinkThin®), NUTRAMINO, American Body Building – A.B.B., Amazing Grass and Body & Fit. Just like our brands, our career potential in Marketing, Finance & Accounting, HR, Sales, Creative, R&D Innovation, Manufacturing, and Operations/Product Supply is second to none.

Job Location:
Walterboro, SC
County: Colleton

Job Description:

Job Title: Machine Operator II – Batcher

Job Description: General Summary: Responsible for the operations of different types of manufacturing equipment including maintaining and adjusting machines during operations and downtime cleaning activities.

Essential Functions:

Support and abide by the company’s safety program and all safety initiatives, policies and procedures.
Report all injuries to the Supervisor immediately
Ensure that work procedures are being followed in a consistent manner (Safety, Quality, GMP, MAV, HACCP)
Know and Understand lock out/tag procedures in the department
Perform safety inspections and be aware of all the safety points on the machines and/or MHE
Be able to successfully perform setups on multiple manufacturing machines
Understand the differences in powders and be able to successfully perform the procedures associated with allergen and flavor cleans
Communicate with the appropriate Leadership if issues arise in regards to safety and/or quality issues
Responsible for filling out paper reports correctly and clearly (parts, allergen clean and flavor change sheets, safety audits, etc.)
Complete monthly training courses
Ability to load, unload, move, count/pick, stack and stage product and materials using a sit down forklift, stand-up forklift, or other MHE as required. 
Perform Root Cause Analysis on the machines
Trains new hires to ensure new talent share our values
Ensure plant personnel practice safe work habits and follow safety rules.
Wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):  N95 Respirator, lab coat, safety shoes, safety glasses, bump cap, hearing protection, hair net, beard net, and nitrile gloves
Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  

Ability to read, write, and communicate in English fluently
At least 2 years of manufacturing or distribution operations experience required
Knowledge of or familiar with GMP’s/HACCP
Ability to follow written and oral instructionsProficiently operate all line equipment and be Subject Matter Experts for multiple pieces of equipment
Knowledge of batch recording and material handling procedures

Ability to recommend corrective actions
Basic math skills
Basic computer skills (using High Jump and RF scan guns)
Advanced SAP and other Software knowledge and responsibilities
Certification on PIT to perform multiple tasks within a department (if required)
Demonstrate the ability to begin the Root Cause Analysis process

  Decision Making/ Problem Solving:

Trouble-shoot issues before making adjustments on the machines after training is completed
Working with the maintenance department on improvements
Changing parts of the machines to operate with different types of products


High School Diploma or equivalent preferred
Experience in Food environment or Consumer product
Experience and previous certification with operating PIT equipment (stand up/sit down forklift) a plus
Experience using WMS or ERP system with RF scanning a plus  

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: (The work is classified as Light - Medium Physical Demand Level (PDL) by the US Dept. of Labor’s Dictionary of Occupational Titles.)

Frequencies: Occasional (1-33%); Frequent (34-66%); Continuous (67-100%)

Lifting Demands: 

Lift up to 55 lbs. on an occasional basis 6 inches off Ground to Waist.
Lift up to 30 lbs. on an occasional basis Waist to Shoulder.
Carry up to 55 lbs. on an occasional basis up to 5 ft.
Be able to pull a 55lb bag from a height of 60 inches on an occasional basis.

Postural Demands:

Standing - Continuous
Walking - Continuous
Bending/stooping – Frequent
Stair climbing – Occasional

Work Environment:

Work with known allergens – Frequent

Most common allergens found in the plant/warehouse environment include, but are not limited to, milk, soy, wheat, egg, peanut and tree nut

Work with powders – Continuous

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