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Process Tech- Night Shift

Wellpet, LLC
Mishawaka, IN 46544
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    138415075
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About WellPet

WellPet is home to the family of premium pet food and treat brands including Wellness, Old Mother Hubbard, Eagle Pack, Holistic Select, Sojos and WHIMZEES. For more than 100 years, WellPet has delivered on the promise of doing whatever it takes to make the healthiest natural products for the pets that depends on us. Today, our team of animal lovers, nutritionists and vets are committed to carrying forth our strong heritage, continuing to find new ways to bring innovation, nutritional excellence and product quality to our family of natural brands, always putting pet health first.

Our Mishawaka manufacturing facility is committed to nutritional innovation, product quality, and safety. To ensure our product quality, we control the entire manufacturing process in Mishawaka, from consistent quality checks on all raw materials coming into the plant to the shipment of our finished product to customers. Our employees take pride in the product we produce for the pets who depend on us. We offer our employees a positive, friendly work environment where you can grow your skills, competitive pay and excellent benefits Come join us!

Position Summary: The Process Technician is responsible to set-up, operate and disassemble processing equipment in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures and GMPs. Operate processing equipment, grinding, batching, extrusion, drying, coating, fresh meat according to scheduled production needs. All of our Process Technicians regularly work twelve hour shifts on a biweekly rotation 3-4 days a week with every other weekend off. Weekends and overtime are required.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Set-up, operate and disassemble processing equipment in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures and GMPs.
  • Responsible for setting up and starting up production equipment according to the production schedule.
  • Troubleshoot production line equipment as needed.
  • Monitor product, visually and with micrometer; ensure product is running according to job specifications.
  • Monitor equipment and use tools to make adjustments and perform basic maintenance as required.
  • Change die to insure correct kibble sizes by brand and SKU.
  • Check and document moisture, temperature, protein and liquid fat levels on frequent basis to ensure product meets all quality parameters.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Workplace Safety:

  • Completes safety system documentation and verifies compliance to program standards. Reports deviations to Supervisor.
  • Participates in mandatory safety trainings and adheres to all safety policies
  • Required to report all safety issues, near misses, and injuries

Quality & Food Safety:

  • Completes quality & food safety system documentation and verifies compliance to program standards. Reports deviations to Supervisor.
  • Participates in mandatory food safety and quality training program requirements
  • Preserves the integrity of the BRC system through adherence to the policies and procedures outlined. Takes actions necessary to resolve food safety and quality system deficiencies
  • Required to report food safety and quality system failures and take actions necessary to preserve the BRC system.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ability to read, write, and communicate using the English language.
  • Ability to work in an environment which includes frequent exposure to elements such as odor, noise, heat, cold, dust and chemicals.
  • Demonstrate mechanical aptitude.
  • Must be familiar with use of hand tools and measuring devices
  • Good verbal and mathematical capability at a high school level.
  • Ability to read and understand process operating procedures.
  • Familiarity with computer applications.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Previous experience setting up production machines.
  • Prior experience in a production environment, preferably food or beverage manufacturing.

WellPet LLC is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We celebrate diversity and are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or Veteran status.





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Posted: 2021-06-03 Expires: 2021-07-05

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