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Job Title: Washout Operator (NSC)
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Location: Bakersfield, CA
 
Bolthouse Farms is a farm located in California's fertile San Joaquin Valley, known for high-quality consumer brands and innovative products. Bolthouse Farms is a market share leader in growing and distributing carrots. In addition, Bolthouse Farms produces and sells super-premium juices, smoothies, protein shakes and café beverages under the Bolthouse Farms® brand name. In recent years, Bolthouse Farms diversified its offerings by launching a line of premium refrigerated yogurt dressings and extra virgin olive oil vinaigrettes. The Bolthouse Farms mission is to change the way people consume healthy foods and beverages. The company was acquired by Campbell Soup Company on Aug. 6, 2012. To learn more about the company's mission and see the entire line of current products, visit www.bolthouse.com

JOB DESCRIPTION:
Washout Operator will locate and shuttle full trailers of whole carrots to the flume line for unloading, open gates, and remove empty trailer. Washout Operator will also operate hydraulic water pressure cranes to empty trailers of carrots into the flume elevator-conveyor system in accordance with GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) and established SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures).

JOB DUTIES:
• Responsible for heavy equipment operation including; forklifts, yard lifts, pallet jacks, and shuttle trucks. Moves shuttle truck to place product under washer, making sure that the correct load of carrots is being washed by checking paperwork against load information
• Operates hydraulic water pressure crane to empty trailers of raw carrots into the flume elevator-conveyor system
• Keeps track of loads washed for accurate data tracking
• Writes ticket number, sequence, amount of load and time finished on tracking document
• At times, employee will collect, rotate, dump and store raw-product into cull trailers, rotate stock in soaker shed storage, inventory stock in soaker shed storage, load transport trucks, and accomplish all other tasks requiring the use of specified heavy equipment
• Will coordinate box changes to reduce overage and maximize efficiency and verify all tally file changes with Plant Operator
• Perform general housekeeping and clean-ups as required
• Perform other duties as assigned


REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
• Knowledge of basic mathematical skills
• Knowledge of e-mail, Internet software, manufacturing software, and Word Processing software
• Must be able to follow instructions
• Forklift certification required

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
• High School Diploma or equivalent; or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
• Valid California Driver’s License and clean driving record

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Six months to one year experience in a production facility
• Bilingual (English/Spanish)

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
• Environmental exposure- cold/wet conditions (40 ° or below)
• Material exposure-moving mechanical parts
• Occasional exposure to fumes, airborne particles and vibrations
• Must be able to lift, slide, and carry up to 50 lbs
• Must be able to stand for an extended period of time

HOURS & WORKDAYS:
2nd shift, Monday through Friday. When business requires overtime and weekends will be mandatory.


 
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