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Company: Bariatrix Nutrition Inc.
Industry: Health-food manufacturing
Location: Lachine, Montreal

Bariatrix Nutrition is a company active in the development of high protein products since the mid-70s, with subsidiaries in the US and Europe. Our leadership team is composed of experts in their respective fields, who are dedicated to the development and manufacturing of products related to clinical weight management. Bariatrix Nutrition is dedicated to high nutritional standards while ensuring quality and taste. Our protein-rich, reduced-calorie foods and supplements are highly effective and popular within the weight-loss industry. Our products include, protein bars, pastas and cookies of reduced-calories, as well as powdered drinks, meal replacements, smoothies, pudding mix and the like. Bariatrix Nutrition is a unique company that researches, develops, markets and manufactures its own products, which are catered to our client’s specific dietary needs.

Bariatrix Nutrition is looking for dynamic and dedicated professionals to join our team and to enhance your knowledge while working in collaboration with experts in our diverse departments. We offer new opportunities in various fields, such as nutrition, food manufacturing, administration, finance, production, research and development, quality control, preventative maintenance and mechanics that far outweighs the competition.

Are you a highly motivated and hardworking individual with the skills and knowledge of the food industry and wish to gain experience within the health food and manufacturing domain?


Title: Machine operator

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Reports to: Production supervisor

Department: Production

Summary of responsibilities:

Under the responsibility of production supervisor, the machine operator supplies, operates, adjusts, cleans and monitors the equipment according to established rules. He coordinates activities with the conveyer attendants on the packaging line. He is responsible for completing assigned tasks effectively in a timely fashion, while maintaining standards of quality and safety procedures. Good communication with the supervisor, conveyor clerk, lead hand mezzanine and quality control technicians is essential to ensure the production of a quality product.


List of responsibilities

Operation of packaging line:

  • Asserting that the machine is ready to operate before the personnel’s arrival, must insure a follow up with the operator that replaces him on the next shift
  • Verifies the weight spec sheet and ensures that the weight is respected during production, in case of nonconformity, the machine operator needs to make the necessary adjustments
  • Corrects nonconformities reported by the employees on the conveyor
  • Validates and coordinates with the conveyors clerk and quality control the changes on the batch
  • If necessary counts the losses (sachets and powder) and reports the losses on the production sheet
  • Completes the operation and the CSP reports for each production
  • Does lubrication as a preventive measure
  • Communicates all equipment problems, mayor or minor, to the mechanics
  • Ensures to follow all working methods by respecting the companies politics for hygiene and safety

Bar line operation:

  • Set up and adjust processing and packaging machines for the start of operations hygiene
  • Operate single-function machines to extract, mix, stir, bake, chill, freeze or for any other stage of bars manufacturing process
  • Perform tests during the process so that products are in established quality standards and make necessary adjustments
  • Complete production records by indicating the date, weight, temperature and measurements of various parameters of the products produced or in production.

Product change:

  • Ensures follow up procedures for padlocks
  • Disassembles and reassembles equipment
  • Performs washing, rinsing and sanitizing of equipment according to allergens sequences, respecting the sanitation methods
  • Mechanically adjusts the machine according to setup sheets for format requiredValidates and coordinates with the conveyor attendants the product changeHas the startup of the line approved by the quality control department Validates the product to be packaged as well as their labelsValidates with the mezzanine clerk that the correct product is packaged with the correct lot number

Change of format on the bar line:

  • Insures follow up procedures for padlocks
  • Disassembles and reassembles equipment
  • Installs parts for the appropriate format for new product to be packaged
  • Validates and coordinates with the conveyor attendants the format changeMechanically adjusts the machine according to setup sheets for format required
  • Adjusts speed of the machine according to established criteria.

Verification of the quality of the product as per established norms:

  • Verifies that the code and other information applied on the little bags or on labels are correct, readable and same as in the SPEC 's
  • Check the weight and general appearance of the bags comply with predetermined standards
  • Verifies that the information on the boxes are the same as the products inside
  • Verifies that the boxes staked on pallets meet the planned scheme
  • Verifies that the crates stacked on pallets meet the planned scheme
  • Communicates quality problems to supervisor and quality control department.

Other tasks:

  • Keeps all new amendments in the binder up to date
  • Maintains all new amendments in the binder for layout settings for changes in the set up
  • Helps other packaging lines when necessary
  • Maintains work environment clean and tidy
  • Communicates and collaborates with the warehouse and the quality control department
  • Informs his supervisor of service requests to enter in Superbase system.
  • Seeks to find solutions to improve the quality and efficiency and to reduce losses of raw materials and packaging
  • Guides and form new operators
  • May be required to work in other departments if requested by supervisor
  • May perform any other activities as requested by his supervisor.



Requirements

Level of education

High school

Diploma

DES
Completed

Work experience (years)

0-2 years

Written languages

Fr : Intermediate
En : Intermediate

Spoken languages

Fr : Intermediate
En : Intermediate

Requested skills

Required qualifications:

  • A combination of education and experience as a machine operator
  • 2 years of experience in a similar position
  • Knowledge of food hygiene standards (HACCP)
  • Knowledge of good food practices in manufacturing
  • Knowledge of set ups
  • Knowledge of the SIMDUT
  • Computer skills is an asset

 

Skills Personal qualities:

  • Initiative
  • Troubleshooting
  • Teamwork
  • Detail oriented
  • Analytical
  • Capacity to propose solutions to recurring problems
  • Concern for quality and safety
  • Capable to work under pressure

Benefits

Cafeteria

Cafeteria

Company discounts

Company discounts

Dental insurance

Dental insurance

Free parking

Free parking

Life insurance

Life insurance

Long-term disability insurance

Long-term disability insurance

Medical and paramedical expenses coverage

Medical and paramedical expenses coverage

Paid sick leave

Paid sick leave

Pension plan

Pension plan

Professional training and development program

Professional training and development program

Public transportation nearby

Public transportation nearby

Short-term disability insurance

Short-term disability insurance

Travel insurance

Travel insurance

Vacation

Vacation