Team Technician, Kitchen (D)

The Nature's Bounty Co.
August 27, 2020
San Antonio, TX
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Company Description

The Nature's Bounty Co. is a privately held, global leader in health and wellness with a rich history and proven track record in the nutritional market. As a manufacturer, marketer and online seller of vitamins, dietary supplements, minerals, herbals, protein bars and powders, and ethical beauty products, our purpose is to create a happier, healthier world using the power of science and nature. The brands of The Nature's Bounty Co. are some of the most trusted in the world including Nature's Bounty®, Pure Protein®, Solgar®, Osteo Bi-Flex®, Sundown®, Body Fortress®, MET-Rx® and Ester-C®.

Inclusion and Diversity in the workplace matters at The Nature’s Bounty Co.  This includes being focused on retaining and recruiting a diverse workforce and building a culture of inclusivity.  Our goal is to create a place where people feel respected, valued and able to bring their authentic selves to work each day. 

Did we mention that we also offer excellent benefits, competitive compensation and a progressive, healthy company culture? If you’ve ever spent your workdays watching the clock, you know how important a positive work environment is for a person’s well-being. The Nature’s Bounty Co. is committed to supporting wellness in all forms. And when it comes to wellness, nature is a pretty good place to start.

Job Description

The Kitchen Team Technician will perform a variety of tasks within the manufacturing facility as needed, with a primary focus in the Kitchen department. This includes monitoring and managing waste water discharge and operate the Automatic Batching System (ABS) via the upstairs Human Machine Interface (HMI).

Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Set-up, clean, operate and adjust all Kitchen equipment (forklift, overhead hoist, hand jack, scale, flexicon, auger, weigher, pectin hopper, downstairs and upstairs Human Machine Interface (HMI), Deionized (DI) room, cooker, vacuum pump, vacumizer, color and flavor kegs, critical control point (CCP) and control point (CP) screens, vitamin tanks, acid tanks, Automatic Batching System (ABS), floor scrubber, tray washer etc.) operations in a mass/high volume production environment
  • Ability to read and follow operating and/or written procedures to conduct assigned tasks safely and within standard time
  • Perform all functions according to Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and company Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) meeting required production standards
  • Fully trained and qualified in all operating instructions, SOP’s, JHA, and area specific technical instructions for assigned role
  • Use intermediate mathematical skills and metric units to calculate adjustments to batch records when needed
  • Properly document and maintain logbooks/batch records
  • Monitors and ensure proper use of critical control point (CCP) screens for quality assurance
  • Captures waste water discharge for environmental compliance
  • Performs in-process brix checks to ensure product meets product and batch specifications.
  • Flows to the Work (FTW): supports gummy inspection, monitoring Mogul stacker (and other areas) in production as needed
  • Conduct quality checks to ensure product meets dimensional and appearance requirements.
  • Engage in Daily Shift meetings using 2 way communications to review shift actual results to goals. Take individual accountability in assisting the team in identifying and closing actions to resolve problems.
  • Maintain a clean, organized and safe work environment through the use of visual management tools and standards; responsible for proper waste disposal
  • Coordinate activities within a team environment and be flexible in adapting to changing work environment. Follow escalation process, standard work, and assist team in “Why Why” Problem Solving Analysis
  • Other duties as assigned
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