Ajinomoto Foods North America

  • Veggie Blend Mixer

    Job Locations US-OR-Portland
    Posted Date 3 months ago(12/18/2018 1:20 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Job Field
    Direct Laborer / Operator
    Targeted Job Start Date
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
    First Shift
  • Overview

    Ajinomoto Foods, Inc. is a specialty frozen food manufacturing company, looking for an individual skilled in food production to process frozen vegetables in a cold environment.  The Veggie Blend Mixer will follow all company policies with regards to Safety, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), Food Safety and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) standards.


    • Provide support for the manufacturing processes of different lines. Obtain vegetables, beef, and/or onion and other items from freezers or cooler. Weigh vegetables and various proteins into batches to be mixed or cooked and provided to the lines. Keep various work areas clean and organized as per company Good Housekeeping Procedures.
    • Assist in equipment set up during Start-Up and disassembling of equipment at the end of the production day. Production equipment may consist of Veggie Mixer, Watanabe, and Urshel Slicer.       May operate other equipment necessary in support of production needs and demands.
    • May be assigned to various production rooms which may require activities related to the job function of supporting that specific line. May also be assigned as a general laborer supporting a specific production line.
    • Must follow the Verification Process by verifying all ingredients pulled before using.
    • Must be competent and understand all necessary paper work and production flowcharts critical to the manufacturing, mixing and weighing of various items.
    • Must understand and follow all warehouse and logistical Standard Operating Procedures specifically in the areas of “Additional Materials” and “Returns”.
    • Maintain good control of ingredients and balance by utilizing FIFO (First In, First Out) method.
    • Must be able to read, analyze and comprehend the production schedule and various production documentation critical to the daily operation of each production line.
    • May be required to become EPJ (Electric Pallet Jack) certified and/or HACCP Monitor certified.


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



    Some Food Manufacturing experience preferred and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience. Willing to train as deemed necessary.



    Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos. Ability to write reports. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from group managers, employees, clients, customers, and the general public.



    Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.



    Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.



    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle or feel, speak and hear. The employee is required to stand, walk, bend, reach with hands and arms, perform repetitive motions, and possibly climb stairs or ladders. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.


    Job is physically demanding, requiring heavy lifting over long periods of time. And requires extended periods standing.


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