Ajinomoto Foods North America

  • Machine Operator 1st Shift Line 1&2

    Job Locations US-CA-San Diego
    Posted Date 1 month ago(8/15/2019 6:32 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Job Field
    Direct Laborer / Operator
    Targeted Job Start Date
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
    First Shift
  • Overview


    Under immediate direction is able to effectively and safely assemble, operate, and disassemble assigned production equipment, required to prepare and process ingredients in accordance with procedures and guidelines established by the company or customer specifications.


    • Perform line set up, start up, operations, closing, and changeover of equipment and ensures that designated equipment is in operational condition for on time start-ups.
    • Records specific down time information and interacts with maintenance or other departments to determine root cause.
    • Ensures that all equipment in area is in operational state, and informs Leads or other operators of any irregularities with equipment.
    • Loads ingredients automatically and strictly follows formula and specification form directions step by step in order to mix, slice, prepare and cook raw ingredients required by production, while avoiding waste, downtime and ensuring product consistency.
    • Ensures all mixed ingredients meet quality standards and communicates any deviations to the immediate supervisor.
    • Ensure product quality is met throughout process.
    • Ensures all safety devices are operable and being used.
    • Records information regarding ingredients, timing, quantities, temperatures, etc.
    • Works closely and communicates with other Machine Operators in order to keep equipment running to avoid downtime.
    • Maintains constant pace with production needs in order to avoid production delays.
    • Keeps ingredients coolers and other work areas clean and organized.
    • Handles and stores raw ingredients according to procedures.
    • Monitors and maintains proper rotation of raw goods.
    • Follow Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) at all times.
    • Performs checks, inspections to verify quality and adjustments as necessary.
    • Performs general housekeeping duties in worker area; maintains a clean and safe work area.
    • Complies with the plant’s policies including, but not limited to, safety, good manufacturing practices, food safety, and employment and work rules.
    • Performs other duties as assigned
    • Must be able to bend and lift up to 50 pounds repetitively, while using proper lifting techniques.
    • Must be able to stand, walking for extended periods of time up to 12 hours a day.
    • Must be able to climb stairs, push, and pull, squat, bend, and reach at, above and below shoulders. Repetitive use of hands.
    • Must be able to work overtime and week-ends as necessary


    ·         1 year experience operating industrial processing or packaging equipment; food manufacturing experience preferred

    ·         Must have mechanical aptitude and intermediate troubleshooting skills

    ·         Ability to uphold safety, food safety, and production quality standards

    ·         Be capable of operating measuring instruments, such as a weight scale and thermometer

    ·         Capable of performing basic math calculations and use a calculator

    ·         Ability to communicate in a concise and clear manner with team members

    ·         Self-motivated individual who requires minimal supervision and direction

    ·         Ability to work calmly and effectively under pressure

    ·         Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline oriented environment

    ·         Ability to read, understand and follow written specifications,

    ·         Ability to read to blueprints or equipment diagrams a plus.


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