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Process Technician Trainee- Slate Hill

Department: Operations - Slate Hill
Location: Slate Hill, NY

Process Technician Trainee

Slate Hill, NY

1st Shift 7am- 3:30pm (Monday-Friday)

2nd Shift 3pm-11:30pm (Monday-Friday)

3rd Shift 11pm- 7:30 am (Monday-Friday)


Entry level position to learn and follow current safety policies and procedures and production SOPís (standard operating procedures) to process WIP (work in process) and FP (final product) through the screening and packaging stages. Multiple growth opportunities associated with the position as well as in the overall company.




  1. Follows all safety rules and job function related Production SOPs.


  1. Selects proper size screen, measured in mesh or TBC; checking for dirt and holes.


  1. Assembles screen to machines checking for proper assembly (tight, locking, and caps.)


  1. Checks the position of the screening equipment so that it is centered under hopper.


  1. Checks position of drums under the discharge chutes, and that the correct number of drums are used.


  1. Prepares proper drum size with plastic liner.


  1. Prepares color coded labels and tape for drum per standard operating procedure (SOP) for correct product name, product code number, batch number, date, and partial weight (when available).


  1. Screens ingredients according to instructions by operating circular vibratory     screens to include selecting correct ingredient, screen size, ensuring that      equipment is fully operational, taking test samples at prescribed intervals   and ensuring that products are accurately drummed, weighed and labeled.


  1. Performs material handling duties as needed to maintain Encap production operations by moving material (raws, WIP and/or FP) to any area (staging, holding, warehouse) as needed.


10. Performs housekeeping duties to maintain equipment and work areas in sanitary condition.


11. Follows all safety policies and procedures including use of safety equipment (PPE) and equipment safeguards.


12. Other related duties.


13. Responsible for food safety.


14. Responsible for notifying supervisor of any incident affecting food safety.


15. Must be proficient in all requirements of the Skill Block Qualification associated with position.



Education and Experience:

High School or equivalent education. Ability to read, write and perform mathematical calculations. Good oral communication skills.


Continuous physical activity throughout the work day such as climbing, balancing, stooping, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting (60 lbs.), hearing, talking, repetitive motion, and moving objects (up to 250 lbs.)


Ability to distinguish colors and operate a forklift


Works inside most of the time, periodically with temperatures and noise above ambient level, proximity to moving mechanical parts and wears respirator when manufacturing specified products.


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