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Brine Station Operator


Hart, MI, Midwest United States, USA


Seneca Foods Corporation

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Food & Beverage Products and Processing

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Position Summary

This position will be charged with the operation of the brine mixing station. This will include: starting up and shutting down the brine making operation, ensuring sufficient raw materials are ordered and available, measuring and mixing ingredients according to specifications, understanding formulas in order to ensure proper specifications are met, troubleshooting and correcting problems, and completing documentation. Must be able to alter start/end time of shift based on production needs.

Essential Functions

  • Oversee entire brine making operation, including start up and shut down.
  • Make brine according to formula, ensuring specification compliance, for both new batches of brine and boosting the concentrations of brine already in use.
  • Breaking down formulas to assure the proper ratio of ingredients is maintained.
  • Train and give direction to other employees working in area.
  • Accurately complete necessary paperwork (finished goods tally, downtime, etc.).
  • Troubleshoot and correct problems as they occur; notify maintenance if assistance is needed.
  • Safely connect and disconnect sulfur dioxide (SO2) cylinders to the system.
  • Transfer SO2 safely and without release to the atmosphere.
  • Operate a semi-automated computer controlled batch system.
  • Lift 50# bags of chemicals and safely add powders to batch system.
  • Use proper lock out procedures when necessary and ensuring all other safety protocol is followed.
  • Use proper sanitation procedures to clean line as needed.
  • Maintain and operate forklift safely at all times; complete daily forklift tests.
  • Load brine into tankers or totes as required.
  • Alter start times based on the needs of production.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications & Certifications Required

  • Understand and use formulas
  • Ability to pass a respiratory fitness test
  • OSHA Forklift License
  • DHS Hazardous Chemical / Chemical of Interest Training including background check and DHS screening
  • Sulfur Dioxide Safety Training

Physical Demands of Job

The employee must be able to perform the physical demands listed below to perform this specific job functions:

  • Frequent standing and walking
  • Some climbing, bending, stooping, and twisting
  • Lifting and/or pushing/pulling up to 50 pounds
  • Must wear respiratory protection equipment when performing this work

Work Environment

The work environments listed here are representative of those that may be encountered by employee while performing the functions of this job:

  • Wet or humid conditions
  • Extreme temperatures
  • Exposure to sulfur dioxide in both liquid (brine) and gas state.
  • Exposure to calcium hydroxide (lime).
  • Exposure to cleaning chemicals
Seneca Foods Corporation is committed to providing equal opportunity for all, through a positive and continuing affirmative action program. No employee or applicant will be discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, military and/or veteran status or any other Federal or State legally protected classes. Seneca Foods Corporation will make reasonable accommodations for known physical or mental limitations of otherwise qualified employees and applicants with disabilities unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you are interested in applying for an employment opportunity and feel you need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA),
Internal Job Desc Header Required.Seneca Foods is one of North America's leading providers of packaged fruits and vegetables with facilities located throughout the United States. Our high quality products are primarily sourced from over 2,000 American farms. Seneca holds the largest share of of the retail private label, food service, and export canned vegetable markets, distributing to over 90 countries. Products are also sold under the brands of Libbys, Aunt Nellies, READ, Seneca Farms, Green Valley, CherryMan, Paradise, Pennant, and Seneca labels, including Seneca snack chips. Seneca also provides vegetable products to other companies under various co-pack arrangements.

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Job Post Date: 08/20/22
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