MACHINE OPERATOR- WINERY December-2022 (JC000000038)


1 Yrs



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Job Purpose
Under the guidance of a Blender, the Job holder offers support in  blending of spirits, wines, juices , RTD, receipt of raw materials, offloading of bulk cream/Spirit/Wine, and operation of cellar equipment . The position follows standard work methods and practices safe work habits to ensure Primary Production is as efficient and safe as possible.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities 
Area 1: Cellar Operations 
•Under moderate supervision, performs basic, routine wine making and blending tasks including but not limited to: cleaning and sanitizing Cellar fittings, hoses, fixed process lines, tanks, pumps, filters and water processing equipment; 
•Bulk liquid movements including pumping, racking, filtration, tank to tank liquid transfer and bulk liquid offloading
•Operate pumps, plate and frame filters, centrifuge, Tetra Pak Processing unit, and water processing equipment. Carry out daily autonomous maintenance of machines, monitor and report operational malfunction
•Participate and deliver on E2 & MDWT requirements
•Measure and calculate routine workplace data.
•Keep confidentiality on product related formulations and information
•Responsible for compliance with the requirements of SOPs, policies and corporate operational efficiency/environmental measures cascaded to this position. 
•Proper identification of product in tanks 
•Retain necessary process documents for all tasks undertaken at different process steps 

Area 2: RO Machine Operation
•Operate and Maintain Reverse osmosis Plant to produce optimum Quality and Quantity of potable water
•Inspect, service and repair components of the water treatment plant including water intakes, pipes, water storage vessels, chemical treatment equipment controls, circulation pumps and valves
•Maintain general administration of Ro Operations to ensure adequacy of water supply for Blending and CIP Processes
•Prepare Job cards for servicing and repairs
•Inspect the RO Plant on a continuous basis to ensure effective operations
•Establish & Implement CIP and Autonomous Maintenance Plans
•Ensure conformance to Preventive Maintenance Plans
•Maintain Operational logs and Maintenance reports and provide the same to Line Manager/Engineering on a daily basis
•Management of RO Inventory

Area 3: Reports
•Cleaning logs
•Raw material & Chemical reconciliation reports
•Pasteurization logs
•Fermentation logs
•Machine Operation logs
•Material Receipt Reports
•MDWT reports
•5s reports
•Safety reports
•Equipment Maintenance Reports
•Processed Water Quality Reports

Area 4: Safety 
•Work in line with the requirements of the Best Safety, Occupational, Health and Good Manufacturing
•Identify work place hazards for permanent removal

Minimum Requirements
•Diploma in Food Science and Technology, Industrial Chemistry, or related field
•At least one (1) years’ experience in Syrup room operations, Tetra Pak processing unit operations or Alcoholic beverage blending operations
•Practical experience in use of MS packages and ERP systems.

•In-depth knowledge of production processes related to the manufacture of Wines/spirits/RTD and operation of Cellar equipment 
•Excellent communication skills both written and oral.
•Strong attention to detail and the ability to determine the root cause of a problem.
•Excellent analytical skills
•Ability to carry out blending calculations and interpretation of formulations
•Ability to set priorities and work independently within set guidelines.
•High level of Integrity.

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