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Syrup Technician – Clearwater, FL

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Syrup Tech 1 and 2 (Material Handler and Syrup Batcher)

Monin Gourmet Flavorings has been continuously named a Top Workplace. Through our companies Mission and Values, we exceed customer satisfaction while staying committed and never compromising the quality of our product. Along with being responsible and accountable to others we acknowledge and are dedicated to social and environmental responsibility. Here at Monin we take great pride in our history but are always working towards new innovated ideas!

Position Summary: The Syrup Tech works to produce syrups, purees and concentrated flavors in accordance with Monin quality standards, GMPs, Safe Quality Food requirements and FDA guidelines for safe production of food products. Multiple levels of this role may be achieved through increased skill set and responsibility level.

Essential Job Functions:

Syrup Tech I:

  • Material Handling- print material requisition sheets and use Navision and inventory gun to locate and weigh raw materials according to formulas, using metric unit of measure.
  • Manage & coordinate with QA to retest and discard expired raw materials.
  • Batch assist during syrup production.
  • Maintain raw material locations and organization both physically and in Navision and assist in cycle counting.
  • Confirm with R&D material requisition sheet for accuracy and version prior to staging and weighing raw ingredients. (1st time run) and pull samples for R&D when needed.
  • Perform CIP functions on various batching equipment and perform titrations on cleaning chemicals.
  • Unload liquid sugar and dry sugar.
  • Maintain cleanliness of work areas and complete cleaning checklists.
  • Ensure that all work instructions and job aids are followed, and all documentation and quality checks are completed following SQF requirements.
  • Use continuous improvement mindset to improve processes.
  • Ability to troubleshoot process nonconformities, identify root causes and take corrective action.
  • Maintain a clean, sanitary and safe work area and follow chemical handling procedures.
  • Report any food safety and food quality related issues to management.
  • Weigh and stage ingredients for scheduled syrup batches.
  • Upholds and inspires adoption of company mission and values.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Syrup Tech II:

  • All defined Syrup Tech I responsibilities.
  • Set-up, operate and monitor syrup production equipment.
  • Manage, prioritize, coordinate with production to efficiently execute daily production schedule.
  • Coordinate with R&D on first time batches.
  • Use PLC and various batching equipment to batch and process syrups.
  • Understand flow paths and automated sequences between tanks and equipment for transfer, processing and pasteurization of syrups.
  • Monitor sugar levels for syrup production and notify supervisor when there are possible shortages.
  • Lead and participate in various equipment PM’s, Sugar hydration, water polisher, and CIP system.
  • Lead and participate in scale and instrument calibrations.
  • Assist in training and instruction for new syrup employees.
  • Understand and use system software: Factory Talk Batch, E-procedures, & Navision and how they are all used in conjunction to batching syrup.
  • Assist in troubleshooting system malfunctions and errors.
  • Provide leadership when supervisors and manager are not available. Serve as back up to Syrup Supervisor.
  • Upholds and inspires adoption of company mission and values.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma or GED preferred; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Able to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.
  • Must be able and willing to learn clean-in-place (CIP) controls, Factory Talk Batch and Navision.
  • Ability to stand, reach, walk, stoop, push, pull and lift and carry up to 50lbs.
  • Must be able to work in a wet environment with some exposure to cleaning chemicals.
  • Comfortable working with volatile and dust producing food ingredients.
  • Must be able to work effectively individually and as part of a team.
  • Must follow safety standards to ensure a safe working environment for self and coworkers.
  • Certified to use forklift, walk behind lift, and electric pallet jack.
  • Must be detail oriented and ensure batches are made exactly according to recipe and SOP.

Compensation/Benefits:
  • This position is compensated at an hourly rate. Hours and shifts may vary, workdays may include weekends and occasional overtime may be required.
  • A full suite of benefits is provided including health, dental and vision insurance; 401k with Company match; and paid time off.
  • This is a safety sensitive position

Monin is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all qualified candidates to apply.
Monin is a Drug Free Workplace and does pre-employment drug screening.

About Monin:

Founded in 1912 in Bourges, France and family-owned and operated for three generations, Monin is the premier provider of flavoring products for creating specialty beverage and flavorful culinary solutions. With manufacturing facilities on three continents and product availability in more than 145 countries, Monin is recognized as the leading global flavor solution provider. For more information, visit www.monin.com

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