Silo Specialist

The Silo Specialist coordinates all aspects of the silo farm operations; manages the quality and integrity of all ingredients stored in the silos by maintaining all critical control points (temperatures, pressures, sterility, cleanliness, etc.) and the equipment reliability. He/She must coordinate the loading, unloading, CIPs, GMPs, inventory control/management and documentation of the silo areas. The Silo Specialist will direct, train, develop silo personnel; provide continuous oversight of all silo related processes to ensure that SOPs are rigidly followed and enforced and that critical control points appropriately monitored. The Silo Specialists immediate customer is the Aseptic Processing arm of the Aseptic Production Department.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Is the overall leader for the silo area across all shifts, displays high standards and demonstrates the ability to manage a fast paced environment through excellent time management skills and people management skills.
The Silo Specialist is responsible for the providing input and critical feedback on the job performance of Silo Operators and other Personnel that may interact with silo area.
The Silo Specialists internal customers are, Planning Department, Inventory, Quality Dept, R&D Dept, Technical Dept, Project Dept and the Aseptic Supervisors. The external customers for the Silo Specialist are, tanker drivers, pig-feed truckers.
Able to communicate in a clear, concise and professional manner, orally and written, between all customers both internal and external.
Provide solution to issues and develop action plans for improvement. Always thinking on how we can continuously improve this area.
Maintain Silo Inventory/Information audits and processes to ensure Processing Team Leaders and Supervisors have access to the most current inventories.
Ensure all received ingredients get entered into the QAD system using Silo computer.
Unload all types of trucks and tankers that deliver bulk ingredients to the silo area: Milk, Wine, soy, rice, coconut water bladders, Juices etc. Develop SOPs or standard work processes to ensure all personnel can do these tasks correctly and efficiently.
Ensure the management of silo inventory info systems e.g. silo placards, electronic information with accurate silo inventory, temperatures, levels, last CIPd, date filled and expiration date. Ensure all Silo Operators adhere to these standards.
Use the tanker schedule to plan and allocate the proper silos to receive products with out delays.
Before unloading ensure all documentation is in order and samples have been taken and tested
CNP Pre-Product Truck Inspection
SOP SF002 Acceptability of silo for product
Sampling Procedure for Soy Base
Conduct the appropriate Quality checks in accordance with CNP SOPs
CNP Pre-Product Silo inspection
Tankers clean according to wash out tag, seals in place, temperatures recorded and documented
Ensure all hoses have been CIPd, correctly connected, flow meters calibrated, hoses, clamps, valves are not leaking and all equipment working properly
Inspect for leaks throughout silo/tanker process both loading and unloading.
Minimize product loss
Document CNP Kosher Truck inspection and distribute correctly Ensure Bill of Lading, Certificate of Analysis, drivers wash out tag and load sheet are completed and distributed correctly
Ensure the use of the pocket silo audit and perform audit at least 2 times per shift.
Properly tag each hose and silo for cleanliness, product stored, date CIPd and date filled
Communicate daily with VTIS operators, Team Leads, Supervisors status of Silo lines, Silo CIPs
Coordinate Silo/hose CIP with the VTIS/Almix users to ensure no bottlenecks for cleanings
Perform CIP and Allergen tests, swabs to ensure no product contamination
Participate in the Food safety team.
Maintain a timely management of all Silos, hoses, CIPs with correct documentation.
Maintain a timely management of all fittings, valves COP (clean out of place).
Maintain in a timely manner the confirmation of silos, lines CIPd on the Silo board.
Maintain cleanliness, neatness and safety of silo farm area.
Maintain PMs and properly fill out orange action tags and follow-up.
Take initiative and participate/leads improvement efforts in the silo areas.
Maintain updates to OPLs/SOPs for Silo area.
Ensure all milk receiving is executed as per SOP and Dairy requirements.
Ensure all CIP systems are functioning properly to CIP silos effectively. Alert appropriate resources and provide accurate problem statements as needed.
Coach, Train and oversee any silo assistants you may have working with you.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Leadership Responsibilities (Management & Team Leaders Only):
Demonstrates strong ownership qualities and provides a positive role model for the Silo personnel to
Standards, licenses, registration and Certifications:
Forklift Certification
Essential Skills and Abilities:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the essential skills and abilities satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the skills and/or abilities required.
Teamwork and Professionalism team spirited, exhibits objectivity and openness to others views; gives and welcomes feedback; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyones efforts to succeed. Approaches others in a tactful and professional manner; reacts well under pressures; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; reacts with sensitivity toward emotional topics and issues; behaviours support CNP core values (per Employee Handbook).
Oral and Written Communication speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and obtains clarification; responds well to questions; participates in meetings. Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; able to read and interpret written information
Diversity and Ethics shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; educates others on the value of diversity; promotes a harassment-free environment. Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values.
Attendance/Dependability is consistently at work and on time as scheduled; demonstrates good use of discretionary time; arrives at meetings and appointments on time. Follows instructions; responds to management direction; takes responsibility for actions; keeps commitments; completes tasks on time.
Interpersonal Skills open and honest, focuses on solving conflicts, not blaming; maintains confidentiality; listens to others without interrupting; keeps emotions under control; remains open to the ideas of others. Treats people fairly; works well in group problem solving situations; develops/champions new ideas; asks for and offers help when needed.
Education and/or Experience:
High School Diploma or equivalent
Experience in a food processing environment or other manufacturing facility desirable
Inventory management skills
Must possess oral, written and listening skills necessary to communicate with team members, management and customers.
Must be able to read and interpret batch sheets
WCM knowledge
Detailed oriented
Mathematical skills
Manage FIFO
Food Industry knowledge
Performance Measures: Perform to Target the following KPIs
Product accuracy
Product quantity accuracy
On-time delivery
Safe acts
Inventory accuracy
Documentation accuracy
Less than 3 days of unclean drum inventory
0 receiving errors
Silo Personnel performance

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