Location: Suffolk VA
Background & Purpose of the Job
The largest tea processing facility in the United States, Lipton Tea, is looking for Tea Blending Associate at its manufacturing plant in Suffolk, Virginia..
The Tea Blending Associate plays an essential role in operating and maintaining blending assets within the factory. This includes regular tea blending and specialty tea blending – both liquids and dry.
Who You Are & What You’ll Do
The Tea Blending Associate reports to the Production Supervisor. This individual is self-motivated and possesses strong teamwork, interpersonal, written/verbal communication, and problem-solving skills.
Responsibilities of the role (not inclusive):
Understand and comply with all safety and quality standards required for blending
Manufacture of Tea Blends (Black, Herbal, Green, Flavored Black, Flavored Green, Liquid Flavors) by staging ingredients and blending to meet BOM requirements
Operating the blending robot, baler, AZO equipment, Tote/Bag station, Pepsi bagger filling station, vacuum system, ST Blenders, Liquids Room Blending
Organize and use different teas and ingredients, including properly labeling and utilizing the FIFO concept when handling partial pallets of materials
Perform cycle counts
Blend and fill super sacks, gaylords, and drums to meet production requirements in Main Blending and Specialty Tea room
Receive tea from external warehouse
Receive ingredients from 3rd parties
Stack pallets to load onto pallet trailer
Participate in AM, loss control, and other WCM related activities
Perform housekeeping duties
Assist in change overs, including draining tea in the Main Blending as well as Specialty Tea Room
Understand the organic SOP and perform the organic cleaning to meet the SOP requirements as needed
Sample for quality
Complete daily consumption documentation and quality checklists
record and document trailer inspections
Use SAP & RF guns and issue tea to blend orders in SAP
Complete all other assigned duties
Must maintain an active forklift license, training will be given if needed
What You’ll Need To Succeed
High School diploma or GED
2+ years operations experience
Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
Must be able to bend, stoop, reach, and lift 50 lbs.
Must achieve qualification level and completion of all training modules associated with assigned equipment.
A WorkKeys assessment with a passing score is required. A score of 4 or more points in all WorkKeys assessments will be considered a passing score (SILVER diploma or higher).
Employment is subject to verification of pre-screening tests, which may include drug screening, physical and background check.
Unilever is an organization committed to diversity and inclusion to drive our business results and create a better future every day for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. For more information, please seeEqual Employment Opportunity Posters
Employment is subject to verification of pre-screening tests, which may include drug screening, background check, credit check and DMV check.
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