Batching Technician (Syrup Maker) - #94690

Refresco Group

Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Surrey, BC
Contract type: Full time

Key Accountabilities:

The following are essential duties and responsibilities for this position:

  • Adhere to all health and safety policies/procedures, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and wear the required personal protective equipment (PPE) while in the warehouse or production areas.
  • Responsible to adhere to food quality and food safety as per quality standards and/or Safe Quality Food requirements.
  • Stage concentrate and other ingredients prior to batching. Ensure verification of ingredients and expiry dates prior to opening any pails or starting to mix.
  • Complete and sign the formula card, lock out the syrup tank and take the formula card to the laboratory. Make adjustments as directed.
  • Complete all required reports (including work orders, action reports, etc.) legibly and in a timely manner. If a mechanical problem exists with a valve or a tank, contact Maintenance or a Manager immediately. Do not use the tank or affected valve until approved by Maintenance or a Manager.
  • Keep both the can line and the bottle line supplied with syrup.
  • Immediately inform the Scheduler, Quality Assurance Manager or Production Manager of potential problems (shortages, lack of tanks, etc.)
  • Plan tank usage in advance to maximize batch sizes.
  • Must follow all measure and mixing instructions, no deviations are permitted.
  • Work closely with the Filler Operator, Quality Assurance and Lead Hands to perform flush outs and product changes in a timely manner and ensure product quality.
  • Do not mix more than four hours ahead in the schedule to allow for mechanical difficulties or schedule changes.
  • Notify Scheduler of sweetener delivery problems.
  • Work closely with all departments to improve quality, increase efficiencies, improve yields and eliminate out of specification or damaged product.
  • Complete and sign the formula card, lock out the syrup tank and take the formula card to the laboratory.
  • Keep the syrup room clean and sanitary.
  • Communicate with the syrup maker coming on shift any supply, mechanical or scheduling problems.
  • Monitoring of concentrate and ingredient lot numbers.


  • Experience in a fast moving packaged goods environment, beverage production experience preferred
  • Formal training in areas such as WHIMIS, HACCP, Hygiene etc. preferred
  • Forklift certification may be required
  • Able to routinely lift 60lbs
  • Able to perform duties within a high stress/pressure environment Have a sound general knowledge of mathematical skills, e. measurements/formulas
  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written (English)
  • Solid comprehension of production schedules and laboratory testing
  • Understand quality improvement, increase efficiencies, improve yields and eliminate out of specification or damaged product. Attention to detail required.

Education and Experience:

  • High School Certification
  • 3-5 years relevant work experience in a manufacturing environment

Working Conditions:

  • Physical-Continuously standing or walking. Regular requirements to lift/handle/carry material or equipment of moderate weight.
  • Visual/Sensory-This position requires regular need to give moderate attention with one or two senses at a time.
  • Work environment- Work and environment are very repetitive.
  • Mental Stress- There is pronounced pressure from deadlines, production quotas, accuracy or similar demands.

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