Blending Machine Operator

Date: 10 May 2024

Location: West Haven, CT, US, 06516

Company: Glanbia



Responsible and accountable for set-up, operation of machinery. Responsible for ensuring the machine produces high quality products, runs smoothly and at capacity, and is properly maintained. With direction from supervisor responsible for established machine and shift productivity, quality, and yield requirements




  • Understand and demonstrate how to read and execute batch sheet and instructions, sampling and labels
  • Understand basic blending principals and pass test
  • Understanding of safety training, lock out tag out, blood borne pathogens.
  • Demonstrate basic documentation of batch sheet, wash down paper work, log books
  • Be able to read and check warehouse entries
  • Must be able to calculate 1% loss
  • Successfully load, blend and unload a batch following instructions on batch sheet on two different blenders and be proficient on these blenders.
  • Demonstrate setup, break down, brush down, wash down (physically) of equipment in blending, milling, auger feed systems, and sifters.
  • Demonstrate the use of a sifter and mill safely following procedures and policies
  • Demonstrate use of scale as well as tare wt. and test of scale and document
  • Demonstrate they can work safely following rules and regulation
  • Clear understanding of SOP’s, GMP’s, Allergens, HACCP, Food Defense, Color Code, Documentation, Log Books, Hand Washing, Uniform and Locker policy once fully trained and onboarded.




Education, Training:      


  • High School Diploma or GED preferred.
  • Ability to follow direction and work with Standard Operating Procedures.

Experience Required:   




  • Basic computer knowledge.
  • Productive & positive team player
  • Collaborative
  • Curious and willingness to learn new things



Physical Requirements:


  • Must be able to lift and carry items weighing up to 55 pounds.
  • Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items, works with the fingers, and perceives attributes of objects and materials.
  • Involves moderate physical activity performing non-strenuous daily activities of a primarily administrative nature.
  • Should be able to identify and distinguish colors, see clearly at 20 inches or closer and 20 feet or more, observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point, judge distances and spatial relationships, and adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus.


Typical Environmental Conditions


  • May be exposed to moderate noise levels (i.e. office equipment, light traffic)
  • May be exposed to dust or powder in the air that may contain any of the following: milk, eggs, shellfish, soy, wheat, OR tree nuts.
  • May be exposed to moderate to high noise levels (i.e. production equipment, forklifts, heavy traffic).
  • May be exposed to humidity, intense heat and cold, outdoor weather conditions, and fumes and toxic chemicals.
  • May work in areas with mechanical moving parts, above ground with risk of fall, or areas with risk of electrical shock.


At Glanbia, we celebrate diversity, because we know that our individual strengths make us stronger together. We welcome and encourage interest from a wide variety of candidates, and we will give your application consideration, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status. 


At Glanbia our culture will celebrate individuality, knowing that together we are more.

Nearest Major Market: New Haven
Nearest Secondary Market: Hartford