Fluid Bed Machine Operator

Date: Sep 19, 2023

Location: West Haven, CT, US, 065164151

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 





  • Performs and documents operation in compliance with Batch Records, SOP’s, and any other required documentation. 

  • Understand and demonstrate how to read and execute batch sheet and instructions, sampling and labels 

  • Understand basic fluid bed principals and pass test 

  • Demonstrate basic documentation of batch sheet, wash down paper work, log books 

  • Be able to read and check warehouse entries 

  • Consume and post batch in plant 

  • Successfully load solution kettles and fluid bed bowls following instructions on the batch sheet 

  • Demonstrate setup, operation, calibration of spray rate and break down of solution pumps, in-line filters and hoses 

  • Demonstrate setup, operation, break down, brush down, wash down (physically) of equipment in fluid bed, Fitz-mills, co-mills, kettles, pumps, all seal installation and disassembly, post hoist and sifting equipment. 

  • Demonstrate the installation, and take down of fluid bed filters and proper care for them 

  • Demonstrate the use of a sifter and mill’s safely following procedures and policies 

  • Demonstrate use of scale as well as tare wt. and test of scale and document 

  • Demonstrate how to perform particle size, LOD and tapped and bulk density as well as documenting on the batch sheet 

  • Demonstrate they can work safely following rules and regulation 

  • Follow company policies on attendance Etc. 

  • 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:  

  • 0 to 1 year experience in a production environment 

Language, Computer & Numeracy:  


  • Clear command of the English language both verbal and in writing. 

  • Basic computer knowledge. 



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 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. 




Must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation efficiently and accurately without causing significant safety threat to self or others.  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required of all personnel so classified. 


Are you someone who likes to make it happen, make it better and make it fun? If so, our company offers you an excellent opportunity to do really interesting work and develop a career in a dynamic and innovative environment that is all about making you and our business successful. 

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


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.