Food Safety & Defense, Manufacturing/Production, Product Development & Ingredient Innovations
4 Year Degree
Department: Production FLSA Status: Exempt Reports to: Chief Operating Officer Supervises: Jr. Batch Maker Working Hours: Full-time; Monday through Friday
JOB SUMMARY The Batch Maker is responsible for the daily batch making operations of the Company’s products including but not limited to: bitters, botanical waters, brines, mixes and cordial syrups. This position ensures that the Company’s products meet specific standards through the measurement, weight and mixture of raw ingredients. This position makes sure that batches are produced efficiently and safely within the established quality and production standards. The Batch Maker also assists and may be responsible for the development of new product recipes.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS • Ensures that the quantity of products manufactured align with product demands and generates recipes based on the demand and space limitations. • Confirms there are efficient raw materials in stock before mixing ingredients or staging raw materials for batches. • Implements processes to limit the waste of raw materials. • Collaborates with the Office to ensure proper stock and inventory of materials and communicates when supplies are low. • Measures, weighs, mixes and blends raw materials according to specific recipes to consistently produce products of specified flavors, textures, clarity and color. • Conducts tests and inspections on product samples by measuring BRIX, salinity and pH balances. • Ensures product integrity once materials are combined or mixed. • Maintains knowledge of Company products, recipes and quality control requirements. • Consistently checks all product quality and batch making work including the work conducted by the Jr. Batch Maker. • Develops or assists in the development of new product recipes.
SUPERVISORY DUTIES • Develops and documents batch making procedures. • Hires, trains, and supervises Jr. Batch Makers employees and has general oversight over the Batch Making processes. • Monitors and evaluates the performance of the Jr. Batch Makers recommending personnel actions as needed to Company Executives and Owners. • Oversees routine department activities to ensure that they are completed accurately and on time. • Sets and facilitates the achievement of batch making objectives.
OTHER DUTIES • Accomplishes all other duties and tasks as appropriately assigned or requested.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE • A minimum of three years of batch making experience, or an equivalent combination of related work experience, training and/or education sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job is preferred. • Bachelor’s degree in food science, microbiology or chemistry preferred. • Supervisory training or experience preferred. • Experience in a manufacturing environment preferred.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES • Exceptional math skills. • Attention to detail and ability to follow detailed instructions. • Strong written and verbal communication skills. • Ability to multi-task. • Excellent organizational skills. • Strong leadership ability. • Problem solving skills.
BENEFITS This role qualifies for the following employee benefits:
• Medical Insurance. • Dental Insurance. • Vision Insurance. • Group Short-Term and Long-Term Disability. • Group Life Insurance and AD&D. • 401k Program with Company match. • Paid holidays. • Paid Time Off.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORK ENVIRONMENT The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Busy production environment with multiple interactions and interruptions throughout the day. • Regularly required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs/ladders; balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. • Must taste and smell. • Must lift and/or move up to 60 pounds. • Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
About Fee Brothers
Fee Brothers is a family owned and operated beverage manufacturer serving the craft cocktail industry. Fee Brothers has been in the Rochester, NY area since 1864 and is now under fifth generation of ownership. We manufacture products like cordial syrups and bitters that mixologists or bartenders around the world utilize to produce cocktails. Our mission, vision, and core values are defined below:
Advancing our proud history of providing quality products for drinks to be enjoyed around the world.
To thrive at the intersection of innovation and best practices. We will drive quality and operational efficiencies that result in the satisfaction of our customers, the confidence of the world’s bartenders, and the gratitude of humanity’s discerning thirst.
• Each other
• Our customers
• Our product
• Our history
• Embrace change
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