Brine Room Operator in Chicago, IL at TreeHouse Foods

Date Posted: 8/11/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Employee Type:

Full time


IL Chicago

Job Type:

Production Operations

Job Posting Title:

Brine Room Operator

Job Description:

Job Duties

  • Must have an overall understanding of the brine system and the functions of the computerized batch system, valves, pumps, salt system, and all other brine room systems.
  • Monitor levels of finished brine tanks to determine when to start the batch making sequence from the computerized system.
  • Start the water system at the beginning of the shift.
  • Make sodium benzoate solution according to procedure, manually adding bags of dry sodium benzoate.
  • Assure that pumps/valves/mixers are set properly.
  • Check levels of ingredient tanks and barrels to be certain of an adequate supply.
  • Begin the batch sequence.
  • Monitor the addition of ingredients as the batch is made.
  • Add flavoring at proper tank level.
  • Check the PH with litmus paper and salt level with the salometer.
  • Draw sample from the finished batch and give the sample to the QC supervisor for testing.
  • Record all required data on the brine log sheet. Verify that the meter readings match the formula.
  • Immediately report any issues to supervisor.
  • Communicate information as in regards to ingredient/brine levels between each shifts operators.
  • After the last batch is made for the shift, shut down the system.
  • Perform end of month inventory and handing out production supplies at the start of the shift.
  • Empty waste containers when full.
  • Rinsed empty barrels of flavoring and lactic acid and record on log sheet located in the receiving office.
  • Keep flavorings separated, rotated and labeled by code accordingly.
  • Must keep work area clean and free from debris.
  • All other duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • Must adhere to all safety policies.

    physical demands:

  • Standing and walking is required 100% of the time.
  • The use of both hands required 100% of the time.
  • Some lifting of 50+ lbs required.
  • Some pushing and pulling will be required.
  • Ability to go up and down stairs constantly.
  • Some bending required.
  • Must be able to properly and safely operate a hand jack.

Where skills and abilities are equal, seniority will prevail. Selected candidate might be required to have some of the training completed on the 1st shift.

Disability Assistance
TreeHouse Foods is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers, including those with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to In your email please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting and a description of the position for which you are applying.

EEO Considerations

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.


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