We are seeking?a Formulator to work in our Breeders Choice business segment located in Irwindale, CA.? The Formulator is responsible for the mixing?of liquid and/or dry premixes of raw materials.??? The incumbent is directly responsible for area work safety, quality of product, changeovers cleanouts, and for conduct of work according to standards of performance.

Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENT), is a leading innovator, marketer and producer of quality branded products for the pet, lawn and garden supplies markets.?Please visit our website for additional information.?www.central.com


  • Ensures adequacy and functionality of safety switches, ventilation and guarding.? Notifies manager and maintenance of deficiencies.? Suspends operation until such time as they are successfully remedied. Carries out proper housekeeping techniques to assure a clean, organized and safe work place.?
  • Operates a forklift to transfers raw materials to mixing station.?
  • Makes recommendations and carries work in a method that optimizes production; product availability, quality, and lowers product cost.?
  • Verifies that material brought into the production area is properly allocated to the production order, inspect/ verifies material integrity, labeling, product number, storage unit and batch number and assure appropriately identified products are staged for formulating per the MCR and/or PCR.?
  • Pre-weigh, document batch numbers, verifies that quantities required and quantities used agree per the MCR, and/or Standard Operating Procedure or Work Instructions.?
  • Perform cleanouts of all equipment as specified in Standard Operating Procedure, MCR and Work Instructions.? Carry out all duties to prevent cross contamination. Make recommendations to improve the quality of cleanouts and/or reduce cost while assuring standards of quality are maintained.?
  • Perform changeovers of equipment.? Disconnect lines and reassemble as necessary.
  • Complete tasks according to the MCR(s). Upon completion review MCR(s) and/or PCR(s) to assure accuracy and complete documentation.?
  • Monitor quality of raw materials, work in-progress product.? Notify Quality Management (QM) immediately if problems or suspected problems materialize.? The incumbent is expected to perform corrective action as necessary. Deviations from defined MCR(s) and/or procedures are be approved by QM and Manager prior to initiation.?
  • Prepare work in-progress labeling and documentation as specified in the Work Instructions and Procedures.?
  • Perform inventory transactions (i.e. planning, goods-issues, returns, etc.) to reflect accurate inventory levels.?
  • Incumbent is responsible for production yield and usage of materials at or below standard.?
  • The incumbent is expected to exercise initiative in all areas/elements of work, be actively engaged in the process of work, actively contribute to developing methods to continuously improve the Quality, Safety, Environmental controls and maintenance of all company assets. The incumbent should be capable of working in an Empowered Team Environment, actively participate on teams, and provide leadership, support and input to the Teaming process.?
  • Conducts preventive, TPM, and minor maintenance activities to assure that assets are properly maintained. ?The incumbent is proactive and works together with maintenance to improve condition of equipment.?
  • The incumbent assures that all documentation accurately and thoroughly completed according to procedures, work instructions, and generally accepted practices.


  • High school diploma is required.?? Post high school training desirable.? Two (2) years formulation experience desired.? Proven mechanical ability required.?
  • Active Forklift Certification, frequent use of forklift?
  • Applicant will be required to successfully complete training and comply with Good Manufacturing Practices, Standard Operating Procedures. ISO Work Instructions and QES.?
  • Must be able to read, write, understand and converse in English.??
  • Must have an in-depth working knowledge of arithmetic functions (multiplication, division, subtraction and addition) metric to US unit of measure conversion.? Must understand the concept weight-to-weight formulations.??
  • Teamwork oriented, self-starter, responsible, and exhibits good leadership skills.? Work is conducted in a team environment, therefore, team members carry out assigned duties and the incumbent must actively participate to be effective in the job.?
  • In depth knowledge of Breeders Choice quality, safety and inventory systems.
  • Ability to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner

?Physical Demands:

  • Frequent lifting of materials (medium ? heavy level); assisted as needed.
  • Stoop, squat, bending, overhead lifting, standing, and walking.
  • Speed/ multi-tasking capabilities are important elements of the job.

Mental Demands

  • Remains calm under pressure.
  • Proactive approach to problem solving.
  • Diagnose, analyze, and corrective action.

Safety Hazard:

The Compound Formulator handles raw materials that require varying degrees of protection including respirator, gloves, coveralls, and safety glasses/goggles.? Failure to exercise proper care in operations of machines or performance of duties may cause accidents and injuries to self and co-workers.


  • Maintains primary responsibility for work area housekeeping to assure work is conducted in a generally clean and safe environment.
  • Works in a manufacturing plant with adequate temperature and lighting levels, but is subject to noise levels from machinery, which may require hearing protection.? Requires varying degrees of protection including respirator, coveralls, gloves, safety shoes, and safety glasses or goggles.? Works with technical materials.? Failure to operate machinery safely as specified in the Plant Health and Safety Manual may result in injury to incumbent and others.
  • The employee is expected to comply with and exercise good judgment implementing all safe work practices and procedures as defined in the Plant Health and Safety Reference Manual.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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