Spray Dryer Operator

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Company Overview 

Brookside Flavor & Ingredients LLC (“BFI”) is a diversified developer, manufacturer, and marketer of food flavorings and ingredient serving both sweet and savory end markets. BFI is headquartered in Addison, IL with another facility in Branchburg, NJ. BFI is a fast-paced company expanding through de novo initiatives, organic growth, and continued acquisition of flavor companies and technologies. 

Job Title: Spray Dryer Operator 

Department: Manufacturing 

Reports To: Production Manager 

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt 

Position Summary

The Spray Dryer Operator is responsible for operating the spray dryer and all ancillary equipment, This includes feed tanks, pumps, valves, vibratory screen. The operator is also in charge of setting up the next run, this involves making the base and mixing the slurry. Understand all SOPs, GMPs & HACCP regulations to ensure product safety, worker’s safety, worry free services and quality product to our customers along with the proper use of all equipment.

 Job Responsibilities: 

  • Complies with good housekeeping and safety rules 
  • Operates Spray Dryer and understands underlying functions of spray drying parameters 
  • Mix compounds, monitor and sample in accordance with SOPs and Production schedule
  • Records appropriate steps on work orders and associated documents
  • Effectively operate controls from machine control panel
  • Maintain spray dryer logs and obtain samples
  • Assist with Spray Dryer routine maintenance
  • Performs cleanup of entire dryer system between products
  • Understands and complies with quality regulations as they relate to job responsibilities
  • Other duties may be assigned as deemed appropriate by management
  • Reports any food safety problems to personnel with the authority to initiate actions
  • Meet all KPIs and Expectations 


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily; the requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  

  • 3+ years of experience in a GMP/SQF facility a must 
  • 3+ years of relevant spray dryer experience or machine operation experience 
  • Blending and Compounding experience preferred 
  • Climb ladders and/or stairs, Crawl, bend, twist, carry, reach, and kneel throughout shift
  • Experience in driving a sit down fork truck
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to read and follow instructions 
  • Very strong time and task management skills 
  • A team player with strong communication skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • The ability to roll up the sleeves with a “can do” attitude
  • Must be able to organize and plan ahead
  • Must be adaptable to change and have a willingness to learn new things 
  • Comfortable using a computer on a regular basis
  • Can lift up to 55 lbs as well as push and pull up to 1000 LBS with a pallet jack 


This job description is not intended, and should not be construed to be, an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. It is intended, however, to be an accurate reflection of those principal job elements essential for making decisions related to job performance, employee development and compensation. As such, the incumbent may perform other duties and responsibilities as required. 

Brookside Flavors & Ingredients, LLC. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

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