Job Description

Run and maintain production equipment such as sleevers, case packers, de-palletizers, wrappers and other related equipment within the Dairy Plant. (S)he contributes to overall department production goals and maintains a clean and safe work environment.

Essential Duties:

  • Closely monitor the dairy production process and adjust equipment as necessary
  • Monitor weights, seals, caps, and other general packaging items in the process
  • Troubleshoot and resolve basic to moderate operating difficulties 
  • Reassemble equipment after maintenance, clean up, and changeovers
  • Ensure concentrations are taken with each CIP, monitoring flow & temperature
  • Perform preventative maintenance, line changeovers, and environmental cleanup 
  • Closely monitor the palletizing process
  • Program new pallet patterns as new business arises.
  • Responsible for food safety, pre-requisite programs and food quality related to designated area
  • Report any food safety and food quality related issues to management immediately.
  • Ensure all required information is documented in accordance with SOPs
  • Follow Quality Assurance standards and collect required samples, as needed, for Quality Assurance testing
  • Ensure all paperwork is filled out in a clear, legible and accurate format, and completed with required information.
  • Follow all required work safe practices. This would include compliance of Good Manufacturing Practices, wearing required PPE in designated areas, confined space safety, safe chemical handling, fall restraints, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • 3 months experience in dairy, manufacturing or another related field preferred 
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.
  • Fluency in English; speak, read and write
  • Able to work in a cold and wet environment for prolonged periods of time.
  • Must be able to work in various temperature-controlled zones ranging from cold to hot
  • Demonstrates a mechanical aptitude and can work and maneuver in tight and awkward areas and positions.
  • Ability to operate equipment at recommended speeds and communicate mechanical and operational defects as they arise.
  • Must be flexible and willing to work the demands of the department which may be subject to evenings, weekends and holidays. 

Physical Demands:

  • Regularly stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls
  • Regularly reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
  • Regularly taste or smell milk-based product
  • Occasionally sit and occasionally climb ladders or work on a platform
  • Regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds 

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