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Resource Operator II-2 at Agropur, Inc

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

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Location: Jerome, Idaho





Job Description:
Job Type:Regular

Working at Agropur means being a member of an extended family where simplicity and honesty are part of everyday life, and where the management style is based on integrity, openness and autonomy. You can join, as well, Agropur's extended family.

The Resource Operator II is carries out all operator tasks in all applicable areas of the plant and provides shift coverage during employee breaks and vacations.

Areas of responsibility may include: HTST, starter, packaging, vat, belt, secondary starter/powder blend and mozzarella make room.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Carry out all tasks in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Train other workers on various tasks as needed.
  • Perform all CIP's, Master Sanitation items, and titrations to insure a high standard of sanitation.
  • Immediately report any equipment/production issues to Production Supervisor and communicate any variances in make plans.
  • Take all area samples for micro and analytical results in a timely manner.
  • Obtain and maintain working knowledge of production and CIP circuit flows.
  • Complete pre-operational log before production run.
  • Operate all cheese/whey equipment and CIP (Clean in Place) systems proficiently.
  • Return all sample vials to laboratory after production run.
  • Recognize and correct factors outside of acceptable operating parameters.
  • Understand interaction between computer and machinery and adjust systems as needed.
  • Clean and set up functions of areas and processes.
  • Complete all documentation in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Identify information by categorizing, estimating and/or recognizing changes or deviations in circumstances and or/events.
  • Safely and effectively follow start up procedure of equipment.
  • Accurately take and log frequent readings.
  • Regulate factors; making adjustments depending on type of cheese/whey being produced.
  • Perform Operator-level troubleshooting and maintenance of machinery as needed.


Other Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Obtain and maintain working knowledge of production and CIP circuit flows.
  • This position may involve operation of a Critical Control Point as determined by the plant HACCP/Food Safety Plans.
  • Maintain a clean work place, free of safety hazards.
  • Clean and sanitize all applicable areas within the department including walls, floors and equipment.
  • Effective troubleshoot various areas and equipment as needed.
  • Use proper personal protective equipment at all times.
  • Understand and comply with all Quality Assurance policies, and immediately report any potential food safety issues to management.
  • Understand and adhere to Good Manufacturing Practices, Standard Operating Procedures and the Master Sanitation Schedule.
  • Safety Protocol
    • Stop any observed unsafe acts and obey facility safety rules and procedures.
    • Correct or report any observed safety hazards.
    • Support safety policies and programs.


This list of duties and responsibilities is not all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities, as management may deem necessary from time to time.

Qualifications:

Education Required:
  • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred.


Experience Required:
  • Minimum two (2) years of experience in food plant manufacturing preferred.
  • Good mechanical aptitude required.


Certification/Licensure Required:
  • None


Skills Required:
  • Able to provide current, direct, complete, and "actionable" positive and corrective feedback to others, identifying issues and taking appropriate action.
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with managers and colleagues.
  • Demonstrate attention to detail and accuracy in work.
  • Basic computer operational skills; able to input and retrieve computerized information.
  • Basic math skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division).
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision, adapt to a changing environment quickly, and think independently.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to follow written, verbal and diagrammatic instructions; complete simple checklists and complete required documentation.
  • Demonstrate strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to solve problems by adapting knowledge and experience.
  • Exhibit a professional manner in dealing with others and work to maintain constructive working relationships.


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