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.
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
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.
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