Machine Operator at Dean Foods

Posted in Other 8 days ago.

Location: SHARPSVILLE, Pennsylvania

Job Description:

Job Title

Machine OperatorLocation

Sharpsville, PennsylvaniaDescription

Dean's Dairy in Sharpsville, PA is looking to hire for machine operators in the production facility. This person will be trained on a variety of equipment. The shift for this position is typically a combination of second and third and person must be willing to work weekends, holiday's, and overtime.

  • The Vacation relief employee is responsible for performing all the duties related to receiving, blow mold, and filling machine operations.

  • This position will relieve other operators while they are on vacation.

  • Accurately document all production runs, downtime, weights, code dates and label verification.

  • Subject to on-call duty in cases of plant emergency situations.

  • Collect first, last and product changes for lab testing.

  • Sanitize fillers at specified intervals and protect product integrity at all times.

  • Operate manual and/or automated CIP equipment as well perform manual cleaning.

  • Maintain communication with other departments, management and employees and notify them of any problems and/or concerns that may restrict the efficiency of production.

  • Ensure all paperwork is filled out in a clear, legible and accurate format, and completed with required information.

  • Ensure all required information is documented in accordance with SOP’s.

  • Analyze process data and equipment performance data to improve quality, throughput, and troubleshoot.

  • Utilizing continuous improvement mindset, assist in identifying opportunities to improve processes.

  • Follow Good Manufacturing Practices.

  • Maintain a clean, sanitary and safe work area.

  • Follow all required work safe practices. This would include wearing of all required PPE in designated areas, confined space safety, safe chemical handling, fall restraints, etc.

  • 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.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred.

  • 1 year experience preferred.

  • Able to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.

  • Experience within the food and beverage industry preferred.

  • Must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 lbs and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100lbs, frequently lift and/or move above shoulder height, stand, walk, kneel and bend required for virtually the entire shift.

  • Must be able to work in a wet environment with some exposure to cleaning chemicals.

  • Must be willing to work flexible hours including overtime, weekends and holidays.

  • Be able to effectively work in a team environment.

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment.

  • Must be able to pass all pre*employment screens (including drug, background and criminal checks).

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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