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Dean Foods Pasteurizer in Le Mars, Iowa

Kemps, a DFA Dairy Brands Company is seeking a Pasteurizer Operator.

We offer competitive pay with starting wages over $21.00 an hour with night premiums pay,

plus benefits starting within 30 days or less.

Schedule: Monday - Friday 6:00 AM -2:30 PM

  • The Pasteurizer is responsible for ensuring that all know pathogens are pasteurized and product is homogenized.

  • Run and maintain pasteurizer and other related equipment within dairy production environment.

  • High responsibility – Responsible for quality, food safety and product specifications.

  • Closely monitor the dairy production process and follow Standard Operating Procedures for batching and processing products.

  • Accurately prepare & maintain all area paperwork.

  • Monitor fats, total solids, allergen, cryoscope and other related items as they associate with processing dairy products.

  • Troubleshoot and resolve basic to moderate operating difficulties

  • Verify all charts including frequency pen, cut in/cut out temperatures and product recording temperatures.

  • Maintain sanitation of equipment including CIP & hand cleaning

  • Operate equipment at recommended speeds and communicate mechanical and operational issues as they arise.

  • Operate and clean equipment with a sense of urgency to maximize throughput and minimize downtime.

  • 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.

Job Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred.

  • 1 year experence required.

  • 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 stand, walk, kneel and bend for virtually the entire shift.

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally including overhead.

  • Must be able to work in a wet environment.

  • 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).

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Requisition ID: 2021-19017

Relocation Assistance: No

External Company URL:

Street: 1188 Lincoln Street