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Associated Milk Producers Operator III in Sanborn, Iowa

Description

JOB SUMMARY:

The primary role of this position is to safely operate the whey high temperature short time (HTST) pasteurizer along with the whey filtration systems. This position is responsible for the start-up, shut-down and clean in place (CIP) of the assigned equipment. This position includes monitoring charts, maintaining records that pertain to the whey filtration systems, and helping in all other aspects that pertain to whey department.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

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:

  • Operation of the whey high temperature short time pasteurizer (HTST).

  • Clean in place (CIP) the HTST and other filtration equipment.

  • CIP and operation of the reverse osmoses (RO) equipment.

  • CIP and operation of the ultra filtrations system (UF) equipment.

  • CIP and operation of the polished water system.

  • Operator is responsible for testing equipment using results to adjust equipment to improve quality of product.

  • Clean lab and testing equipment after every use.

  • Operator is responsible for understanding and following operating procedures and cleaning procedures for the assigned equipment.

  • Responsible for loading trucks with whey products.

  • Maintaining records and charts of equipment.

  • Filling out manifests for products shipped.

  • Housekeeping of the work area.

  • Other duties as assigned by the Supervisor.

  • This position must follow all GMP, safety, and other plant policies and procedures.

An individual in this position must be able to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. The above list reflects the general details necessary to describe the principle and essential functions of the position and shall not be construed as the only duties that may be assigned for the position.

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES:

The following are required competencies of the position that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job:

  • Attention to detail, strong organizational and time management skills.

  • Professional communication skills for both internal and external customers, coworkers, team members and consultants.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the products manufactured and the processes involved

  • Basic understanding of equipment operations and troubleshooting ability.

  • Must be able to demonstrate an ability and willingness to communicate effectively in order to maintain high levels of Safety, Quality and Efficiency.

  • Ability to read and comprehend standard operating procedures and company guidelines in order to maintain regulatory compliance.

  • Ability to understand daily production needs.

  • Participation in a team environment safely.

  • Demonstrated ability to influence others without direct, hierarchical control.

  • Ability to define problems, collect and document data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of situations and events and respond accordingly.

  • Possess traits of honesty, integrity, creativity and flexibility.

  • Ability to work independently, multi-task, and prioritize.

  • Ability to perform at a high level in a fast-paced environment with the ability to adapt effectively within a continually changing and demanding environment.

  • CDL Class A drivers’ license preferred.

EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE:

  • High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED), preferred

  • Prior experience in dairy or food production, manufacturing, industrial process operations or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred.

  • Knowledge of SQF, HACCP, GMP's, OSHA and loss control programs is highly desirable

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Manufacturing – Work is performed in a manufacturing plant. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee will frequently have to walk and stand. The employee should have the ability to regularly lift up to 55lbs. The employee must be able to push and pull up to 75lbs. Must be able to climb ladders and work at elevations above 4 feet. Employees are regularly exposed to cold temperatures when performing tasks in storage areas. Employees are regularly exposed to warm or hot temperatures with moderate to high humidity levels varying based on the location of the work area. The employee is regularly exposed to wet walking surfaces. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Manufacturing - Employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock, wet work conditions, fumes or airborne particles. Employee is occasionally exposed to warm conditions with regular exposure to temperature conditions in excess of 100*F or cold temperatures when working in cold storage areas. The employee is regularly exposed to work near moving mechanical parts. Employee is regularly exposed to chemicals during sanitation processes. The noise level in the work environment is occasionally at a high level. The employee is not routinely exposed to weather conditions. The employee may be exposed to very low levels of ammonia.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – Personal protective equipment is required depending on the job being performed, including protective eye wear, or face shields, hearing protection, hair and beard nets, uniforms and footwear. Additional equipment is required when working with chemicals, such as rubber gloves and use of chemical proof aprons as appropriate for the job being performed.

Associated Milk Producers Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Qualifications

Education

Preferred

  • High School or better

Licenses & Certifications

Preferred

  • CDL License

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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