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DSM Production Operator 2nd Shift - Ames, IA in Ames, Iowa

DSM – Bright Science. Brighter Living.™

Royal DSM is a purpose-led global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living. DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders. DSM delivers innovative business solutions for human nutrition, animal nutrition, personal care and aroma, medical devices, green products and applications, and new mobility and connectivity. DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 23,000 employees. The company is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. More information can be found

Position Overview:

Perform all production activities and operate production equipment in accordance to the plant capacity and in conformity with SHE requirements, SOP’s, Quality standards and time sequences. As well as all duties associated with the production of custom vitamin premixes. Receives, unloads, stores, delivers and ships raw and finished materials.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Handle raw materials, transport from storage to dispenser room, weigh them as required per the batch formula and add them to required mixer. Additionally Production Operator employees may be required to print, inspect and reconcile labels, fill silos, complete final packaging, and sample per batch requirement, visually inspect both 3PRM raw materials and finished goods for quality release, prepare samples for homogeneity and carryover samples, as well as safely palletize and store raw materials and/or finished goods.

  • Monitor equipment and production process parameters; record process conditions and actions.

  • Report disturbances to the Team Lead and inform him/her about production process adjustments/concerns.

  • Take raw material and finished good samples and analyze these; decide on operational action to be taken.

  • Perform minor maintenance work on equipment when necessary to ensure continuous efficient operation of process.

  • Take care of good housekeeping within area of responsibility, in compliance with guidelines, orders and instructions. Allergen storage, cGMPs, 5S and other programs/requirements fall into housekeeping requirements and must be followed.

  • Warn offenders and inform the supervisor if and when instructions are not complied with.

  • Support in investigating asset utilization issues.

  • Communicate relevant details with ALL team members including leaving and incoming shift colleagues.

  • Maintains process and equipment documentation for tracking overall equipment effectiveness. Approves batch sheets for accuracy. Prepares final product labels and maintains label control. Assists with generating and maintaining SOPs, following change control procedures and validation processes as requested

  • Attends formal training classes (e.g., safety, quality improvement, problem solving, SDS, etc.). Completes all required computer based training modules. Assists Department Management Staff with identifying training needs.

  • Involvement in setting up and reviewing site SHE requirements, procedures, and instructions by participating in SHE culture on site.

Knowledge and Educational Level:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Minimum 6 month related experience preferred.

Required Level of Experience:

  • Ability to operate computers.

  • Ablilty to lift/push/pull 50 lbs repetitvely

  • Ability to wear respirator

  • Must be able to operate forklift.


Royal DSM is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.