Dean Foods Dock Laborer in Le Mars, Iowa

Be a part of a leader when it comes to dairy! Dean Foods is a leading food and beverage company in the United States and one of the largest processors and direct store distributors of fresh fluid milk, sour cream, cottage cheese and ice cream. With regional brands such as Dean's®, Dean's Country Fresh®, and many others, along with national brand name products such as DairyPure® and TruMoo®, we continue to not only grow our company, but also contribute to the success and future development of over 16,000 associates across the country. Each of us work hard every day to make Dean Foods the most admired and trusted provider of wholesome, great-tasting dairy products at every occasion.

Shift: 7:00 am - 3:30 pm - Sunday and one other rotating day off

  • The Case Dock Worker is responsible for ensuring empty cases are available to production departments to meet production schedules and to provide assistance to shipping by moving trailers as requested and according to established Company policies and procedures.

  • The Case Dock Worker is also responsible for maintaining and cleaning all equipment in assigned area.

  • Slide Case Stacks from truck using Milk Hook or Pallet Jack as appropriate.

  • Ensure conveyor tracks are filled with empty cases to prevent production delays.

  • Confirm empty case area is full of cases at end of shift in order to help next shift with production run.

  • Safely handle all materials.

  • Correctly prioritize which truck to empty first based on input from Supervisors or Yard Drivers.

  • Continuously scan the area and straighten up to reduce trip and slip hazards.

  • Spot broken or otherwise unusable cases and remove them to the designated area.

  • Handle returned and truck inventory product as instructed.

  • Ensure trailers are unloaded and washed in a timely and efficient manner while keeping dock doors closed at all times when not in use.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Experience preferred but not required.

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

  • Must be able to stand, walk, pull, push, reach, and bend virtually the entire shift.

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds and assist others when lifting is necessary.

  • Must be able to work in a wet environment.

  • May occasionally be exposed to cleaning chemicals.

  • [Delete if not Ice cream plant: For ice cream plants: Exposure to nut allergens.]

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

  • Be able to effectively work in a team environment.

  • Be able to legibly write entries for record keeping.

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment.

  • Must be able to pass all medical exams, drug and background checks (including criminal).

Dean Foods considers marijuana (including medical marijuana) to be an illegal drug. Dean Foods will rescind offers of employment to applicants who test positive for marijuana (unless restricted from doing so by state or local law). Dean Foods 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, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

Requisition ID: 2018-9853

Relocation Assistance: No

External Company Name: Dean Foods Company

External Company URL: www.deanfoods.com

Street: 1188 Lincoln Street