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Dean Foods Filler Operator in Le Mars, Iowa

  • The Filler Operator is responsible for ensuring optimum quality products through the operation of the filler of various product families following regulatory standards, ensuring the product is clean and sterile.

  • Clean, set-up, operate and monitor equipment of the production line.

  • Complete all required documentation and scheduled quality checks.

  • Monitor weights, seals, caps, and general packaging of product.

  • Make adjustments to filler timing and filling, & check mat as needed.

  • Ability to troubleshoot and resolve basic to moderate operating difficulties.

  • Collect required samples needed for Quality Assurance testing.

  • Ensure that the proper packaging materials are used for each product being produced.

  • Will have working knowledge and experience with labeler operations; watching for jams and effectively threading wrap to prevent downtime due to error.

  • Perform filler and filler line changeovers in a safe and efficient manner.

  • Complete cleaning checklist once line has completed run.

  • Prepare equipment for next run to include size changes as needed.

  • 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.

  • 6 months related experience 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, push or pull 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: 2020-17584

Relocation Assistance: No

External Company Name: Dean Foods Company

External Company URL: www.deanfoods.com

Street: 1188 Lincoln Street

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