Dean Foods Product Handler - Cooler 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.

Schedule: Varies Must be willing and able to work flexible days and hours.

  • The Vacation Relief Operator for the Cooler is responsible for efficiently and accurately performing any combination of receiving, storing and distributing tasks to assist in the distribution of product This position will relieve other cooler operators while they are on vacation.

  • Familiarity with all applicable equipment and provide quality inspections on all related items

  • Loads/unloads stacks and moved items as assigned

  • Sort, bundle and fill containers or place in assembled units

  • Mark or place identifying labels on product loads, ensuring that all finished product is coded properly

  • Record movement of stock in and out of work areas

  • Load and unload trucks

  • Monitor materials, products and equipment at each step of the process and reports irregularities

  • Completes all required paperwork in an accurate and timely manner

  • Ability to maintain a valid forklift license issued by the Company

  • Follow Good Manufacturing Practices.

  • Utilizing continuous improvement mindset, assist in identifying opportunities to improve processes.

  • Maintains 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 lift and/or move up to 50 lbs and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100lbs, frequently lift and/or move above shoulder height, stand, walk, kneel and bend required for virtually the entire shift.

  • Must be able to work in a cold, wet environment where temperature is maintained at 35-40 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • For ice cream plants: Must be able to work in a cold/wet environment where the temperature is maintained at 22 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • Overtime and working on holidays is often required.

  • Be able to effectively work in a team environment.

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.

  • Must be able to pass all pre*employment screens (including drug, background and criminal checks).

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: 2018-8359

Relocation Assistance: No

External Company Name: Dean Foods Company

External Company URL: www.deanfoods.com

Street: 1188 Lincoln Street