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Post Holdings 2nd shift Vat Room Operator in Lenox, Iowa



The Vat Room Operator is responsible for hooking up, connect, inspect all product lines for days production. Continually monitor solids, quality and proper cooling of numerous products. Know maximum pounds per hour per product. To assure proper pumping, mixing of numerous egg products simultaneously. Works 12 hour shifts.

This position has the responsibility to comply with Safety work rules at all times as well as an obligation to reinforce Safety as a Core Value. Ensures that all policies, procedures and activities, related to Food Safety & Quality, are followed and complied with uniformly, in an effort to reduce product and process variability.


  • Follow all safety procedures, use all PPE’s and follow Basic Principle Guide.

  • To follow proper SOP’s (Standard Operating Procedures).

  • To hook up, connect, inspect all product lines for days production

  • To assure proper pumping, mixing of numerous egg products simultaneously.

  • To load tanker with correct product and accurate weight, while in production.

  • Pull samples for Lab from each product shipped.

  • To achieve correct solids for each product shipped.

  • Continually monitor solids, quality and proper cooling of numerous products.

  • Know maximum pounds per hour per product.

  • To understand ice builder and cooling procedures for summer/winter.

  • To set up silo assignment on Panel View.

  • Coordinate silo selection, switching silos while in production.

  • Complete and file all necessary paperwork for HACCP.

  • To hook up, connect pipe lines for vat.

  • To hook up and load and unload tanker.

  • To operate CIP system on Panel View.

  • To hook up lines to CIP silo, tanker, load out line and cooling press.

  • To hook up, connect, inspect and operate cooling press.

  • Demonstrate proper use and handling of chemicals.

  • Able to work weekends, holidays and overtime as needed or scheduled.

  • Able to walk on cement and climb stairs excessively for most of shift.

  • Practice above average GMP’s.

  • Work with USDA (United States Department of Agriculture).

  • Conducts self in a professional manner to ensure quality of product and to lead by example for fellow employee

  • To work as a team with fellow employees.

  • Communicate with maintenance department.

  • Prepare liquid schedule for daily production and shipping of product and direct communication to shag drivers

  • Forklift trained.

  • Communicating and implementing new procedures and equipment operation to fellow vat people.

  • Adhere to safe work practices, follow GMP’s, maintain sanitary conditions and ensure that product quality is maintained. Report to management any conditions or practices that may adversely affect food safety, food quality or personnel safety.

  • Adhere to all safety policies and procedures.

  • Ensures regulatory compliance at all times.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • High School Diploma or GED.


  • Must be safety minded and have thorough knowledge of all safety procedures

  • Able to work independently.

  • Must be motivated, have time management and organizational skills.

  • Must be punctual and alert.

  • Possess excellent leadership skills.

  • Must have General Math skills.

  • Must have problem solving skills.

  • Must be able to work in wet environment

  • Have some mechanical knowledge.

  • Have some good trouble-shooting skills.

  • Able to work as a Team Player.

  • Able to handle more than one assignment at a time.

  • Possess good written and communication skills.

  • Good physical ability for lifting and connecting lines.

  • Able to analyze work situations and establish priorities.

  • Excessive walking and standing on hard surfaces.

  • Relate well with employees, other departments and supervisors.

  • Ability to assist Lead Person with daily tasks.

  • Ability to fill out USDA PEB’S. Changed from PEA to PEB

  • First Aid Team.

  • Assist lead on completing USDA certificates, such as typing to complete certificate and giving information on product information.

  • Advanced knowledge of troubleshooting problems.

  • Advanced knowledge in assisting other locations with troubleshooting problems.

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.