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Associated Milk Producers Operator II in Sanborn, Iowa

Description

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

This list of duties and responsibilities is not all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities as management may deem necessary from time to time.

  • Responsible for sampling and receiving of bulk milk and whey.

  • Confirm quality tests on raw milk in accordance with company and regulatory guidelines.

  • Ensure all policies and procedures for the PMO (Pasteurized Milk Ordinance) are followed.

  • Operator will start up, shut down, Clean in Place (CIP) and troubleshoot equipment when appropriate. Equipment may include: tankers, receiving lines, and storage silos.

  • Ensure proper utilization, rotation loading and unloading of products.

  • Maintain all related records and documentation per policy and in accordance with state Department of Agriculture & Land Stewardship.

  • Document and communicate production deficiencies to leads and management.

  • Report and communicate critical information during shift change overs.

  • Responsible for testing equipment using results to adjust equipment to improve quality of product.

  • Responsible for understanding and following operating and cleaning procedures for the assigned equipment including cleaning lab and testing equipment after every use.

  • Maintain good housekeeping and cleanup of equipment and supplies in your work areas throughout the plant.

  • Perform and document preventative maintenance and master sanitation tasks.

  • Continuously look for process improvement opportunities and effectively communicate to others.

  • Drive semis and tractor trailers in a safe manner.

  • When properly licensed and trained, operate forklift to move inventory.

  • Assist with training new employees.

  • Provides assistance to the maintenance personnel, when needed, for machine repairs or troubleshooting.

  • Adhere to all Quality and Food Safety policies and procedures, reporting any nonconformity.

  • Adhere to all Safety policies and procedures, reporting any nonconformity.

  • Adhere to all GMP policies and procedures, reporting any nonconformity.

  • Other duties as assigned.

An individual in this position must be able to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. The above list reflects the general details necessary to describe the principle and essential functions of the position and shall not be construed as the only duties that may be assigned for the position.

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES:

The following are required competencies of the position that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job:

  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills.

  • Ability to adapt effectively within a continually changing and demanding environment.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the products manufactured and the processes involved.

  • Basic understanding of equipment operations and minor troubleshooting ability.

  • Must be able to demonstrate an ability and willingness to communicate effectively in order to maintain high levels of safety, quality and efficiency.

  • Ability to read and comprehend standard operating procedures and company guidelines in order to maintain regulatory compliance.

  • Ability to understand daily production needs.

  • Participation in a team environment safely.

  • Detail oriented, be quality minded.

  • Able to perform at a high level in a fast-paced environment.

  • Possess traits of honesty, integrity, creativity and flexibility.

EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE:

  • High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED) is preferred.

  • Food manufacturing, material handling and forklift operation experience preferred.

  • Prior experience in the dairy or cheese industry is preferred.

  • Prior experience in manufacturing is a plus.

  • Knowledge of HACCP, GMP's, OSHA and loss control programs is highly desirable.

  • Maintain a valid drivers’ license.

  • CDL Class A driver’s license preferred.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND MENTAL DEMANDS

The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Manufacturing – Work is performed in a manufacturing plant. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee will frequently have to walk and stand. The employee should have the ability to regularly lift up to 55 lbs. The employee must be able to push and pull up to 75 lbs. Must be able to climb ladders and work at elevations above 4 feet. Employees are regularly exposed to cold temperatures when performing tasks in storage areas. Employees are regularly exposed to warm or hot temperatures with moderate to high humidity levels varying based on the location of the work area. The employee is regularly exposed to wet walking surfaces. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Manufacturing - Employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock, wet work conditions, fumes or airborne particles. Employee is occasionally exposed to warm conditions with regular exposure to temperature conditions in excess of 100*F or cold temperatures when working in cold storage areas. The employee is regularly exposed to work near moving mechanical parts. Employee is regularly exposed to chemicals during sanitation processes. The noise level in the work environment is occasionally at a high level. The employee is not routinely exposed to weather conditions. The employee may be exposed to very low levels of ammonia.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – Personal protective equipment is required depending on the job being performed, including protective eye wear, or face shields, hearing protection, hair and beard nets, uniforms and footwear. Additional equipment is required when working with chemicals, such as rubber gloves and use of chemical proof aprons as appropriate for the job being performed.

Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI) 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, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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