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Cheese DMC Operator - 3rd shift ($22.94/hr.)

Allendale, MI USA
Requisition ID:  15690
No of Openings:  1
Posted Date:  Jul 23, 2022
Job Function:  Facilities

The 3rd shift DMC Operator is responsible for monitoring and sanitizing the DMC, Pre-Heat Tank, and the Finesavers. 


Schedule: 9:30pm - 6:00am

*This position works most weekends and holidays


What You'll Do:

    Controls the mat thickness for consistency by adjusting belt speed, side panels, and vat curd pumps
    Obtains samples to monitor moisture and pH levels, including using a pH meter
    Performs nightly shut-down procedure to prepare for CIP process


Pre-heat Tanks
    Controls process by adjusting dwell time, temperature, curd density, and water addition
    Monitors and trouble shoots process to prevent high fat loss, high fines loss, under melt or over melt functionality, and scrap loss
    Obtains samples to measure solids using a refractometer
    Performs CIP process on tanks between each product code

    Measures the amount of fines using a cone test
    Changes screens regularly to clean and sanitize
    Transfers screens to Clean Out of Place (COP) tank

Additional Duties
    Provides relief during breaks for Mixer Operator
    Hoses down floor and equipment
    Applies lockouts to equipment as required


  • Must be able to perform basic mathematical functions.
  • Must be able to read and write to understand standard operating procedures.
  • Must be able to lift 43 lbs from knee to mid-chest and climb stairs hourly

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Leprino Foods requires all individuals to wear the appropriate Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) as required by the role and location.
Leprino Foods Company supports a drug-free workplace and is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disability/Veteran

Nearest Major Market: Grand Rapids