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Vat Relief Operator - Works All Shifts ($27.04/hr.)

Allendale, MI USA
Requisition ID:  7684
No of Openings:  1
Posted Date:  Nov 19, 2021
Job Function:  Facilities
Description: 

GENERAL OUTLINE OF DUTIES 

 

  • Cover off days for Vat Operators on each shift of operation
  • Operate the HTST, vats and CIP system for eight vats simultaneously in a fast paced environment
  • Communicate clearly with the Quality Department, Cheese Production Operators and department management
  • React quickly and adjust / troubleshoot equipment to maintain product specifications
  • Legibly complete the Make Sheet
  • Take samples of milk, curd and whey at scheduled times
  • Understand cheesemaking procedures (i.e.: soft sets, poor acid development, weak curd, and starter problems)
  • Follow proper agitator RPM’s
  • Perform all necessary checks / calibrations including metering starter and thermometers at designated times
  • Recognize and communicate potential deviant situations
  • Start up and shut down HTST
  • Maintain the plant production schedule
  • Apply lockouts to equipment as required

 

QUALIFICATIONS

General Experience/Educational Background

Minimum

  • High School diploma or GED
  • Able to read and write
  • Demonstrated ability to complete work assignments with high degree of accuracy

 

Preferred

  • Prior cheese and/or dairy foods manufacturing experience
  • Familiarity with SAP or other manufacturing software system working with touch screens

Language and Technical Skills

  • Accurately operate / calibrate pH meter
  • Must be able to maintain accurate records

Reasoning Ability

  • Ability to set priorities
  • Able to think clearly under pressure
  • Good time management and organization skills
  • Ability to work independently without direct supervision
  • Exercise good judgment in analyzing problems

Physical Demands and Work Environment

  • This position will be exposed to a  production operations environment including both wet and dry production areas with loud noise and varying degress of temperature from freezer to extreme heat

 

Leprino Foods supports a drug-free workplace and is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disability/Veteran

 

If an offer of employment is extended, it would be dependant on passing a criminal background check, hair follicle drug screen, physical abilities test and reference checks. 

 

Leprino Foods Company utilizes the services of Psychemedics to perform our Hair Follicle Drug Testing.  Additional information about this process can be obtained @ www.psychemedics.com

 

Leprino Foods requires all individuals to wear the appropriate Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) as required by the role and location.

Leprino Foods Company utilizes the services of Psychemedics to perform our Hair Follicle Drug Testing.  Additional information about this process can be obtained at www.psychemedics.com
 
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


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