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Dairy Farmers of America Vacation Relief Operator-Cottage Cheese in Farmington, Minnesota

Position : Vacation Relief Operator-Cottage Cheese

Location : Farmington, Minnesota

Requisition ID: : 11563

Hourly Wages:

At hire: $25.07

At 6 months: $26.22

At 12 months: $26.87

At 18 months: $27.87

At 24 months: $28.02

At 30 months: $28.12

Summary: Position is responsible for sanitation and operation of line equipment for running product that meets established standards related to safety, quality and productivity.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepares work to be accomplished by reading the production schedule and determining set up needs.

  • Prepares line for startup and maintains production by checking for proper adjustments of equipment including, but not limited to blenders, filler, spot-pak, and auto-palletizer.

  • Maintains a neat work area and follows all Kemps safety rules.

  • Reports all product issues to appropriate personnel.

  • Maintains constant weight control for minimal giveaway and documents checks on required paperwork.

  • Audits, tests and records dip strength and cleanliness.

  • Maintains quality by observing operations, and making adjustments by adjusting speed controls and troubleshooting.

  • Documents actions by completing production and quality logs into the shop floor system.

  • Ensures operation of equipment by troubleshooting malfunctions and calling mechanics for repairs when needed. Reports preventative maintenance issues as needed to keep line operational.

  • Ensures proper identification of rework barrels by attaching rework tickets to barrels as needed.

  • Monitors, files and logs rework and dump appropriately.

  • Communicates any issues or maintenance needs or irregularities with relieving employee to ensure and maintain efficient operations at shift change.

  • Performs daily cleaning in order to comply with GMP's (sweeping floors, emptying tubs, removing garbage, cleaning drips on heads and pumps, etc.)

  • Works overtime as needed

  • Attends required meetings.

  • Attends required training, including but not limited to: GMP's, HAACP, SQF, Safety.

  • Assists with training as needed.

Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K

  • High school Diploma or GED required

  • Good manufacturing practices required

  • Lifting and bending required

  • Able to work different shifts