Dean Foods

  • SC General Labor

    Job Locations US-IL-Harvard
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Manufacturing & Production
    High School or Equivalent
    Relocation Assistance
  • Dean Holding Company, LLC Harvard, Illinois maybe hiring Seasonal/Temporary General Laborers. This Plant is a demanding fast-paced fluid milk processing facility.


    Candidates who will be considered for theses positions must be willing to work throughout the Fall and Winter Seasons and will be trained to perform a number of different jobs in our Production and Shipping/Warehouse (Cooler) Departments. Job assignments will include but are not limited to, operating a variety of fluid milk filling machines and packaging and processing equipment, picking orders, and loading trucks.


    These positions will work a variety of different shifts and job assignments will often change every week.

    Job Description & Requirements

    The General Labor positions performs general duties which may include; unloading materials and ingredients for plant use; packaging or stacking product under non-mechanical means and may be assigned to one or more areas throughout the plant / freezer.

    • Loads/unloads stacks and moves items as assigned.
    • May sort, bundle and fill containers or place in assembled units.
    • May mark or put identifying labels on product loads.
    • May record movement of stock in/out of work areas.
    • Monitors materials, products and equipment at each step of process and reports irregularities to supervisor.
    • Perform any other assigned tasks.
    • High School Diploma or GED preferred; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or, equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Able to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.
    • Experience within the food and beverage industry preferred.
    • Must be able to stand, walk, pull, push, reach, and bend virtually the entire shift. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds and assist others when lifting is necessary.
    • Must be able to work in a wet environment.  May occasionally be exposed to cleaning chemicals.
    • [Delete if not Ice cream plant: For ice cream plants: Exposure to nut allergens.]
    • Must be willing to work flexible hours including overtime, weekends and holidays.
    • Be able to effectively work in a team environment.
    • Be able to legibly write entries for record keeping.
    • Ability to work in a fast paced environment.
    • Must be able to pass all medical exams, drug and background checks (including criminal).

    EEO Statement

    Dean Foods considers marijuana (including medical marijuana) to be an illegal drug.  Dean Foods will rescind offers of employment to applicants who test positive for marijuana (unless restricted from doing so by state or local law).   


    Dean Foods 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, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.


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