Dean Foods

Pasteurizer

US-AL-Homewood
Requisition ID
2017-2526
# of Openings
1
Category
Manufacturing & Production
Education
High School or Equivalent
Relocation Assistance
No

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Job Description & Requirements

Job Description

 

The Pasteurizer is responsible for ensuring that all know pathogens are pasteurized and product is homogenized.  Run and maintain pasteurizer and other related equipment within dairy production environment.  High responsibility – Responsible for quality, food safety and product specifications.

 

  • Closely monitor the dairy production process and follow Standard Operating Procedures for batching and processing products.
  • Accurately prepare & maintain all area paperwork.
  • Monitor fats, total solids, allergen, cryoscope and other related items as they associate with processing dairy products.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve basic to moderate operating difficulties
  • Verify all charts including frequency pen, cut in/cut out temperatures and product recording temperatures.
  • Maintain sanitation of equipment including CIP & hand cleaning
  • Operate equipment at recommended speeds and communicate mechanical and operational issues as they arise.
  • Operate and clean equipment with a sense of urgency to maximize throughput and minimize downtime.
  • Maintain communication with other departments, management and employees and notify them of any problems and/or concerns that may restrict the efficiency of production.
  • Ensure all paperwork is filled out in a clear, legible and accurate format, and completed with required information. Ensure all required information is documented in accordance with SOP’s.
  • Analyze process data and equipment performance data to improve quality, throughput, and troubleshoot.
  • Utilizing continuous improvement mindset, assist in identifying opportunities to improve processes.
  • Follow Good Manufacturing Practices.
  • Maintain a clean, sanitary and safe work area.
  • Follow all required work safe practices. This would include wearing of all required PPE in designated areas, confined space safety, safe chemical handling, fall restraints, etc.
  • Responsible for food safety, pre-requisite programs and food quality related to designated area. Report any food safety and food quality related issues to management immediately.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

 

  • 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, kneel and bend for virtually the entire shift. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally including overhead.
  • Must be able to work in a wet environment. Some exposure to cleaning chemicals.
  • [Delete if not Ice cream plant: For ice cream plants: Exposure to allergens.]
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours including overtime, weekends and holidays.
  • Be able to effectively work in a team environment.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Must be able to pass all pre-employment screens (including drug, background and criminal checks).

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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