Dean Foods

Packaging Operator-Cooler

US-MT-Great Falls
Requisition ID
2017-2529
# of Openings
1
Category
Consumer Products
Education
High School or Equivalent
Relocation Assistance
No

Dean Food’s is the industry leading producer of dairy products.  We offer you the security that comes with working for a national brand while you get to earn one of the best wage and benefit packages in any industry.  You will find yourself working friendly schedules to possibly include 4 day work weeks with generous overtime opportunities.        


Job Description & Requirements

Job Description:

 

The Packaging Operator for the cooler has primary responsibility to run and maintain equipment that performs one or more packaging functions (i.e. marking, labeling, packing or wrapping containers).

 

  • Perform freight handling using appropriate motorized and manual equipment (when certified).
  • Verify documentation matches freight description using current electronic or manual systems.
  • Secure freight inside trailers using appropriate tools and supplies.
  • Check room temperatures as appropriate in cooler/freezer.
  • Ensure proper code date rotation.
  • Pull and stack orders.
  • Palletize products for trailers and stock.
  • Adapt to various situations and adjusts to shifting priorities.
  • 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 able to stand, walk, push or pull a majority of the day. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds frequently and manually stack and move cases up to 6-8 cases high.
  • Must be able to work in an environment where temperature is maintained at 35-40 degrees Fahrenheit.

For ice cream plants: Must be able to work in an environment where the temperature is maintained at   minus 22 degrees Fahrenheit. 

  • 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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