Dean Foods

  • Warehouse Laborer / Machine Operator

    Job Locations US-IL-O'Fallon
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Manufacturing & Production
    High School or Equivalent
    Relocation Assistance
  • Dairy Manufacturing

    Products you can be proud of.


    PET Dairy/Dean Foods is seeking new members for our O’Fallon, IL team. 

    Build your career at the nation’s largest dairy processor and one of the area’s most vital companies.


    Those we add to our crew may wind up in either Production or Warehouse and will be expected to learn quickly and uphold the highest standards for Safety, Quality and Dependability. 



    • At least 2 solid years of manufacturing
    • Good work tenures.
    • The ability to thrive in a physically demanding environment that is wet, noisy, hot, cold and very fast-paced.
    • The ability to start on ANY job or shift schedule and wait patiently for seniority to allow you to move to a more desirable one. You will likely be assigned to second or third shift or a rotating shift and must be willing and able to work any shift including weekends
    • Motivation to accept overtime agreeably.
    • The ability to work professionally and dependably within a team environment.
    • Flexibility to learn whichever specific job is available once our Bidding Process is completed.



    • Processing experience such as beverage, food, Pharmaceuticals, chemicals, etc.
    • Continuous Improvement.


    Members enjoy a strong Wage and a Benefit Package. 


    ONLY if you have at least 2 years of solid manufacturing experience please apply now.


    Rate starts at no less than $18.65/hour and you could be eligible for raises totaling $1 based on performance during your first year.  Even higher paying roles are available once you establish Seniority within our workforce.    Those completing their Probationary period will be eligible to participate in a very strong Benefits package. 


    Work history will drive our selection for phone screens.  Please make certain the materials you submit within our on-line system include at least the Company Name, Job Title and Dates of employment for each job you have held.  If you supply less, we cannot consider hiring you.    


    No Recruiters, Walk-Ins, Mail-Ins or Phone Inquiries will be considered.  Those who do not meet the basic requirements will not be contacted or updated. 


    Dean Foods Company is an Equal Opportunity employer M/F/Veteran/Disability

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category protected under federal, state, or local laws. 

    Job Description & Requirements

    Job Description:  

    The order assembly picker/loader is responsible for picking orders, palletizing, loading and unloading products and/or cases, and working any station or line that is assigned. The order assembly picker/loader works anywhere in the Load-out/Freezer/Cooler areas that may be assigned.


    • Responsible for pulling products for customer orders.
    • Perform freight handling using appropriate motorized and manual equipment (when certified).
    • May use hand-held tracking device
    • Mark the paperwork properly when making adjustments for product shortages.
    • Keep accurate records on load sheets, inventory sheets, scrap sheets, and computerized equipment.
    • Ensure proper code date rotation.
    • Report any mechanical problems such as bad wearstrips, plugged or missing lube nozzles, spacer stop malfunctions, palletizer malfunctions or conveyor breakdowns.
    • Report any product/packaging issues.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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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