Dean Foods

  • Machine Operator - Blending

    Job Locations US-IA-Le Mars
    Requisition ID
    2018-7962
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Manufacturing & Production
    Education
    High School or Equivalent
    Relocation Assistance
    No
  • DeanLineup_2016-17_R4 with OV 1024 size

    Be a part of a leader when it comes to dairy! Dean Foods is a leading food and beverage company in the United States and one of the largest processors and direct store distributors of fresh fluid milk, sour cream, cottage cheese and ice cream. With regional brands such as Dean's®, Dean's Country Fresh®, and many others, along with national brand name products such as DairyPure® and TruMoo®, we continue to not only grow our company, but also contribute to the success and future development of over 16,000 associates across the country. Each of us work hard every day to make Dean Foods the most admired and trusted provider of wholesome, great-tasting dairy products at every occasion.

     

     

    Shift - M - F 11:00 am - 7:30 pm

    Job Description & Requirements

    The Batch-Blend Operator is responsible for operating continuous flow or vat-type equipment to process milk, cream, and other dairy products, following specified methods and formulas. 

    High responsibility

    • Responsible for quality, food safety and product specifications.
    • Monitor blending equipment according to the specifications of components and blend amounts.
    • Control valves, pumps, speed and temperatures in accordance with industry standards for blending.
    • Must adhere to established testing procedures and provide required samples to the laboratory.
    • Must be able to assemble and disassemble equipment for proper cleaning/sanitizing and operating per manufacturer instructions.
    • Observe and test system operation, using gauges and instruments.
    • Engage in dismantling, assembling, and installing refrigeration equipment.
    • 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.

    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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