Production Operator
Fallon, NV 
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Job Description
Production Operator
Fallon, Nevada

General Purpose:

Perform as a member of the Operations Team. Work hourly functions and cross-train in various positions that include the raw milk receiving, evaporator department, and dryer department. Input items into the SAP system. Live the Mission/Vision/Core Values of Dairy Farmers of America.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Raw Milk Receiving Department

  • Unload tankers
  • Control heat treatment and milk separation area. CIP and production
  • Control blending and preparation of Lactose totes for production
  • Ensure tankers unloaded safely and properly while achieving minimum established targets
  • CIP tankers and silos
  • Properly CIP silos and tankers maintaining time management of silos and all associated documentation
  • Load out cream. Load out cream while achieving all quality and customer requirements
  • Complete master sanitation
  • Complete all master sanitation and maintain a clean and professional environment
  • Control loss
  • Actively seek causes and solutions to limit product losses
  • Inspect raw materials

Evaporator Department

  • Produce a quality product
  • Ensure all product produced is within accepted specifications
  • Start, run, and shut down the evaporator
  • Operate the evaporator and all associated equipment while producing minimal out of specification product
  • Run all required quality checks. Complete all required logs
  • CIP the evaporator and all associated equipment
  • CIP all equipment associated with evaporator performance
  • Perform all chemical tests
  • Complete and store all required documents
  • Achieve all production goals
  • Achieve all production goals (KPI's). Report and document all reasons targets are not met

Dryer Department

  • Maintain a clean and sanitary environment
  • Perform all master sanitation
  • Maintain general housekeeping of the dryer area
  • Perform tasks required to start, run, and shut down the dryer
  • Perform hook-ups for the dryer and all associated equipment
  • Run all required quality checks
  • Complete all required logs
  • Perform duties in a timely and thorough manner allowing the operator to CIP the dryer in minimal time
  • Perform all chemical tests
  • Complete and store all required documents
  • Achieve all production goals (KPI's). Report and document all reasons targets are not met

Packaging Department

  • Produce a quality product
  • Ensure all product produced is within accepted specifications
  • Start, run, and shut down the packaging equipment
  • Operate the packaging and all associated equipment while producing minimal out of specification product
  • Run all required quality checks
  • Complete all required logs
  • Maintain the packaging equipment and all associated equipment
  • Maintain all equipment associated with packaging performance
  • Complete and store all required documents.
  • Achieve all production goals (KPI's). Report and document all reasons targets are not met
  • Inspect raw materials

General for all Departments

  • Follow and promote all plant and regulatory policies and procedures
  • Proactively identify opportunities for continuous improvement to include Lean, Kaizen, 5S and Leader Standard Work
  • Attend required training, including but not limited to, GMP's, HAACP, SQF, Safety, etc.
  • Maintain safe work habits, wear personal protective equipment, obey safety rules, and overall contribute to a safe work environment
  • The requirements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employee, but is not a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Other duties may be assigned as required.
  • Comply with all GMP, HACCP, safety, and all plant documentation and regulatory policies and procedures

Minimum Requirements:

Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Prior manufacturing experience preferred
  • Certification and/or License --
    • Nevada Department of Public Health Milk Sampler Certification
    • Certified Industry Analyst certification for PMO Appendix-N testing of Drug Residue in Milk
    • SQF Practitioner Certification

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Able to learn and apply to plant environment
  • Able to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Able to perform basic PC skills
  • Must be able to read, write and speak English
EEO/AA/Female/Minority/Disabled/Veteran

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
Open
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