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Pasteurizer (Dairy Product Manufacturing)

Full time
Rate of pay$18.00 per hour

JOB OBJECTIVE: To ensure the efficient preparation and pasteurization of our fluid milk and the consistent high quality of our perishable dairy products through the execution of standards and operating procedures.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

• Prepare products, yogurt, milk, butter, ice cream, etc., and ensure that the quality of the product meets or exceeds standards
• Prepare products within established time frame
• Receive and test raw milk (Charms Test)
• Prepare and complete data entry reports
• Minimize product loss
• Safely operate electric and manual pallet jacks, as needed
• Assist with the training of new pasteurizers and limited pasteurizers assistants
• Comply with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), and any/all established processes and policies, whether established by their manager, by the company or by law
• Follow all communicated health, safety, security, and emergency requirements
• Work in a safe manner and communicate any safety hazard to a member of management
• Participate in weekly team meetings, biweekly huddles, safety meetings and other Company meetings, as requested
• Ensure work is produced in the most sustainable manner
• Maintain excellent attendance
• This is a graveyard position; regular shift is 10:00 pm to 6:30am. Must be flexible to work different shifts when required and to work weekends as business needs arise
• Scheduling flexibility – to work different shifts when required and to work weekends to support operation of a 24/7 facility
• Other duties as requested


Full-time/Hourly
Non-exempt hourly – $18.00 per hour

Job Requirements, Education and Experience

• Previous experience in a food production/processing facility, preferred
• Successful completion of Milk Pasteurizer licensing exam will be required within 60 calendar days of hire
• Prefer those who can communicate verbally in English and Spanish with cross-functional team members, supervisors and other team members
• Prefer those familiar with or that have an aptitude for basic computer and inventory control programs

Knowledge and Skill Requirements

• Comprehension of basic math calculations in order to verify product counts
• Ability to calmly respond to equipment or other problems and find solutions
• Ability to work under pressure in a dynamic environment
• Ability to perform with a high level of professionalism
• Organized, flexible and enjoy the challenges of a diverse team and programs
• Strong listening skills and a strong attention to detail
• Self-motivated

Physical Requirement

• Ability to work in a manufacturing environment
• Extended periods of standing, squatting, walking, climbing, bending, stooping, pushing, pulling, and stooping, turning the head and torso, reaching, grasping, bending and flexing the arms, legs, wrists, hands, and fingers. – Repetitive at times.
• Full organoleptic (sight, smell, taste) as well as audio and vocal senses are necessary to evaluate and make sound decisions on product quality and production processes
• The ability to climb and balance is essential
• Ability to withstand temperatures ranging from -20° to 100° Fahrenheit
• Ability to work in confined spaces
• Ability to work in cold, wet, humid environments
• Ability to work in high allergen environments
•Ability to withstand noise produced by manufacturing and warehouse machinery up to 90 decibels
• Ability to lift, hold and/or carry 55 pounds, unassisted
• Ability to work on a computer and look at a computer screen for short periods of time

The above description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed and not construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for the position.

Team Benefits

• Fully sponsored medical & dental, and LTD benefits for employees
• 7 paid holidays per year
• Training & Development
• PTO and floating holidays
• 401k with company match
• Partially sponsored gym/health club dues
• Free ESL & Citizenship prep classes
• Straus sponsored soccer & softball teams
• Community food, fresh fruit, and snacks
• Generous discounts on dairy products for employees
• All the ice cream you can eat and delicious organic milk you can drink, while at work

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