Production Operator, 1st Shift, Vermont Creamery
Company: Land O'Lakes
Posted on: January 27, 2023
Join Land OLakes, Inc., and help us bring food from farmer to
fork. Were a global, Fortune 250 company and a farmer-owned
cooperative. While benefits can vary by location and role, most
Medical, dental, vision, life and AD&D; short- and long-term
Retirement savings plan and profit-sharing plan, both with company
Paid time off and paid holidays, plus paid benefits for maternity
and parental leavesProduction Operator, 1st Shift, Vermont
CreameryHiring Bonus: $2000 $2000.00 to be paid on the following
schedule: $500.00 after 30 days of continuous employment, $750.00
after 6 months of continuous employment, and $750.00 after 12
months of continuous employment.Job SummaryUnder direction of the
Creamery Supervisor and other Aged Cheese leadership staff, the
Aged Cheese Production Worker is responsible for the affinage and
aging process for a variety of Aged Cheese products. Duties include
overseeing the drying rooms and working with formed products,
preparing them for the finished product stage and packaging, while
following company procedures, GMPs, Safety, and Quality
programs.Location: Websterville, VTHours: 1st Shift,
Sunday-Thursday + OT requirementsWage: $18.33/hourLand OLakes, Inc
offers a competitive salary and bonus potential. The company also
provides a comprehensive benefits package as well as other company
sponsored benefits.Required Qualifications & Experiences
- 18 years or older.
- Basic computer skills.
- Ability to read, write, comprehend, follow verbal and written
instructions, and possess basic mathematical skillsPreferred
Qualifications & Experiences
- 1+ years of continuous prior experience in any industry.
- Self-Reliant and able to accurately work under limited
- Must be attentive to detail and have good organizational
- Able to trouble shoot mechanical problems.
- Customer focused and able to work in a collaborative team.
- Ability to follow manufacturers specifications and
- Able to work in a fast-paced environment.
- Work in cold and/or hot temperatures throughout the
day.Essential Functions & Responsibilities
- Sets-up and dismantles machines, cleans, and sanitizes prior
and after using.
- Coordinates with cheesemakers.
- Makes sure machinery runs efficiently and detects malfunctions
when they occur.
- Completes all steps in the draining and forming process.
- Controls the product weight, takes frequent measurements, and
adjusts machinery or technique accordingly.
- Takes pH, temperature, moisture on product to control the
- Completes cleaning/sanitizing according to schedule and
- Completes all quality and accounting paperwork.
- Prepares ingredients, records lot # on make sheet and/or
- Assembles pipes, connects vats, pumps, and other equipment
based on process.
- Performs environmental cleaning following company Quality
- Collects samples for Quality Assurance, as needed.
- Communicates regularly with other departments on specific work
- Report issues and progress to the Quality Assurance Manager,
Creamery Manager or Creamery Supervisor.
- Make sure that the cleaning is completed, and work area is tidy
- Ensure a safe working environment while performing assigned
- Adhere to all standard operating procedures (SOPs).
- Follow all procedures, GMPs, Safety, Quality, and Sanitation
- Identify and report all potentially non-conforming product and
equipment to Supervisor and the Quality Assurance Department.
- Ability to be flexible in work performed and schedule.
- Other duties as assigned.Essential Physical Requirements
- Frequent movement including walking, standing,
bending/stooping, turning, twisting, pushing, pulling, raising
arms, lifting, climbing and other active movements.
- Performing duties while wearing personal protective
- Working across temperature zones that may include cold and/or
hot environments for extended periods and may include work in
environments where dust is present.
- Shift schedules that include days, nights, and weekends, some
holidays and periodic overtime.Applicants must successfully pass a
pre-employment (post offer) background check.Land O'Lakes, Inc. is
an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) M/F/Vets/Disabled. The company
maintains a drug-free workforce, including pre- and post-employment
substance abuse testing pursuant to a Drug and Alcohol
Policy.Neither Land OLakes, nor its search firms, will ever contact
you and ask for confidential information over the phone or in
email. If you receive a call or email like this, please do not
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