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Mix Operator - Day Shift (Dryer 2)

Company: Dairy Farmers of America, Inc.
Location: Allerton
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

This position is responsible for operation of mixing equipment and related equipment in the bulk receiving area and staging area to provide product for spray drying per production schedule. Utilizing mixing instructions, the operator will combine raw material food ingredients to supply spray dryers so dry product in the form of powder can be manufactured.Job Duties and Responsibilities:Mix a variety of food ingredient products according to specific parameters set for each productFollow batching instructions and record any other required testingDevelop an understanding of mixing operations, characteristics, limitations, and hazardsMaintain and initial processor time/temperature recording charts for each batch of product manufacturedStage/prepare raw materials, enzymes, & chemical ingredientsKeep tanks, lines and mix room area in a clean and sanitary conditionRun forklift for staged batches and finished product out of packing areasAssist dryer operator when requiredUnload bulk liquids when requiredDuring dryer cleaning periods it will be required to assist the dryer operator to help achieve proper cleanliness and operational readiness in a timely mannerClear communication with dryer operators and QA technicians to ensure product is received and delivered to and from the dryer in the proper manner to assure a quality product is producedReplace gaskets in product lines and monitor condition of process equipment for any maintenance issuesFollow company safety rules and use appropriate PPE and safety gear providedFollow GMP policies and HACCP plan protocolsPerform in-process quality checks as well as visually inspect color and consistency of product throughout the shift and notify Team Lead or Supervisors if product appears to be out of specifications or compromised in any wayOperate CIP process equipment in accordance with quality system proceduresPerform daily and weekly housekeeping duties to maintain a clean and sanitary environment in the wet mix areasDuring shutdown periods some general cleaning, painting, and other maintenance projects may be assigned to complete throughout the facilityThe 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 assignedKnowledge, Skills and AbilitiesOperate forklift (training provided)Ability to lift up to 55 lbs and handle up to 100 lbsFlexible in duties for production requirementsAbility to follow written instructionsAttention to detailA minimum of 2 months on the job training with an experienced operator is requiredMust be able to read, write and speak EnglishBenefitsHIRING BONUS - $2,000Competitive health, dental, and vision insurance. Benefits go into effect the 1st of the month after hire date.401K matching goes into effect on date of hire.Requirements:Education and ExperienceHigh school diploma or equivalentBenefitsHIRING BONUS - $2,000Competitive health, dental, and vision insurance. Benefits go into effect the 1st of the month after hire date.401K matching goes into effect on date of hire.EEO/AA/Female/Minority/Disabled/Veteran

Keywords: Dairy Farmers of America, Inc., Des Moines , Mix Operator - Day Shift (Dryer 2), Other , Allerton, Iowa

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