Land O'Lakes Inc. Barrel Handling Operator-R-4925 in Melrose, Minnesota

Imagine what you can do at Land OLakes. Our growth relies on extraordinary talent and boundless thinkers who are always looking for a better way and believe anything is possible. Like you, innovation and technology drive us. At Land OLakes, you will also be part of a community with creative doers and dreamers, who want to make a difference. We work together combining our global perspective and direct access to the source to create practical, new solutions to meet agricultures toughest challenges.Join the team at any Land OLakes location or with one of our retail-owners and youll sense the optimism, honesty and innovation that goes into everything we do. Together, we strive to feed human progress.Job Posting Title:Barrel Handling OperatorJob Description:JOB TITLE:Barrel Handling OperatorJOB SUMMARY:This role is at a Dairy Foods manufacturing facility for Land OLakes, creating dairy products that stand for real, simple goodness. We believe theres power in every drop of milk our farmers produce, and by improving production and finding innovative uses for that milk, we add a little good to peoples lives.The Barrel Line Operator will be responsible for ensuring proper sealing, closing, labeling, handling and storage of all cheese packaged in CM department. The associate will have responsibility to perform all auto-salter and barrel fill duties. Through an assigned rotation, operator will be expected to be proficient and able to perform the duties of the 4 roles identified below (Closing/Sealer, Monorail Room, Cooler, Auto-Salter).HOURS: 5:00 PM - 5:30 AM* Must be available to work variable shifts, weekends, and/or holidays* Maintain prompt and regular job attendance is highly importantEDUCATION:*High School diploma or GEDEXPERIENCE:* 2 years of manufacturing experience preferred* Prior high speed, high tech manufacturing experience* Basic computer skillsMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:* 18 years or older* Able to troubleshoot mechanical problems* Able to work in a fast-paced environment* Work in cold and/or hot temperatures throughout the day* Adhere to all standard operating procedures (SOPs)* Ability to demonstrate knowledge in their functions and ability to troubleshoot and fix system issues is preferred* Self-reliant and able to accurately work under limited supervision* Ensures a safe working environment while performing assigned tasks* Customer focused and able to work in a collaborative team* Ability to be flexible in work performed and schedule* Ability to read, write, comprehend, follow verbal and written instructions (English) and possess basic mathematical skills* Ability to communicate effectively to ensure product flow to next work station* Ability to perform problem solving skills, apply creative thinking, use resources, and make effective decisions* Ability to meet the physical demands of the position outlined in the Physical Demands Analysis (PDA)* Ability to lift/carry up to 40 lbs.PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:* Experience communicating work order progress to supervisor and production operators* Knowledge of various pieces of high tech food manufacturing processing and packaging equipment. Examples include but are not limited to baggers, palletizers, and cookers.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:Daily communication with TQ, Supervisor, office and co-workers regarding policies, procedures, documentation, quality and day to day production issues.Cooperate with and support maintenance and quality activities in CWL area.Demonstrate knowledge of programs, cleaning and maintain PM schedule for sealer.LEAN Manufacturing Contribute to a continuous improvement environment by participating in activities to include line side problem solving.Participate in 5S program to contribute to a safe and organized work environment.Ensure accuracy and timely completion of all department paperworkFollow Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), HACCP guidelines and LQMS requirementsActively contribute to a behavioral based safety culture by completing a