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Dairy Farmers of America Dryer Operator PV - Days in Zumbrota, Minnesota

Position : Dryer Operator PV - Days

Location : Zumbrota, Minnesota

Requisition ID: : 11242

General Purpose:

The Dryer Operator is responsible for the operation of all dryer equipment and all process controls associated with these processes.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Effectively operate the dryer as defined in training and by management

  • Maintain top of dryer (pick up clamps, gaskets, pipes, etc.)

  • Maintain tower area and ground floor (clean, sanitary, put away when not in use)

  • Manage shut downs between products and before wash ups

  • Record all powder on daily production sheets

  • Ensure rerun is recorded

  • Assure proper coding

  • Verify labels for accuracy

  • Collect product samples

  • Fire control

  • Manage waste

  • Monitor equipment for abuse, break-down, etc.

  • Ensure product meets customer specifications

  • Communicate shift recap to oncoming operator

  • Prevent cheese from falling on floor

  • Maintain operating records

  • SAP/data entry

  • Understands and maintains the highest level of GMP and sanitation standards possible

  • Maintain safe working conditions for employees and compliance with all state and federal regulations regarding health and safety issues

  • Dedicate effort to safety as we expect every employee to leave work in the same condition as they arrive

  • Follow all DFA good manufacturing practices (GMP) and work in a manner consistent with all corporate regulatory, food safety, quality, and sanitation requirements

  • Exhibit the values and ethics of Dairy Farmers of America through honesty, discretion, and sound judgment

  • Adhere to all DFA Quality, Safety and GMP policies and procedures and report any nonconformity

  • Attend required training, including but not limited to, Safety, GMP, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP), and Safe Quality Foods (SQF)

  • Perform other work as assigned

Minimum Requirements:

Education and Experience

 High School Diploma or GED required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Be able to work a full 12-hour shift

  • Physically handle the duties assigned, including cleaning

  • Learn the theory of operating and cleaning procedures and practices involved in the operation and equipment of the position, including any new operations and equipment assigned by management

  • Work proficiently, neatly and accurately at the speeds required

  • Perform the job duties resulting in a high-quality product

  • Perform necessary routine cleaning and preventive maintenance

  • Perform work independently as required

  • Basic computer skills

  • Must be able to read, write and speak English