GENERAL PURPOSE: Perform operations including but not limited to fluid product receiving, product load out, and product supply or transfer to production processes. Other operational duties include clean-in-place (CIP) and clean out-of-place (COP) gaskets and master sanitation. JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Sample all incoming raw milk tankers for the purpose of performing quality testing as necessary • Review and maintain records pertaining to General Laboratory requirements for an Appendix N Drug Residue screening site as required by the dairy industry • Understand, follow, and complete all Charm SL3, Sulfa & Tetra procedures and documentation set forth by the FDA Pasteurized Milk Ordinance, meeting Michigan Department of Agriculture regulatory agency supervision • Scale tankers in/out; complete documentation as required • Load/unload raw milk tankers; complete documentation as required • Receive fluid products, check storage silos, observe product flow into and out of storage silos, and respond to any problems • Complete and maintain Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) record keeping such as completing charts and sanitation sheets • CIP all bulk tankers; perform manual cleaning as necessary. Complete all related documentation including wash tag PMO requirements • CIP raw milk silos and receiving line circuits as required; perform manual cleaning as necessary. Complete all related documentation including CIP charts PMO requirements • Check, fill and monitor CIP day-tanks and CIP systems as necessary • Communicate with separator operators as required • Perform general housekeeping duties and Master Sanitation Schedule tasks as necessary • Minimize water usage and the generation of wastewater within the scope of the position Understand fully product flow from the milk silos to packaging department • Promptly and accurately perform all necessary entries into the SAP system • Responsible for completing and maintaining the following programs: Pre-Operational Checklists, Post-Operational/CIP Checklists, and Master Sanitation Schedules • Submit accurate and complete documentation to the shift supervisor. Accurately note deviations • Perform limited maintenance as defined per the MSS or as required, including but not limited to inspection, cleaning, and entering maintenance work requests into the SAP system • Assist in the training and development of new operators Ensure all paperwork is completed correctly at designated intervals Ensure all recording charts are properly documented according to company and regulatory regulations Maintain safe, clean, and organized work area throughout the facility and common areas Anticipate problems, implement solutions, and look for continuous improvement/process improvement opportunities Safeguard and protect all company assets and proprietary information Assume responsibility for the attainment of plant goals and objectives. Make decisions in a timely manner Maintain cooperative working relationships and communications with employees from all other departments and peers • Dedicate effort to safety as we expect every employee to leave work in the same condition as they arrive • Follow all Dairy Farmers of America procedures and practices: Safety, Quality, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), and Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOP) • 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) • The 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 assigned as required. Requirements MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED) 1 year of manufacturing experience Certification and/or License o Forklift certification • Must be able to complete and maintain certification as an approved analyst for raw milk antibiotic testing, using the Charm SL3 method through the Michigan Department of Agriculture • May be required to obtain and maintain other certifications and/or licenses for continued employment KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and company computer systems, specifically SAP • Skill in proficient computer usage • Able to perform basic quality testing as necessary, including but not limited to antibiotics, TA, total solids %, butterfat %, and solids non-fat % • Able to understand the receiving process to effectively troubleshoot issues as they arise • Able to effectively manage multiple tasks at once Able to use and understand calculations, production rates and fluid inventories Able to perform routine machine adjustments • Able to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing • Able to be proactive in seeking solutions • Able to work in collaboration effectively and foster good teamwork Able to follow directions and meet deadlines Able to take appropriate steps to find solutions to problems Able to present options and ideas to current processes or procedures Able to interpret and apply company policies Able to adapt and manage to change effectively Able to perform task and duties without constant supervision Able to take initiative in performing job and seek increased responsibilities • Able to use arithmetic such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, including decimals and fractions • Able to use direct reading instruments and devices in which interpretation is not required • Able to carry out instructions and effectively manage multiple tasks to meet deadlines • Able to lift at least 50 lbs. Must be able to read, write, and speak English EEO/AA/FEMALE/MINORITY/DISABLED/VETERAN DFA PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT Place an X in the appropriate response NEVER 0% OF SHIFT OCCASIONAL 1-33% OF SHIFT FREQUENT 34-66% OF SHIFT CONSTANT 67-100% OF SHIFT PHYSICAL DEMANDS Sit X Stand X Walk X Grasp, handle, twist or type X Reach (forward or overhead) X Climb (stairs or ladder) X Squatting, kneeling or bending X Push/pull X Crawling X Driving a vehicle X LIFTING/CARRYING Up to 10 pounds X Up to 25 pounds X Up to 55 pounds X Up to 75 pounds With assist 75-100 pounds With assist WORK ENVIRONMENT Toxic or noxious chemicals X Outdoor weather conditions X Wet or humid conditions (non-weather) X Refrigerated temps (non-weather) 40 X Elevated heat (non-weather) 95 X Loud noises 80 decibels X Dust X Fumes X Ability to work around dairy/food products X Work in tight or narrow spaces X Working in, around & over lines/obstacles X Ability to work with limited supervision X Typical office environment X Typical manufacturing environment X Typical farm/livestock environment X
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