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Cheese L1 Tower Operator

Date: Jul 21, 2021

Location: Clovis, NM, NM, US

Company: Glanbia

Job Summary

Ensuring towers are running smoothly and to maintain daily log sheets.


Essential Functions

  • This includes operation of gussetters, betavacs and conveyors.
  • Reworking misshapen blocks and blocks with big missing corners back into the cowl.
  • When re-bagging leakers use fingers to puncture bag and tear open.
  • Keeping a supply of 40# bags near the tower area and keep towers full.
  • Understand meanings of lights on towers and how to fix issues with them.
  • Sanitary collection of in process samples both at startup of production and end of run.
  • Ensure that cheese is not left on the table more than 10 minutes before re-worked into the cowl.
  • Periodic inspections of towers.
  • Keeping area generally clean during production (picking up trash/waste cheese off the floor).
  • X-ray cheese in white tubs and transfer to TCO.
  • Tower preparation for CIP.
  • Tower CIP/ Cowl CIP.
  • Ensure that the barrel liner clamp is washed during CIP daily.
  • Tower area environmental cleaning (cleaning up, logs, inspect area before leaving etc.).
  • May perform task assigned by Team Leader or Assistant Team Leader.
  • Keeps records in accordance with good manufacturing process and local and state laws.
  • Utilizes GPS processes, driving zero losses and upholds the culture of Southwest Cheese non-negotiables.
  • Each employee shall comply with occupational safety and health standards and all rules, regulations, and orders issued pursuant to the Occupational Safety and Health  Act which are applicable to his/her own actions and conduct.
  • Complies with all applicable food safety regulations and mandates (Safe Quality Foods, Food and Drug Admin, Pasteurized Milk Ordinance)


Delivering on Glanbia’s Values:


  • “Showing Respect” - Research issues & incidents with internal teams, business partners and customers in a collaborative manner that includes professional, honest and transparent communication.
  • “Find a Better Way” - Work with internal and external teams to implement process improvements and/or procedural changes that eliminate non-value added activities and drive more business value.
  • “Winning Together” - Assist with training of new team members.  Facilitate or oversee training and standard operating procedure reviews to ensure new hires develop proficiency of role.
  • “The Customer’s Champion” – Proactively engage to support our customer needs on an end to end basis and strive to meet or exceed SLA timelines.  Take ownership of customer requests and engage with internal teams as needed and within a timely manner.
  • “Performance Matters” – Meet or exceed all key metrics in line with expectations for role.  Continually update knowledge of products, product changes, processes and services offered to deliver a dynamic customer experience.


Additional Functions

  • Perform other duties as assigned.




  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Provide leadership to others through example and sharing of knowledge/skill.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, handle multiply projects simultaneously and delegate assignments to others.
  • Comply with all safety policies, practices and procedures. Report all unsafe activities to supervisor and/or Human Resources.
  • Participate in proactive team efforts to achieve departmental and company goals.


Nearest Major Market: Roswell