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Cheese Operator

Date: Apr 7, 2021

Location: Clovis, NM, NM, US

Company: Glanbia

Job Summary

Ensure all the steps are completed for strapping the 640# boxes.


Essential Functions

  • Fill sprayer with Delvocid solution and complete Delvocid log when needed.
  • Be sure press board, 6 springs, top board and top iron are on cheese.
  • Be sure of white card stock on each side of the box for a label to stick to.
  • Complete delvocid tracking logs and other logsheets when needed.
  • Operate HMI and basic knowledge of the track system.
  • Place two straps on cheese block (use metal strap on Kraft) The bands should be at least 5" apart and at least 7" from the edge of the box.
  • Position blocks on scale and place label on block: one label on top and one label on each wide side.
  • Ensure boxes don't sit in one place for too long, to prevent a jam.
  • Fix any jams in your area and keep inverter in working order.
  • Contact supervisor immediately when you can't fix jam ups.
  • General housekeeping and at end of your shift; check your area and clean up.
  • Calibrate scale by placing dolly on the scale with the 1000lb weight.
  • Foam decking around tracks, and tracks 17-20.
  • Foam Inverter and scrape off all build-up.
  • Push dollies when not in production.
  • Labels printing with correct information for each block.
  • 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 write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Provide leadership to others through example and sharing of knowledge/skill.
  • Participate in proactive team efforts to achieve departmental and company goals.
  • 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


Typical Physical Activity

Physical Demands

  • Regularly involves talking or listening, standing and walking, and the use of hands and fingers.
  • Frequently involves sitting, and reaching with hands and arms
  • Occasionally involves crouching, stooping, kneeling and/or climbing or balancing.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to lift and carry items weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items, works with the fingers, and perceives attributes of objects and materials.
  • Involves moderate physical activity performing somewhat strenuous daily activities of a primarily product/technical nature.
  • Should be able to identify and distinguish colors, see clearly at 20 inches or closer and 20 feet or more, observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point, judge distances and spatial relationships, and adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus.

Nearest Major Market: Roswell