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Cheese L1 Back End Operator

Date: Nov 15, 2022

Location: Clovis, NM, US, 88101

Company: Glanbia

Supervisor’s Title:             Cheese Team Leader

Department:                        Cheese Production

Exempt Status:                   Hourly

 

Southwest Cheese is the world’s largest manufacture of cheese/whey products and is located in Clovis, New Mexico.  It is a joint venture between Glanbia and The Greater Southwest Agency and provides ample opportunity for career growth and experience in a fast-paced, high-performing enterprise.

 

Job Summary

Oversees Dolly Washer, Vacuum Sealers, Boxmaker, Closer and Tube Liner Inserter.  Maintain areas to provide quality packaging for 640 # blocks.

        

Essential Functions

Dolly Washer:

  • Spray all dollies off, use scrub brush and HC10 on them.
  • Ensure all cleaning and chemical sanitizing mixing procedures are followed.
  • Each dolly has a clean cheese cloth if put on at that station if not at the angle station.
  • After each cheesecloth is placed on the dolly spray with delvocid.
  • If running arena check each dolly with the dolly squaring tool.
  • Log Delvocid lot code onto the delvocid tracking log sheet each time the sprayer is filled.
  • Ensure environmental cleaning is done and signed off by the end of each shift.
  • Assist the angle washer/tube liner operator when needed.
  • 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)

 

Vacuum Sealer:

  • Ensure vacuum pumps are on and vacuum sealers are enabled.
  • Close vacuum sealers as soon as they have four fresh boxes.
  • Place clean slip sheet on cheese and fold bag, after vacuum sealers.
  • Place bottom boards and irons on boxes (reject any damaged components).
  • Check Tosca iron legs on the leg jig to ensure they fit the 640 box correctly.
  • Ensure boxes don't sit in one place for too long, to prevent a jam.
  • Fix any jams in your area.
  • Contact Level 3 immediately when you can't fix a jam.
  • Ensure environmental cleaning is done and signed off by the end of each shift.
  • Log Delvocid lot code onto the delvocid tracking log sheet each time the sprayer is filled.
  • Foam area when not in production.
  • Inspect each block for any foreign material ex. Plastic, excessive peppers, other color cheese etc.
  • 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)

 

Boxmaker/Breakdown/640 Front End/640 Back End:

  • General knowledge of components (Arena, Tosca and Kraft).
  • General knowledge of banding machine operation and cleaning.
  • Inspect each box for correct assembly.
  • Keep a supply of 640# boxes on line at all times (10-20 boxes).
  • Contact Level 3 or ATL when banding machine is not operational.
  • Identify bad components and reject them.
  • Assemble boxes by hand when banding machine is down.
  • Ensure environmental cleaning is done and signed off by the end of each shift.
  • Tower preparation for CIP.
  • Tower Cleaning.
  • Refill and thread plastic wrap on machine.
  • 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)

 

Closer:

  • Fill sprayer with Delvocid solution and complete Delvocid log.
  • Remove cheesecloth from each block and dispose of it.
  • Inspect each block for foreign material: Plastic, metal, excessive peppers, other kinds of cheese, etc.
  • Spray the cheese with Delvocid and place a clean slip sheet on top.
  • Fold bag, place press board, 6 springs, top board and top iron on cheese.
  • Insert a white card stock on each side of the box for a label to stick to.
  • 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.
  • Push dollies when not in production.
  • Assist to keep inverter in working order.
  • Foam Decking around Tracks, tracks  17-20, inverter and scrape all buildup off.
  • 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)

 

Tube Liner Inserter:

  • Place a blue tube liner in each box after it gets made and cheese cloth on dolly.
  • Use dolly squaring tool to check for bent tabs when running Arena.
  • Keep liners stocked.
  • Do not use any damaged or dirty liners.
  • Assist the angle washer operator when necessary.
  • Ensure environmental cleaning is done and signed off by the end of each shift.
  • 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.

 

Qualifications

  • 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.                 

 

Typical Physical Activity

Physical Demands

  • Regularly involves talking or listening, standing and walking, and the use of hands and fingers.
  • Involves long periods of standing.
  • Frequently involves bending over, 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.

 

Typical Environmental Conditions

  • May be exposed to loud noise levels (i.e. manufacturing equipment).
  • May be exposed to humidity, intense heat, and areas with possible air contamination, fumes and toxic chemicals.
  • May work in areas with mechanical moving parts, above ground with risk of fall, or areas with risk of electrical shock.

 

Travel Requirements

  • Minimal travel limited within the local area.

 

Disclaimer

Must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation efficiently and accurately without causing significant safety threat to self or others.  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required of all personnel so classified.

 

Are you someone who likes to make it happen, make it better and make it fun? If so, our company offers you an excellent opportunity to do really interesting work and develop a career in a dynamic and innovative environment that is all about making you and our business successful.

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