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Powder Blend Operators-Gooding, ID

Date: Aug 13, 2019

Location: Gooding, ID, ID, US, 83330

Company: Glanbia

Powder Blend Operator

Supervisor’s Title:                Production Team Leader

Department:                        Production

Location:                               Gooding Whey Plant

Exempt Status:                    Hourly

At Glanbia Nutritionals Inc., our portfolio centers around dairy and non-dairy nutritional ingredients. We co-innovate and deliver ingredient solutions and precision premixes for use in the mainstream food and beverage, infant and clinical, and functional nutrition markets. We are the number one provider of whey-based nutritional ingredients globally and the number one producer of American-style cheddar cheese. Our protein systems have transformed the bar and beverage categories — bringing increased levels of protein, cleaner labels and greater product functionality to market. We have a direct presence in 21 countries, with manufacturing facilities in the US, Germany and China, and international sales and technical offices around the world.

Essential Functions

  • Packages powder, seals bags, and hand stacks on pallets
  • Check/weighs packages
  • Apply labels to packages
  • Operates forklift & stacks pallets in a safe and efficient manner
  • Operate & clean shrink wrapper
  • Operate & clean metal detector
  • Clean remaining packaging equipment
  • Assists in restacking and re-bagging powder as necessary
  • Operate & clean dust collection system
  • Operate & clean commercial sized vacuum
  • Operate, calibrate, & clean scales in packaging & pre-weigh rooms
  • Operate J-truck safely & efficiently
  • Validate & clean magnet
  • Pre-weigh ingredients into smaller batches with precision & cleanliness
  • Vacuum pallets and individual bags thoroughly
  • Operate super sack un-loader
  • Accurately select bags & pallets to be dumped
  • Breaks bags in a safe, effective, and timely manner-ensure all product is dumped out of every bag
  • Use utility tools safely and for appropriate task
  • Clean bag break, super sack un-loader, pneumatic convey lines, blender, hoppers, & other supporting equipment as needed
  • Operate equipment manually & by the HMI
  • Completes master sanitation in all processing areas & documents accordingly
  • Fill out all logs and paperwork legibly
  • Help maintain a good safe work environment
  • Takes active role in continuous improvement teams

Additional Functions

  • Regular and timely attendance required
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Ability to speak, read, & write in English
  • Excellent attendance and safety record
  • Desire to grow with the company
  • Willingness to attend training classes as needed
  • Excellent people and communication skills
  • Willingness to work night shift when needed
  • Must be able to work weekends, and overtime as required


  • Ability to operate (or learn to operate) necessary equipment
  • Excellent record required in safety, attendance, and punctuality
  • Ability to stand and walk the entire shift if needed
  • Knowledge of the proper use of all cleaning chemicals



Typical Physical Activity

Physical Demands

The physical demands described represent those that must be met by an employee and the work environment characteristics are those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Physical Requirements

  • Frequently (51-75%) use hands to finger, handle, or feel.
  • Occasionally (25-50%) walk, lift and/or move 26 to 60 lbs.
  • Rarely (1-25%) stand, sit, talk or hear, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and reach with hands and arms.
  • Specific vision requirements for this job include close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less); distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more), color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors), peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point); depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships); ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus).


Typical Environmental Conditions

  • May be exposed to ___85+______ noise levels in which hearing protection will be needed.


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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Nearest Major Market: Twin Falls