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Separator Operator

Date: Jan 3, 2018

Location: Gooding, ID, ID, US, 83330

Company: Glanbia

Separator Operator

Supervisor’s Title:             Team Lead

Department:                        Production

Location:                             Gooding Cheese Plant

Exempt Status:                    Hourly


Essential Functions

  • Effectively perform in this key role in the Gooding Cheese Plant and maintain quality and throughput standards

  • Maintain records and paperwork accurately

  • Take samples in a timely manner

  • Communicate regularly with shift supervisor and lead person

  • Ensure whey quality meets specifications

  • Make changes to computers and separators as needed or as instructed

  • Stay current with SOPs as equipment and process change

  • Perform other duties as assigned


Additional Functions

  • Regular and timely attendance required



  • Ability to operate or ability to learn how to operate the separators and clarifiers
  • Ability to work unsupervised and under pressure
  • Must be well organized
  • Ability to troubleshoot
  • Attention to detail
  • Computer experience helpful


  • 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
  • Ability to read and write instructions in English
  • Knowledge of the proper use of all cleaning chemicals
  • Must be able to work weekends, and overtime as required


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.


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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