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Cheese Production Operator

Date: Jun 28, 2022

Location: St Johns, MI, US, 48879

Company: Glanbia

Production Operator

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.

MWC is a state-of-the-art cheese and whey production facility in St. Johns, MI. MWC is a joint venture between Glanbia Nutritionals, Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), and Select Milk Producers Inc. (Select).

Job Summary

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

Essential Functions

This position will be a part of the 640 team. Rotating the different 640 positions as a team. 

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.
  • 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 online at all times (10-20 boxes).
  • Contact VR or ATL when the banding machine is not operational.
  • Identify bad components and reject them.
  • Assemble boxes by hand when the 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 the machine.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.

 

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.

 

 


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