Butter Operator - Bethel - job 746239

Land O’Lakes, Inc.

Date: 05/04/2021

City: Bethel, Vermont

Salary: $17 per hour

Employment type: Full-time

JOB DESCRIPTION



Join boundless thinkers from all walks of life working together to feed the world. Take pride in working with powerful brands, including Purina Animal Nutrition, Nutra Blend, WinField United, Vermont Creamery, KozyShack, and more.You'll join a global team committed to everything from the seeds that go into the ground, to the technology that improves crop yields and sustainability, to the nutrition that animals need, to marketing the final product.Butter OperatorUnder direction of the Creamery Supervisor and other Butter leadership, the Butter Production Worker is responsible for cultured cream receiving, processing and packaging butter. Duties include testing product in process, running equipment, making process adjustments, while following company safety and quality programs.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Other duties as assigned): Assembles pipes, connects pumps and other equipment based on process. Receives cultured cream, makes sure product meets specifications. Takes pH, temperature, moisture on product to control the process. Completes make sheet and does yield. Sets up and dismantles machines, cleans and sanitizes prior and after using. Makes sure machinery runs efficiently and detects malfunctions when they occur.Runs machinery based on process, targeted moisture and salt content. Makes adjustments on machine settings, as needed. Enters proper code dates, uses appropriate packaging such as film, label, boxes, tape. Controls the weight, takes frequent measurements and adjusts machinery accordingly. Feeds packaging into machine and product on conveyor, controls seal, packaging and coding quality and accuracy. Places product properly in boxes, builds pallets according to specs. Tallies number of cases per pallet, completes pallet tags. Completes all quality and accounting paperwork. Prepares ingredients, records lot # on make sheet and/or accounting sheet. Performs environmental cleaning following company Quality Plan. Follows all procedures and GMP’s, along with company Safety and Quality Plan. Collects samples for Quality Assurance, as needed. Coordinates with cheesemakers.Helps in other departments, as needed. Location: Websterville, VTHours: Monday - Friday 6:30am-3:00pmWage: $17.00/hr Land O’Lakes, Inc offers a competitive salary and bonus potential. The company also provides a comprehensive benefits package as well as other company sponsored benefits.Required Qualifications & Experiences: 18 years or older6+ months of manufacturing experience Basic computer skills.Ability to read, write, comprehend, follow verbal and written instructions and possess basic mathematical skillsPreferred Qualifications & Experiences: 1+ years of continuous prior experience in any industrySelf-Reliant and able to accurately work under limited supervisionAble to trouble shoot mechanical problemsCommunicates work order progress to supervisor and production operatorsCustomer focused and able to work in a collaborative teamAbility to be flexible in work performed and scheduleKnowledge of various pieces of high tech manufacturing processing and packaging equipment. Examples include but not limited to baggers, palletizers and cookers.Ability to follow manufacturer’s specifications and directionsAble to work in a fast-paced environmentWork in cold and/or hot temperatures throughout the dayAdhere to all standard operating procedures (SOPs)Ensures a safe working environment while performing assigned tasksEssential Physical Requirements: Working in a manufacturing or warehouse environment, you will be walking, standing and engaging in movement throughout the day, and occasionally to frequently be required to lift items weighing up to 50 lbs. Due to a large variety of job duties (both routine and non-routine), certain duties also may involve, a variety of physical activities including bending, lifting, stooping, turning, twisting, pushing, pulling, raising arms above shoulders and head, standing, working in enclosed areas, climbing stairs or ladders, and operating heavy machinery. The noise level in the work environment can vary but noise is usually low to moderate. You may be required to wear personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety gloves, hearing protection, a respirator or dust mask, protective footwear and protective clothing or uniforms. Work may be performed in cold and/or hot temperatures and the environment can be dusty. Physical requirements further include the ability to engage in productive and collaborative communication with co-workers and work may need to be performed during non-standard hours, including nights and weekends. At times, the ability to work overtime also may be required. The ability to perform these requirements is necessary to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The company engages in an interactive process to review requests for reasonable accommodations that may be needed to allow qualified individuals with disabilities to perform all the essential functions of the position. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be directed to the Hiring Manager. Travel: N/AApplicants must successfully pass a pre-employment (post offer) background check.




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