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Line Attendant / Utility 2nd Shift at Great Lakes Cheese

Posted in Manufacturing 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: La Crosse, Wisconsin

Job Description:

Who is Great Lakes Cheese?

Great Lakes Cheese is celebrating over 50 years of Excellence in Cheese Making! Since 1958, Great Lakes has grown rapidly by acquisition, plant expansions, investment in the best technologies for production and distribution – and by setting high industry standards for service.  Currently, Great Lakes serves the nation’s retailers and food service operations with nine strategic facilities across the U.S. We earn this proud tradition of award-winning quality and customer satisfaction every day.

GLC’s Mission:

To be a leading manufacturer and supplier of consistently high quality cheese products. We will achieve this through our commitment to outstanding customer service, innovation, dedicated employees, and business partnerships. Our environment of open communication, integrity, and mutual respect encourages everyone to go beyond what is expected. We believe that profitability is a success only if the customer, the suppliers, the employees, the communities, and the company benefit.

Benefits of working at GLC:

Great Lakes Cheese’s success hinges on the dedication and professionalism of our people. From our inception, we have created and maintained an environment for employees to learn, develop their careers and enjoy mutually rewarding relationships, recognition and earnings. As we have grown throughout the years, we have kept the small company, family feel, even as a billion dollar organization. Point in case, our employees participate in an ESOP Plan, where they own approximately 20% of the company. In addition, we offer competitive benefits that include Medical, Dental, Life and Long-term Disability Insurance, 401(k) Plan, an Employee Assistance Program and tuition reimbursement.

Position Description

The Line Attendant prepares products and packaging to meet customer specifications in compliance with company policy related to GMP’s and Safety.


  • Maintain area, equipment, and personal sanitation.

  • Prepare, weigh, carry, load, space product.

  • Open and rework product.

  • Gather, review, and apply labels/stickers/ backer boards.

  • Review order specs and assemble boxes.

  • Review order specs and pack boxes.

  • Inspect Machine E stops to ensure functionality before production starts.

  • Quality checks to assure product is packaged according to customer specifications on production sheet (price / label / packaging).

  • Direct / communicate to line personnel on order specs and quality issues.

  • Enter data on production reports.

  • Communicate to line personnel on safety issues.

  • Productive use of down time.

  • All GLC employees are expected to perform any assignment or job task according to the stated safety policies and procedures.

  • All GLC employees are expected to produce and promote our products and services in a manner that exceeds the quality and value expectation of our customers and consumers by adhering to Good Manufacturing Practices, Policies and Procedures outlined in our Safe Quality Food Program.

  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the manager.

Required Education, Experience, and Skills

  • High School diploma or GED.

  • Basic understanding of manufacturing processes and related equipment.

  • Ability to make minor decisions based on standard practices.

  • Ability to read and prepare production reports and comprehend production worksheets.

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide.

Preferred Education, Experience, and Skills

  • Ability to promote and model teamwork.

  • MES experience.

  • SAP experience.

  • Basic computer skills.

Working Conditions

  • Use of motor skills to safely drive fork lift in tight quarters.

  • Repetitive work in a fast-paced production environment with average temperature of 55-75 degrees F.

  • Hair nets, ear plugs/muffs, hardhats, cut proof gloves and/or safety glasses may be required.

  • Ability to frequently handle material from floor-to-waist, waist-to-shoulder, shoulder-to-overhead and pushing/pulling/carrying.

  • Ability to constantly stand/walk; bend/flex/extend/twist neck and back; frequently grip/reach/lift/pull with L/R hands.

  • Product weight: up to 50 lbs.

Great Lakes Cheese is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.