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Working at Agropur means being a member of an extended family where simplicity and honesty are part of everyday life, and where the management style is based on integrity, openness and autonomy. You too can join the Agropur family!
The Belt Operator is responsible for the operation of the belt lines and the monitoring of the variables for recipes during production.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Monitor both DMM and salting belts during operation.
Enter all variables on belts for each recipe during production.
Communicate any variances in recipe set points to Supervisor and Vat/EFV Operator.
Take production and micro samples as required.
Address alarms for the continuous delivery of cheese to packaging area.
Deliver cheese samples from packaging area to lab in a timely manner.
Deliver 55 gallon drums of chemicals to CIP system for DMM, Salting belt, and tower CIP's.
Work with Sanitation on prepping of both DMM and salter and perform CIP for both belts in a timely manner.
Titrate all chemicals used for CIP in each belt area.
Perform all Master Sanitation Schedule items daily.
Troubleshoot and maintain machinery.
Maintain and inspection work area.
Understand and comply with all Quality Assurance policies, immediately reporting any potential food safety issues to management.
Other Duties and Responsibilities:
Understand all CIP circuits and titrate all chemicals involved in CIP programs.
Understand and adhere to Good Manufacturing Practices.
Stop any observed unsafe acts and obey facility safety rules and procedures.
Correct or report any observed safety hazards.
Support safety policies and programs.
This list of duties and responsibilities is not all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities, as management may deem necessary from time to time.
High School Diploma or equivalent preferred.
No experience required; in-house training provided.
Experience in a food service/food plant or sanitation background preferred.
Good Mechanical aptitude required.
Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with managers and colleagues.
Demonstrate attention to detail and accuracy in work.
Basic computer operational skills; able to input and retrieve computerized information.
Basic math skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division).
Ability to work with minimum supervision, adapt to a changing environment quickly, and think independently.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to follow written, verbal and diagrammatic instructions; complete simple checklists and complete required documentation.
Exhibit a professional manner in dealing with others and work to maintain constructive working relationships.