Evaporator Operator - Day at Dean Foods in Zumbrota, Minnesota

Posted in Other 6 days ago.

Job Description:

General Purpose:

Provide operation and maintenance support to the Evaporator and Sanitation departments within the plant. Perform tasks in a safe manner and follow safety and environmental regulations. Work within standard operating procedures, under a moderate degree of supervision.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Maintain Evaporator, tower area and ground floor. Keep clean and sanitary, picking up and putting away clamps, gaskets and pipes when not in use

    • Perform necessary routine cleaning and preventive maintenance

    • Complete wash up in a timely fashion and operate CIP equipment

    • Record lot numbers

    • Load-out bulk tankers of condensed whey

    • Operate the reverse osmosis system

    • Ensure product meets specifications

    • Prevent spills

    • Maintain operating records

    • Monitor equipment for abuse and break-downs

    • Control and monitor HTST pasteurizer, including the documentation of production and non-production activities in accordance with customer, state, and USDA requirements

    • Assist with CIP validations, inventory counting and Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures

    • Complete, maintain, and review of daily and weekly area cleanliness and other reports

    • The requirements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employee, but is not a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Other duties may be assigned as required

    • Maintain safe working conditions for employees and compliance with all state and federal regulations regarding health and safety issues

    • Dedicate effort to safety as we expect every employee to leave work in the same condition as they arrive

    • Follow all DFA good manufacturing practices (GMP) and work in a manner consistent with all corporate regulatory, food safety, quality, and sanitation requirements

    • Exhibit the values and ethics of Dairy Farmers of America through honesty, discretion, and sound judgment

    • Attend required training, including but not limited to, Safety, GMP, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP), and Safe Quality Foods (SQF)

    • Adhere to all DFA Quality, Safety and GMP policies and procedures and report any nonconformity

Minimum Requirements:

Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma or GED required

  • 1 year of experience with the Evaporator process and or related field preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Skill set must include proficient use of computers

  • Must be able to read, write and speak English

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