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Dean Foods Sr Utility Operator-Plant in St George, Utah

The Senior Utility Operator – Plant is responsible for maintaining working knowledge and must be able to operate all equipment and perform all roles (i.e. Receiver, Filler Operator, CIP Operator, and Pasteurizer) in the plant production environment.

  • Clean, set-up, operate and monitor equipment on the production line.

  • Complete all required documentation and scheduled quality checks.

  • Maintain competency related to ingredient mix for pasteurization and batching process.

  • Monitor weights, seals, caps, and general packaging of product.

  • Troubleshoot and resolve basic to moderate operating difficulties.

  • Collect required samples needed for Quality Assurance testing.

  • Ensure that the proper packaging materials are used for each product being produced.

  • Will have working knowledge and experience with wrapper operations; watching for jams and effectively threading wrap to prevent cost downtime due to handler error.

  • Perform filler and filler line changeovers in a safe and efficient manner.

  • Ensure machine is supplied with correct material needed to run and complete log books as required.

  • Complete cleaning checklist once line has completed run.

  • Prepare equipment for next run to include size changes as needed.

  • Maintain communication with other departments, management and employees and notify them of any problems and/or concerns that may restrict the efficiency of production.

  • Ensure all paperwork is filled out in a clear, legible and accurate format, and completed with required information. Ensure all required information is documented in accordance with SOP’s.

  • Analyze process data and equipment performance data to improve quality, throughput, and troubleshoot.

  • Utilizing continuous improvement mindset, assist in identifying opportunities to improve processes.

  • Follow Good Manufacturing Practices.

  • Maintain a clean, sanitary and safe work area.

  • Follow all required work safe practices. This would include wearing of all required PPE in designated areas, confined space safety, safe chemical handling, fall restraints, etc.

  • Responsible for food safety, pre-requisite programs and food quality related to designated area. Report any food safety and food quality related issues to management immediately.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred.

  • 18 months experence required.

  • Able to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.

  • Experience within the food and beverage industry preferred.

  • Must be able to stand, walk, kneel and bend for virtually the entire shift. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally including overhead.

  • Must be able to work in a wet environment. Some exposure to cleaning chemicals. [Delete if not Ice cream plant: For ice cream plants: Exposure to allergens.]

  • Must be willing to work flexible hours including overtime, weekends and holidays.

  • Be able to effectively work in a team environment.

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment.

  • Must be able to pass all pre-employment screens (including drug, background and criminal checks).

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Requisition ID: 2020-17755

Relocation Assistance: No

External Company Name: Dean Foods Company

External Company URL: www.deanfoods.com

Street: 1310 E. Commerce

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