Removes cream from the whey and maintains open communication connection between whey and cheese plant. Operates Line 1 and 2 pre-draw tanks, whey clarification, separation, whey cream, HTST 1 and 2, and salt why blend tanks. Compiles records concerned with the production process, testing, and machinery maintenance by performing the following duties.
Keep an open communication level between the cheese and whey plants (in particular the cheese and whey operators) so that each has an understanding of the overall business.
Removes cream from the whey.
Runs separators and clarifiers.
Pull and test samples using the FT-120. Make adjustments as needed to stay in spec.
Records all sample and test results to ensure that the whey and cream fat complies with cream HTST requirements.
Maintains product loss sheets to keep an accurate recording of the product wasted.
Responsible for timely and accurate reports of process loss turned in daily to the supervisor
Oversees CIP for assigned machinery.
Maintain cream HTST charts.
Maintain a clean work environment.
Attend required training and take required quizzes to be proficient in room.
Responsible for completing all safety activities, plant meetings, near misses, and BBSs.
Complete all job activities following set safety and operational SOP’s.
Keep records in accordance with good manufacturing process and local and state laws.
Utilizes GPS processes, driving zero losses and upholds the culture of Southwest Cheese non-negotiables.
Perform other duties as assigned.
High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
General machine maintenance knowledge is required
Ability to run, or learn to run and troubleshoot all equipment in.
Excellent attendance and safety record.
Desire to grow with the company.
Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
Ability to prioritize tasks, handle multiply projects simultaneously and delegate assignments to others.
Proficient personal computer skills including electronic mail, record keeping, routine database activity, word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, etc.
Comply with all safety policies, practices and procedures. Report all unsafe activities to supervisor and/or Human Resources.
Provide leadership to others through example and sharing of knowledge/skill.
Participate in proactive team efforts to achieve departmental and company goals.
Typical Physical Activity
Regularly involves talking or listening, standing and walking.
Frequently involves sitting, and the use of hands and fingers.
Occasionally involves reaching with hands and arms, crouching, stooping, kneeling and/or climbing or balancing.
Must be able to lift and carry items weighing up to 60 pounds.
Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items, works with the fingers, and perceive attributes of objects and materials.
Involves moderate physical activity performing somewhat strenuous daily activities of a primarily product/technical nature.
Should be able to identify and distinguish colors, see clearly at 20 inches or closer and 20 feet or more, observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point, and judge distances and spatial relationships.
Typical Environmental Conditions
May be exposed to loud noise levels (i.e. manufacturing equipment).
May be exposed to humidity, intense heat, and areas with possible air contamination, fumes and toxic chemicals.
May work in areas with mechanical moving parts, above ground with risk of fall, or areas with risk of electrical shock.
Minimal travel limited within the local area.
Must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation efficiently and accurately without causing significant safety threat to self or others. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required of all personnel so classified.