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Whey Relief Utility

Company: Valley Queen Cheese Factory
Location: Watertown
Posted on: September 19, 2023

Job Description:

Position Summary
This position is the primary relief for whey plant positions in case of vacation, illness or emergency. Must perform all duties required of the operators as described in their job descriptions. Responsible for the completion of assigned utility projects.

Essential Functions

  • Demonstrate knowledge of product/process flow in whey plant areas.
  • Provide as-needed coverage for whey plant operator positions while maintaining flexibility to cover varying shifts and schedules.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the Lactose Operator and CIP support positions to be able to train employees and provide coverage. (4)
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the WPC Operator position to be able to train employees and provide coverage. (5)
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the Whey Operator and Whey Evap Operator positions to be able to train employees and provide coverage. (6)
  • Demonstrate proficiency in all whey plant operator positions at a level to be able to train employees and proficiently provide relief supervisory coverage. (7)
  • Maintain good communications with supervisor to ensure a safe, continuous product flow and proper maintenance of equipment.
  • Complete and maintain appropriate paperwork and documentation to ensure accurate record keeping.
  • Actively participate in extraneous prevention and solids recovery.
    • Perform regular CIP and general housekeeping responsibilities.
    • Safely handle, prepare and use chemicals while wearing proper PPE.
    • Assist in training of new or untrained whey process room employees.
    • Operate and monitor assigned food safety preventative controls including verification activities, equipment operation, records requirements and corrective action database.
    • Attend and/or complete required safety and quality training sessions by the assigned deadlines.
      • Comply with all company safety rules to achieve no injuries and no lost-time accidents.
      • Understand and adhere to all GMPs and food safety policies and procedures and perform all work in a manner that ensures the highest standard of food safety and quality.

      • Teamwork Oriented
      • Problem Solving/Analysis
      • Communication Proficiency
      • Initiative
      • Detail Oriented
        Supervisory Responsibility
        This position may provide relief supervisory responsibilities as assigned.

        Work Environment
        This job operates in a food production environment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to chemicals, moving mechanical parts and vibration. The noise level in the work environment can be loud.

        Physical Demands
        Functional job description to be updated for this position after the completion of VQ Next in 2019.

        Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
        This is a full-time position, and days of work are on an alternating repeating schedule. Hours of work for day shift are 5:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and night shift from 5:00 p.m. - 5:00 a.m. Schedule will vary based on relief coverage needs. This position will work alternating weekends.

        No travel is expected for this position.

        Required Education, Experience & Certifications
        High school diploma or GED is required for this position. Maintain forklift certification.

        Preferred Education, Experience & Certifications
        Desire two or more years in a manufacturing facility. More specifically, experience with food-grade products is preferred. Proficiency in basic computer skills. Bilingual in English/Spanish.

        Additional Eligibility Qualifications
        Minimum age requirement is 18.

        Other Duties
        Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of responsibilities, duties or tasks that are required of the employee for this job. Responsibilities, duties and tasks may change at any time with or without notice. Associated topics: constable, environment, environmental, healthy, safety, scba, treatment, waste, wastewater, wwtp

Keywords: Valley Queen Cheese Factory, Sioux Falls , Whey Relief Utility, Other , Watertown, South Dakota

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