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Food Production Operator

Company: Valley Queen Cheese Factory
Location: Watertown
Posted on: July 5, 2024

Job Description:


Position Summary
This position is responsible for a variety of tasks to package quality cheese that meets customer expectations and supports the achievement of the company's vision, mission and values.

Essential Functions

  • Assemble, line, fill and seal 640-pound boxes of cheese according to SOPs.
  • Operate packaging room production equipment according to SOPs.
  • Monitor box weight targets according to cheese types.
  • Maintain good communications with lead and/or 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.
  • Operate and monitor assigned food safety preventative controls including verification activities, equipment operation, records requirements and corrective action database.
  • 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.
    • Perform regular CIP and general housekeeping responsibilities.
    • Safely handle, prepare and use chemicals while wearing proper PPE.
      • Assist in training of new or untrained packaging room employees.
      • Attend and/or complete required safety and quality training sessions by the assigned deadlines.

      • Teamwork Oriented
      • Problem Solving/Analysis
      • Communication Proficiency
      • Initiative
      • Detail Oriented
        Supervisory Responsibility
        This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

        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
        Please refer to the separate functional job description for this position.

        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 from 5:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and night shift from 5:00 p.m. - 5:00 a.m. This position will work alternating weekends.

        No travel is expected for this position.

        Required Education and Experience
        High school diploma or GED is required for this position. Maintain current forklift certification.

        Preferred Education and Experience
        Desire two or more years in a manufacturing facility. More specifically, experience with food grade products is preferred. 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.

        5:00AM to 5:00PM -OR- 5:00PM to 5:00AM Associated topics: baker, chef, coffee, cook, expeditor, food industry, foodservice, kitchen, meat cutter, sanitation

Keywords: Valley Queen Cheese Factory, Sioux Falls , Food Production Operator, Professions , Watertown, South Dakota

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