DescriptionABOUT AMPI:AMPI owns eight Midwest-based manufacturing plants where 10 percent of the nation's American-type cheese, processed cheese and butter is produced. The cooperative's award-winning cheese, butter and powdered dairy products are marketed to foodservice, retail and food ingredient customers. In 2019, the co-op launched its Dinner Bell Creamery brand and accompanying Co-op Crafted promise, highlighting more than 50 years of dairy farm families partnering with skilled buttermakers and cheesemakers.JOB SUMMARY:The ultra-filtration (UF) operator is responsible for general equipment operations and general assistance throughout the production department and sanitation.ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:This list of duties and responsibilities is not all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities as management may deem necessary from time to time.+ All AMPI employees have an obligation to report employee safety, food safety and food quality issues to personnel of authority.+ This position has a heightened food safety and food quality responsibilities.+ Operate dairy processing equipment including separators, whey cream HTST (heat treatment).+ Learn and execute startup procedures of equipment.+ Regulate factors such as composition of solids, and temperature; make adjustments depending on the type of product to be produced.+ Taking frequent readings and logging variables.+ Unloading check on chemicals upon delivery.+ Operating Clean in Place (CIP) procedures; troubleshoot and maintain machinery.+ Operate and clean all the pieces of dairy processing equipment that is involved with the whey department.+ Communicate well between supervisor, other shifts and departments.+ Verify quality control items such as product weights and samples.+ Maintain proper documentation in all formats of recordkeeping.+ Operate various machines at an efficient level to fulfill plant demands.+ Assist coworkers with tasks and duties that are within the department as assigned.+ Assist with general cleaning and housekeeping throughout the plant as needed.+ Assists with training new employees.+ Provides assistance to the maintenance personnel, when needed, for machine repairs or troubleshooting.+ Adhere to all Quality and Food Safety policies and procedures, reporting any nonconformity.+ Adhere to all Safety policies and procedures, reporting any nonconformity.+ Adhere to all GMP policies and procedures, reporting any nonconformity.+ Other duties as assigned.An individual in this position must be able to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. The above list reflects the general details necessary to describe the principle and essential functions of the position and shall not be construed as the only duties that may be assigned for the position.An individual in this position must be able to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. The above list reflects the general details necessary to describe the principle and essential functions of the position and shall not be construed as the only duties that may be assigned for the position.EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE:• High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED) preferred• Prior experience in the dairy or cheese industry is preferred• Prior experience in manufacturing is a plus• Knowledge of HACCP, GMP's, OSHA and safety programs is highly desirableBENEFITS/REWARDS:AMPI offers competitive starting pay, PTO, 401k, short-term disability, health, dental, vision, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, employee assistance programs and more.$500 immediate sign-on bonus for production positions, additional $1,500 within first 6 months. AMPI also offers $500 bonuses for attendance and referrals. Associated Milk Producers Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. Military and veterans are encouraged to apply. + High School or betterEqual Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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