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Production Operator

Company: Land O'Lakes
Location: Avon
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description:

Join Land O'Lakes, Inc., and help us bring food from farmer to fork. We're a global, Fortune 250 company and a farmer-owned cooperative. While benefits can vary by location and role, most offer: --- Medical, dental, vision, life and AD short- and long-term disability insurance --- Retirement savings plan and profit-sharing plan, both with company match--- Paid time off and paid holidays, plus paid benefits for maternity and parental leaves Production Operator The associate will be responsible for ensuring proper sealing, closing, labeling, handling and storage of all cheese packaged in CM department. The associate will have responsibility to perform all barrel fill duties. Through an assigned rotation, operator will be expected to be proficient and able to perform the duties of the 3 roles identified below (Closing/Sealer, Monorail Room, Cooler). Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Sealer Area Primary Tasks:Seal BagsWeigh BarrelPlace LabelScan BarrelGeneral Cleaning Secondary Tasks:Vacuum WheyDisconnect, Tilt-up, Transfer Barrel to trackBarrel SamplingResealing and Re-classing Cooler Area Primary Tasks:Store Barrels - Blow-off fiber, Invert, Wrap and Stock barrelsTransport Empty Drums to the Salter AreaStock Supplies for ProductionGeneral CleaningUn-stack Plastic Barrels and install ringsCheck with the salter at least once an hour to see if they need help with extenders, prepping barrels, moving carriers, etc. Secondary Tasks:Vacuum WheyDisconnect, Tilt-up, Transfer Barrel to trackBarrel SamplingTransport full Carriers to the TrackUnload Barrel from the CarrierCovers Taken Off New Fiber Barrels Monorail Room Area Primary Tasks:Vacuum WheyUnload Barrel from carrier, remove press plate and extenderMove carrier to washerRun filler for salter breaks (2 breaks on days, 4 on nights)On Hard Italian - from 5:30 am to 7:00 am run filler10:00 am - 10:30 amDisconnect CIP and reconnect fillerReassemble Vacuum LineBring up carriersStage 2 full carts of extenders and equivalent press platesPrep 7-10 barrels (bags, extenders)Daily communication with TQ, Supervisor, office and co-workers regarding policies, procedures, documentation, quality and day to day production issues.Cooperate with and support maintenance and quality activities in CWL area.Demonstrate knowledge of programs, cleaning and maintain PM schedule for sealer.LEAN Manufacturing - Contribute to a continuous improvement environment by participating in activities to include line side problem solving.Participate in 5S program to contribute to a safe and organized work environment.Ensure accuracy and timely completion of all department paperworkFollow Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), HACCP guidelines and LQMS requirementsActively contribute to a behavioral based safety culture by completing a minimum of one behavioral observation (BOS) per month.Demonstrate working knowledge of machine operations and overall production processOther duties as assigned by Shift Lead or Production Supervisor. Preferred Education:High School diploma or equivalent preferred Experience:6 months of manufacturing experience preferred Requirements:Ability to contribute in a team work environmentAbility to perform basic math equationsAbility to utilize computers & software programs proficientlyAbility to communicate effectively to ensure product flow to next work stationAbility to perform problem solving skills, apply creative thinking, use resources, and make effective decisionsAbility to effectively plan and organizeAbility to contribute to a safe and organized work environmentAbility to work variable shifts, weekends, and/or holidaysAbility to meet the physical demands of the position outlined in the Physical Demands Analysis (PDA)Ability to learn new skills and adapt to change as the organization continues to improve processesAbility to draw conclusions based on analysis of data from multiple sourcesMaintain prompt and regular job attendanceAbility to read and write effectively in EnglishOther duties as assigned Land O'Lakes, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) M/F/Vets/Disabled. The company maintains a drug-free workforce, including pre- and post-employment substance abuse testing pursuant to a Drug and Alcohol Policy. Neither Land O'Lakes, nor its search firms, will ever contact you and ask for confidential information over the phone or in email. If you receive a call or email like this, please do not provide the information being requested. Land O'Lakes endeavors to make Landolakesinc.com accessible to any and all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact the HR Solution Center at 844-LOL-HR4U (844-565-4748) M-F 8:00am-4:30pm CT.

Keywords: Land O'Lakes, Minneapolis , Production Operator, Professions , Avon, Minnesota

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