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Cheese Production - Extruder Operator

Company: Burnett Dairy Cooperative
Location: Siren
Posted on: September 20, 2023

Job Description:

Burnett Dairy Cooperative - Extruder Operator Position Title: Extruder OperatorDivision: DairyDepartment: StringStatus: Non-Exempt, HourlyClass: LaborerSupervisor: String SupervisorPosition Purpose: This position performs the operation of the string cheese machine, monitoring the machinery and ensuring quality of the product. Sets up and sanitizes all machines prior to daily operation and dismantles and cleans after daily operation. Maintains cleanliness and sanitation of the work area and accurately records all production information. This job requires steady standing, lifting, and stretching. Must be able to work as part of a team in a changing work environment. Employee must be 18 years of age or older. Primary Accountabilities/Responsibilities:

  • Sanitize and set up machines for operation.
  • Operate a variety of machinery in the production of string cheese products.
  • Dismantle, wash and reassemble all machines at the end of the day.
  • Prepare for string packaging by having cheese product in brine solution, and ready for the start of the string packaging shift.
  • Monitor the temperature and speed of the string machine.
  • Monitor concentration of the brine solution, taking and recording salt samples, cleaning monitoring equipment at the end of each shift.
  • Observe cheese and brine solution for foreign particles.
  • Cleaning of the brine tanks
  • Testing metal detection equipment at the beginning and end of each production flow, and recording results.
  • Ensure that the cheese products meet the standard weight and appearance. No flaws such as cracks and flat ends.
  • Ensuring steady flow of cheese products through the brine solution to the packaging areas.
  • Fixing machine problems such as jams, when they arise.
  • Make sure all equipment is in good working condition and operating properly. Contact maintenance to perform repairs when needed.
  • Perform general housekeeping duties including sweeping up cheese and trash removal.Additional Responsibilities:
    • Follow all company policies and procedures.
    • Follow all safety guidelines, including the use of personal protective equipment to ensure health and safety of self and others.
    • All other duties as appropriate for this position.Job Requirements/Qualifications: Availability:
      • Regular and dependable attendance is required.
      • Availability requirements include: days, evenings, weekends, and holidays as scheduled.Skills:
        • Strong verbal and written communication skills required.
        • Ability to function in an active and demanding team-oriented work environment with a positive attitude.Physical Requirements/Working conditions:
          • Lift up to 50 Pounds; Push/Pull/Stack up to 30 Pounds
          • Stand on feet for entire shift
          • Must be able to work in hot, humid, damp work environment.
          • Repetitive Motion; frequent use of hands, grasping, pinching and holding
          • Occasionally required to balance, stoop, kneel and crouchWhile this job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of the job requirements, management reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties from particular jobs and to assign other duties as necessary. Associated topics: animal care, custodial, custodian, custody, housekeeping, janitor, janitorial, sanitation, sanitize, wash

Keywords: Burnett Dairy Cooperative, Minneapolis , Cheese Production - Extruder Operator, Professions , Siren, Minnesota

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