Intake Lactose Operator

Glanbia PLC Richfield , MN 55423

Posted 2 months ago

Supervisor's Title: Production Team Leader

Department: Production

Location: Richfield Plant

Exempt Status: Hourly

At Glanbia Nutritionals Inc., our portfolio centers on dairy and non-dairy nutritional ingredients. We co-innovate and deliver ingredient solutions and precision premixes for use in the mainstream food and beverage, infant and clinical, and functional nutrition markets. We are the number one provider of whey-based nutritional ingredients globally and the number one producer of American-style cheddar cheese. Our protein systems have transformed the bar and beverage categories - bringing increased levels of protein, cleaner labels and greater product functionality to market. We have a direct presence in 21 countries, with manufacturing facilities in the US, Germany and China, and international sales and technical offices around the world.

Job Summary

Operate machines to process whey into Salibra and Provon powder and concentrate liquid.

Essential Functions

  • Operate machines to process whey into Salibra and Provon powder and concentrate liquid

  • Receiving of all whey and Retentate into Richfield facility and shipping of permeate from Richfield facility

  • CIP and production of ROs. Takes readings and samples as necessary

  • Provides assistance in other areas as trained and needed

  • Trouble shoot problems with equipment when needed making necessary adjustments

  • Keeps work area clean

  • Promotes and exhibits strong Food Safety and Quality practices

  • Promotes and exhibits strong Sustainability practices

  • Promotes and exhibits strong Housekeeping practices

  • Must report Safety, Food Safety, and Quality, Sustainability and Housekeeping problems to direct supervisor immediately

  • Actively participate in teams and on projects to improve the metrics for given area of responsibility

  • Each employee shall comply with occupational safety and health standards and all rules, regulations, and orders issued pursuant to the Occupational Safety and Health Act which are applicable to his/her own actions and conduct.

  • Complies with all applicable food safety regulations and mandates (Safe Quality Foods, Food and Drug Admin, Pasteurized Milk Ordinance)

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Additional Functions

  • Regular and timely attendance required

Glanbia Values

Delivering on Glanbia's Values:

  • "Showing Respect" - Research issues & incidents with internal teams, business partners and customers in a collaborative manner that includes professional, honest and transparent communication.
  • "Find a Better Way" - Work with internal and external teams to implement process improvements and/or procedural changes that eliminate non-value added activities and drive more business value.
  • "Winning Together" - Assist with training of new team members. Facilitate or oversee training and standard operating procedure reviews to ensure new hires develop proficiency of role.
  • "The Customer's Champion" - Proactively engage to support our customer needs on an end to end basis and strive to meet or exceed SLA timelines. Take ownership of customer requests and engage with internal teams as needed and within a timely manner.
  • "Performance Matters" - Meet or exceed all key metrics in line with expectations for role. Continually update knowledge of products, product changes, processes and services offered to deliver a dynamic customer experience.

Qualifications

  • Ability to operate (or learn to operate) whey processing equipment including UF, RO, Pasteurizer, Separator, Evaporators, Dryers, etc.

  • Accurate in taking samples and performing required tests

  • Knowledge of USDA, FDA, SQF and customer requirements for a food manufacturing plant

  • Knowledge of Sustainability and EPA requirements for a manufacturing plant

  • Ability to operate (or learn to operate) necessary equipment

  • Excellent record required in safety, attendance, and punctuality

  • Ability to stand and walk the entire shift if needed

  • Ability to read and write instructions in English

  • Knowledge of the proper use of all cleaning chemicals

  • Must be able to work weekends, and overtime as required

Typical Physical Activity

Physical Demands

The physical demands described represent those that must be met by an employee and the work environment characteristics are those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Requirements

  • Frequently (51-75%) use hands to finger, handle, or feel.

  • Occasionally (25-50%) walk, lift and/or move 26 to 60 lbs.

  • Rarely (1-25%) stand, sit, talk or hear, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and reach with hands and arms.

  • Specific vision requirements for this job include close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less); distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more), color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors), peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point); depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships); ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus).

Typical Environmental Conditions

May be exposed to 85+__ noise levels in which hearing protection will be needed.

Disclaimer

Must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation efficiently and accurately without causing significant safety threat to self or others. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required of all personnel so classified.

Are you someone who likes to make it happen, make it better and make it fun? If so, our company offers you an excellent opportunity to do interesting work and develop a career in a dynamic and innovative environment that is all about making you and our business successful.

Nearest Major Market: Twin Falls

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