Processing Operator
Dean Foods

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

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Dairy Farmers of America is looking for highly dependable team players to join our staff as PROCESSING OPERATORS at our Mechanicsburg, PA facility. The key role of a Processing Operator is to process raw ingredients into a finished dairy product using industrial processing equipment.

If you are fascinated by the process of industrial food & beverage manufacturing and are committed to supporting our reputation for excellent products, then this is the place for you.

12 Hour Night Shift; Work 7 out of 14 days with every other weekend off!

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Operate equipment according to company and recipe standards
  • Comprehend written instructions and recipes when putting together ingredients and starting a new batch of products
  • Utilize ingredients on a first in/first out basis
  • Perform quality tests on ingredients when necessary and report any concerns to management
  • Maintain accurate production records that are written, and computer based. - Review charts, screens, quality check sheets and specifications that are in both hard copy and electronic format
  • Monitor machinery and adjust the controls for devices as needed
  • Report, troubleshoot and perform minor maintenance repairs as they occur
  • Perform cleaning and sanitation tasks as required to maintain plant equipment.
  • Assist with training in functional area as needed
  • Follow all DFA Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and work in a manner consistent with all corporate, regulatory quality, and sanitation requirements
  • Maintain a high level of safety and quality awareness and a high degree of urgency
  • Operate powered industrial trucks
  • Adhere to all safety policies and procedures
  • Foster teamwork consistent with our company and plant Mission, Vision, and Core Values
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor
EEO/AA/Female/Minority/Disabled/Veteran employer

Knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Completion of a high school diploma or GED program
  • Able to read, write, and speak English
  • Ability to follow all appropriate safety standards in food production
  • Knowledge of basic math and reading comprehension skills
  • 1-3 years prior manufacturing experience preferred. Experience working in food production or in an industrial kitchen a plus
  • Knowledge of quality assurance practices preferred
  • Ability to learn and apply to plant environment
  • Effective communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Solid PC skills
  • Sit down forklift experience preferred


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