Production Technician
Dean Foods

Fort Morgan, Colorado

Posted in Manufacturing and Production


Job Info


General Purpose:

Safely make and deliver a quality product right the first time that meet or exceeds company and customer expectations. Perform as a member of the Operations Team. Perform tasks required to work safely around manufacturing equipment; work safely in handling industrial cleaning chemicals; unload tankers, run, shutdown, and CIP the dryer, evaporator, and all associated equipment; and run and clean packaging equipment. Perform minor equipment maintenance. Adhere to all GMP, HACCP, safety, regulatory, and plant policies and procedures. Promote safety, maintain a sanitary food environment, and ensure that only the highest quality product is made. Work with facility leadership to engage in professional development in a learning organization. Work day or night shifts, 12-hour shift schedules including weekends and holidays, and overtime as needed.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a clean and sanitary environment
  • Perform all master sanitation duties
  • Maintain general housekeeping of the production areas
  • Perform tasks of receiving milk and starting, running, shutting down, and cleaning the dryer/evaporator and associated equipment
  • Perform required laboratory and quality checks
  • Accurately maintain required logs
  • Perform tasks in a timely and accurate manner
  • Perform all chemical tests
  • Complete and store all required documents as per 5S standards
  • Achieve production goals (KPI's)
  • Document processes
  • Participate in continuous improvement efforts
  • Exhibit the values and ethics of Dairy Farmers of America through honesty, discretion, and sound judgment
  • Attend required training, including but not limited to, Safety, GMP, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP), and Safe Quality Foods (SQF)
  • The requirements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employee, but is not a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Other duties may be assigned as required.
  • Maintain safe working conditions for employees and compliance with all state and federal regulations regarding health and safety issues
  • Dedicate effort to safety as we expect every employee to leave work in the same condition as they arrive
  • Follow all DFA good manufacturing practices (GMP) and work in a manner consistent with all corporate regulatory, food safety, quality, and sanitation requirements
  • Adhere to all DFA Quality, Safety and GMP policies and procedures and report any nonconformity

Education and Experience
  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Prior manufacturing experience preferred
  • Certification and/or License -- None
EEO/AA/Female/Minority/Disabled/Veteran

Compensation Details:

The starting rate is $18.00, but increases eligible over time.

Sign on bonus may be available.

This position is eligible for medical, dental, vision, basic life insurance, AD&D, long term disability, short term disability, 401k and flex spending/HSA benefits



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