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Saputo Dairy Foods USA, LLC Relief Operator in Friendship, New York

At Saputo, our best comes from our people. We're a talented and caring team with a longstanding history of excellence.Since our first days delivering cheese on a bicycle, we've grown into a leading global dairy processor by staying true to the culture that defines us. Each of our employees is committed to uphold our tradition of care, quality, and passion through food, and together, we foster an environment where we can all make contributions that matter-from our manufacturing plants to our office locations and everywhere in-between. Duties include but are not limited to: 1. Operating and cleaning each machine or process in an efficient manner. Maintaining quality product and proper packaging off each of the machines. 3. Keeping the work area clean and tidy. 4. Maintaining good codes on all finished product. 5. Keeping accurate production records wherever necessary. Working closely with the other operators in an effort to ensure maximum efficiency on the production line. Good attendance is a requirement to obtain and retain this position. Ability to do changeovers, perform CIP, make adjustments and minor repairs on the production line whenever applicable or necessary. Maintain quality and operating efficiency with regards to job. Follow all safety Follow all GMP's Any other duties assigned by supervision. Must possess a strong work ethic and passion for the job. Ability to multi-task and follow instructions. Must be self-motivated and self-directed to support complex operations. Critical thinking and ability to analyze data and situations is a must. This involves being detail oriented with strong emphasis on accuracy and organization. Physical Demands Ability to work in manufacturing environment which includes but not limited to: noise, changing temperatures (hot, wet, cold, humidity), standing/walking/bending/stooping/climbing stairs, maneuvering around manufacturing equipment consistently throughout the shift. Working with chemicals, wearing personal protective equipment and following approved chemical handling procedures. Physical lifting up to 50-lbs frequently throughout the shift. Shift flexibility. This is a hands-on role for a 24/7 manufacturing facility. Our equipment operators are assigned to a team on a 3-shift, 24/7 operation to support manufacturing. This can either be days, swing or night shift and also includes working weekends. Work days and shifts may change to help cover vacations/absences, during plant downtime or related events such as audits. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and arms to reach (various types of reaching such as extend out and overhead), grasp, push, pull and handle parts and or material. The employee is required to stand and frequently is required to walk, climb, sit, talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch or smell. Position Responsibilities Safe and efficient operation of production equipment, which may include: packaging equipment, conveying equipment, lift truck operation and filling equipment. Position titles are included in the classification list in the CBA, Schedule "A". Ability to follow standard operating procedures (SOP's) in detail without deviation. Set-up packaging coders, validate product codes in accordance with code specifications. Identify and effectively communicate any out-of-specification product conditions. Follow the established notification protocol. Perform routine equipment adjustments. Accurately and neatly complete production records and documents. Assist with equipment change-overs, CIP/SIP, clean-up and equipment set-up. Product pasteurization in accordance with State and Federal regulations. Perform department environmental controls. Perform product reclaim and rework operations. Support internal and external audits. Follow all established occupational health and safety procedures. Follow all established GMP's and Food Safety requirements. Cross-train with other departments. Perform good housekeeping within established housekeeping guidelines. Adhere to the Saputo Code of Ethics, actively apply the Saputo Company Values and Workplace Climate Policy. Work together with co-workers and other department personnel. Other duties as required by management. Job Requirements Good math skills. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Good attendance is required. SUMMARY- Primary responsibilities is to work in a production work environment. Operates continuous flow or product in a dairy process plant to include; milk, cream, cottage cheese & sour cream following specified methods and formulas. High responsibility - responsible for quality, food safety and product specifications. QUALIFICATIONS- To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactory. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. LANGUAGE SKILLS-Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos. Ability to communicate across shifts and with others. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group settings such as training or assisting co-workers. SAFETY-The use of safety equipment such as hearing protection and footwear is provided. Face shield, aprons and /or gloves will be provided. Employees are expected to adhere to all safety procedures and follow equipment guidelines. SKILLS-Strong communication skills and able to manage multiple priorities. Must possess the ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing. Must be able to read and interpret documents. Good mathematical skills, conscientious, attentive and strong observational skills. WORK ENVIRONMENT-The work environment characteristics described here are representatives of those an employee encounters while performing essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Climate is will vary with seasonal highs and lows. (The work environment may see an increase or decrease in temperature.) Saputo is among the top three cheese producers in the USA and one of the largest producers of extended shelf-life and cultured dairy products. We have a diversified product portfolio with well-known retail brands, such as Friendship Dairies, Frigo Cheese, Montchevre, Stella and Treasure Cave, and a strong foodservice presence, partnering with chain restaurants and broadline distributors. Thanks to our countrywide footprint and national and international distribution networks, we're proud to bring our best to our customers and, consumers and have plenty of opportunities for our employees to grow in their own way. And we do it while also striving to build a healthier future for our people and the communities where we operate, guided by our values and the Saputo Promise. To learn more about Saputo in the USA, please click here. ( Join the Saputo Dairy USA team to make your contributions matter every day! Saputo Cheese USA Inc. and Saputo Dairy Foods USA, LLC endeavors to make accessible to all users. 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