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Saputo Dairy Foods USA, LLC Technician, Laboratory in FRIENDSHIP, New York

Description:
Job Description:
The laboratory technicians will have (or be able to
obtain) NY Sate licenses for DMC, drug residue testing,
milkfat testing and phosphatase. Along with necessary
technical skills, technicians must have a positive
customer service attitude, display team orientation to
their work and have the ability to clearly communicate
lab information to production and management.
The quality and safety of our products depend upon the
lab technician s ability to perform their
responsibilities in a proper way. A high level of
attention to detail that will yield accurate work is
required. Required character strengths include honesty
and integrity, a high level of self-motivation, good
communication skills and team-oriented work approach.
Job Requirements:
* Lab technicians will ideally have a minimum 2-year
degree in a technical lab related area or dairy
plant experience.
* Mathematical Skills: The ability to add, subtract,
multiply and divide in all units of measure using
whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and percentage.
* Language Skills: The ability to read and interpret
documents such as safety rules, operating, and
maintenance. 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.
* instructions, and procedure manuals Language Skills
* Reasoning Ability: The ability to solve practical
problems and deal with a variety of concrete
variables in situations where only limited
standardization exists. Ability to interpret a
variety of instructions furnished in written, oral,
diagram, or schedule form. The ability to
troubleshoot, apply judgment and implement solutions
to problems.
Key Attributes
* Must possess a strong work character and have the
ability to work in a team environment.
* 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.
Requirements:
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.
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.)
* Exemption Type
* Non-exempt
This contact information is for accommodation requests
only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of
applications. Saputo Cheese USA Inc. and Saputo Dairy
Foods USA, LLC are equal opportunity employers.
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex,
sexual orien...

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