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Production Labor in Granite City, IL at Prairie Farms Dairy

Date Posted: 4/10/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The successful candidate will be responsible for insuring the high quality standards of our products as well as the safe and efficient operation of equipment in the production department and after a training period, must be able to qualify on all operational aspects of each workstation they are trained on.


Five day work week with a defined schedule.  Saturdays and some holidays required.

We offer a competitive wage, vacation, sick, and personal days off.  Insurance, and pension

Summary: Performs any combination of tasks in various areas of the Dairy Plant Cooler/Dock by performing the following duties.  This is not a warehouse job, this is a Dairy Plant Production position.  

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities: include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

* Weigh loaded trucks on platform scale and records weight on record sheet

* Tend pump that pumps incoming milk from tank trucks to storage tank.

* Computes and records volume of milk received

* Dips and pours sample of milk from vent hole of truck into bottle for laboratory analysis

* Weighs empty trucks and records weight

* Computes difference between loaded and unloaded weights of truck to verify accuracy of meter

* Scrubs bottles, pipe fittings and machines with chemical solution using brush

* Attaches pipes and fitting to machines using wrench

* Examines product for correct appearance and odor

* Tests product at various stages of processing

* Starts operates and stops various processing, packaging machines

* May operate fork trucks for transportation of finished products storage

* Records at specified times the temperature pressure and volume readings

* Pumps or pours specified amounts of liquid or powder ingredients into machines to make dairy      products 

* Read production schedule customers’ orders load sheets to determine items to be moved gathered or distributed

* Conveys materials and items for receiving or production areas to storage or to other destinations

* Sorts and places materials or items on racks shelves or in bins according to predetermined sequence such as size type or product code

* Sorts and stores perishable goods in refrigerated rooms

*Assembles customer orders from stock and places orders on pallets or trailers or conveys orders from cooler to loading dock

* Records amounts of materials or items received or distributed 



Job Requirements

Physical requirements included lifting 50 lbs and standing or walking for extended periods.  Skill requirements include set up, adjustment, operation and sanitation of equipment.  Will train the right person.  Person must be willing to work weekends.  Due to contract and seniority most likely person will be working afternoons or midnights.