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Lead Person (Aseptic)

Michael Foods

Location: Gaylord, Minnesota
Type: Full-Time, Non-Remote
Posted on: March 6, 2024
Lead Person (Aseptic)
Business Unit Overview
Michael Foods, Inc. is a leader in the food processing and distribution industry with business in egg products, refrigerated grocery and potato products. We offer exciting job possibilities throughout our organization where you can enhance your career, sharpen your talents and make an impact. Join our company and be part of an innovative team that’s First in Food .
Location Description
Michael Foods, Inc. located in Gaylord, Minnesota is Minnesota's Healthy Heartland! Gaylord is located in south central Minnesota about an hour west of the Twin Cities and 35 minutes from Mankato, Hutchinson, and New Ulm. As the County Seat, Gaylord is the "Hub of Sibley County." Our location produces liquid egg, hardcook egg, and precooked egg such as scrambled, patties and omelets.
Starting Wage: $24.50/Hour
Hours: 6 PM - 6:30 AM
Schedule: 4X3 Schedule (2,2,3)
401(k) matching
Dental insurance
Disability insurance
Employee assistance program
Flexible spending account
Health insurance
Health savings account
Life insurance
Paid time off (Available Day 1)
Referral program
Tuition reimbursement
Vision insurance
Position Summary
This position is responsible for operating the processing system, CIP system, giving work direction to the other processors and assisting the shift supervisor in the managing of the processing department.
Duties And Responsibilities
• Assumes full operating responsibility for the UHT processing system, CIP system and records all the time, temperature, pressure and flow rates as required by the company. Detects and reports or acts upon any system abnormalities to reduce the risk of and damage of the system or product.
• Understand how an aseptic system operates and how sanitation, bacteria control, and sterilization are related to it in the process as well as work area to achieve the high quality standards set by the company.
• Coordinates with the packaging lead person the status of the system to allow the timely hook up an d start up of the production lines.
• Direct the processing personnel in all sanitation, CIP receiving and transferring of eggs, and GMP activities.
• mix citric acid using procedures set by the company to meet QA standards.
• Prepare written reports and maintain assigned logs, records, and other documentation required by the company and USDA.
• Coordinate with all departments to make sure all mixing activities making sure that mixing is started on time, proper formulations and procedures are being followed and the oldest egg is being processed first to insure all customer and company standards are met.
• Trains all processing personnel on all areas of processing and helps wherever needed to insure the systems are operating at peak performance and down time during clean-up and re-sterilization is minimized.
• Monitors the central sanitizing systems in the chemical rooms making sure all the drums have chemical in them and operating correctly to meet the correct PPM for each chemical set by the company.
• Maintains regular and consistent attendance.
• Adhere to safe work practices, follow GMP’s, maintain sanitary conditions and ensure that product quality is maintained. Report to management any conditions or practices that may adversely affect food safety, food quality or personnel safety.
• Responsible for Food Safety and Food Quality of MFI products.
• May fill in for the Area Supervisor, as needed
• Perform other duties as assigned.
• High school diploma or general education degree (GED) or equivalent.
• One to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Preferred Education, Experience And Skills
• Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
• Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
• Ability to speak effectively before groups, customers/vendors or employees of the organization in English
• Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
• Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
• 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, and diagram or schedule form.
• Ability to operate specific equipment or tools in the department.
• Skill in working with computers and experience with spreadsheet and word-processing software.
• Ability to communicate in Spanish a plus.
Food and Beverage Manufacturing