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Machine Operator

Associated Milk Producers Inc.

Location: 315 North Broadway, New Ulm, MN 56073
Type: Full-Time, Non-Remote
Posted on: March 15, 2024
ABOUT AMPI: AMPI owns seven Midwest-based manufacturing plants where 10 percent of the nation’s American-type cheese, processed cheese and butter is produced. The cooperative’s award-winning cheese, butter and powdered dairy products are marketed to foodservice, retail and food ingredient customers. In 2019, the co-op launched its Dinner Bell Creamery brand and accompanying Co-op Crafted promise, highlighting more than 50 years of dairy farm families partnering with skilled buttermakers and cheesemakers. JOB SUMMARY: AMPI is immediately hiring for Machine Operators. The Machine Operator is responsible for operating the assigned packaging equipment during production and sanitation processes, ensuring both product integrity and quality. This position will work as a team member with all levels of the organization to maintain programs and standards that increase the efficiency of product usage; support the reduction of damaged product and waste, ensuring compliance with all company rules and regulations. ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: This list of duties and responsibilities is not all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities as management may deem necessary from time to time: All AMPI employees have an obligation to report employee safety, food safety and food quality issues to personnel of authority. Operates packaging equipment efficiently and safely. Ensures product quality and uniformity. Monitors procedures and working conditions that could result in product contamination or excessive waste. Verifies quality control items such as product weights, coding, and packaging. Maintains accurate documentation in all formats of recordkeeping. Assists with general cleaning and housekeeping throughout the plant as needed. Adheres to all aspects of company and customer safety, sanitation, and site policies. Assists with training new employees. Aids the maintenance personnel, when needed, for machine repairs or troubleshooting. Adheres to all Quality and Food Safety policies and procedures, reporting any nonconformity. Adheres to all Safety policies and procedures, reporting any nonconformity. Adheres to all GMP policies and procedures, reporting any nonconformity. All other duties as assigned. An individual in this position must be able to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. The above list reflects the general details necessary to describe the principle and essential functions of the position and shall not be construed as the only duties that may be assigned for the position . EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED), preferred. Food manufacturing, material handling and forklift operation experience preferred. Prior experience in the dairy or cheese industry is preferred. Prior experience in manufacturing is a plus. Knowledge of HACCP, GMP's, OSHA and loss control programs is highly desirable. BENEFITS/REWARDS: AMPI offers competitive starting pay, PTO, 401k, short-term disability, health, dental, vision, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, employee assistance programs and more. Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI) is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. Military and veterans are encouraged to apply. Education Preferred High School or better Skills Required Equipment Operation(Basic) Technical Skills(Advanced) Communication Skills(Intermediate) Computer Skills(Basic) Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
Salary: $25.28 an hour
Employment Type: Full-time