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Dairy Farmers of America Shred Department Cheese Opener in West Middlesex, Pennsylvania

Position : Shred Department Cheese Opener

Location : West Middlesex, Pennsylvania

Requisition ID: : 26196

Starting wage at $20.18 with additional $2.00 second shift differential

Shifts available: Monday- Friday 5am-3pm and 3pm-1am

Benefits include: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, PTO

  • Operate stacker jack to load lift tables with proper cheese.

  • Open and inspect cheese before loading on conveyor. Failure to properly remove all wrapper will result in substantial down time, rework and is a major concern for customer complaints.

  • Keep conveyor loaded with cheese. Expect to process up to 70,000 pounds per shift.

  • Shut down the line and notify the Lead person or Supervisor when any ingredient cheeses are in question.

  • Follow the production lists to ensure the correct cheese blends.

  • Keep area neat and clean for a safe working environment.

  • Assist machine operators with Changeovers, Head changes and Harp changes.

  • Tear down and blow down all machines for both dry and wet washes.

  • Follow all DFA GMP’s and work in a manner consistent with all corporate and regulatory, food safety, quality, and sanitation requirements. Inform QA personnel of any quality issues.

  • Follow all safety requirements and wear proper PPE

  • Follow and understand LO/TO procedures for all equipment during changeovers.

  • Perform related duties as required.

  • Operate or assist in operation of de-boxing machine and conveyor system during 40# processing.

  • Remove corrugation and plastic wrappers from opening room.

  • Partition blocks for blends when needed.

  • Mix anti-cake blends when needed.

  • The requirements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employee, but is not a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Other duties may be assigned as required.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Minimum Requirements:

Education and Experience

  • HS Diploma, or GED preferred.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knows the different types of cheese to be handled.

  • Walk behind jack

  • Must be able to read, write and speak English