The Lauridsen Group, Inc.

  • Production Operator

    Job Locations US-MN-Melrose
    Category
    Manufacturing
    Company
    Proliant Dairy Ingredients
  • Job Duties

     


    Proliant Dairy Ingredients


     


     


     


     


    Proliant Dairy Ingredients is accepting applications for part-time Production Operators at our Melrose, MN facility.  The work schedule varies and would include some weekends. Starting wage is $18/hour.  Successful completion of pre-employment physical and drug screen required.  PDI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Apply online today!


     


     


    Purpose:  To assist various areas within the plant while maintaining efficient production processes according to GMP and to meet customer specifications.


     


    Job Duties:



    • Operate evaporator, Triple C, fluid bed, packaging and palletizing equipment.



    • Operate spray dryers, monitors intake and exhaust temperatures, monitors and samples powdered product, check operation of spray nozzles, and sweep down dryers.



    • Operate bag house, makes sure air is on, check on moving parts, and help with removal and replacement of bags.



    • Load product tanks and silos.



    • Bag and blend finished powder, weigh, sample, seal and palletize product and move pallets which may require a forklift of pallet jack.



    • Perform elementary mechanical and carpentry repairs throughout plant, prepare surfaces for painting and paint where needed.



    • Assist maintenance with wiring/welding projects and repairing/replacing motors and pumps.



    • Provide support for basic analytical testing on finished product.



    • Maintain a clean work area including proper care and storage of tools/equipment.

    Job Qualifications

    Education:


     


    High school diploma or GED required.


     


    Experience:


     


    Stable work experience in the areas such as agriculture, production, or manufacturing preferred.

    Job Requirements


    • Ability to prepare and operate all machinery in plant



    • General knowledge of production/manufacturing methods



    • Ability to read gauges and record data in a legible manner and in accordance with established procedures



    • Ability to learn handling of food grade materials in accordance with established sanitary procedures



    • Ability to understand and follow established work procedures, including mandated sanitary and safety guidelines



    • Ability to read, write and comprehend instructions



    • Ability to operate forklift/pallet jack



    • Ability to work varying work schedules



    • Ability to communicate in oral and written form



    • Ability to interpret and work from oral and written instructions



    • Ability to perform basic math skills



    • Ability to move freely throughout plant with sustained physical/mental effort to climb, sample, and clean equipment and work areas



    • Ability to remain calm and professional 



    • Ability to troubleshoot malfunction and situations as they arise, notifying appropriate staff of problems beyond scope of normality



    • Ability to cooperate with all Proliant staff



    • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously



    • Ability to work daily and overtime as necessary



    • Ability to assist in all work areas



    • Ability to follow all USDA requirements

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