Dryer Operator - 1st Shift
Dean Foods

Saint Albans, Vermont

General Purpose:

Operate the Dryer process in an efficient manner in order to maximize production while maintaining product quality and employee safety.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Operate the Dryer system according to defined processing parameters to achieve optimum processing efficiencies and to ensure the highest quality product while minimizing downtime.
  • Monitor and document processes as required and perform quality control checks, making changes to the processes as necessary to maintain quality per documented change process
  • Ensure all process documentation is complete
  • Perform CIP as needed on all related equipment, perform manual cleaning as necessary.
  • Always maintain a clean, organized, and professional work area in accordance to 5S methodology.
  • Perform general housekeeping duties and Master Sanitation Schedule tasks as necessary
  • Minimize water usage and generation of wastewater with the scope of the position
  • Follow all Dairy Farmers of America GMP's and work in a manner consistent with all corporate, regulatory quality and sanitation requirements.
  • Dedicate effort to safety as we expect every employee to leave work in the same condition as they arrive
  • Exhibit the values and ethics of DFA through honesty, discretion, and sound judgement
  • Adhere to all DFA Quality, Safety and GMP policies and procedures and report any nonconformity
  • Attend required training, including but not limited to, Safety, GMP, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP), and Safe Quality Foods (SQF)
  • Assist in the training and development of new operators
  • 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
  • This is a 1st shift position.

Education and Experience
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Forklift training -- safe operation

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

§ Able to use and understand calculations and production rates

§ Able to communicate effectively, both verbally and written

§ Able to be proactive in seeking solutions

§ Able to work in collaboration effectively and foster good teamwork

§ Able to follow directions and meet deadlines

§ Able to interpret and apply company policies

§ Able to adapt and manage to change effectively

§ Able to perform task and duties without constant supervision


DFA offers an excellent benefit package including health, dental, vision, fully funded pension and more.


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