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Dean Foods Blending Operator in Houston, Texas

The Batch-Blend Operator is responsible for operating continuous flow or vat-type equipment to process milk, cream, and other dairy products, following specified methods and formulas.

High responsibility

  • Responsible for quality, food safety and product specifications.

  • Monitor blending equipment according to the specifications of components and blend amounts.

  • Control valves, pumps, speed and temperatures in accordance with industry standards for blending.

  • Must adhere to established testing procedures and provide required samples to the laboratory.

  • Must be able to assemble and disassemble equipment for proper cleaning/sanitizing and operating per manufacturer instructions.

  • Observe and test system operation, using gauges and instruments.

  • Engage in dismantling, assembling, and installing refrigeration equipment.

  • Maintain communication with other departments, management and employees and notify them of any problems and/or concerns that may restrict the efficiency of production.

  • Ensure all paperwork is filled out in a clear, legible and accurate format, and completed with required information.

  • Ensure all required information is documented in accordance with SOP’s.

  • Analyze process data and equipment performance data to improve quality, throughput, and troubleshoot.

  • Utilizing continuous improvement mindset, assist in identifying opportunities to improve processes.

  • Follow Good Manufacturing Practices.

  • Maintain a clean, sanitary and safe work area.

  • Follow all required work safe practices. This would include wearing of all required PPE in designated areas, confined space safety, safe chemical handling, fall restraints, etc.

  • Responsible for food safety, pre-requisite programs and food quality related to designated area. Report any food safety and food quality related issues to management immediately.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred.

  • 6 months related experience required.

  • Able to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.

  • Experience within the food and beverage industry preferred.

  • Must be able to stand, walk, kneel and bend for virtually the entire shift. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds frequently. Using a safety harness; will be required to climb high, restricted areas.

  • Must be able to work in a wet environment. Some exposure to chemicals.

  • Must be willing to work flexible hours including overtime, weekends and holidays.

  • Be able to effectively work in a team environment.

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment.

  • Must be able to pass all pre*employment screens (including drug, background and criminal checks).

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Requisition ID: 2021-21582

Relocation Assistance: No

External Company Name: Dairy Farmers of America, Inc.

External Company URL: www.deanfoods.com

Street: 3417 Leeland

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