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Machine Operator

at Dairy Farmers of America, inc.

Posted: 9/4/2019
Job Reference #: 5000511126706

Job Description

Job Title

Machine Operator


New Britain, Connecticut


1. Sample collection:

Employee will bring samples to laboratory to insure that product meets the specifications set by Guida's Milk and Ice-Cream, its Customers and the associated Regulatory Agencies.

2. Equipment monitoring:

Employee will vigorously observe all equipment to insure proper operation and maintain product integrity.

3. Loss Prevention:

Employee will monitor all tanks, clamps and valves at start-up and during processing to detect leaks or improperly functioning equipment. Product loss shall be documented and reported to plant management in a timely manner.

4. Maintenance:

Equipment will be routinely checked for malfunctions and proper sanitation. Appropriate corrective action will be taken. Equipment that is beyond your ability to repair shall be reported to Maintenance and a work order generated for forwarding to management and Q.A.

5. Record Keeping/ Reporting:

The appropriate records for Food Safety, Loss Control, Product Tracking and Equipment operation shall be maintained including the proper labeling of process charts. Documentation shall follow those policies outlined by plant management and Q.A.

6. Communication Skills:

Ability to clearly communicate daily adjustments in production plan, company policies/ initiatives and maintenance related issues.

7. Mixing of Drinks, By-Products and Ice Cream Mixes:

Product processing shall follow those procedures and policies outlined in the Departments employee manual (Standard Operating Procedures or S.O.P.'s).

8. Ordering Ingredients:

Directly responsible for ordering and coordination of delivering for loads of liquid sweeteners. Responsible for overall coordination of all department food ingredient ordering activities.

9. Scheduling:

Develop, post and communicate a weekly schedule that meets the needs of the overall organization and department personnel.

10. Cross Training:

Responsible for the goal of training of all personnel so they have the ability to conduct the tasks of the other shifts and sections of the department.

11. Morale:

Responsible for the communication and resolution of personnel issues to Management towards goal of improving morale where applicable.

12. Policy Enforcement:

Responsible for ensuring company policies, SOP's, GMP's, safety policies are consistently applied by all personnel.



►Must be able to lift 50lbs occasionally during the course of the day. Employee must wear PPE (this includes hearing, eye, glove protection, and apron etc.)provided by the company as outlined in the company safety policies.


►High School diploma preferred/ 5 Years of Experience in production or food handling required.


►Department specific experience is required. Cross training with associated departments is mandatory.

Primarily 3rd shift positions available. No 1st shift.