Agropur, Inc.
  • Production
  • Grand Rapids, MI, USA
  • Full Time

Health, Dental, Vision, HSA/FSA plans; Life, Disability, and 401(k)


Position Summary:

Mantain efficient operation of processing equipment, maximize production uptime, providing safe, hig-quality product. Maintain clean and sterile processing equipment. 

Main Duties:

  • Effective and efficient set up, operation of processing equipment for production.
  • Perform routine basic chemical concentration tests. 
  • Responsible for monotiring and maintaining qulaity of produce and process. 
  • Ensure accurate and timely monitoring of critical factors.
  • Understand and follow production schedule or adjust, as needed, to avoid down-time on filler lines. Communicate all schedule adjustments to opertors and supervisors.
  • Handle all equipment and chemicals safely at all times. 
  • Proactively communicate with team members and keep supervision informed of any issues.
  • Responsible for maintaining quality standards at production efficiency goals.
  • Operate highly technical fuild processing equipment. Monitor and operate equipment according to manufacturers' instructions, using Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), analogue control loops, hydraulics, pheumatics, and heat exchange theory.
  • Sterlization of tanks, process, plates and VTIS System.
  • Must be able to troubleshoot equipment and solve problems.
  • Must work with mechanics to help solve problems.
  • Must be able to understand and operate the processing Clean In Place (CIP) systems and all processing equipment tanks.
  • Will be required to work extended hours, weekends, and/or overtime as needed.
  • Able to work in very hot and humid conditions that exist in the Blending/Processing areas.
  • Work in accordance with safety and sanitation rules, in Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP's)
  • Perform all other duties assigned. 

 Position Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Two or more years' prior food processing experience preferred. Knowledge of dairy industry preferred.
  • Possess strong verbal and written English communication skills.
  • Must have computer and basic math skills.
  • Must be able to work and communicate effectively with team members.
  • Demostrate a mechanical and electrical aptitude to solve problems and maintain equipment.
  • Have a consistent awareness of quality and package integrity in a fast-paced work environment.

 Competency's Needed:

  • Attention to detail: quality and cleanliness are critical competencies for this position.
  • Composure: calm under pressure, not defensive or irritated when times are tough; is considered mature, can handle stress.
  • Decision Quality: makes good decisions bases on analysis, wisdom, experience and judgment; most solutions are correct and accurate when judged over time.
  • Integrity and Trust: is widely trusted, seen as direct, truthful and can present the truth in an appropriate and helpful manner, keeps confidences, admits mistakes, does not misrepresent self for personal gain.
  • Function/Technical skills: has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment.
  • Priority Setting: quickly zero in on what is important, eliminate roadblocks, and create focus.
  • Problem Solving: uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions.
  • Organizing: can orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal; uses resources effectively and efficiently.
  • Time management: uses time effectively and efficiently.

 

 

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