Agropur, Inc.
  • Production
  • Lake Norden, SD, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

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

Agropur is currently hiring for Evaporator Operator in our Lake Norden, S.D. facility:

Essential Functions include the following

  • Follow complicated startup procedure of equipment.
  • Monitoring raw whey flow into balance tank, through pasteurizer and to evaporator for condensing and then  ultimately to a crystallizer tank for drying into dried Sweet Dairy Whey powder production.
  • Regulating factors such as whey solids, and temperature and making adjustments depending on the type of whey to be produced.
  • Taking frequent readings and logging upwards of fifty variables.
  • Operating Clean In Place (CIP) cycles.
  • Troubleshooting and maintenance of machinery.
  • Cleaning and sanitation of all parts of Whey Evaporator department including walls, floors, and equipment.
  • Assisting all other coworkers with tasks and duties within the department.

Secondary Functions include the following:

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

               This list of duties and responsibilities is not all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities, as management may deem necessary from time to time.


Technical Competencies:

  • Ability to pay strong attention to detail and multitask effectively.
  • Computer Literate.
  • Able to properly document information legibly.
  • Understand and obey all Good Manufacturing Practice.


  • HS diploma or equivalent.


Non-technical Competencies:

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Requires the ability to communicate and document work.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Good to excellent spelling, grammar and written communication skills.


Work Conditions

  • Track and maintain information on a database.
  • Be able to move up to 40 pounds.
  • Ability to wear hearing protection.
  • Able to move above about work stations in a manufacturing environment for a 12 hour shift.
  • Be able to work at floor level, waist level, and shoulder level repetitively.
  • Be able to work the shift assigned and fill in other shifts as needed.

             Be able to work weekends (including Saturday and Sunday) and off shifts if needed or assigned.

            AA/EEO Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

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