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Operator (Cheese)

Company: Tillamook Dairy
Location: Boardman
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Operator (Cheese)

Come join the Tillamook Team where our philosophy is "Do Right By Every Bite." As an independent farmer-owned cooperative, we have been guided by good, honest values since 1909. We believe in putting quality over profit, natural over artificial, and that hard work can never be outsmarted. We're taking a stand for real food because everyone deserves better.

We invite members of all diverse communities to join our workforce. At Tillamook, we believe that inclusion and diversity are central to our cultural strategy. In order to achieve our growth ambition and compete and win in the marketplace, we believe we make better decisions and build stronger teams when we invite and rely on diverse perspectives, thoughts, backgrounds and cultures into our work and to fuel our innovation and growth. To us this means creating a climate of inclusion where all employees feel valued and a sense of belonging. We believe this will make us a better consumer brand and employer.

About you:

What does real food mean to you? Is your favorite dish a cheesy casserole? Perhaps a decadent and indulgent ice cream? Either way, your identification with food is important to us. People who fit well here at Tillamook have a commitment to quality in everything they do. Our team members understand our vision, contribute to our mission, thrive on innovative thinking, hard work and good, honest values.

About us:

Our team members understand our vision, contribute to our mission, thrive on innovative thinking, hard work and good, honest values. We live by these shared values: We are Good Stewards, We believe in Uncompromising Quality, We work as One Team, We Play to Win, and We Genuinely Care for each other.

What you will do:

This position requires one to take initiative, be dependable, adaptable, maintain a positive attitude and integrity, and work well with others. The Operator will be responsible for the sanitation and efficient operation of the raw material and finished goods handling equipment. They are the final "set of eyes" performing an evaluation of our products. This position provides work coverage for Process Operators and Utility roles when needed for absences, training, or other job assignments.

Here is a day in the life:

* Initiative - Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges, establishing and achieving goals, and exerting effort toward learning and mastering tasks
* Dependability - Job requires being honest, ethical, reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
* Social - Job requires preferring to work with others in a cooperative team environment rather than alone and being personally connected with others on the job.
* Self-control - Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
* Adaptability/Flexibility - Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
* Communication Skills - Ability to understand and convey information effectively in the English language in verbal and written form.
* Technology - Can use devices such as a smartphone/tablet, and personal computer to navigate and operate various applications.
* Attention to Detail - Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
* Basic Mathematics & Science- Knowledge of arithmetic and using scientific rules and methods to understand and solve problems.
* Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective operations for the protection of people, products, data, and property.
* Cheese Making - Understand the basic cheese-making process.
* Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, and Area/Line performance to make improvements or take corrective action.
* Statistical Process Control - Understands basic statistics and their application in understanding a process and how that process is responding to correction.
* Operation Monitoring & Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems. Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
* Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and handling of goods.
* Equipment Maintenance - Performing basic routine inspections and maintenance on equipment and determining when another maintenance is needed.
* Other duties as assigned by your Team Lead, Supervisor, and/or Management.

Knowledge, skills, and abilities:

* High school diploma or G.E.D is required.
* 1-3 yrs. of food manufacturing experience (Preferred).
* Weekend and off-shift work are required.

Physical Requirements:

* Occasional lifting supplies using equipment.
* Standing raising and lowering u to 45# from to a height of 55".
* Seldom lifting equipment.
* Standing liftin and car in to 45# at waist height for 6 feet.
* Occasional lifting supplies using equipment.
* Standing raising and lowering 45#.

Industry leading benefit and reward programs:

We offer outstanding benefits to our employees. For more information, please visit the careers page: www.tillamook.com/careers.

We are committed to creating a diverse culture and inclusive conditions where all employees are heard, valued, and feel a sense of belonging. We rely on different perspectives, thoughts, backgrounds, and cultures to inform our work, to help us be better as a brand and as an employer and to fuel our success. We are seeking talent from a wide range of diversity, perspectives, and backgrounds to join our exceptional organization and help us build our future.

Tillamook County Creamery Association (TCCA) is a Drug-Free Workplace. EEO/AA

Keywords: Tillamook Dairy, Yakima , Operator (Cheese), Other , Boardman, Washington

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