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Production Operator - Nights

Date: Jan 25, 2023

Location: Madison, Wisconsin, US, 53716

Company: IFF Family of Companies

Job Description

To prepare, grow, and process package cultures produced in the culture plant/freeze dry facilities.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

•    Comply with all Company policies including, but not limited to, Quality, Safety, Food Safety, Environmental, GMP's, HAACP, and Attendance. 
•    Operate production equipment and production tools such as Fermenters, Centrifuges and heat exchangers, Clean in Place (CIP) sanitation systems, homogenizers, blend tanks, freezers, scales, gauges, forklifts, freeze dryers, blenders, pelletizers, dishwashers, and autoclaves. 
•    Monitor the status of the production processes.  This may involve, but is not limited to, collecting lab samples; monitoring temperature, pressure, pH, and volumes; taking measurements, and interpreting charts. 
•    Follow standard operating procedures (SOPs) and Work Instructions to make the necessary adjustments in the production process such as adjusting control instruments and adding raw materials. 
•    Recognize atypical/incorrect conditions in the production area and contact the appropriate authority. 
•    Maintain accurate written records or logs of all production processes/equipment/maintenance/routine cleaning. 
•    Monitor machinery and equipment to assure it is operating properly and make minor mechanical adjustments when necessary. Perform routine preventative maintenance.  Contact the proper authority for major adjustments or repair. 
•    Prepare materials for sterilization, which requires weighing and mixing raw materials in accordance with specifications, and filling equipment with appropriate materials. 

Job Requirements

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 

•    Should possess a high school education or equivalent, a successful work history, the ability to work as a team player, proven mechanical ability, excellent attendance record and demonstrated initiative.   
•    Should have the ability to perform the essential functions of the job in a safe and efficient manner. 
•    Must be able to wear proper PPE that may be required. 
•    Must be able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide using percentages and decimals to utilize the Metric/English system for measurement. 
•    Must have the ability to read, comprehend, and follow oral and written procedures and instructions. 
•    Must have the ability to be trained to use a computer which will be a necessity to retrieve and enter data on a database, navigate the internet for safety training, and provide email correspondence. 
•    Should be able to push, pull, lift, and/or carry fifty-five (55) pounds, climb ladders and stairs, and move throughout the plant; move and maneuver seven hundred fifty (750) pounds with mechanical assistance.  

Working Conditions 

•    Work is performed in temperatures ranging from negative seventy-six (-76) degrees to eighty-five (85) degrees Fahrenheit.  Conditions may be wet, slippery, humid, and dusty. 
•    The work requires that employees be able to maintain a high level of personal hygiene, cleanliness, safety, and be free of communicable disease as directed by the plant communicable disease standard. 


Nearest Major Market: Madison