California Dairies Inc.

California Dairies, Inc. (CDI) produces 43 percent of California’s milk or nine percent of the milk produced in the United States on 400 dairies. A manufacturer of quality fluid milk products, butter and milk powders, California Dairies, Inc. has sales of more than $4 billion across all 50 states and in more than 50 foreign countries.

California Dairies, Inc. is the result of a successful 1999 merger of three of California's most financially successful cooperatives: California Milk Producers, Danish Creamery, and San Joaquin Valley Dairymen. All three cooperatives were rich in tradition with roots dating back to the turn of the 20th century.

California Dairies, Inc. prides itself on producing the highest quality products while providing customers of all sizes with exceptional service.

As a member-owned milk marketing and processing cooperative, California Dairies, Inc. is co-owned by 400 California producers who ship 17 billion pounds (7.7 million metric tons) of milk annually. Member dairies are located from San Diego County in the south to Sacramento County in the north.

California Dairies, Inc. has a tremendous presence nationwide as well. As the second largest dairy processing cooperative in the United States, California Dairies, Inc. is able to serve a variety of customers quickly. In constant communication with its customers, California Dairies, Inc. works to immediately adjust to and meet its customer’s needs, large or small. California Dairies, Inc. prides itself on producing the highest quality products while providing customers of all sizes with exceptional service.

One goal of California Dairies, Inc. is to become a major exporter focused on delivering value-added products to international customers.

California Dairies Inc. Tipton, CA, USA
Nov 25, 2019
Full time
Description   California Dairies, Inc. is the largest member-owned milk marketing and dairy processing cooperative in California producing 40 percent of California’s milk. Co-owned by nearly 400 dairy producers who ship 16 billion pounds of Real California Milk annually, California Dairies, Inc. is a manufacturer of quality butter, fluid milk products and milk powders. As the leading source of dairy nutrition for a healthy world, we provide safe and reliable high quality dairy products to a growing and more affluent world. This is achieved within a culture that is built upon performance and mutual success. We are looking for dedicated and talented individuals who will work as a team to achieve the company’s goal of becoming a global market leader. With six plant locations across the state, California Dairies, Inc. provides exciting career opportunities throughout California. We offer a generous benefits package that includes: family medical/dental/vision retirement plans paid holidays paid vacation tuition reimbursement loss prevention and safety bonus programs   Essential Functions   List of significant/essential duties, tasks and/or responsibilities required of this position. Maintain and repair all production equipment: pumps, pasteurizers, high pressure pumps, evaporators, dryers, churns, valves, baggers, etc. Maintain and repair all support equipment: boiler, air-compressors, ammonia compressors, thermal storage units, condensers, vacuum pumps, ammonia systems, air conditioning units, sewer meters, conductivity meters, water meters, etc. Must have a working knowledge of and experience in plant maintenance operations. Handling of chemicals for support equipment operation. Chemical testing of boiler feed water, condensate, cooling tower water, glycol system, plant process water. Daily utilities reading. Fabrication and manufacturing of equipment for production needs; product and process piping, sanitary equipment, steam lines, chemical lines, pneumatic lines, etc. Documentation of all schematic and diagram changes to keep plant record current. Responsible for working with a minimum amount of supervision in all key areas. Responsible for reporting on a daily basis work orders and activity reports. Must be able to lift up to 60 pounds on a frequent basis and 80 pounds on an occasional basis. Responsible for all work being done in a timely fashion and done properly. It is necessary that maintenance mechanics work well with employees throughout the plant. Responsible for care and maintenance of company tools. Perform other duties as assigned by management. Follow all safety and working rules. Must have the ability to get along with co-workers, management personnel, customers, vendors, and employees in accordance with the company policies and working rules while ensuring a harmonious and conducive work environment. Maintain a positive attitude and contribute toward a quality environment. Excellent regular full-time attendance in support of company objectives. Use initiative and judgment in making decisions, keeping with California Dairies, Inc.’s best interests. Perform other duties as assigned by management.   Supervisory Responsibilities This position has no supervisory responsibilities   Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must work in a safe and efficient manner and follow all safety procedures including the use of safety equipment. Must have the ability to troubleshoot problems and be persistent until a solution is found. Must be willing to ask for assistance when the process is unclear. Must possess or be able to acquire a forklift operator license.   Education and/or Experience High School level verbal and written communication skills. Minimum five years of experience in a maintenance setting involving electronics, instrumentation, refrigeration, electrical, and general mechanical. Proficient written and spoken English. Basic computational skills required. Simple math reasoning required.   Language Skills A well-modulated tonal volume is required with excellent diction skills needed.   Reasoning Ability Must have the ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions given in written, oral, or diagram form. Must have the ability to discern when issues may require input from levels of authority within the corporation.   Certificates, Licenses, Registrations Must possess or be able to acquire a forklift operator license.   Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The company will make reasonable accommodations that do not cause an undue hardship if such an accommodation enables individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position. Sitting/Standing/Walking:  The maintenance mechanic, during the course of an 8-hour workday, will do all three. They will walk several hundred feet over uneven surfaces, checking buildings and machines for needed repairs. Lifting/Carrying:  The maintenance mechanic lifts up to 60 pounds on a frequent basis and 80 pounds on an occasional basis. Pushing/Pulling:  Frequent pushing/pulling is done while using mechanic tools and equipment. Bending/Stooping:  Both are done regularly during the course of a workday. Squatting/Kneeling/Crawling:  Squatting and kneeling are done frequently. Crawling is done occasionally. Twisting/Turning:  Frequent twisting and turning are done while doing regular maintenance duties. Climbing/Balancing:  Some vertical ladder climbing required. Balancing on ladders and machinery required while doing maintenance and installation of equipment. Reaching:  Frequently reaching from floor level to shoulder level done during 8-hour workday. Grasping/Manipulating:  Frequent use of hands and fingers while using hand tools and positioning of machine parts.   Equipment Pumps, pneumatic values, AC dives, motor starters, separators, instrumentation, welding, grinding, butter equipment, fans, high pressure pumps, electrical troubleshooting, powder packaging equipment, PLC controls, gearboxes, pneumatic system, boilers, ammonia compressors, ammonia system, glycol system, cooling towers, air compressors, pasteurizers.   Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Employees will be subject to temperatures associated with an air-cooled room. Proper lifting techniques must be employed at all times.   Employee will be subject to temperatures from 34 to over 100 degrees. An employee may come into contact with the following: ammonia, acids, caustics, chlorines, paints, particles, oils and lubricants, steam, pneumatics, fumes and hazardous gases, and sealing compounds. This job description will be updated if duties and responsibilities change significantly. Job functions are subject to modification based on business necessity.     Qualifications Behaviors   Preferred Team Player :   Works well as a member of a group Loyal :   Shows firm and constant support to a cause Detail Oriented :   Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well Functional Expert :   Considered a thought leader on a subject Dedicated :   Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity Motivations   Preferred Flexibility :   Inspired to perform well when granted the ability to set your own schedule and goals Self-Starter :   Inspired to perform without outside help Goal Completion :   Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks Education   Preferred Technical/other training or better in Mechanical Engineering or related field. Experience   Preferred 5 years:   Industrial Maintenance Mechanic     Greg Fillebrown
California Dairies Inc. Los Banos, CA, USA
Nov 25, 2019
Full time
Description   California Dairies, Inc. is the largest member-owned milk marketing and dairy processing cooperative in California producing 40 percent of California’s milk. Co-owned by nearly 400 dairy producers who ship 16 billion pounds of Real California Milk annually, California Dairies, Inc. is a manufacturer of quality butter, fluid milk products and milk powders. As the leading source of dairy nutrition for a healthy world, we provide safe and reliable high quality dairy products to a growing and more affluent world. This is achieved within a culture that is built upon performance and mutual success. We are looking for dedicated and talented individuals who will work as a team to achieve the company’s goal of becoming a global market leader. With six plant locations across the state, California Dairies, Inc. provides exciting career opportunities throughout California. We offer a generous benefits package that includes: family medical/dental/vision retirement plans paid holidays paid vacation loss prevention and safety bonus programs     Essential Functions  List of significant/essential duties, tasks and/or responsibilities required of this position. Operate and CIP evaporator and dryer, separators, and all related equipment to company standards. Take hourly readings on system status including temperatures, vacuum, solids, flow rates and log. Monitor chemical strengths and note on log. Required to work in confined Spaces Keep all gaskets, clamps, pipe jumpers, etc., in your work area in sanitizing solution. Maintain the sanitizing floor foamer at processing room entrances. Change sprays for product two times per shift Service evaporator pumps, dryer high pressure pump, and valves as scheduled. Assist with sweeping of dryer as needed. Assist with dryer bag house washes and sock filter changes as needed. Follow all the departmental proper established procedures, all instructions given by foreperson/supervisor and maintain a clean and safe work area. Follow all safety and work rules. Follow all company Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). Responsible for maintaining a clean, orderly, and neat work area. Assist with break and lunch relief as needed. Complete all paperwork neatly and correctly. Maintain regular and reliable attendance at work. Perform other duties as assigned by management. Must notify supervisor in the event that standards are not met. Must work in a safe and sanitary manner. Assist with break and lunch relief as needed. Responsible for all work being done in a timely fashion and done properly Follow all company Policies, such as but not limited to: Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Safe Quality Foods (SQF), and Safety Rules and procedures Must have the ability to get along with co-workers, management personnel, customers, vendors, and employees in accordance with the company policies and working rules while ensuring a harmonious and conducive work environment Complete all paperwork neatly and correctly. Responsible for keeping all floors, walls, machines, and pipes clean. Required to wear Personal Protective Equipment, such as but not limited to gloves, apron, face shields, goggles, safety glasses.   Supervisory Responsibilities This job has no supervisory responsibilities   Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and / or ability required. The Company will make reasonable accommodations that do not cause an undue hardship to the company if such accommodation enables individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function of the position. Must work in a safe and efficient manner and follow all safety procedures including the use of safety equipment. Must have the ability to troubleshoot problems and be persistent until a solution is found. Must be willing to ask for assistance when the process is unclear.   Education and/or Experience Proficient in verbal and written communication skills; Basic computation skills; or one to three months related experience and / or training; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. High School diploma or GED desirable. Has a current forklift operator’s license or the ability to acquire and maintain required certification. Has demonstrated the ability to run equipment efficiently. Must have the ability to read and understand written and/or verbal instructions. Must be able to operate the equipment effectively after the appropriate break-in period.   Language Skills A well-modulated tonal volume is required with excellent diction skills needed. Reasoning Ability Must have the ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Must have the ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in certain situations.   Certificates, Licenses, Registrations Must possess or be able to acquire and maintain a Pasteurizer’s license issued by CDFA.   ADA/FEHA   The company will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act.      EEO  The company is an equal employment opportunity employer.   Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The company will make reasonable accommodations that do not cause an undue hardship if such an accommodation enables individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position. Sitting/Standing/Walking:  Each workday, the operator stands throughout their shift and occasionally sits while performing tests. The operator walks on uneven concrete and tiles surfaces. Lifting/Carrying:  Each workday, the operator lifts up to 60 pounds on an occassional basis and 80 pounds on an occasional basis. Two or more employees complete lifts of greater than 80 pounds. Pushing/Pulling:  Each workday, the operator pushes/pulls hoses and pipes into position when making connections. They may push/pull while working on clean up in their areas, opening and inspecting equipment, and taking of samples. Bending/Stooping:  Each workday, the operator stoops throughout the workday, for varying lengths of time. The operator may have to bend and stoop when servicing product pumps and during clean up duties and to pick up items off of the floor. Squatting/Kneeling/Crawling:  Each workday, the operator may assume any combination of these positions during cleanup duties, including kneeling on the floor and crawling under equipment. Squatting may be required to use legs for leverage when using large wrenches to open up sanitary lines or product presses. Twisting/Turning:  Each workday, the operator may assume any combination of these positions during clean up duties. The operator may be required to work in tight places. Climbing/Balancing:  Each workday, the operator may climb a vertical ladder, approximately 20 feet high, to perform various clean up duties while balancing at that height. Reaching:  Each workday, the operator reaches at or above shoulder level at various times during the shift when making adjustments on the control panel or making pipe fitting connections or washing equipment. The operator may have to reach during cleanup assignments, or to climb vertical ladders. Grasping/Manipulating:  Frequent use of the hands and fingers is required in every aspect of this job.   Equipment General knowledge of manufacturing equipment and processes   Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Employees will be subject to temperatures associated with an air-cooled room. Proper lifting techniques must be employed at all times. Employees will be subject to varying degrees of temperatures between 34 degrees Fahrenheit and 130 degree Fahrenheit.   Qualifications Behaviors   Preferred Loyal :   Shows firm and constant support to a cause Team Player :   Works well as a member of a group Leader :   Inspires teammates to follow them Functional Expert :   Considered a thought leader on a subject Detail Oriented :   Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well Dedicated :   Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity Motivations   Preferred Self-Starter :   Inspired to perform without outside help Flexibility :   Inspired to perform well when granted the ability to set your own schedule and goals Goal Completion :   Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks Education   Preferred High School or better. Experience   Preferred 2-5 years:   Evaporator/Dryer Operator     Greg Fillebrown
California Dairies Inc. Los Banos, CA, USA
Nov 25, 2019
Full time
Description    California Dairies, Inc. is the largest member-owned milk marketing and dairy processing cooperative in California producing 40 percent of California’s milk. Co-owned by nearly 400 dairy producers who ship 16 billion pounds of Real California Milk annually, California Dairies, Inc. is a manufacturer of quality butter, fluid milk products and milk powders. As the leading source of dairy nutrition for a healthy world, we provide safe and reliable high quality dairy products to a growing and more affluent world. This is achieved within a culture that is built upon performance and mutual success. We are looking for dedicated and talented individuals who will work as a team to achieve the company’s goal of becoming a global market leader. With six plant locations across the state, California Dairies, Inc. provides exciting career opportunities throughout California. We offer a generous benefits package that includes: family medical/dental/vision retirement plans paid holidays paid vacation loss prevention and safety bonus programs Essential Functions  List of significant/essential duties, tasks and/or responsibilities required of this position. Operate tanker-receiving bays, receiving all incoming products and load out bay. Wash tanks and tankers. Will be required to enter confined spaces such as tankers Will be required to drive tanker trucks Required to climb onto tankers to pull samples, using a ladder and required PPE Take proper samples of incoming product for Chemistry, Microbiological, and inhibitory substances. Monitor CIP of tanks and tankers and check solution strength of CIP. Utilize product recovery equipment. Monitor test and temperature monitoring equipment. Replace supplies as needed. Take lunch break in correct amount of time. Complete assigned housekeeping responsibilities. Follow all safety and working rules. Responsible for maintaining a clean, orderly, and neat work area. Responsible for training new hires. Assist with break and lunch relief as needed. Complete all paperwork neatly and correctly. Perform other duties as assigned by management Must notify supervisor in the event that standards are not met. Must work in a safe and sanitary manner. Responsible for all work being done in a timely fashion and done properly Follow all company Policies, such as but not limited to: Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Safe Quality Foods (SQF), and Safety Rules and procedures Must have the ability to get along with co-workers, management personnel, customers, vendors, and employees in accordance with the company policies and working rules while ensuring a harmonious and conducive work environment Maintain regular and reliable attendance at work. Complete all paperwork neatly and correctly. Responsible for keeping all floors, walls, machines, and pipes clean. Required to wear Personal Protective Equipment, such as but not limited to gloves, vests, safety glasses.   Supervisory Responsibilities This job has no supervisory responsibilities   Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and / or ability required. The Company will make reasonable accommodations that do not cause an undue hardship to the company if such accommodation enables individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function of the position. Correctly and accurately run a Charm Test. Must possess or be able to acquire and maintain Weigher’s and Samplers license. Must work in a safe manner and follow all safety procedures including use of safety equipment. Correctly and accurately run a titratable acidity (TA). Correctly and accurately fill out all bills of ladings. Have a complete knowledge of the flow of product through the system. Must be able to maintain production equipment, valves, pumps, and connection. Must be able to trouble shoot equipment problems.   Education and/or Experience Proficient in verbal and written communication skills; Basic computation skills; or one to three months related experience and / or training; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. High School diploma or GED desirable. Has demonstrated the ability to run equipment efficiently.   Must have the ability to read and understand written and/or verbal instructions. Must be able to operate the equipment effectively after the appropriate break-in period. Language Skills A well-modulated tonal volume is required with excellent diction skills needed.   Reasoning Ability Must have the ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Must have the ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in certain situations.   Certificates, Licenses, Registrations  Must possess or be able to acquire and maintain a Weigher’s and Sampler’s License issued by CDFA.  Must be able to pass appendix N Certification and participate in annual and biannual certification by the     state of California. Must maintain a valid California Driver’s license   Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The company will make reasonable accommodations that do not cause an undue hardship if such an accommodation enables individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position. Sitting/Standing/Walking  Each workday, the operator stands throughout their shift and occasionally sits while performing tests. The operator walks on uneven concrete tiles surfaces. Lifting/Carrying:  Each workday, the operator lifts up to 60 pounds on a frequent basis and 80 pounds on an occasional basis. Two or more employees complete lifts of greater than 80 pounds. Pushing/Pulling:  Each workday, the operator frequently pushes/pulls hoses to align and hook up. Pipe connections, water hose movement, and cleaning all involve pushing and pulling. Bending/Stooping:  Each workday, the operator bends to pick up fittings and tools as well as to make lower level connections of pipes is required. Removing of parts from sanitizer buckets require both of these motions on a frequent basis. Squatting/Kneeling/Crawling:  Squatting and kneeling are frequent motions when making connections at the silos. Kneeling is frequent when opening and closing tanker domes for the taking of samples and the placing of dome filters. Twisting/Turning:  Each workday, the operator is performing twisting or turning motions on a frequent basis. Exceptions may be when making hose hook ups at the tankers requiring a limited amount of twisting at the waist. Climbing/Balancing:  These are frequently used when ascending stairs to tankers and while on the tankers pulling samples. The operator climbs a stairway of 15 steps with fall protection on to the top of the tanker and has to maintain balance while on top of the tanker. The operator climbs two steps to a landing in front of each of the silos when making hook ups at the silo. Reaching:  Each workday, the operator has to reach up to shoulder height for the rinse hose when rising off the tanker dome prior to taking off samples. Reaching is a frequent motion when handling the product hoses to attach and remove them from the trucks. Reaching for parts in the parts trays in the silo room is a required motion. Grasping/Manipulating:  Frequent use of the hands and fingers are repeated through the entire shift. Small vials are used for samples and the related equipment handling. Parts and fittings are constantly being handled and changed around to complete product flows.   Equipment General knowledge of manufacturing equipment and processes   Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Employees will be subject to temperatures associated with an air-cooled room. Proper lifting techniques must be employed at all times. Employees will be subject to ambient outside temperature at all times ranging from 24 degrees Fahrenheit to 115 degrees Fahrenheit on extreme occasions.   Qualifications Behaviors   Preferred Team Player :   Works well as a member of a group Detail Oriented :   Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well Loyal :   Shows firm and constant support to a cause Dedicated :   Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity Motivations   Preferred Goal Completion :   Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks Self-Starter :   Inspired to perform without outside help Flexibility :   Inspired to perform well when granted the ability to set your own schedule and goals Education   Preferred High School or better. Experience   Preferred 2-5 years:   Sanitation 2-5 years:   Milk Receiver     Greg Fillebrown
California Dairies Inc. Los Banos, CA, USA
Nov 25, 2019
Full time
Description   California Dairies, Inc. is the largest member-owned milk marketing and dairy processing cooperative in California producing 40 percent of California’s milk. Co-owned by nearly 400 dairy producers who ship 16 billion pounds of Real California Milk annually, California Dairies, Inc. is a manufacturer of quality butter, fluid milk products and milk powders. As the leading source of dairy nutrition for a healthy world, we provide safe and reliable high quality dairy products to a growing and more affluent world. This is achieved within a culture that is built upon performance and mutual success. We are looking for dedicated and talented individuals who will work as a team to achieve the company’s goal of becoming a global market leader. With six plant locations across the state, California Dairies, Inc. provides exciting career opportunities throughout California. We offer a generous benefits package that includes: family medical/dental/vision retirement plans paid holidays paid vacation loss prevention and safety bonus programs Essential Functions  List of significant/essential duties, tasks and/or responsibilities required of this position. Operate tanker load-out bays. Wash processing tanks and load-out tankers and raw milk tankers. Perform processing tank and milk silo detailing and acid washing. Required to enter confined space for tanker inspection Required to drive milk tank trucks Must climb to top of tank trucks using required PPE using ladder access Take proper samples from the product tanks and load-out tankers of out-going product for Chemistry, Microbiological, and inhibitory substances. Inspect and maintain product tank valves and product pumps in the processing area. Inspect load-out tankers as they are due and report findings. Monitor CIP of processing product tanks and load-out tankers and check solution strength of CIP. Utilize water flush to minimize product loss. Monitor test and temperature monitoring equipment. Replace supplies as needed. Take lunch break in correct amount of time within time frame required Complete assigned housekeeping responsibilities. Follow all safety and working rules, and work in a sanitary manner. Responsible for maintaining a clean, orderly, and neat work area. Responsible for training new hires. Assist with break and lunch relief when assigned by management. Complete all paperwork neatly and correctly. Maintain regular and reliable attendance at work. Perform other duties as assigned by management. Must notify supervisor in the event that standards are not met. Responsible for all work being done in a timely fashion and done properly Follow all company Policies, such as but not limited to: Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Safe Quality  Foods (SQF), and Safety Rules and procedures Must have the ability to get along with co-workers, management personnel, customers, vendors, and employees in accordance with the company policies and working rules while ensuring a harmonious and conducive work environment. Responsible for keeping all floors, walls, machines, and product lines clean. Required to wear Personal Protective Equipment, such as but not limited to gloves, vests, safety glasses. Responsible for maintaining a clean, orderly, and neat work area.   Supervisory Responsibilities This position has no supervisory responsibilities   Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and / or ability required. The Company will make reasonable accommodations that do not cause an undue hardship to the company if such accommodation enables individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function of the position. Must possess or be able to acquire and maintain Weigher’s and Samplers license. Must work in a safe manner and follow all safety procedures including use of safety equipment, to include fall protection equipment. Correctly and accurately fill out all required paperwork including Bills of Ladings. Have a complete knowledge of the flow of product through the system. Must be able to maintain production equipment, valves, pumps, and connection. Must be able to trouble shoot equipment and problems.   Education and/or Experience Proficient in verbal and written communication skills; Basic computation skills; or one to three months related experience and / or training; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. High School diploma or GED desirable. Has demonstrated the ability to run equipment efficiently. Must have the ability to read and understand written and/or verbal instructions. Must be able to operate the equipment effectively after the appropriate break-in period. Has a current forklift operator’s license or the ability to acquire and maintain required certification.   Language Skills A well-modulated tonal volume is required with excellent diction skills needed.   Reasoning Ability Must have the ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Must have the ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in certain situations.   Certificates, Licenses, Registrations Must possess or be able to acquire and maintain a Weigher’s and Sampler’s License issued by the CDFA. Must possess or be able to acquire and maintain a forklift operator license. Must maintain a valid California Driver’s License     ADA/FEHA The company will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act.   EEO  The company is an equal employment opportunity employer. Physical Demands T he physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The company will make reasonable accommodations that do not cause an undue hardship if such an accommodation enables individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position. Sitting/Standing/Walking:  Each workday, the operator stands throughout their shift and occasionally sits while performing tests. The operator walks on uneven concrete and tile surfaces. Lifting/Carrying:  Each workday, the operator lifts up 60 pounds on an occasional basis. Two or more employees complete lifts of greater than 60 pounds. Pushing/Pulling:  Each workday, the operator frequently pushes/pulls hoses to align and hook up. Pipe connections, water hose movement, and cleaning all involve pushing and pulling. Bending/Stooping:  Each workday, the operator bends to pick up fittings and tools as well as to make lower level connections of pipes is required. Removing of parts from sanitizer buckets require both of these motions on a frequent basis. Squatting/Kneeling/Crawling:  Squatting and kneeling are frequent motions when making connections at the silos. Kneeling is frequent when opening and closing tanker domes for the taking of samples and the placing of dome filters. Twisting/Turning:  Each workday, the operator seldom is making twisting or turning motions. Exceptions may be when making hose hook-ups at the tankers requiring a limited amount of twisting at the waist. Climbing/Balancing:  These are frequently used when ascending stairs to the tankers and while on the tankers pulling samples. The operator climbs a stairway of 15 steps with fall protection on to the top of the tanker and has to maintain balance while on top of the tanker. The operator climbs two steps to a landing in front of each of the silos when making hook-ups at the silo. Reaching:  Each workday, the operator has to reach up to shoulder height for the rinse hose when rinsing off the tanker dome prior to taking off samples. Reaching is a frequent motion when handling the product hoses to attach and remove them from the trucks. Reaching for parts in the parts trays in the silo room is a required motion. Grasping/Manipulating:  Frequent use of the hands and fingers are repeated through the entire shift. Small vials are being used for samples and the related equipment handling. Parts and fitting are constantly being handled and changed around to complete product flows.   Equipment General knowledge of manufacturing equipment and processes   Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Employees will be subject to temperatures associated with an air-cooled room. Proper lifting techniques must be employed at all times.   Qualifications Behaviors   Preferred Team Player :   Works well as a member of a group Loyal :   Shows firm and constant support to a cause Detail Oriented :   Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well Dedicated :   Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity Motivations   Preferred Self-Starter :   Inspired to perform without outside help Goal Completion :   Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks Flexibility :   Inspired to perform well when granted the ability to set your own schedule and goals Education   Preferred High School or better. Experience   Preferred 3 years:   Milk Receiver/Sanitation     Greg Fillebrown
California Dairies Inc. Fresno, CA, USA
Nov 25, 2019
Full time
Description   California Dairies, Inc. is the largest member-owned milk marketing and dairy processing cooperative in California producing 40 percent of California’s milk. Co-owned by nearly 400 dairy producers who ship 16 billion pounds of Real California Milk annually, California Dairies, Inc. is a manufacturer of quality butter, fluid milk products and milk powders. As the leading source of dairy nutrition for a healthy world, we provide safe and reliable high quality dairy products to a growing and more affluent world. This is achieved within a culture that is built upon performance and mutual success. We are looking for dedicated and talented individuals who will work as a team to achieve the company’s goal of becoming a global market leader. With six plant locations across the state, California Dairies, Inc. provides exciting career opportunities throughout California. We offer a generous benefits package that includes: family medical/dental/vision retirement plans paid holidays paid vacation loss prevention and safety bonus programs   Essential Functions  List of significant/essential duties, tasks and/or responsibilities required of this position. Maintain and repair all production equipment: pumps, Pasteurizers, homogenizers, atomizers, evaporators, dryers, churns, valves, baggers, etc. Maintain and repair all support equipment: boiler, air-compressors, ammonia compressors, thermal storage units, condensers, vacuum pumps, ammonia systems, air conditioning units, sewer meters, conductivity meters, water meters, etc. Must have a working knowledge of and experience in plant maintenance operations. Handling of chemicals for support equipment operation. Chemical testing of boiler feed water, condensate, cooling tower water, ice bank chilled water, plant process water. Daily utilities reading. Fabrication and manufacturing of equipment for production needs; product and process piping, sanitary equipment, steam lines, chemical lines, pneumatic lines, etc. Documentation of all schematic and diagram changes to keep plant record current. Responsible for working with a minimum amount of supervision in all key areas. Responsible for reporting on a daily basis work orders and activity reports. Responsible for all work being done in a timely fashion and done properly. It is necessary that maintenance engineers work well with employees throughout the plant. Maintain regular and reliable attendance at work. Follow all company Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). Responsible for maintaining a clean, orderly, and neat work area. Complete all paperwork neatly and correctly Follow all safety and working rules. Must have the ability to get along with co-workers, management personnel, customers, vendors, and employees in accordance with the company policies and working rules while ensuring a harmonious and conducive work environment. Maintain a positive attitude and contribute towards a quality environment. Excellent regular full time attendance in support of company objectives. Use initiative and judgment in making decisions, keeping with California Dairies, Inc. best interests. Perform other duties as assigned by management.   Supervisory Responsibilities This position has no supervisory responsibilities   Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must work in a safe and efficient manner and follow all safety procedures including the use of safety equipment. Must have the ability to troubleshoot problems and be persistent until a solution is found. Must be willing to ask for assistance when the process is unclear. Must possess or be able to acquire a forklift operator license.     Education and/or Experience One to three months of related experience. High School level verbal and written communication skills. Basic computational skills required. Simple math reasoning required. Minimum two years experience in a production setting involving electronics, instrumentation, refrigeration, electrical, and general mechanical. Required to attend two classes per year to improve their skills or as often as such classes are offered by the Union.   Language Skills A well-modulated tonal volume is required with excellent diction skills needed.   Reasoning Ability Must have the ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions given in written, oral, or diagram form. Must have the ability to discern when issues may require input from levels of authority within the corporation.   Certificates, Licenses, Registrations Must possess or be able to acquire a forklift operator license.   ADA/FEHA The company will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act.   EEO The company is an equal employment opportunity employer   Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The company will make reasonable accommodations that do not cause an undue hardship if such an accommodation enables individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position. Sitting/Standing/Walking:  The engineer during the course of an 8-hour workday will do all three. He/she will walk several hundred feet over uneven surfaces checking buildings and machines for needed repairs. Lifting/Carrying:  The engineer lifts up to 55 pounds on a frequent basis and 80 pounds on an occasional basis. Pushing/Pulling:  The engineer frequently pushes/pulls while using mechanic tools and equipment. Bending/Stooping:  Both are done regularly during the course of a workday. Squatting/Kneeling/Crawling:  Squatting and kneeling are done frequently. Crawling is done occasionally. Twisting/Turning:  Frequent twisting and kneeling are done while doing regular maintenance duties. Climbing/Balancing:  Some vertical ladder climbing required. Balancing on ladders and machinery required while doing maintenance and installation of equipment. Reaching:  Frequently reaching from floor level to shoulder level done during 8-hour workday. Grasping/Manipulating:  Frequent use of hands and fingers while using hand tools and positioning of machine parts.     Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Employees will be subject to temperatures associated with an air-cooled room. Proper lifting techniques must be employed at all times. Employee will be subject to temperatures from 34 to 100 degrees. An employee may come into contact with the following: ammonia, acids, caustics, chlorines, paints, particles, oils and lubricants, steam, pneumatics, fumes and hazardous gases, sealing compounds. Personal protective equipment including, but not limited to: hearing protection, bump caps, hair and beard nets, gloves, and safety glasses must be used in the performance of duties. Proper lifting techniques must be employed at all times.   Qualifications Behaviors   Preferred Detail Oriented :   Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well Team Player :   Works well as a member of a group Loyal :   Shows firm and constant support to a cause Functional Expert :   Considered a thought leader on a subject Dedicated :   Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity Motivations   Preferred Self-Starter :   Inspired to perform without outside help Goal Completion :   Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks Flexibility :   Inspired to perform well when granted the ability to set your own schedule and goals Education   Preferred Technical/other training or better in Mechanical Engineering or related field. Experience   Preferred 5 years:   Industrial Maintenance Mechanic/Stationary Engineer     Greg Fillebrown
California Dairies Inc. Turlock, CA, USA
Nov 25, 2019
Full time
Description   California Dairies, Inc. is the largest member-owned milk marketing and dairy processing cooperative in California producing 40 percent of California’s milk. Co-owned by nearly 400 dairy producers who ship 16 billion pounds of Real California Milk annually, California Dairies, Inc. is a manufacturer of quality butter, fluid milk products and milk powders. As the leading source of dairy nutrition for a healthy world, we provide safe and reliable high quality dairy products to a growing and more affluent world. This is achieved within a culture that is built upon performance and mutual success. We are looking for dedicated and talented individuals who will work as a team to achieve the company’s goal of becoming a global market leader. With six plant locations across the state, California Dairies, Inc. provides exciting career opportunities throughout California. We offer a generous benefits package that includes: family medical/dental/vision retirement plans paid holidays paid vacation tuition reimbursement loss prevention and safety bonus programs     Essential Functions   List of significant/essential duties, tasks and/or responsibilities required of this position.   Supports and enforces SQF/QA, QMP, Safety policies and procedures and production needs.  “Food Safety and Quality” are responsibilities of this position. The Plant Controller reports to the Group Controller - Operations and has direct supervisory responsibility for a staff of five at the Turlock facility as well as a staff of one in Turlock North.  Ensure that daily finished goods production is recorded timely and accurately Preparation of daily/weekly/monthly plant performance reports Preparation of monthly CA-FMMO reporting for dairy manufacturing Provide financial leadership to both facilities Partner with Operations Management to identify and eliminate waste Provide leadership direction to accounting staffs to include development opportunities, performance management, and individual development plans Supervise the recording of daily receipts of milk, cream, and other dairy ingredients Maintain accurate inventory records at the plant storage facilities as well as third party warehouses, with daily reconciliations Ensure compliance with CDI’s accounting policies and procedures Supervise, review, and approve vouchering of accounts payable for the Turlock, TDC, & Turlock North facilities Review and submit timecards for Turlock, and Turlock North non-exempt employees Review and summarize the semi-annual Turlock and Turlock North physical inventories of expensive R&M spare parts and submit to Corp. accounting   Qualifications Experience leading and developing a team of people responsible for accounting activities Excellent data analysis skills with a focus on problem solving Strong computer skills, specifically in Excel.  Experience with Microsoft Dynamics D365 a plus. Strong organizational and time management skills, including the ability to delegate effectively. Effective oral and written communication skills Ability to communicate and work with employees at all levels of the organization as well as our member/owners and external stakeholders Perform tasks with a high level of confidentiality Flexible and positive in a fast-paced and ever changing environment     Experience and Education Bachelor’s Degree in Business with an emphasis in Accounting or Finance 5+ years of experience in a manufacturing environment, ideally in the dairy industry Previous supervisory experience required Knowledge of GAAP and internal controls   ADA/FEHA The company will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and amendments and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act.   EEO The company is an equal employment opportunity employer   Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The company will make reasonable accommodations that do not cause an undue hardship if such an accommodation enables individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position. Sitting/Standing/Walking:   Each work day the office personnel spend about 75% of their time sitting at their desk while performing computer or manual accounting and other clerical duties.  They walk short distances to retrieve and replace files, to photocopy or fax documents, and to interact with other office personnel. Lifting/Carrying:   Each work day the office personnel rarely carry items weighing over 15 to 20 lbs.  Most items would be files or documents weighing less than 10 lbs., and most would be carried short distances.  They are directed to seed assistance for heavier items such as a full box of photocopy paper. Pushing/Pulling:   Each work day the office personnel may occasionally push or pull files, stacks of documents, or boxes of documents, which may be in files or on shelves at any height.  They are directed to seek assistance for anything heavy. Bending/Stooping:   Each work day the office personnel frequently squat or kneel to retrieve and replace files and documents in file drawers or on lower shelves. Squatting/Kneeling/Crawling :  May assume any combination of these positions during clean-up duties, including kneeling on the floor and crawling under equipment.  He/she may squat to use legs for leverage when using a large wrench to open product presses. Twisting/Turning:   Each work day the office personnel extensively twist, turn and move their head, neck, shoulders, arms and hands at various angles performing heavy computer input, and comparing information from their computer monitor with paper documents.  While standing or sitting at their workstation, they occasionally twist or turn to retrieve or replace something form an area beside their workstation. Climbing/Balancing:   Each work day the office personnel may need to walk up and down stairs several times throughout a day. Reaching:   Each work day the office personnel may reach overhead to retrieve or replace files or documents on high shelves. Grasping/Manipulating:   Each work day the office personnel need full range of motion in both hands for heavy computer input and for using other office equipment including calculators, typewriter, and fax machines as well as for sorting through and organizing large stacks of documents.   Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Employees will be subject to temperatures associated with an air-cooled room. Proper lifting techniques must be employed at all times.     Qualifications Behaviors   Preferred Team Player :   Works well as a member of a group Loyal :   Shows firm and constant support to a cause Leader :   Inspires teammates to follow them Functional Expert :   Considered a thought leader on a subject Detail Oriented :   Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well Dedicated :   Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity Motivations   Preferred Self-Starter :   Inspired to perform without outside help Goal Completion :   Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks Education Required Bachelors or better in Accounting or related field.   Experience   Preferred 5 years:   Accounting in Dairy or Manufacturing 5 years:   Plant Controller     Greg Fillebrown
California Dairies Inc. Fresno, CA, USA
Nov 25, 2019
Full time
Description   California Dairies, Inc. is the largest member-owned milk marketing and dairy processing cooperative in California producing 40 percent of California’s milk. Co-owned by nearly 400 dairy producers who ship 16 billion pounds of Real California Milk annually, California Dairies, Inc. is a manufacturer of quality butter, fluid milk products and milk powders. As the leading source of dairy nutrition for a healthy world, we provide safe and reliable high quality dairy products to a growing and more affluent world. This is achieved within a culture that is built upon performance and mutual success. We are looking for dedicated and talented individuals who will work as a team to achieve the company’s goal of becoming a global market leader. With six plant locations across the state, California Dairies, Inc. provides exciting career opportunities throughout California. We offer a generous benefits package that includes: family medical/dental/vision retirement plans paid holidays paid vacation loss prevention and safety bonus programs     Essential Functions  List of significant/essential duties, tasks and/or responsibilities required of this position. Know proper established start up and shut down procedures for assigned dryers. Maintain proper moisture and quality of product being run. Clean product filters as necessary. Clean and change sprays as necessary. Check sweep as appropriate for proper function. Check sock compartments, air conveying systems while on shift and log. Monitor moisture and fat at least once per hour and enter in log sheet while running. When down, check inside of dryer for powder build up in socks and walls of dryer, react accordingly to findings. (Inform supervisor of any problems, CIP of unit). Empty overflow barrel each shift. Inspect sifter screen, magnets, and cables each down, log any findings and report to supervisor any concerns. Properly clean condensed tanks, lines, hand valves and high-pressure pump (repack). Test CIP solution strengths and log on CIP log. Monitor powder silo levels and react accordingly. Product reclaim (wet blending powder). Operate, CIP, and service HTST. Maintain legal standards for pasteurized product. Keep charts recorded properly. Notify management if state seals are damaged or removed. Maintain diversion valve. Product reclaim, wet blending powder. Perform proper cut in/cut out on cream and buttermilk each shift. Monitor and maintain all assigned equipment. CIP tanks, lines, presses, as necessary and record all required information on CIP and run charts. Responsible for CIP of lines, buttermilk supply lines, and transfer lines. At shift change take inventory of powder Silos and condensed tanks and note in log. Maintain regular and reliable attendance at work. Follow all company Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). Responsible for maintaining a clean, orderly, and neat work area. Responsible for training new hires. Assist with break and lunch relief as needed. Complete all paperwork neatly and correctly. Follow all safety and working rules. Must have the ability to get along with co-workers, management personnel, customers, vendors, and employees in accordance with the company policies and working rules while ensuring a harmonious and conducive work environment. Maintain a positive attitude and contribute towards a quality environment. Excellent regular full time attendance in support of company objectives. Use initiative and judgment in making decisions, keeping with California Dairies, Inc. best interests. Perform other duties as assigned by management.   Supervisory Responsibilities This position has no supervisory duties.   Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must work in a safe and efficient manner and follow all safety procedures including the use of safety equipment. Must have the ability to troubleshoot problems and be persistent until a solution is found. Must be willing to ask for assistance when the process is unclear.   Education and/or Experience One to three years months of related experience. Excellent written and spoken English. Basic computational skills required. Simple math reasoning required. Must be able to operate the equipment effectively after the appropriate break-in period.     Language Skills A well-modulated tonal volume is required with excellent diction skills needed.   Reasoning Ability Must have the ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions given in written, oral, or diagram form. Must have the ability to discern when issues may require input from levels of authority within the corporation.   Certificates, Licenses, Registrations Must obtain or be able to acquire a forklift operator license and pasteurizers license.   ADA/FEHA The company will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act.   EEO The company is an equal employment opportunity employer.   Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The company will make reasonable accommodations that do not cause an undue hardship if such an accommodation enables individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position. Sitting/Standing/Walking:  The operator stands throughout their shift (8-12 hours) and occasionally sits while performing tests. The operator walks on uneven concrete and tile surfaces. Lifting/Carrying:  The operator lifts up to 55 pounds on a frequent basis and 80 pounds on an occasional basis. Two or more employees complete lifts of greater than 80 pounds. Pushing/Pulling:  The operator pushes/pulls a variety of objects including: empty pallets brooms, floor scrubbers, air hoses, and vacuums during cleanup duties. The operator will push/pull pipefitting during hook ups. Bending/Stooping:  The operator bends and stoops occasionally throughout the workday when servicing equipment, picking up supplies or waste products off of the floor. Squatting/Kneeling/Crawling:  The operator may squat when picking up supplies and during cleanup duties, including kneeling on the floor and crawling under equipment. Twisting/Turning:  Occasional twisting and turning at the waist when repacking the product high pressure pump; or while changing product sprays. The operator may twist or turn while sweeping the inside of the dryer. Climbing/Balancing:  The operator climbs a 20-step staircase several times during the shift to inspect the bag houses and a 100-step staircase to the top of the powder silos to check powder inventories. The operator may have to balance on the catwalk to inspect or change the product sprays. Reaching:  The operator reaches below shoulder level to pick up pipefitting from the floors or while servicing product pumps and related equipment. The operator may reach at or above shoulder level when changing product sprays or making equipment adjustments, during cleanup duties, or while sweeping the inside of the dryer ceiling. Grasping/Manipulating:  Frequent use of the hands and fingers is required of the dryer operator when servicing pumps, using scrub brushes, vacuum cleaner attachments, when using a 8 foot long handled brush to clean the exhaust socks, or when using a broom to sweep the inside of the dryer.     Equipment Personal protective equipment including, but not limited to: hearing protection, bump caps, hair and beard nets, gloves, and safety glasses must be used in the performance of duties. Proper lifting techniques must be employed at all times.     Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Employees will be subject to temperatures associated with an air-cooled room. Proper lifting techniques must be employed at all times.     Qualifications Behaviors   Preferred Team Player :   Works well as a member of a group Leader :   Inspires teammates to follow them Loyal :   Shows firm and constant support to a cause Detail Oriented :   Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well Dedicated :   Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity Motivations   Preferred Self-Starter :   Inspired to perform without outside help Goal Completion :   Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks Flexibility :   Inspired to perform well when granted the ability to set your own schedule and goals Experience   Preferred 2-5 years:   Control Room/Evaporator Dryer Operator     Greg Fillebrown
California Dairies Inc. Los Banos, CA, USA
Nov 25, 2019
Full time
Description   California Dairies, Inc. is the largest member-owned milk marketing and dairy processing cooperative in California producing 40 percent of California’s milk. Co-owned by nearly 400 dairy producers who ship 16 billion pounds of Real California Milk annually, California Dairies, Inc. is a manufacturer of quality butter, fluid milk products and milk powders. As the leading source of dairy nutrition for a healthy world, we provide safe and reliable high quality dairy products to a growing and more affluent world. This is achieved within a culture that is built upon performance and mutual success. We are looking for dedicated and talented individuals who will work as a team to achieve the company’s goal of becoming a global market leader. With six plant locations across the state, California Dairies, Inc. provides exciting career opportunities throughout California. We offer a generous benefits package that includes: family medical/dental/vision retirement plans paid holidays paid vacation loss prevention and safety bonus programs   Essential Functions  List of significant/essential duties, tasks and/or responsibilities required of this position.   Must have a working knowledge of and experience in plant maintenance operations. Must have basic knowledge of PLC’s and have ability to troubleshoot PLC Panels. Troubleshoot, maintain and repair all production equipment: including but not limited to pumps, pasteurizers, homogenizers, atomizers, evaporators, dryers, valves, baggers, etc. Troubleshoot, maintain and repair all support equipment: including but not limited to, boiler, aircompressors, ammonia compressors, thermal storage units, condensers, vacuum pumps, ammonia systems, air conditioning units, sewer meters, conductivity meters, water meters, etc... Must be able to troubleshoot electrical circuits, change out motors: 480 volt 3 phase, 240 volt 2 phase, 120 volt control power, 4-20 milli AMP controls. Handling of chemicals for support equipment operation. Chemical testing of boiler feed water, condensate, cooling tower water, ice bank chilled water, plant process water. Required to be an active participant and member of the emergency response team. Required to wear the essential protective equipment required for the emergency response duties and/or other assigned duties. Required to complete daily utilities reading. Fabrication and manufacturing of equipment for production needs. Must be able to do sanitary welding on piping and equipment. Finished welding product must be inspected by USDA inspectors and be able to pass inspection. Ensure fabrication and manufacturing of product and process piping, sanitary equipment, steam lines, chemical lines, and pneumatic lines, etc. is in accordance with the applicable safety regulations. Maintain documentation of all schematic and diagram changes to ensure plant records are current Responsible for working with a minimum amount of supervision in all key areas. Responsible for all work being done in a timely fashion and done properly Responsible for reporting work orders and activity reports on a daily basis. Responsible for care and maintenance of company tools Follow all company policies, such as but not limited to: Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Safe Quality Foods (SQF), and Safety Rules and procedures. Must have the ability to get along with co-workers, management personnel, customers, vendors, and employees in accordance with the company policies and working rules while ensuring a harmonious and conductive work environment. Maintain regular and reliable attendance at work. Other duties as assigned by management.   Supervisory Responsibilities This position has no supervisory responsibilities   Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and / or ability required. The Company will make reasonable accommodations that do not cause an undue hardship to the company if such accommodation enables individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function of the position. Must work in a safe and efficient manner and follow all safety procedures including the use of safety equipment. Must have the ability to troubleshoot problems and be persistent until a solution is found. Must be willing to ask for assistance when a process is unclear. Must possess or be able to acquire and maintain a forklift operator license.   Education and/or Experience Mechanical and/or Journey level certificate from formal apprenticeship program with minimum of four years’ experience in a position or demonstrated ability with minimum of four years’ experience. Written communication skills; Basic computation skills; or related experience and / or training; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. High School Diploma or GED desirable. Has a current forklift operator’s license or the ability to acquire and maintain required certification. Must have the ability to read and understand drawings and blueprints specification. Must have the ability to read and understand written and/or verbal instructions. Minimum two years’ experience in a production setting involving electronics, instrumentation, refrigeration, electrical, and general mechanical. Required to attend classes to improve their skills or as often as such classes are offered by the Company or Union   Language Skills A well-modulated tonal volume is required with excellent diction skills needed.   Reasoning Ability Must have the ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions given in written, oral, or diagram form. Must have the ability to discern when issues may require input from levels of authority within the corporation.   Certificates, Licenses, Registrations Must possess or be able to acquire and maintain a forklift operator license. ADA/FEHA The Company will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act.   EEO The Company is an equal employment opportunity employer.   Physical Demands   The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The company will make reasonable accommodations that do not cause an undue hardship if such an accommodation enables individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.  Sitting/Standing/Walking  Each workday, the engineer during the course of an 8-hour workday will do all three. They will walk several hundred feet over uneven surfaces checking buildings and machines for needed repairs. Lifting/Carrying:  Each workday, the engineer lifts up to 60lbs on a frequent basis and 80lbs on an occasional basis. Pushing/Pulling:  Each workday, frequent pushing/pulling is done while using mechanic tools and equipment. Bending/Stooping:  Both are done regularly during the course of the workday. Squatting/Kneeling/Crawling:  Each workday, squatting and kneeling are done frequently. Crawling is done occasionally. Twisting/Turning:  Each workday frequent twisting and kneeling are done while doing regular maintenance duties. Climbing/Balancing:  Some vertical ladder climbing is required. Balancing on ladders and machinery required while doing maintenance and installation of equipment. Reaching:  Each workday, frequent reaching from floor level to shoulder level done. Grasping/Manipulating:  Each workday, frequent use of hands and fingers while using hand tools and positioning of machine parts.   Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Employees will be subject to temperatures associated with an air-cooled room. Proper lifting techniques must be employed at all times.   Employee will be subject to temperate from 34 to 130 degrees Fahrenheit during the summer months for very short periods of time. An employee may come into contact with the following: ammonia, acids, caustics, chlorines, paints, particles, oils, and lubricants, steam, pneumatics, fumes and hazardous gases, sealing compounds.   Qualifications Behaviors   Preferred Team Player :   Works well as a member of a group Loyal :   Shows firm and constant support to a cause Detail Oriented :   Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well Functional Expert :   Considered a thought leader on a subject Dedicated :   Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity Motivations   Preferred Self-Starter :   Inspired to perform without outside help Goal Completion :   Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks Flexibility :   Inspired to perform well when granted the ability to set your own schedule and goals Education   Preferred High School or better. Technical/other training or better in Industrial Maintenance or related field. Experience   Preferred 5 years:   Industrial Maintenance Mechanic     Greg Fillebrown
California Dairies Inc. Turlock, CA, USA
Nov 25, 2019
Full time
Description   California Dairies, Inc. is the largest member-owned milk marketing and dairy processing cooperative in California producing 40 percent of California’s milk. Co-owned by nearly 400 dairy producers who ship 16 billion pounds of Real California Milk annually, California Dairies, Inc. is a manufacturer of quality butter, fluid milk products and milk powders. As the leading source of dairy nutrition for a healthy world, we provide safe and reliable high quality dairy products to a growing and more affluent world. This is achieved within a culture that is built upon performance and mutual success. We are looking for dedicated and talented individuals who will work as a team to achieve the company’s goal of becoming a global market leader. With six plant locations across the state, California Dairies, Inc. provides exciting career opportunities throughout California. We offer a generous benefits package that includes: family medical/dental/vision retirement plans paid holidays paid vacation loss prevention and safety bonus programs   Essential Functions   List of significant/essential duties, tasks and/or responsibilities required of this position.   Follow and understand all of the “Standard Operating Procedures”. Must possess or be able to acquire and maintain California Milk Pasteurizer’s License. Pasteurize milk and milk products as required by law. Must possess or be able to acquire and maintain a valid California Limited Sampler’s and Weigher’s License. When not covering vacations, this person will work in the powder plant department as assigned. Sample and weigh products as required by law. Perform jobs on all shifts as requested by the production supervisor which may include: sanitation, receiving, HTST clean up, evaporator and dryer operation, powder operation, palletizing, rework, janitor, or other jobs that may be created in the production department. Required to climb stairs, ladders and work in confined spaces Employee will be subject to temperatures ranging from 50 degrees F to 130 degrees F. Must notify foreperson or supervisor in the event that standards are not met. Responsible for maintaining a clean, orderly, and neat work area. Must work in a safe and sanitary manner. Assist with break and lunch relief as needed. Responsible for all work being done in a timely fashion and done properly Follow all company Policies, such as but not limited to: Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Safe Quality Foods (SQF), and Safety Rules and procedures Required to climb stairs, ladders and work in confined spaces. Employee will be subject to temperatures ranging from 30 degrees F to 130 degrees F. Must have the ability to get along with co-workers, management personnel, customers, vendors, and employees in accordance with the company policies and working rules while ensuring a harmonious and conducive work environment Maintain regular and reliable attendance at work. Complete all paperwork neatly and correctly. Responsible for keeping all floors, walls, machines, and pipes clean. Other duties as assigned by management.   Supervisory Responsibilities This job has no supervisory responsibilities.   Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  The Company will make reasonable accommodations that do not cause an undue hardship to the company if such accommodation enables individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function of the position. Must be able to work in a quick and efficient manner. Must be able to read and understand all company rules and GMP’s. Must be able to work in a safe manner and follow all safety procedures. Must be able to work well with other people. Must be able to acquire and maintain a forklift operator license.   Education and/or Experience Proficient in verbal and written communication skills; Basic computation skills; or one to three months related experience and / or training; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Has a current forklift operator’s license or the ability to acquire and maintain required certification. Has demonstrated the ability to run equipment efficiently. Must have the ability to read and understand written and/or verbal instructions. Basic math and statistics. Computer skills are helpful. Good technical skills with ability to disassemble and assemble equipment.   Language Skills A well-modulated tonal volume is required with excellent diction skills needed.   Reasoning Ability Must have the ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Must have the ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in certain situations.   Certificates, Licenses, Registrations Must possess or be able to acquire and maintain a forklift operator license. Must possess or be able to acquire and maintain a valid State of California Pasteurizer’s License. Must possess or be able to acquire and maintain a valid State of California Weigher’s and Sampler’s License. Must possess or be able to acquire and maintain a state of California Charm Test certification.   ADA/FEHA The company will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act.   EEO The company is an equal employment opportunity employer. Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The company will make reasonable accommodations that do not cause an undue hardship if such an accommodation enables individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position. Sitting/Standing/Walking  Each workday, the vacation relief will do all three.  Must be able to stand on feet for at least a two-hour consecutive time period and up to 8-12 hours. Lifting/Carrying:   Each workday, the vacation relief lifts up to 58 pounds on a repetitive basis.  He will be expected, each workday to carry 58 pounds on a repetitive basis.  Occasional lifting/carrying above 58 pounds may be required as well. Pushing/Pulling:   Each workday, the vacation relief frequently pushes and pulls up to, but not limited to, 58 pounds in a repetitive manner. Bending/Stooping:   Each workday, the vacation relief will bend and stoop often. Squatting/Kneeling/Crawling:   Each workday, the vacation relief will sometimes squat.  Occasional kneeling/crawling may be required. Twisting/Turning:   Each workday, the vacation relief will often twist and turn while carrying Climbing/Balancing:   Each workday, the vacation relief will occasionally climb and/or balance. Reaching:   Each workday, the vacation relief will frequently reach in a repetitive manner. Grasping/Manipulating:   Each workday, the vacation relief will frequently grasp and manipulate in a repetitive manner.   Equipment General knowledge of manufacturing equipment and processes   Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Employees will be subject to temperatures associated with an air-cooled room. Proper lifting techniques must be employed at all times. The use of non-slip footwear is necessary due to slippery and wet floors. The use of rubber gloves is necessary to preform job functions. Constantly subjected to moving mechanical parts. On occasions will be subjected to chemicals including caustic, acid, and chlorine. Employee will be subject to temperatures ranging from 30 degrees F to 130 degrees F. Working area is noisy and may require that hearing protection be worn at all times. May be required to enter a confined space.   Qualifications Behaviors   Preferred Team Player :   Works well as a member of a group Loyal :   Shows firm and constant support to a cause Leader :   Inspires teammates to follow them Detail Oriented :   Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well Dedicated :   Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity Motivations   Preferred Self-Starter :   Inspired to perform without outside help Goal Completion :   Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks Education   Preferred High School or better. Experience   Preferred 2-5 years:   Machine Operator     Greg Fillebrown
California Dairies Inc. Los Banos, CA, USA
Nov 25, 2019
Full time
Description   California Dairies, Inc. is the largest member-owned milk marketing and dairy processing cooperative in California producing 40 percent of California’s milk. Co-owned by nearly 400 dairy producers who ship 16 billion pounds of Real California Milk annually, California Dairies, Inc. is a manufacturer of quality butter, fluid milk products and milk powders. As the leading source of dairy nutrition for a healthy world, we provide safe and reliable high quality dairy products to a growing and more affluent world. This is achieved within a culture that is built upon performance and mutual success. We are looking for dedicated and talented individuals who will work as a team to achieve the company’s goal of becoming a global market leader. With six plant locations across the state, California Dairies, Inc. provides exciting career opportunities throughout California. We offer a generous benefits package that includes: family medical/dental/vision retirement plans paid holidays paid vacation loss prevention and safety bonus programs   Essential Functions   List of significant/essential duties, tasks and/or responsibilities required of this position. Perform any and all analytical testing as needed, i.e.: moisture, fat, pH, total solids, titratable acidity, protein, salt, electrical conductivity, antibiotic, etc. Perform any and all bacteriological testing as required, i.e.: total plate count, yeast and mold, coliform, and  environmental monitoring, etc. Perform additional monitoring/testing duties needed, i.e.: Proper collection of water and product samples for analysis, wastewater samples, compositing of samples, preparation of samples for delivery to outside laboratories or customers, etc. Perform customer required pre-ship sample analysis and documentation on BOL. Review of daily product testing records and reporting any unusual or out of spec results immediately to Lab Foreperson and appropriate management supervisors. Review of QC and HACCP documentation/records. Review of product COA’s, verification of release status/preparation of shipping documents needed to accompany loads of final product released/shipped. Perform inventory of lab supplies. Perform supply receipt verification and putting incoming supplies away. Perform laboratory Master Sanitation duties. Perform monitoring duties of GMP/Plant Programs to ensure compliance. Obtain and maintain inhibitor confirmation testing status, which includes passing proficiency testing by both internal and Regulatory Agencies. Perform calibration /maintenance/performance checks of plant equipment such as thermometers and recording charts, inhibitor testing equipment, pH meters, footbaths stations, equipment State seal checks, etc. Perform assigned safety duties such as eyewash/shower station inspections/maintenance,  etc. Review of test results and faxing/communication of results to required customers. Must be able to set-up, operate, maintain, clean, and calibrate all pieces of laboratory equipment maintained in the laboratory and other departments. Adherence to procedures to ensure accuracy of results. Operate automated equipment for testing of milk products. Maintain a professional manner when associating with CDI personnel and others outside of the Los Banos facility. Must follow all necessary safety precautions while testing and while in other departments, such as the use of safety glasses, gloves, ventilation systems, proper transferring of chemicals, etc. Must be able to operate personal computer and systems computer to input necessary data. Maintain all results and reports in a confidential manner in accordance with the CDI Letter of Confidentiality. Responsible for maintaining a clean, orderly, and neat work area. Must keep area stocked with supplies. Responsible for quality related tasks such as hold procedures, extraneous reports, shelf life evaluations, etc. Communication of results, etc. to the proper individuals in a timely, confidential, professional manner. Preparation of all solutions and medias required to perform all laboratory tests. Required to wear Personal Protective Equipment, such as but not limited to gloves, apron, goggles, safety glasses. Recognize and notify Q.C. foreperson/appropriate management supervisors of any unusual results or product defects. Perform the necessary rechecks for analytical and microbiological tests. On-duty meal periods may be necessary. Aid in training of new laboratory personnel. Maintain regular and reliable attendance at work. Other duties as assigned by management.     Supervisory Responsibilities   This job has no supervisory responsibilities     Qualifications   To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required.  The Company will make reasonable accommodations that do not cause an undue hardship to the company if such accommodations enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.   Must work in a safe manner and follow all safety procedures including use of safety equipment.   Must have good organizational and communication skills.   Education and/or Experience Must have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dairy Science, Microbiology, Food Science, Chemistry or related field or comparable experience in dairy laboratory testing in five (5) out of the last ten (10) years.   Language Skills A well-modulated tonal volume is required with excellent diction skills needed.   Reasoning Ability   Reasoning ability must be consistent with essential duties and responsibilities.  Must have the ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions given in written, oral or diagram form.  Must have the ability to discern when issues may require input from levels of authority within the corporation.  Must have the ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardizing situations.   C ertificates, Licenses, Registrations   Must possess or be able to obtain/maintain State inhibitor testing/confirmation certification or any other necessary State or Regulatory licensing required for official collection/analysis of product samples.   ADA/FEHA   The company will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act.   EEO The company is an equal employment opportunity employer   Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The company will make reasonable accommodations that do not cause an undue hardship if such an accommodation enables individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position. Sitting/Standing/Walking  Each work day, the lab technician will do all three.  They will walk several hundred yards over uneven surfaces during the course of their work day.  They must be able to stand on feet for at least a two hour consecutive time period and often the position requires standing the majority of the shift and the ability to freely move between workstations.   Lifting/Carrying:   Each work day, the lab technician will rarely carry items weighing over 15 to 20 lbs.  Most items would be supplies, files or documents weighing less than 10 lbs., and most would be carried short distances. They are directed to seek assistance for heavier items such as a full box of photocopy paper.  Rare lifting of up to or more than 50 pounds may be necessary, such as when checking in or putting away stock items/supplies.   Pushing/Pulling:   Each work day, the lab technician may occasionally push or pull files, stacks of documents, or boxes of documents, handle lab supplies, etc. which may be in files or on shelves at any height.  They are directed to seek assistance for anything heavy.   Bending/Stooping:   Each work day, the lab technician occasionally squat or kneel to retrieve and replace files and documents in file drawers or on lower shelves. Squatting/Kneeling/Crawling:   Each work day, squatting and kneeling are done occasionally.  Crawling is rarely done. Twisting/Turning:   Each work day, the lab technician extensively twist, turn and move their head, neck, shoulder arms and hands at various angles performing heavy computer input, and comparing information from their computer monitor with paper documents.  While standing or sitting at their workstation, they occasionally twist or turn to retrieve or replace something from an area beside their workstation. Climbing/Balancing:   Each work day, the lab technician may need to walk up and down stairs and/or ladders several times throughout the day.   Reaching:   Each work day, the lab technician may reach overhead to retrieve or replace files, documents or supplies on high shelves. Grasping/Manipulating:   Each work day, the lab technician need full range of motion in both hands for heavy computer input and for using other office equipment including calculators, typewriter, fax machines, lab testing equipment as well as for sorting through and organizing large stacks of documents.     Equipment General knowledge of manufacturing equipment and processes   Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Employees will be subject to temperatures associated with an air-cooled room. Proper lifting techniques must be employed at all times.   Qualifications Behaviors   Preferred Team Player :   Works well as a member of a group Loyal :   Shows firm and constant support to a cause Detail Oriented :   Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well Dedicated :   Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity Motivations   Preferred Self-Starter :   Inspired to perform without outside help Goal Completion :   Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks Experience   Preferred 5-10 years:   Quality Assurance Technician     Greg Fillebrown
California Dairies Inc. Visalia, CA, USA
Nov 25, 2019
Full time
Description   California Dairies, Inc. is the largest member-owned milk marketing and dairy processing cooperative in California producing 40 percent of California’s milk. Co-owned by nearly 400 dairy producers who ship 16 billion pounds of Real California Milk annually, California Dairies, Inc. is a manufacturer of quality butter, fluid milk products and milk powders. As the leading source of dairy nutrition for a healthy world, we provide safe and reliable high quality dairy products to a growing and more affluent world. This is achieved within a culture that is built upon performance and mutual success. We are looking for dedicated and talented individuals who will work as a team to achieve the company’s goal of becoming a global market leader. With six plant locations across the state, California Dairies, Inc. provides exciting career opportunities throughout California. We offer a generous benefits package that includes: family medical/dental/vision retirement plans paid holidays paid vacation tuition reimbursement loss prevention and safety bonus programs   Essential Functions:  List of significant/essential duties, tasks and/or responsibilities required of this position. Maintain proper rotation of products. Maintain a clean and safe work area. Complete daily, weekly and monthly Master Sanitation items. Must be able to properly fill out paperwork dealing with pallet stacking, put away butter in cold box racks and stage product for truck and railcar load outs. Follow all Good Manufacturing Practices. Follow all Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP). Follow all safety and working rules. Must be able to get along with co-workers. Maintain a positive attitude and contribute towards a quality environment. Perform other duties as assigned by management.   Supervisory Responsibilities This position has no supervisory responsibilities.   Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. The company will make reasonable accommodations that do not cause an undue hardship to the company if such accommodation enables individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.   Must work in a safe and efficient manner and follow all safety procedures including the use of safety equipment. Must have the ability to troubleshoot problems and be persistent until a solution is found. Must be willing to ask for assistance when the process is unclear.   Education and/or Experience     One to three months previous experience. High School level verbal and written communication skills. Basic computational skills required. Simple math reasoning required. Must be able to operate the equipment effectively after the appropriate break-in period.   Language Skills   Must have the ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions given in written, oral, or diagram form. Must have the ability to discern when issues may require input from levels of authority within the corporation.   Certificates, Licenses, Registrations Must possess or be able to acquire and maintain a forklift operator license.   Reasoning Ability A well-modulated tonal volume is required with excellent diction skills needed.  Must possess or be able to acquire and maintain a forklift operator license.   ADA/FEHA The company will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act.   EEO The company is an equal employment opportunity employer.   Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The company will make reasonable accommodations that do not cause an undue hardship if such an accommodation enables individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.   Sitting/Standing/Walking:  Each workday, the operator stands throughout the shift. The operator walks on uneven concrete and tiles surfaces. Lifting/Carrying:  Each workday, the operator lifts up to 60 pounds on a frequent basis and 80 pounds on an occasional basis. Two or more employees complete lifts of greater than 80 pounds. Pushing/Pulling:  Each workday, the operator pushes/pulls filled butter cases when restacking a pallet. The operator pushes/pulls while using brooms and dust mops during cleanup duties. Bending/Stooping:  Each workday the operator bends/stoops occasionally through out the workday, for varying lengths of time. Squatting/Kneeling/Crawling:  Not required. Twisting/Turning:  Occasional slight twisting and turning at the waist when stacking butter cases during the course of a workday. Climbing/Balancing: Steps on and off the forklift during the course of each workday. Reaching:  Each workday the operator reaches below shoulder level when removing or adding cases to a pallet. Grasping/Manipulating:  Frequent use of the hands and fingers is required during the course of each workday.   Equipment Forklift, pallet-jack   Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Employees will be subject to temperatures associated with an air-cooled room. Proper lifting techniques must be employed at all times. An employee may come in contact with the following: Ammonia, Acids, Caustics and Chlorines. Personal protective equipment including, but not limited to: hearing protection, bum caps, hair and beard nets, gloves and eye protection must be used in the performance of duties. Proper lifting techniques must be employed at all timesdisabilities to perform the essential duties. Employees will be subject to temperatures associated with an air-cooled room.   Qualifications Behaviors   Preferred Team Player :   Works well as a member of a group Loyal :   Shows firm and constant support to a cause Dedicated :   Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity Motivations   Preferred Self-Starter :   Inspired to perform without outside help Goal Completion :   Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks Education   Preferred High School or better. Experience   Preferred 2 years:   Forklift Operator     Greg Fillebrown
California Dairies Inc. Visalia, CA, USA
Nov 25, 2019
Full time
Description   California Dairies, Inc. is the largest member-owned milk marketing and dairy processing cooperative in California producing 40 percent of California’s milk. Co-owned by nearly 400 dairy producers who ship 16 billion pounds of Real California Milk annually, California Dairies, Inc. is a manufacturer of quality butter, fluid milk products and milk powders. As the leading source of dairy nutrition for a healthy world, we provide safe and reliable high quality dairy products to a growing and more affluent world. This is achieved within a culture that is built upon performance and mutual success. We are looking for dedicated and talented individuals who will work as a team to achieve the company’s goal of becoming a global market leader. With six plant locations across the state, California Dairies, Inc. provides exciting career opportunities throughout California. We offer a generous benefits package that includes: family medical/dental/vision retirement plans paid holidays paid vacation tuition reimbursement loss prevention and safety bonus programs   Essential Functions   List of significant/essential duties, tasks and/or responsibilities required of this position.   Responsible to maintain and repair all production equipment, including but not limited to: pumps, Pasteurizers, homogenizers, evaporators, dryers, churns, valves, baggers, etc. Responsible to maintain and repair all support equipment, including but not limited to: boiler, air-compressors, ammonia compressors, thermal storage units, condensers, vacuum pumps, ammonia systems, air conditioning units, sewer meters, conductivity meters, water meters, etc. Be an active part of the emergency response team as prescribed by the company Safety Program. Oversee the fabrication and manufacturing of equipment for production needs and ensure such fabrication and manufacturing is in accordance with the applicable safety regulations; product and process piping, sanitary equipment, steam lines, chemical lines, pneumatic lines, etc. Documentation of all schematic and diagram changes to keep plant record current. Ensure all elements of the Preventive Service Maintenance (PSM) program are being adhered to. Responsible for supervision of all Engineers. Responsible for reviewing on a daily basis work orders and activity reports. Responsible for all work being done in a timely fashion and done properly. Assist in preparing capital project bids. Responsible for preventative maintenance program. Oversee plant projects, account for expenditures for each project. Must be able to comply with Process Safety Management Standards (PSM).       Responsible for care and maintenance of company tools. Purchasing and Purchase Order control. Must have the ability to troubleshoot problems and be persistent until a solution is found. Must be willing to ask for assistance when the process is unclear. Follow and enforce all safety and working rules. Must have the ability to get along with co-workers, management personnel, customers, vendors, and employees in accordance with the company policies and working rules while ensuring a harmonious and conducive work environment. Maintain a positive attitude and contribute towards a quality environment. Excellent regular full time attendance in support of company objectives. Use initiative and judgment in making decisions, keeping with California Dairies, Inc. best interests. Perform other duties as assigned by management.   Supervisory Responsibilities This position has management and employee supervisory responsibilities in the area of discipline, performance evaluations, On the Job Training Forms, Incident Reports, and any other documentation. Coordinate on the job training. Oversee adherence to company policies and procedures. Oversee scheduling of employees. Have the responsibility of reviewing time sheets and addressing overtime.   Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.   Education and/or Experience Minimum three years’ experience in a production setting involving electronics, instrumentation, refrigeration, electrical, and general mechanical with at least one year supervisory experience. College level verbal and written communication skills. Must be able to communicate with upper management on a daily basis. Leadership, team development, coaching, and / or teaching experience. Good math and statistical skills. Excellent computer skills for data input, report writing, program tracking. Excellent organizational and follow through skills.   Language Skills English is required as the spoken language. A well-modulated tonal volume is required with excellent diction skills needed.   Reasoning Ability Must have the ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions given in written, oral, or diagram form. Must have the ability to discern when issues may require input from levels of authority within the corporation.   Certificates, Licenses, Registrations Must possess or be able to acquire and maintain a forklift operator license. Must possess or be able to acquire and maintain a Hazardous Materials Technician Certificate.   Compensation Pay is based on experience.  Health and Welfare benefits begin on the first of the month following thirty (30) days of continuous employment. 401k option is available after one (1) year of continuous employment. This job description will be updated if duties and responsibilities change significantly.  Job functions are subject to modification based on business necessity.   ADA/FEHA The company will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act.   EEO The company is an equal employment opportunity employer.   Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The company will make reasonable accommodations that do not cause an undue hardship if such an accommodation enables individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position. Sitting/Standing/Walking:  Stands and walks throughout shift. Walks on uneven concrete and tiles surfaces. Sits occasionally to answer calls, fill out paperwork, attend meetings, and answer emails.   Lifting/Carrying:  Lifts up to 75 pounds. Two or more employees complete lifts of greater than 75 pounds. Pushing/Pulling:  Frequently pushes/pulls while using mechanic tools and equipment. Bending/Stooping:  Both are done regularly during the course of a workday. Squatting/Kneeling/Crawling:  Frequent squatting and kneeling. Crawling is done occasionally specifically when repairing equipment. Twisting/Turning:  Occasional twisting and turning.   Climbing/Balancing:  Climbing and balancing is required.  Involved in the inspection of processing equipment, which could involve climbing vertical ladders or over 100 steps to the top of the dryers or evaporators.   Reaching:  Frequently reaching from floor level to shoulder level.   Grasping/Manipulating:  Grasping and manipulating of papers, objects, and equipment will be required.  Ability to keyboard for data input will be required on an ongoing basis.     Equipment Pumps, pneumatic values, AC dives, motor starters, separators, instrumentation, welding, grinding, butter equipment, fans, high pressure pumps, electrical troubleshooting, powder packaging equipment, PLC controls, gearboxes, pneumatic system, boilers, ammonia compressors, ammonia system, glycol system, cooling towers, air compressors, pasteurizers.   Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Employees will be subject to temperatures associated with an air-cooled room. Proper lifting techniques must be employed at all times.       Qualifications Education   Preferred High School or better. Experience Required 3 years:   Industrial Maintenance Supervisor     Greg Fillebrown
California Dairies Inc. Visalia, CA, USA
Nov 25, 2019
Full time
Description   California Dairies, Inc. is the largest member-owned milk marketing and dairy processing cooperative in California producing 40 percent of California’s milk. Co-owned by nearly 400 dairy producers who ship 16 billion pounds of Real California Milk annually, California Dairies, Inc. is a manufacturer of quality butter, fluid milk products and milk powders. As the leading source of dairy nutrition for a healthy world, we provide safe and reliable high quality dairy products to a growing and more affluent world. This is achieved within a culture that is built upon performance and mutual success. We are looking for dedicated and talented individuals who will work as a team to achieve the company’s goal of becoming a global market leader. With six plant locations across the state, California Dairies, Inc. provides exciting career opportunities throughout California. We offer a generous benefits package that includes: family medical/dental/vision retirement plans paid holidays paid vacation tuition reimbursement loss prevention and safety bonus programs   Essential Functions     List of significant/essential duties, tasks, and/or responsibilities required of this position. To identify and deliver service improvement activity across the manufacturing operations through employing process improvement methodologies and the application of innovative thinking To work with key manufacturing stakeholders, to build a continuous improvement environment to support an ongoing program of change To lead and facilitate process improvement workshops to drive ideas and solutions To support the delivery of better value and greater efficiency through the identification and elimination of unnecessary complexity within processes and identification of better ways of working To identify trends and process variations as part of establishing a continuous improvement monitoring system To assist in the development and implementation of a ‘best-in-class’ continuous improvement strategy To take ownership of change initiatives from evolution/efficiency identification through to project delivery via internal governance and controls To work closely with New Product Development team to implement new and/or improved manufacturing processes for new innovations To elicit requirements and drive process change using staff interviews, document analysis, requirements workshops, surveys, site visits, business process descriptions, business analysis and workflow analysis To work with other team members and business services departments to devise new support material based on the revised processes, to include training, reporting and systems enhancements To actively monitor project risks to foresee/identify potential problems and proactively identify solutions to address in advance To ensure the business impact and project objectives/dependencies are identified, reported on and managed at all times To set up a program, deliver coaching and run projects pan jurisdiction To complete post implementation reviews to ensure successful delivery has been achieved and to ensure that improvements can be made for future projects Competencies     Supervisory Responsibilities This position has no supervisory responsibilities.   Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Must maintain excellent communication, both verbal and written, with managers and employees. Coordinate on-the-job training. Oversee adherence to company policies and procedures. Must have the ability to work with all levels of the organization to facilitate change and improvements on the manufacturing floor and beyond. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.   Education and/or Experience Accredited Lean/Six Sigma Green Belt, preferably Black Belt Minimum 5-7 years proven continuous improvement analytical experience from a similar role, including project management and business analysis with an excellent understanding of continuous improvement concepts including Six Sigma, Lean, value stream mapping Ability to set-up, facilitate and lead service improvement sessions with a range of business stakeholders (incl. experience of process/value stream mapping) Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office, including Project, Visio, Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint Taking accountability for ideas from inception to delivery, in an environment that requires robust metrics to confirm success Experience of designing or implementing a framework of continuous improvement in a multijurisdictional organization Experience of hands-on implementation of continuous improvement programs and Lean solutions Experience of designing remediation plans to address productivity and efficiency issues, and track record of following through to ensure closure Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group of employees and subject matter experts Strong analytical, project and product management skills, including a thorough understanding of how to interpret business needs and translate them into operational requirements Experience of the whole project life cycle, able to operate in the initial conceptual design stage, in the depths of system testing, and at each stage in between   Language Skills English is required as the spoken language.  Other languages are a definite asset.  A well-modulated tonal volume is required with excellent diction skills needed.   Reasoning Ability Must have the ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions given in written, oral, or diagram form.  Must have the ability to discern when issues may require input from levels of authority within the corporation.   Certificates, Licenses, Registrations Must possess or be able to acquire a California driver’s license.   ADA/FEHA The Company will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act.   EEO The Company is an equal employment opportunity employer.   Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The company will make reasonable accommodations that do not cause an undue hardship if such an accommodation enables individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position. Sitting/Standing/Walking:  The Dispatch Supervisor during the course of an 8-hour workday will do all three.    Lifting/Carrying:   The Dispatch Supervisor will lift up to 60 pounds on an in-frequent basis. Pushing/Pulling:  There are no pushing/pulling requirements. Bending/Stooping:  The Dispatch Supervisor will bend or stoop on an in-frequent basis. Squatting/Kneeling/Crawling:  There are no squatting/kneeling/crawling requirements. Twisting/Turning:  Twisting and turning are done while doing regular duties. Climbing/Balancing:  There are no climbing/balancing requirements. R eaching:  Frequent reaching from keyboard to telephones is required. G rasping/Manipulating:  Grasping and manipulating of papers, objects, and equipment will be required.  Ability to use keyboard for data input will be required on an ongoing basis.   Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Employees will be subject to temperatures associated with an air-cooled room. Proper lifting techniques must be employed at all times.       Qualifications Behaviors   Preferred Loyal :   Shows firm and constant support to a cause Team Player :   Works well as a member of a group Functional Expert :   Considered a thought leader on a subject Dedicated :   Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity Motivations   Preferred Self-Starter :   Inspired to perform without outside help Experience Required Accredited Lean/Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt 5-7 years:   Continuous Improvement     Greg Fillebrown
California Dairies Inc. Visalia, CA, USA
Nov 25, 2019
Full time
Description   California Dairies, Inc. is the largest member-owned milk marketing and dairy processing cooperative in California producing 40 percent of California’s milk. Co-owned by nearly 400 dairy producers who ship 16 billion pounds of Real California Milk annually, California Dairies, Inc. is a manufacturer of quality butter, fluid milk products and milk powders. As the leading source of dairy nutrition for a healthy world, we provide safe and reliable high quality dairy products to a growing and more affluent world. This is achieved within a culture that is built upon performance and mutual success. We are looking for dedicated and talented individuals who will work as a team to achieve the company’s goal of becoming a global market leader. With six plant locations across the state, California Dairies, Inc. provides exciting career opportunities throughout California. We offer a generous benefits package that includes: family medical/dental/vision retirement plans paid holidays paid vacation tuition reimbursement loss prevention and safety bonus programs     Essential Functions  List of significant/essential duties, tasks and/or responsibilities required of this position. Maintain and repair all production equipment: pumps, pasteurizers, high pressure pumps, evaporators, dryers, churns, valves, baggers, etc. Maintain and repair all support equipment: boiler, air-compressors, ammonia compressors, thermal storage units, condensers, vacuum pumps, ammonia systems, air conditioning units, waste water meters, conductivity meters, water meters, etc. Must have a working knowledge of and experience in plant maintenance operations. Handling of chemicals for support equipment operation. Chemical testing of boiler feed water, condensate, cooling tower water, glycol system, plant process water. Daily utilities reading. Fabrication and manufacturing of equipment for production needs; product and process piping, sanitary equipment, steam lines, chemical lines, pneumatic lines, etc. Documentation of all schematic and diagram changes to keep plant record current. Trained and qualified as a first responder to ammonia (or other chemical) leaks and spills. Must be able to work with a minimum amount of supervision in all key areas. Responsible for reporting on a daily basis work orders and activity reports. Responsible for all work being done in a timely fashion and done properly. Responsible for care and maintenance of company tools. Must have the ability to troubleshoot problems and be persistent until a solution is found. Report immediately to foreperson or supervisor of any damage, irregular activity, or unsafe conditions concerning equipment. Follow SQF, GMP, and HACCP policies and procedures. Follow all safety and working rules. Must have the ability to get along with co-workers, management personnel, customers, vendors, and employees in accordance with the company policies and working rules while ensuring a harmonious and conducive work environment. Maintain a positive attitude and contribute towards a quality environment. Excellent regular full time attendance in support of company objectives. Use initiative and judgment in making decisions, keeping with California Dairies, Inc. best interests. Perform other duties as assigned by management.   Supervisory Responsibilities This position has no supervisory responsibilities.   Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.     Education and/or Experience Minimum five years’ experience in a maintenance setting involving electronics, instrumentation, refrigeration, electrical, and general mechanical. A high school diploma or General Education Degree (GED) is preferred. Excellent written and verbal skills. Basic computational skills required. Simple math reasoning required.     Language Skills English is required as the spoken language. A well-modulated tonal volume is required with excellent diction skills needed.   Reasoning Ability Must have the ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions given in written, oral, or diagram form. Must have the ability to discern when issues may require input from levels of authority within the corporation.     Certificates, Licenses, Registrations Must possess or be able to acquire and maintain a forklift operator license.   ADA/FEHA The Company will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act.   EEO The Company is an equal employment opportunity employer.   Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.   Sitting/Standing/Walking:  The mechanic stands and walks several hundred feet over uneven surfaces checking buildings and machines for needed repairs. Lifting/Carrying:  Lifts up to 25 pounds on a frequent basis and up to 75 pounds on an occasional basis. Two or more employees complete lifts of greater than 75 pounds. Pushing/Pulling:  Frequent pushing/pulling is done while using mechanic tools and equipment. Bending/Stooping:  Both are done regularly during the course of a workday. Squatting/Kneeling/Crawling:  All three movements are done on an occasional basis. Twisting/Turning:  Frequent twisting and turning are done while doing regular maintenance duties. Climbing/Balancing:  Involved in the inspection, installation, and maintenance of processing equipment, which could involve climbing vertical ladders or over 100 steps to the top of the dryers or evaporators. Reaching:  Frequently reaching from floor level to shoulder level. Grasping/Manipulating:  Frequent use of hands and fingers while using hand tools and positioning of machine parts.   Equipment Pumps, pneumatic values, AC dives, motor starters, separators, instrumentation, welding, grinding, butter equipment, fans, high pressure pumps, electrical troubleshooting, powder packaging equipment, PLC controls, gearboxes, pneumatic system, boilers, ammonia compressors, ammonia system, glycol system, cooling towers, air compressors, pasteurizers.     Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The company will make reasonable accommodations that do not cause an undue hardship to the company if such accommodation enables individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position. Employees will be subject to varying degrees of temperature in the Warehouse. Personal protective equipment including, but not limited to: hearing protection, bump caps, hair and beard nets, gloves and eye protection must be used in the performance of duties. Proper lifting techniques must be employed at all times.     Note:     The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and requirements, which may change from time to time based on business needs.  When appropriate, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.   Qualifications Behaviors   Preferred Team Player :   Works well as a member of a group Loyal :   Shows firm and constant support to a cause Functional Expert :   Considered a thought leader on a subject Detail Oriented :   Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well Dedicated :   Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity Motivations   Preferred Self-Starter :   Inspired to perform without outside help Goal Completion :   Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks Flexibility :   Inspired to perform well when granted the ability to set your own schedule and goals Education   Preferred Technical/other training or better in Maintenance Mechanic or related field. Experience   Preferred 5 years:   Industrial Maintenance Mechanic     Greg Fillebrown
California Dairies Inc. Visalia, CA, USA
Nov 21, 2019
Full time
Description   California Dairies, Inc. is the largest member-owned milk marketing and dairy processing cooperative in California producing 40 percent of California’s milk. Co-owned by nearly 400 dairy producers who ship 16 billion pounds of Real California Milk annually, California Dairies, Inc. is a manufacturer of quality butter, fluid milk products and milk powders. As the leading source of dairy nutrition for a healthy world, we provide safe and reliable high quality dairy products to a growing and more affluent world. This is achieved within a culture that is built upon performance and mutual success. We are looking for dedicated and talented individuals who will work as a team to achieve the company’s goal of becoming a global market leader. With six plant locations across the state, California Dairies, Inc. provides exciting career opportunities throughout California. We offer a generous benefits package that includes: family medical/dental/vision retirement plans paid holidays paid vacation tuition reimbursement loss prevention and safety bonus programs     Essential Functions  List of significant/essential duties, tasks and/or responsibilities required of this position. Able to operate the Benhil and Wal Packer in a safe, efficient, and sanitary manner. Able to run all equipment in the Butter Room. Capable of keeping product in spec at all times. Able to keep good, accurate records. Must have the ability to troubleshoot problems and be persistent until a solution is found. Report immediately to foreperson or supervisor of any damage, irregular activity, or unsafe conditions concerning equipment. Follow SQF, GMP, and HACCP policies and procedures. Follow all safety and working rules. Must have the ability to get along with co-workers, management personnel, customers, vendors, and employees in accordance with the company policies and working rules while ensuring a harmonious and conducive work environment. Maintain a positive attitude and contribute towards a quality environment. Excellent regular full time attendance in support of company objectives. Use initiative and judgment in making decisions, keeping with California Dairies, Inc. best interests. Perform other duties as assigned by management.   Supervisory Responsibilities This position has no supervisory responsibilities.   Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.   Education and/or Experience Proficient written and spoken English Basic computational skills required. Simple math reasoning required.   Language Skills  Must have the ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions given in written, oral, and diagram form. Must have the ability to discern when issues may require input from levels of authority within the corporation.   Certificates, Licenses, Registrations  Must be able to obtain and maintain a forklift operating license.   ADA/FEHA The Company will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act.   EEO The Company is an equal employment opportunity employer.   Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The company will make reasonable accommodations that do not cause an undue hardship to the company if such accommodation enables individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.   Sitting/Standing/Walking:  Every workday, the operator stands throughout their shift. The operator walks on uneven concrete and tile surfaces. Lifting/Carrying:  Every workday, the operator lifts up to 55 pounds on a frequent basis. Pushing/Pulling:  Every workday, the operator occasionally pushes/pulls while packaging supply carts, full butter cases, and Ben-hil parts cart. Bending/Stooping:  Every workday, the operator bends and stoops occasionally, picking up supplies or waste products from the floor.   Squatting/Kneeling/Crawling:  Every workday, the operator may squat when picking up products from the floor or during clean up.   Twisting/Turning:  Frequent intermittent repetitive twisting/turning at the waist is required each workday.   Climbing/Balancing:  The operators use stepladders 6 to 8 feet high on an occasionally basis or climb up to four steps on a frequent basis.   Reaching:  Each workday, the operator will have to reach to/for butter supply lines, carton feed, or to clear out butter jams in Benhil machinery.   Grasping/Manipulating:  Frequent use of the hands and fingers is required.     Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The company will make reasonable accommodations that do not cause an undue hardship to the company is such accommodation enables individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position. Employees may be subject to varying degrees of temperature associated with an air-cooled room. Employees may come in contact with the following: acids, caustics, alcohols, chlorine, soaps, and inks. Personal protective equipment including, but not limited to: hearing protection, bump caps, hair and beard nets, gloves, and eye protection must be used in the performance of their duties. Proper lifting techniques must be employed at all times. Note:  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and requirements, which may change from time to time based on business needs. When appropriate, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.      Qualifications Behaviors   Preferred Team Player :   Works well as a member of a group Loyal :   Shows firm and constant support to a cause Detail Oriented :   Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well Dedicated :   Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity Motivations   Preferred Self-Starter :   Inspired to perform without outside help Goal Completion :   Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks Education   Preferred High School or better. Experience   Preferred 2 years:   Machine Operator     Greg Fillebrown
California Dairies Inc. Visalia, CA, USA
Nov 21, 2019
Full time
Description   California Dairies, Inc. is the largest member-owned milk marketing and dairy processing cooperative in California producing 40 percent of California’s milk. Co-owned by nearly 400 dairy producers who ship 16 billion pounds of Real California Milk annually, California Dairies, Inc. is a manufacturer of quality butter, fluid milk products and milk powders. As the leading source of dairy nutrition for a healthy world, we provide safe and reliable high quality dairy products to a growing and more affluent world. This is achieved within a culture that is built upon performance and mutual success. We are looking for dedicated and talented individuals who will work as a team to achieve the company’s goal of becoming a global market leader. With six plant locations across the state, California Dairies, Inc. provides exciting career opportunities throughout California. We offer a generous benefits package that includes: family medical/dental/vision retirement plans paid holidays paid vacation tuition reimbursement loss prevention and safety bonus programs     Essential Functions  List of significant/essential duties, tasks and/or responsibilities required of this position. Able to operate the Benhil and Wal Packer in a safe, efficient, and sanitary manner. Able to run all equipment in the Butter Room. Capable of keeping product in spec at all times. Able to keep good, accurate records. Must have the ability to troubleshoot problems and be persistent until a solution is found. Report immediately to foreperson or supervisor of any damage, irregular activity, or unsafe conditions concerning equipment. Follow SQF, GMP, and HACCP policies and procedures. Follow all safety and working rules. Must have the ability to get along with co-workers, management personnel, customers, vendors, and employees in accordance with the company policies and working rules while ensuring a harmonious and conducive work environment. Maintain a positive attitude and contribute towards a quality environment. Excellent regular full time attendance in support of company objectives. Use initiative and judgment in making decisions, keeping with California Dairies, Inc. best interests. Perform other duties as assigned by management.   Supervisory Responsibilities This position has no supervisory responsibilities.   Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.   Education and/or Experience Proficient written and spoken English Basic computational skills required. Simple math reasoning required.   Language Skills  Must have the ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions given in written, oral, and diagram form. Must have the ability to discern when issues may require input from levels of authority within the corporation.   Certificates, Licenses, Registrations  Must be able to obtain and maintain a forklift operating license.   ADA/FEHA The company will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act.   EEO The company is an equal employment opportunity employer.   Physical Demands   The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The company will make reasonable accommodations that do not cause an undue hardship if such an accommodation enables individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position. Sitting/Standing/Walking:  Every workday, the operator stands throughout their shift. The operator walks on uneven concrete and tile surfaces. Lifting/Carrying:  Every workday, the operator lifts up to 55 pounds on a frequent basis. Pushing/Pulling:  Every workday, the operator occasionally pushes/pulls while packaging supply carts, full butter cases, and Ben-hil parts cart. Bending/Stooping:  Every workday, the operator bends and stoops occasionally, picking up supplies or waste products from the floor.   Squatting/Kneeling/Crawling:  Every workday, the operator may squat when picking up products from the floor or during clean up.   Twisting/Turning:  Frequent intermittent repetitive twisting/turning at the waist is required each workday.   Climbing/Balancing:  The operators use stepladders 6 to 8 feet high on an occasionally basis or climb up to four steps on a frequent basis.   Reaching:  Each workday, the operator will have to reach to/for butter supply lines, carton feed, or to clear out butter jams in Benhil machinery.   Grasping/Manipulating:  Frequent use of the hands and fingers is required.     Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Employees will be subject to temperatures associated with an air-cooled room. Proper lifting techniques must be employed at all times.   Employees may be subject to varying degrees of temperature associated with an air-cooled room. Employees may come in contact with the following: acids, caustics, alcohols, chlorine, soaps, and inks. Personal protective equipment including, but not limited to: hearing protection, bump caps, hair and beard nets, gloves, and eye protection must be used in the performance of their duties. Proper lifting techniques must be employed at all times.     Qualifications Behaviors   Preferred Team Player :   Works well as a member of a group Loyal :   Shows firm and constant support to a cause Detail Oriented :   Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well Dedicated :   Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity Motivations   Preferred Self-Starter :   Inspired to perform without outside help Goal Completion :   Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks Education   Preferred High School or better. Experience   Preferred 2 years:   Machine Operator     Greg Fillebrown
California Dairies Inc. Los Banos, CA, USA
Nov 21, 2019
Full time
Description   California Dairies, Inc. is the largest member-owned milk marketing and dairy processing cooperative in California producing 40 percent of California’s milk. Co-owned by nearly 400 dairy producers who ship 16 billion pounds of Real California Milk annually, California Dairies, Inc. is a manufacturer of quality butter, fluid milk products and milk powders. As the leading source of dairy nutrition for a healthy world, we provide safe and reliable high quality dairy products to a growing and more affluent world. This is achieved within a culture that is built upon performance and mutual success. We are looking for dedicated and talented individuals who will work as a team to achieve the company’s goal of becoming a global market leader. With six plant locations across the state, California Dairies, Inc. provides exciting career opportunities throughout California. We offer a generous benefits package that includes: family medical/dental/vision retirement plans paid holidays paid vacation tuition reimbursement loss prevention and safety bonus programs   Essential Functions   List of significant/essential duties, tasks and/or responsibilities required of this position.   Maintain the implementation of the Contractor Management system. Verify contractor credentials and participation. Coordinate the maintenance of records for the Process Safety Management (PSM) program including maintaining a calendar of mandated events and scheduling those events utilizing APSM. Assist in maintenance of records for the Risk Management Plan (RMP/Cal-ARP).  Follow up on planned events as assigned by STM. Provide information and updates to the STM to maintain the accuracy of the ISN and APSM databases. Work with the STM to update training programs for OSHA required safety courses. Collect and report all safety related objective results on a monthly basis. Assist with annual Lock Out/Block Out inspections. Assist with annual Lock Out/Block Out procedure reviews. Conduct Training classes on shift as assigned. Conduct workplace inspections as assigned. Develop other training courses as requested by STM. Coordinate the maintenance of records for assigned locations. Review Chemicals as required to maintain SDS through MSDS Online. Conduct Behavioral Observations. Conduct Job Hazard Analysis. Research safety problems as requested by STM.  Report violations of company policies, procedures, and working rules to management. Follow all safety and working rules. Must have the ability to get along with co-workers, management personnel, customers, vendors, and employees in accordance with the company policies and working rules while ensuring a harmonious and conducive work environment. Maintain a positive attitude and contribute towards a quality environment. Excellent regular full time attendance in support of company objectives. Use initiative and judgment in making decisions, keeping with California Dairies Inc. best interests. Perform other duties as assigned by management.   Supervisory Responsibilities Directing the work of personnel hired to work on safety related programs and giving instruction and help needed for the employees to achieve their goals.   Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must have the ability to troubleshoot and research problems and be persistent until a solution is found. Must be able to manage multiple priorities. Must work in a safe manner and follow all safety procedures including use of safety equipment. Must be willing to ask for assistance when the process is unclear. Must have ability to possess 30 hour OSHA Certification. Board Certified Safety Professional designation STS/ASP/CSP preferred.   Education and/or Experience A Bachelor of Science Degree, and four years of experience in a leadership role is desired. Absent the desired degree in Dairy, Food Science or Environmental Health and Safety, additional dairy manufacturing experience, particularly in a leadership role involving safety and Cal-OSHA training may be considered. College level verbal and written communication skills. Leadership, team development, coaching, and/or teaching experience. Good math and statistical skills. Excellent computer skills for data input, report writing, program tracking. Excellent understanding of Microsoft Office including Access and Excel. Excellent organizational and follow through skills. Ability to self-direct work to a timely completion. Board Certified Safety Professional designation STS/ASP/CSP preferred.   Language Skills A well-modulated tonal volume is required with excellent diction skills needed.   Reasoning Ability Must have the ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions given in written, oral, or diagram form. Must have the ability to discern when issues may require input from levels or authority within the corporation.  Must have ability to read, Interpret, and convey applicable regulatory requirements and regulations.   Certificates, Licenses, Registrations Must possess or be able to obtain 30 hour OSHA Certification and an Industrial Lift Operator’s “Train the Trainer” certificate. Board Certified Safety Professional designation STS/ASP/CSP preferred.   ADA/FEHA The company will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act.   EEO The company is an equal employment opportunity employer.   Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The company will make reasonable accommodations that do not cause an undue hardship if such an accommodation enables individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position. Sitting/Standing/Walking:  Stands or walks throughout training, plant inspections, and completion of job responsibilities. Lifting/Carrying:  Occasional lifting requirements as job demands.  Must be able to lift a minimum of 40 lbs. on an occasional basis. Pushing/Pulling:  Occasional pushing or pulling requirements.   Bending/Stooping:  Occasional bending and stooping requirements. Squatting/Kneeling/Crawling:  Occasional kneeling or crawling requirements. Twisting/Turning:  Ongoing twisting or turning requirements. Climbing/Balancing:  Climbing and balancing is required during plant inspections, and other related job requirements.   Reaching:  Ongoing reaching requirements associated with job requirements. Grasping/Manipulating:  Grasping and manipulating of papers, objects and equipment will be required.  Ability to keyboard for data input will be required on an ongoing basis.   Equipment   Operates personal computer to enter data and run reports; radios security or managerial staff and other standard office equipment.   Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Employees will be subject to temperatures associated with an aircooled room. Proper lifting techniques must be employed at all times.   Employees will be subject to temperatures associated with an air-cooled room to temperatures in excess of 100 degrees Fahrenheit while working in proximity to dryer and to wet environments (hot or cold) during cleaning-in-place (CIP) operations. May be required to enter confined spaces to perform equipment inspections.   Qualifications Behaviors   Preferred Innovative :   Consistently introduces new ideas and demonstrates original thinking Leader :   Inspires teammates to follow them Team Player :   Works well as a member of a group Loyal :   Shows firm and constant support to a cause Enthusiastic :   Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest Functional Expert :   Considered a thought leader on a subject Detail Oriented :   Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well Dedicated :   Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity Motivations   Preferred Peer Recognition :   Inspired to perform well by the praise of coworkers Ability to Make an Impact :   Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization Self-Starter :   Inspired to perform without outside help Goal Completion :   Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks Flexibility :   Inspired to perform well when granted the ability to set your own schedule and goals Education Required Bachelors or better in Safety Management or related field.   Experience Required 4 years:   Safety Supervisor   Greg Fillebrown
California Dairies Inc. Visalia, CA, USA
Nov 21, 2019
Full time
Description   California Dairies, Inc. is the largest member-owned milk marketing and dairy processing cooperative in California producing 40 percent of California’s milk. Co-owned by nearly 400 dairy producers who ship 16 billion pounds of Real California Milk annually, California Dairies, Inc. is a manufacturer of quality butter, fluid milk products and milk powders. As the leading source of dairy nutrition for a healthy world, we provide safe and reliable high quality dairy products to a growing and more affluent world. This is achieved within a culture that is built upon performance and mutual success. We are looking for dedicated and talented individuals who will work as a team to achieve the company’s goal of becoming a global market leader. With six plant locations across the state, California Dairies, Inc. provides exciting career opportunities throughout California. We offer a generous benefits package that includes: family medical/dental/vision retirement plans paid holidays paid vacation tuition reimbursement loss prevention and safety bonus programs   Essential Functions   List of significant/essential duties, tasks and/or responsibilities required of this position. Oversee master sanitation programs for butter room and update as necessary Oversee environmental program including yeast and mold activity for butter production Ensure completion of CIP validations Ensure sanitation effectiveness and program of cleaning butter room equipment and responsible for “tear-down” inspection and frequency of butter equipment with production support. Work with engineering and production during process/equipment change events Work with production on addressing out of specification product and product yields. Determine when to perform root cause analysis and implement necessary corrective actions associated with “events” HACCP oversight for butter room under direction of quality manager Work with production on gain/loss report to address any fat losses and investigate when such losses are elevated. Engage chemical representative when cleaning issues or CIP program issues are of issue as supported by production. Butter complaint investigation under direction of QA manager Assist in mock recalls Support butter hold and release process. Ensure effectiveness and program that verifies accuracy of: weights, packaging, and coding at the production level and quality level. Ensure quality and accuracy of incoming packaging materials and report defects in material and follow-up by placing items on hold and reporting in the system. Excellent regular full time attendance in support of company objectives Follow all safety and working rules. Must have the ability to get along with co-workers, management personnel, customers, vendors, and employees in accordance with the company policies and working rules while ensuring a harmonious and conducive work environment. Maintain a positive attitude and contribute towards a quality environment. Use initiative and judgment in making decisions, keeping with California Dairies Inc. best interests. Assist in quality assurance and any other areas of the plant when necessary. Perform other duties as assigned by management.   Supervisory Responsibilities This position has employee supervisory responsibilities for the QA Technicians in the area of discipline. If there are employee problems you are to report them to your HR manager and QA Manager. Have the responsibility of calling in employees if needed to cover a shift. Assist QA technicians and butter hold and release person on day-to-day decisions as supported by the QA manager.   Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must work in a safe manner and follow all safety procedures including use of safety equipment. Must be willing to ask for assistance when the process is unclear. Must have good organizational and communication skills. Must be able to provide training to employees through Power Point presentations. Must be able to work flexible hours and weekends. Must be proficient with Microsoft Outlook, Publisher, Word, Excel, and Power Point programs. Microsoft Visio is a plus.   Education and/or Experience   A BS degree in Dairy or Food Science or other related field and four years of experience in a leadership role; or an equivalent combination of education and experience are required in five (5) out of the last ten (10) years. Advanced leadership skills College level verbal and written communication skills. Advanced computational skills required.  Good math reasoning required. Excellent organizational and follow through skills. Ability to self-direct work to a timely completion Excellent written and spoken English   Language Skills English is required as the spoken language.  Other languages are a definite asset.  A well-modulated tonal volume is required with excellent diction skills needed.   Reasoning Ability   Must have the ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions given in written, oral, or diagram form. Must have the ability to discern when issues may require input from levels or authority with in the corporation.  Must have ability to read, interpret, and convey applicable regulatory requirements and regulations.   Certificates, Licenses, Registrations HACCP and/or Preventive Controls Certification.   ADA/FEHA   The company will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act.   EEO The company is an equal employment opportunity employer.   Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The company will make reasonable accommodations that do not cause an undue hardship if such an accommodation enables individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position. Sitting/Standing/Walking:  The supervisor spends about 75% of the workday standing or walking. They sit while entering data or using the computer.  The supervisor walks on uneven gravel, dirt, concrete, and tile surfaces. Lifting/Carrying:  Occasional lifting requirements as job demands. Must be able to lift a minimum of 40 lbs. on an occasional basis. Pushing/Pulling:  Occasional pushing or pulling requirements. Bending/Stooping:  Occasional bending and stooping requirements. Squatting/Kneeling/Crawling:   Occasional kneeling or crawling requirements. Twisting/Turning:  Ongoing twisting or turning requirements.                                                                                                                  Climbing/Balancing : Climbing and balancing is required during plant inspections, and other related job requirements. Reaching:  Ongoing reaching requirements associated with job requirements. Grasping/Manipulating:  Grasping and manipulating of papers, objects, and equipment will be required. Ability to keyboard for data input will be required on an ongoing basis.   Equipment CEM SMART System 5 Salt Analyzer Kohman testing Charm Science Reader Charm II 6600 Analyzer Advanced Cryoscope FOSS FT Perten Instruments FOSS NIRS DS2500 Coders, scales, Metal Detectors, Etc. Computer: excel, email, sharepoint, word   Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Employees will be subject to temperatures associated with an aircooled room. Proper lifting techniques must be employed at all times.   Qualifications Behaviors   Preferred Team Player :   Works well as a member of a group Loyal :   Shows firm and constant support to a cause Leader :   Inspires teammates to follow them Functional Expert :   Considered a thought leader on a subject Detail Oriented :   Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well Dedicated :   Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity Motivations   Preferred Ability to Make an Impact :   Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization Self-Starter :   Inspired to perform without outside help Goal Completion :   Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks Flexibility :   Inspired to perform well when granted the ability to set your own schedule and goals Education Required Bachelors or better in Dairy Science or related field.   Experience   Preferred 55 years:   Quality Assurance Supervisor     Greg Fillebrown
California Dairies Inc. Visalia, CA, USA
Nov 21, 2019
Full time
Description   California Dairies, Inc. is the largest member-owned milk marketing and dairy processing cooperative in California producing 40 percent of California’s milk. Co-owned by nearly 400 dairy producers who ship 16 billion pounds of Real California Milk annually, California Dairies, Inc. is a manufacturer of quality butter, fluid milk products and milk powders. As the leading source of dairy nutrition for a healthy world, we provide safe and reliable high quality dairy products to a growing and more affluent world. This is achieved within a culture that is built upon performance and mutual success. We are looking for dedicated and talented individuals who will work as a team to achieve the company’s goal of becoming a global market leader. With six plant locations across the state, California Dairies, Inc. provides exciting career opportunities throughout California. We offer a generous benefits package that includes: family medical/dental/vision retirement plans paid holidays paid vacation tuition reimbursement loss prevention and safety bonus programs   Essential Functions     List of significant/essential duties, tasks, and/or responsibilities required of this position. Develop, configure and optimize industrial processes from inception through to start up and certification Work closely with New Product Development team in implementing new manufacturing processes to achieve business needs. Train manufacturing and operations people on new technologies, process, and products specifications. Asses process, take measurements and interpret data Design, run, test and upgrade systems and processes Develop best practices, routines, and innovative solutions to improve production rates and quality of output Perform process simulations Manage cost and time constraints Perform risk assessments Provide process documentation and operating instructions Must maintain excellent communication, both verbal and written, with managers and employees. Coordinate on-the-job training. Oversee adherence to company policies and procedures.     Supervisory Responsibilities None   Qualifications Proven work experience in process engineering Excellent technical skills Knowledge of process related standards Working knowledge of process engineering software packages CAD or AutoCad skills Familiarity with health and safety regulations Analytical thinker with interpersonal skills To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.     Education and/or Experience At least a BA in Engineering and/or similar field related to manufacturing processes Minimum 5 years proven continuous improvement and/or analytical experience from a similar role, including project management and industrial process analysis with an excellent understanding of continuous improvement concepts including Six Sigma, Lean, value stream mapping Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office, including Project, Visio, Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint Taking accountability for ideas from inception to delivery, in an environment that requires robust metrics to confirm success Experience of designing or implementing a framework of process reengineering and improvement in a manufacturing environment Experience of hands-on implementation of process reengineering and/or continuous improvement programs Experience of designing remediation plans to address productivity and efficiency issues, and track record of following through to ensure closure Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group of Partners, senior managers, and subject matter experts Strong analytical, project and product management skills, including a thorough understanding of how to interpret business needs and translate them into manufacturing requirements   Language Skills English is required as the spoken language.  Other languages are a definite asset.  A well-modulated tonal volume is required with excellent diction skills needed.   Reasoning Ability Must have the ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions given in written, oral, or diagram form.  Must have the ability to discern when issues may require input from levels of authority within the corporation.     Certificates, Licenses, Registrations Must possess or be able to acquire a California driver’s license.   ADA/FEHA The company will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act.     EEO The company is an equal employment opportunity employer.   Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The company will make reasonable accommodations that do not cause an undue hardship if such an accommodation enables individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position. Sitting/Standing/Walking:  The Dispatch Supervisor during the course of an 8-hour workday will do all three.    Lifting/Carrying:   The Dispatch Supervisor will lift up to 60 pounds on an in-frequent basis. Pushing/Pulling:  There are no pushing/pulling requirements. Bending/Stooping:  The Dispatch Supervisor will bend or stoop on an in-frequent basis. Squatting/Kneeling/Crawling:  There are no squatting/kneeling/crawling requirements. Twisting/Turning:  Twisting and turning are done while doing regular duties. Climbing/Balancing:  There are no climbing/balancing requirements. Reaching:  Frequent reaching from keyboard to telephones is required. Grasping/Manipulating:  Grasping and manipulating of papers, objects, and equipment will be required.  Ability to use keyboard for data input will be required on an ongoing basis.   Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Employees will be subject to temperatures associated with an air-cooled room. Proper lifting techniques must be employed at all times.     Qualifications Behaviors   Preferred Loyal :   Shows firm and constant support to a cause Team Player :   Works well as a member of a group Leader :   Inspires teammates to follow them Functional Expert :   Considered a thought leader on a subject Detail Oriented :   Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well Dedicated :   Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity Motivations   Preferred Self-Starter :   Inspired to perform without outside help Goal Completion :   Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks Flexibility :   Inspired to perform well when granted the ability to set your own schedule and goals Education Required Bachelors or better in Engineering or related field.   Experience Required 5 years:   Process Engineer       Greg Fillebrown