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General Production Worker

Company: Upstate Niagara Cooperative, Inc.
Location: North Lawrence
Posted on: July 5, 2024

Job Description:

As employees of a farmer-owned cooperative, we come to work every day trying to honor the tireless effort and care these farming families put in every day, all day, 365 days a year. Our farmer-owners tend to think in generations, with some of our farms being run by the same families for over a century. We carry this approach into our business, knowing that each and every one of us makes a difference in allowing these generational traditions to continue, taking pride in knowing that we nourish our friends, neighbors, nation, and even the world with healthy and delicious dairy products. Our products include milk, flavored milk, yogurt, dip, sour cream, cottage cheese, Italian cheese, and ice cream mix marketed under the Upstate Farms -- , Bison -- , Milk for Life -- , and Intense Milk -- brands.
We are currently seeking a Production Worker to carry out various tasks for our Production Area at our North Country Dairy Plant. Prior Material Handling a plus along with excellent communication skills. All qualified, responsible applicants are encouraged to apply. We offer a competitive salary and generous paid time off. Must be available to work weekends, holidays and any shift (1st, 2nd, 3rd).
OPEN INTERVIEWS:
Date: Wednesday, July 10th from 10am-2pm
- Location: 22 Country Road, Rt 52, North Lawrence, NY 12967
- Resumes required (Please bring 2 copies)
- Please park in the front lot and go to the entrance under the water tower. Ring the doorbell and let the receptionist know you are there for Open Interviews. Job Description:
The Production Worker- General Help is responsible for ensuring optimum quality products through the operation of various product families following regulatory standards, ensuring the product is clean and sterile. Clean, set-up, operate and monitor equipment of the production line. Complete all required documentation and scheduled quality checks. Monitor weights, seals, caps, and general packaging of product. Ability to troubleshoot and resolve basic to moderate operating difficulties. Collect required samples needed for Quality Assurance testing. Ensure that the proper packaging materials are used for each product being produced. Will have working knowledge and experience with labeler operations; watching for jams and effectively threading wrap to prevent downtime due to error. Perform filler and filler line changeovers in a safe and efficient manner. Complete cleaning checklist once line has completed run. Prepare equipment for next run to include size changes as needed. Ensure all paperwork is filled out in a clear, legible and accurate format, and completed with required information. Ensure all required information is documented in accordance with SOP's. Utilizing continuous improvement mindset, assist in identifying opportunities to improve processes Maintain a clean, sanitary and safe work area. Follow all required work safe practices. This would include wearing of all required PPE in designated areas, confined space safety, safe chemical handling, fall restraints, etc. Responsible for food safety, pre-requisite programs and food quality related to designated area. Report any food safety and food quality related issues to management immediately. Perform other duties as assigned.
Job Requirements:
Able to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Must be able to stand, walk, push or pull for virtually the entire shift. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally including overhead. Must be able to work in a wet environment. Some exposure to cleaning chemicals. Must be willing to work flexible hours including overtime, weekends and holidays. Be able to effectively work in a team environment. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment. Must be a minimum of 18 years of age.
Pay: $20.47/hr.
*The hourly rate as indicated in the CBA. The posted pay rate reflects just one component of our total rewards package. Other components of the total rewards package may include participation in group health and/or dental insurance, retirement plan, paid time away from work, and paid holidays.
Upstate Niagara Cooperative, Inc. is committed to equal employment opportunity for all, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic.

Keywords: Upstate Niagara Cooperative, Inc., Utica , General Production Worker, Professions , North Lawrence, New York

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