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Job ID:  43966
Date:  Jul 22, 2021
Job function:  Manufacturing
Experience level:  Experienced Hire
Business:  DSM Nutritional Products

Production Operator 2nd Shift - Ames, IA

DSM – Bright Science. Brighter Living.™

Royal DSM is a global, purpose-led, science-based company active in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living. DSM’s purpose is to create brighter lives for all. DSM addresses with its products and solutions some of the world’s biggest challenges while simultaneously creating economic, environmental and societal value for all its stakeholders – customers, employees, shareholders, and society at large. DSM delivers innovative solutions for human nutrition, animal nutrition, personal care and aroma, medical devices, green products and applications, and new mobility and connectivity. DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 23,000 employees. The company was founded in 1902 and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. 

More information can be found at www.dsm.com.


If you are energetic and enjoy staying physically active at work, then this might be the right job for you.  We have manufacturing roles available with excellent benefits and opportunities for the future.  If this sounds like a good match for you, then come join DSM—a purpose-led, science-based, billion-dollar company that supplies ingredients for the world’s biggest brands from right here in Ames, IA.


Production Operator

Ames, IA


Find your passion here

Perform all production activities and operate production equipment in accordance to the plant capacity and in conformity with SHE requirements, SOP’s, Quality standards and time sequences.  As well as all duties associated with the production of custom vitamin premixes.  Receives, unloads, stores, delivers and ships raw and finished materials.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Handle raw materials, transport from storage to dispenser room, weigh them as required per the batch formula and add them to required mixer.  Additionally Production Operator employees may be required to print, inspect and reconcile labels, fill silos, complete final packaging, and sample per batch requirement, visually inspect both 3PRM raw materials and finished goods for quality release, prepare samples for homogeneity and carryover samples, as well as safely palletize and store raw materials and/or finished goods. 
  • Monitor equipment and production process parameters; record process conditions and actions.
  • Report disturbances to the Team Lead and inform him/her about production process adjustments/concerns.
  • Take raw material and finished good samples and analyze these; decide on operational action to be taken.
  • Perform minor maintenance work on equipment when necessary to ensure continuous efficient operation of process.
  • Take care of good housekeeping within area of responsibility, in compliance with guidelines, orders and instructions. Allergen storage, cGMPs, 5S and other programs/requirements fall into housekeeping requirements and must be followed.
  • Warn offenders and inform the supervisor if and when instructions are not complied with.
  • Support in investigating asset utilization issues.
  • Communicate relevant details with ALL team members including leaving and incoming shift colleagues.
  • Maintains process and equipment documentation for tracking overall equipment effectiveness.  Approves batch sheets for accuracy.  Prepares final product labels and maintains label control.  Assists with generating and maintaining SOPs, following change control procedures and validation processes as requested
  • Attends formal training classes (e.g., safety, quality improvement, problem solving, SDS, etc.).  Completes all required computer based training modules.   Assists Department Management Staff with identifying training needs.
  • Involvement in setting up and reviewing site SHE requirements, procedures, and instructions by participating in SHE culture on site.


What we look for in you

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum 6 month related experience preferred.
  • Ability to operate computers.
  • Ablilty to lift/push/pull 50 lbs repetitvely
  • Ability to wear respirator
  • Must be able to operate forklift.


Get the reward to match your passion

Working for DSM means the opportunity to really contribute to improving people’s lives and solving the challenges of today’s world. Challenging jobs, career opportunities, and an inspiring environment allow you to enhance your personal development. DSM recognizes that the on-going success of the company depends on the continued development and engagement of our employees and pursues a fair and competitive remuneration policy, recognizing individual and team competencies and performance. 


At DSM, we Do Something Meaningful.


How to apply and what to expect in our recruitment process

Interested in this position? Please apply on-line  via the career portal (https://jobs.dsm.com/)

Pre-employment screening procuedures are part of the DSM Recruitment & Selection Process. You will be contacted when further information is required.  


About DSM Nutritional Products – Better health, brighter lives

At DSM we advocate healthy, enjoyable and accessible food and nutrition solutions for all, produced and consumed, respecting the limits of our planet. We’re one of the world’s leading producers of essential nutrients like vitamins, carotenoids, nutraceuticals and nutritional lipids; as well as solutions for the feed, food, pharmaceutical and personal care industries.

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DSM NA is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. DSM is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

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