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Job ID:  49533
Date:  Nov 23, 2021
Job function:  Manufacturing
Experience level:  Experienced Hire
Business:  DSM Nutritional Products

Production Assistant - Arcadia WI.

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 Arcadia, WI


Production Assistant
Arcadia, WI


Find your passion here

Responsible for the manufacturing of new and existing products according to a pre-determined operations plan by the hands-on operation of process equipment, in accordance with Key Performance Measures, Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs), Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), safety/regulatory requirements, and operational goals.  


Key Responsibilities

  • Actively participates in and supports all DICI activities and encourage others to do the same.
  • Ensures own behavior is in accordance with the Arcadia Code of Conduct.
  • Performs production activities at an entry level by operating equipment, adding ingredients, packaging, cleaning, etc., following the instructions of the Shift Team Lead, following all SOPs and adhering to cGMPs to ensure product will meet established specifications. 
  • Communicates manufacturing process status to other operators on shift and the Shift Team Lead by informing him/her of any delays, equipment problems, or deviations so that the issues can be addressed.
  • Documents all production activities by completing MPR entries, cleaning records, logbooks, withdrawal sheets and other paperwork to provide an accurate paper trail for every batch.  
  • Monitors production progress by taking equipment readings, evaluating particles with a microscope, and performing in process testing to ensure that product will meet quality requirements.  
  • Contributes to the review of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s).
  • Communicates with other production operators (on your shift and at shift change) to inform them of current activities and prevent deviations to the process or loss of product. 
  • Assists in maintaining accurate inventories of raw materials, operational supplies, and finished products and may assist with cycle counts to ensure that inventory quantities in the system match actual numbers.  
  • May assist with warehouse activities including after-hours shipping and receiving.
  • Assists in production by working overtime as needed and to cover call-ins or absences as necessary.
  • Completes all tasks assigned to assist in the operation and profitability of the company.
  • Works to SHE standards and encourages fellow colleagues to work to the same standards.
  • Displays and promotes positive safety behaviors at all times; uses proper personal protective equipment, appropriate safety tools, equipment and procedures to ensure that self and others go home safe each day; that area and equipment operate at the highest safety levels; that all people in the area comply with the safety directives and keep the area neat and clean.
  • Follows all SHE instructions and procedures to include awareness of and following all DSM Life Saving Rules.  Acts in such a way that safety awareness and accident prevention are considered in performing all tasks.
  • Ensures that all personal safety, quality and assigned training is up to date and in compliance.
  • Supports and follows the policy of reporting incidents, near misses and improvement possibilities.
  • Encourages co-workers and management to improve SHE results and incidents.
  • Ensures Quality procedures, Management Directives and Quality improvement projects are supported and followed. 
  • Reports any quality deviations or non-conformances observed.


What we look for in you

  • The level of education generally necessary to effectively handle the job’s essential functions is a high school diploma or GED.
  • The level of experience generally necessary to effectively perform the job’s responsibilities is less than 1 year in this entry level position.
  • Requires basic understanding of the job, and as knowledge is gained and skills developed, apply to complete assigned tasks.
  • Requires good analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills to suggest the solutions that will solve problems.
  • Requires good interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to perform in teams in a dynamic work environment.
  • Requires computer literacy and ability to use email system.
  • Requires accuracy, an excellent detail orientation, initiative to work at a steady pace on with deadlines and a flexible can-do attitude.
  • Requires good oral and basic written communication skills to provide information to others by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
  • Requires a high degree of manual dexterity with good mechanical aptitude.
  • Requires ability to safely operate mechanized equipment, such as lift trucks, hand trucks, and pallet jacks.
  • Requires ability to work varying shift patterns and overtime with frequent changes in production plans.


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.

Watch a video to see who we are here: 


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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