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Job ID:  40441
Date:  Jan 13, 2021
Job function:  Manufacturing
Experience level:  Graduate Hire
Business:  DSM Food Specialties

Assistant Lead Operator Blend Pack 3rd shift - Germantown, WI

DSM – Bright Science. Brighter Living.™

Royal DSM is a purpose-led global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living. DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders. DSM delivers innovative business 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 is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. More information can be found at www.dsm.com.


The Challenge

The Production Assistant Lead Operator Blend Pack is ultimately responsible Responsible for communication from shift to shift by preparing, executing, and follow-up on shift exchange. Responsible to allocate task to team members, support shift lead and supervisor with performance related reporting including visual management 8-24 hours, support shift lead and supervisor with shift performance in terms of SHE, Quality, Delivery and cost for 8-24 hours and serve as back-up of lead/supervisor.


The Position


Safety, Health & Environment (SHE) Duties and Responsibilities

  • Displays and promotes positive safety behaviors at all times; uses proper personal protective protective equipment, appropriate safety tools, equipment and procedures that ensure self and others go home safe each day. Assures that area and equipment operate to highest safety levels, that all people in area (maintenance, quality, visitors, contractors
  • Aware of and follows all DSM Life Saving Rules
  • Acts in a way that safety awareness and accident prevention are considered in performing all tasks.
  • Maintain the standards of cleanliness and an organized work environment


Additional Key Areas of Accountability/Responsibility

  • Support leading the shift team to create intermediate and finished goods ensuring compliance to DSM policies, SOP’s, cGMP’s, and all SHE requirements.
  • Support driving day-to-day operation in a safe manner by understanding all ongoing activities (including maintenance, projects, etc.) to ensure meeting the 8-24 hr performance goals
  • Determine priorities, assign tasks and instruct teams about actions to be taken, including start-up and stoppage of the process or part thereof.
  • Responsible for timely and accurate communication towards management, within the shift, to other shifts and other stakeholders
  • Actively supports the continuous improvement journey on the shift
  • Identifies, troubleshoots, and responds to deviations in process, product, equipment, and performance variations
  • Utilizes SAP to complete timely and accurate transactions
  • Acts in such a way that HACCP awareness and deviations prevention are considered in performing all tasks.
  • Coordinates the onboarding training documentation for new employees
  • Supports OEE, loss allocation and weekly performance input/output to optimize resources.
  • Supports to have up-to-date production documentation available (SOP’s, JSA, PSA, etc.)
  • Gives permission to start maintenance activities to ensure safe execution of work and limited interruption to production performance.
  • Supports and drives for documentation and sanitation completeness on the shift.


The Ideal

  • High school diploma or equivalent AND 2 years site production experience.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Knowledge to perform responsibilities with minimal guidance
  • Fork lift driver certification
  • Proficiency in basic IT tools (e.g. MS office)
  • Ability to perform the physical requirements of assigned duties


The Reward

Working for DSM means the opportunity to really contribute to improve 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.


Procedure & Contact

Interested in this position? Please apply on-line by sending us your resume and cover letter via the career portal (www.dsm.com/careers).


Royal DSM is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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