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Job ID:  64770
Date:  Mar 18, 2023
On Site
Job function:  Manufacturing
Experience level:  Graduate Hire
Business:  Operational Excellence & Manufacturing

Production Operator - 1st Shift - Waukesha, WI

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Production Operator- 1st Shift

Location: Waukesha, WI






What's in it for you:


  • $24.00 base hourly rate
  • $2,000 sign-on bonus
  • Paid holidays, 18 days of paid time off plus 3 floating holidays plus company paid holidays
  • Full healthcare benefits including medical care, dental care, eye care and life insurance (eligible on first day – no waiting period)
  • 401K with generous company match




What you’ll do:


With direction from the ALO and Supervisor, produces various food ingredients, learning good manufacturing practices, and how to follow standardized formulas for weighing, measuring, and mixing raw materials.  Sets up, and controls processes, i.e., blending, drying, bulk fermentation, extraction, and filtration.  Completes appropriate documentation.




Key responsibilities:


  • Acts in such a way that safety awareness and accident prevention are considered in performing all tasks.
  • Works to SHE standards and encourages fellow colleagues to work to the same standards.
  • Operates process and utility equipment in a hygienic and safe manner in accordance with all process procedures, cGMP, HAACP and SHE instructions and guidelines.  Acts in such a way that safety awareness and accident prevention are considered in the performance of all tasks.
  • Sets up, calibrates, and monitors instruments, i.e., pH meter, temperature meter, conductivity meter, hydrometer, thermometers, and metal detection devices.
  • Tears down, cleans and re-assembles equipment, i.e., pumps, mills, grinders, valves, etc.  Clean utensils, vessels, and lines.
  • Identifies, troubleshoots, and responds to deviations in process, product, equipment, and performance variations.
  • Sets up recipes and/or standard operating procedures (SOP’s), understands and executes operations in mixing, pH adjustment, transfers and process sequences while documenting steps and other records.
  • Identifies and takes appropriate action for variations in raw materials, foreign debris, color changes, smell, moisture, and temperature variations.




What you bring:


  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Must be 18 years old to work in a plant job
  • Ability to lift, push, and pull up to 50lbs. as needed throughout the shift
  • Basic computer skills
  • At least one year production or food service experience preferred




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.