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Job ID:  49841
Date:  Jan 13, 2022
Job function:  Manufacturing
Experience level:  Experienced Hire
Business:  Food & Beverage

Production Operator - 2nd Shift - South Bend, IN

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.


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The Production Operator supports processes, formulations and packages liquid enzyme products. The position requires that the operator is proficient in performing all tasks within the production environment using all of the equipment. The position requires the ability to be disciplined in following work instructions, procedures and safety guidelines properly each time a task is assigned.  This individual has a good mechanical aptitude and observational skills.


Production Operator – 2nd shift
M-F 1:00 PM - 9:30 PM 
Location: South Bend, IN


You will be responsible to:

  • Operates process and utility equipment (tanks, pumps, press filters, agitators, Clean in Place system, packaging lines, Process Logic Controllers, boilers and cooling systems, etc.) 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.
  • Transports raw materials or returns raw materials and finished products from manufacturing by use of a powered lift truck.
  • Weighs out the required materials to produce batches of 1-40,000 kg. of formulated products per batch record instructions and other relevant work instructions by blending weighed materials into tanks and dry blending equipment.
  • Monitor equipment and process parameters; records process conditions (pH, viscosity, temperature, pump and agitator speeds, conductivity and other conditions as specified).
  • Take samples and analyzes (pH, viscosity checks, ATP Sanitation Monitoring for cleanliness); decide on operational action to be taken based upon calculations or specifications using the results found.
  • Performs equipment checks such as daily Lift Truck inspection, magnet calibration testing, daily scale calibration checks and daily pre-operational inspections.
  • Performs minor maintenance work on equipment when necessary to ensure continuous operation of process (<10% of time).
  • Reports process issues to the Manufacturing Supervisor and informs the Supervisor about process adjustments.
  • Communicates relevant details with team members and with leaving and incoming shift colleagues.
  • Occasionally assigned to independently investigate equipment issues and interact with outside vendors in an investigative role.
  • Prepares customer samples for shipment.
  • Prepares labels for packaging of final products.
  •  Helps investigate manufacturing customer complaints as needed.


Get the reward to match your passion
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.  
At DSM, we DSomething Meaningful. 
What we look for in you:

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Knowledge of and experience if operating a forklift
  • Ability to perform the physical requirements of assigned duties which includes standing and lifting 50 lbs. with mechanical assistance
  • A minimum of 2 years relevant process technical experience a strong plus


Procedure & Contact
Interested in this position? Please apply online via the career portal (https://jobs.dsm.com/). 
Pre-employment screening procedures are part of the DSM Recruitment & Selection Process.  You will be contacted when further information is required.
About DSM Food Specialties – believe food should be healthier, tastier, and more sustainable


DSM Food Specialties provides specialty enzymes, cultures, probiotics, bio-preservation, sugar reduction and savory taste solutions to the food and beverage industry. Our ingredients and solutions enable our customers to make healthier and more sustainable consumer products. Our specialty ingredients enable better food for everyone, and by better, we mean better tasting, more affordable, more nutritious, more variety, produced efficiently with less resources & waste, with a longer shelf life and produced with fewer chemicals.
DSM Food Specialties offers a broad range of ingredients and solutions for our customers in the baking, beverage, dairy and savory industries/markets. 


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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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