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Dryer Operator

Allerton, IA
Role Description

Reports To: Production Supervisor

Location: Allerton, Iowa

Start Date: ASAP

Schedule: 12 hour night shift following a 4 days on, 4 days off schedule with differential pay.

The Dryer Operator operates spray dryer and related equipment to dry product produced by the mix operator

Role Responsibilities
  • Operate spray dryer to produce an in spec product
  • Check moisture, sediment, HP pump pressures, heat exchanger, temperatures and adjust if necessary using finished product specifications and work schedule as a guideline
  • Change carbon columns and recharge as required
  • Replace gaskets, pump seals and HP pump packing as required
  • Check gate valves, augers, conveying systems and related dryer equipment frequently
  • Pump mix from processors to hold tanks
  • Follow written Quality System operating procedures
  • Follow safety rules and use appropriate safety gear as necessary
  • Notify supervisor of problems that effect product quality or equipment malfunction
  • Responsible for running Clean-In-Place (CIP) operations
  • Follow aseptic procedures at all times
  • Correctly follow all production, cleaning procedures as described in the SOP
  • Maintains records including but not limited to computer, sanitation, pre-op and batch tickets

Skills & Qualifications
  • Must be self-disciplined, a team player, and be able to handle emergency situations common to the operation.
  • Must follow all written and oral instructions and take direction from Production Supervisor/Manager.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Machine operating experience required, food manufacturing or infant formula manufacturing experience preferred

Physical Requirements
  • Able to lift 50 lb./25 kg bags or drums during the batching and bagging process.
  • Need ability to stand, crouch and climb to perform adjustments to equipment, use ladders, and perform various types of manual labor.

Regulatory Requirements
  • Adhere to all safety policies and procedures, follow CGMP's, and work in a manner consistent with all corporate and regulatory, food safety, quality and sanitation requirements.
  • Will comply with all applicable federal, state, and local standards for the manufacture of infant formula and other non-infant nutritional foods.