2nd Shift Grinder Operator

Date: May 24, 2023

Location: La Crosse, WI, US, 54603

Company: Great Lakes Cheese

Job Overview

The Grinder is responsible for maintaining the proper blend of cheese product.

Job Responsibilities

• Coordinate with Production Supervisor(s) on production order add-ons, product change over’s and tie outs. 
• Read blend sheets and follow instructions that may be given on the blend sheets to standardize blender. 
• Ability to properly scan ingredients to in process or blend sheet. 
• Record correct batch numbers on blend sheet if ingredients are not scanned to the blend sheet. 
• Follow production order for groups. 
• Assure sample cups are near blenders. 
• Scrape any mold found on cheese and deposit mold in detained product tubs.  
• Weigh and record fish bait on fish bait recording sheets. 
• Use non-cheese ingredients in proper rotation- First In First Out. 
• Ability to use hand held to look up the oldest ingredient batches. 
• Ability to use the inventory report (LX02) to look up oldest ingredient batches or handheld. 
• Label any unused ingredient with its description and or batch (if needed) and return to proper storage (cooler or dry ingredient) when done with the ingredient. 
• Collect blender samples for Lab/Quality Assurance analysis.  
• The sample includes: fat sample, blender moisture sample and any additional samples that may be required by the lab. 
• Keep work area neat and dispose of empty powder bags, cardboard, plastic, and any work debris.  
• Clean-up powder spills by blenders and powder room.  
• Keep floor swept around grinders. 
• Verify group sheets for accuracy of cheese scanned to group to assure an accurate inventory.  
• Assure that all necessary ingredients are ready and on hand for use. 
• Unplug grinder when plugged. 
• Assist with the training of new employees when requested by Supervisor. 
• Complete all paperwork completely and correctly.   
• Sanitize lines at start up. 
• Inspect grinder screen in the beginning of each shift. 
• All GLC employees are expected to perform any assignment or job task according to the stated safety policies and procedures. 
• All GLC employees are expected to produce and promote our products and services in a manner that exceeds the quality and value expectation of our customers and consumers by adhering to Good Manufacturing Practices, Policies and Procedures outlined in our Safe Quality Food Program. 
• Other responsibilities as assigned by the manager.

Required Education and Experience

• High School diploma or GED. 
• Ability to operate hand held computer, personal computer and computer screen control panels. 
• Ability to work with minimal supervision. 
• Ability to analyze and solve problems. 
• Ability to work cooperatively with co-workers and management. 
• Good Mathematical skills. 
• Good communication skills: verbal and written. 
• Ability to use hand held scanners 
• Basic computer & SAP skills.

Preferred Education and Experience

• Ability to operate powder control systems.
• Ability to operate various Powdered Industrial Trucks

Working Conditions

• Ability to constantly stand/walk; bend/flex/extend neck; frequently grip/reach/lift/pull with L/R hands.
• Ability to frequently handle material from floor-to-waist, waist-to-shoulder and pushing/pulling/carrying.
• Hair nets, ear plugs/muffs, hardhats, and/or safety glasses may be required.
• Product weight: up to 100 lbs
• Repetitive work in a fast-paced production environment with average temperature of 50-60 degrees F.
• Use of motor skills to safely drive tow motors or other motorized vehicles in tight quarters.

EEOC & Disclaimer

Great Lakes Cheese is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer

Nearest Major Market: La Crosse
Nearest Secondary Market: Winona