2nd Shift Slurry Helper

Date: Nov 18, 2023

Location: La Crosse, WI, US, 54603

Company: Great Lakes Cheese

Job Overview

Slurry Helper facilitates the addition of powders and other slurry ingredients to maintain the proper blend of cheese product.

Job Responsibilities

  • Make batches of wetmix in the liquiverter, using water and powders.
  • Transfer wetmix from liquiverter to slurry holding tank, ensuring the slurry holding tank always has wetmix available for the cooker.
  • Properly scan ingredients to inprocess or blend sheet.
  • Keep the fat table full of melted milk fat from fat totes.
  • Melt fat blocks into the breedo as needed.
  • Stays ahead on job tasks to assure that cooks have wetmix ready to run and don’t run out of cheese.
  • Keep work area neat and disposes of empty powder bags, cardboard, plastic, and any work debris.
  • Practices good housekeeping of work areas:
  • Clean up powder spills.
  • Keep floor swept in all slurry areas.
  • Assure that all necessary ingredients are ready and on hand for use.
  • Notify supervisor if any problems occur.
  • Use prescribed tools in the manner in which they were intended.
  • Assist Grinder Operators and Helpers when needed.
  • Clean, organize or performs projects given to them by the Supervisor.
  • Assist with the training of new employees when requested by Supervisor.
  • Fill out all paperwork completely and correctly including name, production line number and products ran.  
  • Fill cooker ingredients to ensure they are properly labeled with ingredient and proper batch numbers and date/time they were filled.
  • Safely operate machinery in close quarters.
  • 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 our products 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.

Required Education and Experience

  • Ability to read production schedule and plan and organize workday.
  • Ability to move in a fast-paced environment, repeatedly lifting and moving ingredients.
  • Self-motivated and can work with limited supervision.
  • Ability to operate a handheld computer/scanner.
  • Ability to operate various Powered Industrial Trucks (Forklifts).
  • Ability to manage time and organize work.
  • Ability to follow instructions and proper work procedures.
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with co-workers and management.
  • Good communication skills: verbal and written.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • MES experience.
  • SAP experience.
  • Basic computer skills.

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.
• Product weight: up to 50 lbs.
• Repetitive work in a fast-paced production environment with average temperature of 50-60 degrees F.

EEOC & Disclaimer

Great Lakes Cheese is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.

Nearest Major Market: La Crosse
Nearest Secondary Market: Winona