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Dairy Plant Summer Internship
This internship will give basic knowledge of Dairy product production
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES including the following. Other duties may be assigned.
•Assist mix maker in batching of products.
•Select bulk products from warehouse and place in staging area for mixing with great attention to detail.
•Accurately complete required documentation
•Inspect finished product to ensure it is packaged according to our specifications (Date, weight, cap, label, product, temperature and taste)
•If malfunctions take place and quality standards or specifications are not met, notify your supervisor immediately
•Replenish supplies as needed (caps, labels, ink, jugs, bags etc.)
•Wash and clean milk cans.
•Follow verbal instructions under noisy conditions
•Remove empty containers for recycling
•Other duties as assigned
•Follow plant sop’s and GMP’s
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
•18 years of age or older
•Intern must be interested in a career in the field of dairy processing.
•Intern must be an undergraduate student in Food Science &Technology Department
•Intern must be making progress towards a degree in FST.
•Priority will be given to Interns who envision a career within the Pacific northwest dairy industry
•Ability to work flexible schedules including shift work, weekends, and holidays
•Good oral communication skills
•Good math skills
•Ability to work under pressure
•Must be responsible and reliable
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
High School diploma or GED. & undergraduate student in Food Science & Technology Department
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers and other employees of the organization
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Accuracy in math is very important in assembling and loading orders.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, bend and move quickly. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance, stoop, kneel or crouch.
The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 55 pounds, and occasionally and/or move up to 90 pounds. The employee is frequently required to reach from many angles including over head. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, ability to adjust focus and ability to discriminate colors on labels. Specific hearing abilities require hearing and talking into the intercom system.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Sometimes exposed to temperatures in excess of -20 F (freezer suit provided)
The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The noise level is usually moderate. Employee will occasionally be exposed to fumes, dust, and odors from cleaning chemicals. Environment is wet and damp; floors are constantly slippery. Non slip shoes are recommended.
•This job is scheduled as night shift (11pm -9.30am )
•Sunday ,Monday ,Wednesday Thursday nights .
•Subject to change as production needs arise.
•This does require holiday work.
Rate of Pay
Pallet jack, Hand truck
COMPANY REQUIRED TRAINING FOR THIS JOB INCLUDES:
•Uses of personal protective equipment and chemical safety (HAZCOM)
•Safe Quality Foods
•Forklift operator and safety training for effected employees