Business in McMinnville, Oregon – McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce

Butter/Powder Maker

Organic Valley
Job Description
The Butter/Powder Maker is responsible for making butter and dried milk powder according to the cooperative’s specifications and production requirements.  This is a safety sensitive role. Must be able to work 8 or 12 hour shifts, days or nights, including overtime, weekend and holidays.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Reviews cream quality and starts pump to move cream from vats to continuous churn.
  • Operates continuous churn to produce butter of specified grade and quality, and performs quality control tests.
  • Records production, quality and test data on record sheet.
  • Monitor churn to detect possible malfunctions and undesirable results, report issues to supervisor.
  • Removes sample from churn and perform standardized tests for moisture, butterfat, and color content.
  • Sanitize churn, vats hoses and pumps as needed.
  • Follow and comply with applicable good manufacturing, safety, and quality assurance policies and practices.
  • Create “Shop Orders” in ERP system and enter appropriate lot data.
  • Perform tear down and sanitation of butter packager, printer, case packer, microfix, trolley, butter boat, churn, and any other specific butter room equipment to assure equipment and room is sanitary and fully operational prior to start of production.
  • General housekeeping, cleaning, and sanitizing all other areas and equipment.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist with daily assembly and cleaning, swabbing, and sanitizing of butter packager, dryer and printer machines.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Current butter maker’s license is preferred, or able to obtain a license.
  • Current butter grader’s license is preferred, or able to obtain a license.
  • Ability to frequently lift/carry 50 pounds, occasionally lift up to 80 pounds with assistance, ability to push/pull up to 2,500 pounds using material handling equipment.
  • Ability to occasionally bend, twist/turn, reach above shoulders, and climb throughout the shift as needed.
  • Basic computer skills required.  Experience with Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Word preferred.
  • Basic knowledge of laboratory procedures.
  • Working knowledge of good manufacturing practices.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Basic math skills including arithmetic; ability to perform and interpret basic calculations related to count, weight, and time.
  • Effective collaborative skills; must perform in group settings.
  • Verbal and written communication skills; ability to follow instructions and to clearly express ideas in a concise and professional manner.
  • Strong work ethic with history of good attendance.

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