Business in McMinnville, Oregon – McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce

HTST Operator

Organic Valley
Job Description
The HTST Operator is responsible for operating semi-automated equipment for milk and cream pasteurization.  This role loads and unloads raw and pasteurized milk.  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

  • Perform and record milk laboratory tests to determine if load meets CROPP specifications prior to unloading and loading.
  • Receive and/or load raw and pasteurized milk, including reloading truck to truck transfers.
  • Seal or unseal trucks as appropriate.
  • Operate milk and cream HTST pasteurizer within specified requirements.
  • Perform cream culturing process, as needed, to meet production requirements provided by buttermaker.
  • Operate automated CIP systems to clean HTST system, milk supply lines, pasteurized load out lines, pasteurized storage tanks, RAW milk silos, receiving lines, tankers, cream vats and cream silos.
  • Fill out and file bills of lading and certificates of analysis.
  • Record appropriate data regarding loads out and in.
  • Follow and comply with applicable good manufacturing, safety, and quality assurance policies and practices.
  • Assist with State Time & Seals as well as separator and press teardown.
  • Maintain HTST equipment by assisting in valve seal changing as well as gasket replacement.
  • Maintain proper RAW milk silo rotation.
  • Complete daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly items in a complete & timely fashion.
  • 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

  • Good record keeping required.
  • Assist with general plant cleaning as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to obtain state permits to operate pasteurizer.
  • Must be able to work 12 hour shift, including weekend and holiday work.
  • Ability to read and comprehend standard operating procedures.
  • Ability to work in fast paced environment.
  • Ability to frequently lift/carry up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift up to 80 pounds with assistance.
  • Ability to stand and walk throughout the shift.
  • Ability to climb truck manways and work at heights with appropriate personal protective equipment.
  • Ability to interpret and understand results of official samples.
  • Ability to work safely with required sanitation and lab chemicals and follow appropriate PPE guidelines.
  • Effective collaborative skills; must perform comfortably in group settings.
  • Verbal and written communication skills; ability to follow instructions and to clearly express ideas in a concise and professional manner.
  • Basic math skills including arithmetic and the ability to perform and interpret basic calculations.
  • Understanding of machine operations.
  • Basic computer skills are required.
  • Ability to work with limited supervision.

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