Business in McMinnville, Oregon – McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce

Intake Specialist

Organic Valley
Job Description
The Intake Specialist is responsible for receiving and loading raw milk.  This role conducts laboratory testing of milk and sanitizes equipment.  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 raw milk laboratory tests to determine if load meets CROPP specifications prior to unloading and loading.
  • Receive and/or load raw milk.
  • Operate automated CIP system to clean raw milk silos, milk receiving supply lines and tankers.
  • Scan and file receiving paperwork.
  • Follow and comply with applicable good manufacturing, safety, and quality assurance policies and practices.
  • Work with HTST personnel to ensure proper RAW silo rotations.
  • Operate cream steamer for the unloading cream process.
  • Completion of daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly sanitation items.
  • 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 general plant cleaning as needed.
  • Follow all record keeping requirements accurately.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Must be able to work 12 hour shift, including overtime, weekend and holiday work.
  • Ability to obtain certification on the Charm Phosphates Test Method.
  • 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 ability to push/pull objects up to 75 pounds.
  • 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 while using appropriate PPE.
  • 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.
  • Basic understanding of machine operations.
  • Basic computer skills are required.

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