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Dean Foods Shipping Lead - Cooler in Spartanburg, South Carolina

Team Lead- Cooler

3rd Shift- 7:30PM - 8:00AM

The Senior Utility Operator – Cooler is responsible for maintaining working knowledge and must be able to operate all equipment and perform all roles (i.e. Palletizer, Hardening Room, Packaging, Product Puller, Forklift Operator, Order Assembly-Picker/Loader, and Checker) in a cooler/warehouse environment.

  • Reports any mechanical problems such as bad wearstrips, plugged or missing lube nozzles, spacer stop malfunctions, palletizer malfunctions or conveyor breakdowns.

  • Handle damaged and/or “dump” products appropriately.

  • Remove all broken cases from cooler and handle appropriately.

  • Complete all required documentation and scheduled quality checks.

  • Perform freight handling using appropriate motorized and manual equipment (when certified).

  • Monitor end-product weights, seals, caps, and general packaging of product.

  • Ensure proper code date rotation.

  • Ability to troubleshoot and resolve basic to moderate operating difficulties.

  • Manage cross-function relationships to ensure timely load*out of products.

  • Maintain communication with other departments, management and employees and notify them of any problems and/or concerns that may restrict the efficiency of production.

  • Ensure all paperwork is filled out in a clear, legible and accurate format, and completed with required information.

  • Ensure all required information is documented in accordance with SOP’s.

  • Utilizing continuous improvement mindset, assist in identifying opportunities to improve processes.

  • Follow Good Manufacturing Practices.

  • Maintain a clean, sanitary and safe work area.

  • Follow all required work safe practices. This would include wearing of all required PPE in designated areas, confined space safety, safe chemical handling, fall restraints, etc.

  • Responsible for food safety, pre-requisite programs and food quality related to designated area.

  • Report any food safety and food quality related issues to management immediately.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred.

  • 18 months experence required.

  • Able to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.

  • Experience within food and beverage industry preferred.

  • Must be able to able to stand, walk, push or pull a majority of the day.

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds frequently and manually stack and move cases up to 6-8 cases high.

  • Must be able to work in an environment where temperature is maintained at 35-40 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • For ice cream plants: Must be able to work in an environment where the temperature is maintained at minus 22 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • Must be willing to work flexible hours including overtime, weekends and holidays.

  • Be able to effectively work in a team environment.

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment.

  • Must be able to pass all pre*employment screens (including drug, background and criminal checks).

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Requisition ID: 2020-17723

Relocation Assistance: No

External Company Name: Dean Foods Company

External Company URL: www.deanfoods.com

Street: 1291 New Cut Road

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