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Date Posted:
Oct 14, 2020

Closing Date:
Oct 28, 2020

Job Status:
Full-Time Permanent

Manufacturing & utilities

Hours per Week:

How to Apply:
Apply with resume and covering letter to:

Milk Receiver

Gay Lea Foods Co-operative Limited

Job Description:

The Role and Candidate:

Reporting to the Production Supervisor, the scope of this position involves the receiving of raw milk from plants and/or farms to the Teeswater processing facility in a safe and timely manner. Other responsibilities include loading and offloading trucks and other duties as assigned by management.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Operate automated equipment through control panels
  • Conduct Clean in Place (CIP) and sanitize the tanks, silos and line circuits including housekeeping of the milk receiving and blending area 
  • Take accurate and detailed production and CIP records
  • Perform routine manual checks of systems, valves and lines and troubleshoot as required
  • Conduct visual inspection of incoming bulk tankers to ensure they are clean and free of debris that may cause contamination
  • Blend product according to formulations and complete necessary documentation
  • Receive, unload and record milk and cream shipments
  • Troubleshooting of equipment in a fast pace environment
  • Work closely with quality control staff to standardize raw products efficiently and adequately for processing
  • Responsible for respective Critical Control Points as outlined in the facilities HACCP manual
  • Food Safety & Quality responsibility as outlined in SOPs & other training materials provided and accurate record keeping

Qualifications & Competencies:

  • Minimum high school diploma and/or relevant dairy experience
  • AZ license with clean driving abstract
  • Successful completion of Milk Graders’ Certificate (training to be provided) 
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a regulated dairy or food manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), including excellent sanitary habits, CIP systems and possess knowledge of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP)
  • Ability to be flexible in terms of shift work and perform other duties as required; work independently and in a team
  • Physically capable of performing the demands of the job and ability to multi-task
  • Good communication skills, including written and verbal; Computer data entry skills
  • Mechanical aptitude and solid troubleshooting skills
  • High level of accuracy and mathematical abilities

Physical Demands: 

  • Crouching, climbing stairs and working in awkward positions for considerable length of time
  • Standing and walking for extended length of time
  • Moderate lifting of materials up to maximum 25kgs

Working Environment: 

  • Extended exposure to dust, extreme temperatures and multiple deadlines.  Frequent exposure to hazards including chemical substances, hazardous machines and moving objects. Regular exposure to noise and odour

Shift Details:  12-hour rotating continental shifts (days/nights)

Work Site Location:


Minimum Requirements / Work Experience:

Minimum high school diploma and/or relevant dairy

Education Required:


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