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Date Posted:
Oct 14, 2020

Closing Date:
Oct 28, 2020

Job Status:
Full-Time Permanent

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Dryer Operator

Gay Lea Foods Co-operative Limited

Job Description:

The Role and Candidate:

Reporting directly to the Production Supervisor, the scope of these key Plant Operator positions involves a variety of tasks associated with producing value-added new products in our newly renovated Teeswater facility.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Operate automated equipment through control panels; continuously monitor key inputs such as temperatures, volumes, moisture and protein levels; communicate variances and adjust equipment as required to meet product specifications
  • Perform routine manual checks of systems, valves and lines and troubleshoot as required
  • Conduct Clean in Place (CIP) protocols and perform regular sanitation of floors, drains and other production areas
  • Interpret and record accurate and detailed production and CIP records
  • Conduct visual inspection of equipment and product to verify proper operation and output
  • 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
  • Perform all other duties as assigned


Qualifications & Competencies:

  • Minimum high school diploma and/or relevant dairy experience
  • 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 work independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to be flexible in terms of shift work and perform other duties as required
  • Physically capable of performing the demands of the job and ability to multi-task
  • Good communication skills, including written and verbal
  • Mechanical aptitude and solid troubleshooting skills
  • High level of accuracy and mathematical abilities
  • Computer data entry skills

Physical Demands: 

  • Standing and walking for extended length of time. Crouching, bending, pushing and pulling for considerable length of time. 
  • Moderate lifting of materials up to maximum 25kgs


Working Environment: 

  • Regular exposure to dust, extreme temperatures and frequent interruptions.  Regular 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 2 years’ experience in a regulated dairy o

Education Required:


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