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Whey WPC Dryer Operator- Roswell

Whey WPC Dryer Operator- Roswell

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Leprino Foods Company, a global leader in the dairy food and ingredient industry, is seeking a WPC Dryer Operator to join our team located in Roswell, NM. Leprino Foods is the world's largest supplier of mozzarella cheese and one of the largest suppliers of premium dairy nutrition ingredients. Our customers and business partners span the globe and include many of the world's largest food companies, restaurant chains and distributors.


As a WPC Dryer Operator  you will be responsible to dry whey protein powder and make sure that the powder says inspected. This position must also hook up this drier for product and for CIP and while on CIP he/she must take chemical concentrations ensure equipment is cleaned properly. This positionmaintains a clean environment and adheres to all the GMP’s, SOP’s, and Critical Control Points pertaining to Food Safety and USDA regulations.


If you like to work in a fast paced environment this may be the opportunity you have been waiting for. We offer a comprehensive total compensation package which includes; competitive wages, full benefits, bonus program, 401k employer match and profit sharing.


Job Responsibilities:

  •   At all times, work in manner consistent with safe operating practices:
  • Operate the protein and lactose washing/drying process as per Company specification.
  • CIP of the protein dryer, lactose dryer and lactose process.
  • Perform required sampling and maintain production logs.
  • Monitor instrumentation and process.
  • Perform required operator preventive maintenance, including but not limited to dryers, silos, crystallizers, pumps, valves, centrifuges, etc.
  • Adhere to all Company and regulatory GMPs.
  • Perform required housekeeping.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Foreperson or Supervisor


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Perform other duties as assigned by Forepersons and Supervisors.
  • Ability to work in an environment that is higher in ambient temperature and humid
  • Ability to work safely around chemicals.
  • Candidate must possess good communication skills.
  • Have the ability to work efficiently with minimal supervision.


Minimum Qualifications:


  • Ability to perform essential job functions safely..
  • Must be a minimum of 18 years old.
  • Must be able to work Sunday - Saturday, off-shifts, weekends, holidays, and required overtime to support a 24 hour/7 day operation.
  • Must be able to work a minimum of 8.5 hours.
  • Demonstrated ability to complete work assignments with high degree of accuracy

    Language and Technical Skills

    • Good communication skills
    • Able to read, write, and speak the English language
    • Able to read, write, and perform intermediate mathematical calculations
    • Must be able to maintain accurate records 

    Reasoning Ability

    • Good time management skills
    • Ability to work independently without direct supervision
    • Able to interpret data and make necessary decisions


    Physical Demands and Work Environment

    • This position will be exposed inside ambient temperatures and may include  a wet / slippery environment with loud noise in varying degrees of temperature
    • Specific vision may be required for this position, including close vision, distance vision, color and depth perception, and the ability to read computer screens for extended time periods
    • Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds
    • Bending, squatting, reaching, and climbing up stairs/ladders are required throughout the shift.
    • Standing and walking are required throughout the shift.


    Leprino Foods Company is an equal opportunity employer who supports a drug-free workplace. EOE/AA

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